A native of Los Angeles, Maxim has always had exposure to film and music. He worked as a disc jockey through his high school years, and continued during college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he studied neuroscience and music. Fascinated by the human experience and perception of senses, Maxim studied to the captivating effects of creating and experiencing.
Maxim continued studies in cancer research and nanotechnology, coauthoring articles in peer reviewed journals such as The Journal of Neurosurgery, PLOS ONE, and Neuro-Oncology.
Keenly competitive and adept to strategic thinking, he assumed a coaching role, training athletes of different levels to compete in triathlons. A nuanced approach that involved using a camera as a coaching tool pushed him to learn about timing, angles and lighting.
Maxim has a unique aesthetic influenced by his intersectional experiences in science and art, capturing live moments in ways that are subtly profound and primally pleasing.