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About Actual Origins

Every Story Has a Beginning...

Illya Sobtchak, the creative force behind Actual Origins, captures the essence of subjects with a candid and unfiltered approach. Based in vibrant London, he draws inspiration from the dynamic urban landscape and remarkable individuals he encounters.

Specialising in menswear photography, Illya showcases the rich heritage of tailoring, craftsmanship, and design, serving as an advocate for brands and artisans. His work reflects a profound appreciation for the artistry and attention to detail that define menswear's allure.​

Beyond fashion, Illya's love for motorcycle culture and wanderlust drive him to explore diverse landscapes and immerse himself in different cultures. These experiences enrich his photography, infusing it with a captivating sense of discovery and a broader perspective on the human experience. 

With a quest for authenticity, he seeks to capture the essence of his subjects, evoking a profound emotional response. 

Through Actual Origins, Illya invites viewers on a visual voyage where city streets, remarkable individuals, and personal passions converge to tell compelling stories in a unique and captivating way.

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