Please write my address as is, no changes, no skipping the first name, no swap-bot username in the address. They just don't put cards to Mierna in my box at all!
I'm sort of photographer from Ukraine. My interests are obviously photography (especially glaciers), a little climbing and trekking. In my indoor life I like baking and cooking, popular science (biology mostly), organizing life and house, and adoring my two pet degus.
I'm into postcards only. I do not do groups any more: too many messages and notifications, and mostly this is for another USA only swap.
squirrels and other rodents, weasels of all kind.
all about astronautics and space.
Two items above are my passion and subject of collection.
I also like:
mills and energy,
Sophie Gengembre Anderson, Cicely Mary Barker, Beatrix Potter, Thomas Kinkade, Marjolein Bastin, Yvonne Gilbert works and all adorable illustration exists,
beautiful sports like figure skating, gymnastics etc, also circus,
portraits and people,
prog-rock/progmetal/neo-prog bands and members,
illustration, especially anime/manga and squirrels,
drawn or partially drawn maps,
Muslim architecture (I adore it, really!),
wildlife (parrots, whales, dolphins... and rodents/weasels of course!),
fantasy/sf/fairytale, deep forests,
Fallout/Machinarium art, urban decay, neglected gardens/parks/factories, cute robots,
transport of any kind (but not cars), especially trains,
Linux and open source (any penguin will do),
multiview, especially creative/colorful/complex/unusual shape and so on;
Any holidays any time of year.
Obviously progressive: rock, folk, metal. My all-time favorites are Ayreon, Pain of Salvation, Shadow Gallery and Camel. //also Arena, Unitopia, IQ, Also Eden, Carptree, Stream of Passion, Kayak, A.C.T... I can do it for a long time. I also like folk-rock, mostly celtic and breton (Blackmore's Night, Karnataka, Mostly Autumn, Capercaillie), and various singers-songwriters, usually Russian, like Elena Frolova and Oleg Medvedev. Aside from this, I like Tiamat (the best way to find my blue mood isn't really blue), Moonspell, Within Temptation and could listen to most female-fronted metal bands for some time, but getting tired fast. As you could realize by now, I'm quite obsessive about music.
I'm old-time fan of sci-fi and fantasy, reading all this since I turned nine. I like Robert Heinlein, Roger Zelazny, William Tenn, John Windam and other classic SF authors. Lois McMaster Bujold and Vernor Vinge are my favorites for modern sci-fi.
As for fantasy, I mostly read Russian female authors: Olga Gromyko, Olga Pogodina, Olga Golotvina, Olga Onoyko (I found authors named Olga are talented more often than others, isn't it fun?), Eleonora Ratkevich, Anastasiya Parfenova.
Mostly SF too :) Right now it's Doctor Who, and everything else pales in comparison with it. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, La Femme Nikita, Bugs, Tek Wars, Farscape, Firefly(!)... but I also like In Treatment, Ringer and Gilmore Girls.
I'm a bookworm and see a movie quite rarely. I had times when I saw about 12-15 movies a year. I think now it's about 50 plus some TV series, but I know it is still below the average. But I have my favorites too!
I like orange, green and purple, coffee gradations. Recently I fell in love with teal and teal blue, and even more recently with cerulean.
My interest in photography are various, but the first is obviously light. I can adore most any picture, captured in evening/morning light. I like that peculiar light which comes with solar eclipses. I like the way light shows and hides features of human faces. I like old photographs, film photos and Instagram photos too. I like shallow DOF and manual focusing. And I love glaciers and could shoot them for endless time. For some month now I mostly take pictures of park squirrels and my degus, and have two Tumblr blogs for that.