Since 2006 he is a staff photographer for the YOL magazine and a contributing photographer for Baku magazine. In addition to this, he has also worked with numerous magazines and book publishers.
Since 2006 Emil is a member of Azerbaijan Photographers Union. He holds a BA in Cultural studies from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts.
Emil lives in Baku, Azerbaijan.
2012 – FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition – Third Place – Portfolio: The Natural World
2010 – Azerbaijan nature photographer of the year. – 1st place. (Landscape category)
2010 – Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Award (professional landscape photography category).
2010 – Azerbaijan best photographer of the year.
2009 – Memorial María Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest – Nature landscapes – special mention.
2006 – Azerbaijan nature photographer of the year. – 1st place. (Landscape category)