DAGESTAN: Magomed bought his first SLR camera in 2012 on the encouragement of friends that liked his photography. Until that moment, he had been using a point-and-shoot digital camera.
In 2013, he registeted on Instagram, posting photos mainly from his phone. He quickly built up a following thanks to his landscape shots around the Caucasus.
In 2014, while attending a university lecture on emergency situations, he got a call from the Dagestan Presiential office.
The administration said they had an opening for a photographer and that he was recommended based on his strong Instagram feed. Magomed took the job.
Magomed said one of his dreams is to visit Iceland to photograph. The island country offers diverse landscape photography opportunities, he said.