Yuri, my dear, sweet friend, you were such an amazing and talented photographer and a passionate artist. I will miss your kind and generous heart, your endless sense of humor, your compassion, your love and friendship. In November, as a favor to me, you did a photo shoot with my siblings and I as a Christmas gift for my parents. This was one of the last photo shoots that you took part in and is a day that I will forever remember. The results were amazing:
My heart aches over this incredible loss. I am devastated. You changed my life in innumerable ways. Yuri, I will miss you forever.
His amazing photography can be viewed on his personal website here.