About

My name is Ihor Balaban and I'm a freelance photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding area. I was born in Ukraine, and moved to the US when I was a child (which explains the funny name, but also the lack of an accent...). I shoot anything and everything. From a short walk in the park, to an all day road trip across the state. I have photographed concerts, events, parties, festivals, models, cars, landscapes, sports, and much more.
 
I currently work at a photography store in Avon, OH., and do freelance work on the side. I enjoy talking about photography with customers, helping guide new photographers with gear recommendations and advice, going to photography clubs to do presentations, and much more. Getting to test out the latest and greatest gear is a pretty awesome perk as well. 
 
My other hobbies include music (self taught on Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, Drums/Percussion/Mallets, Bass, and a few other instruments), cars, architecture, reading, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and pretty much anything involving the outdoors.