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What’s new

2018-07-08: Story about photographer Patrick Demarchelier added
2018-06-04: Story about chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen added
2018-05-27: Portrait of designer Sasha Lakic added
2018-05-10: Pentax 67: Extension tubes & Exposure compensation article updated
2018-04-08: Story about chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov added
2018-04-08: Added liquid emulsion printing: New York

Liquid emulsion prints - The City of New York (c) Sasha Krasnov

Liquid emulsion printing: New York City

At first, I planned to write a very detailed blog entry about my trip to New York but when I put all the prints together and tossed out…

Magnus Carlsen, chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion. Магнус Карлсен, гроссмейстер, 16-й чемпион мира по шахматам © Sasha Krasnov

Magnus Carlsen. Chess Prodigy

It happened in 2007. My friend, a theatre director who has been keen on chess since his childhood, invited me to a chess tournament titled “Tal’s Memorial”. I…

Olga Sviblova, head of Moscow House of Photography and Patrick Demarchelier, photographer. Ольга Свиблова, директор Московского Дома Фотографии и Патрик Демаршелье, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Patrick Demarchelier. Photographer

Legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier is best known for his portraits of Princess Diana. They are remarkable indeed, as well as many other of his works. A Moscow-based photography…

Georgy Kolosov, photographer. Георгий Колосов, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Georgy Kolosov. Photographer

Georgy Kolosov is, unfortunately, not as famous worldwide as he deserves to be. But he is very dedicated to his life-work. He belongs to a rare type of…

Liquid emulsion prints - Street photography (c) Sasha Krasnov

Liquid emulsion printing: Street photography

The Cupid This picture shows a charming Cupid gearing up for action. However, in real life this white-faced man is not a Cupid, but a mime. Every day…

Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. Гарри Каспаров, гроссмейстер, 13-й чемпион мира по шахматам © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Garry Kasparov. 13th World Chess Champion

It is probably worth starting with the fact that Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player on the planet. And until now no other chess player has managed…

Liquid emulsion prints - Venice (c) Sasha Krasnov

Liquid emulsion printing: Venice

I initially thought about writing a short introduction about Venice and its canals. But then I decided to abandon this idea because they are a well-known phenomenon and…

Otar Iosseliani, film maker. Отар Иоселиани, кинорежиссер © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Otar Iosseliani. Film director

There is lots to say about film director Otar Iosseliani, but you’d better watch his films. But it is worth describing the circumstances in which these photos came…

Yuri Belyaev, actor. Юрий Беляев, актер © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Yuri Belyaev. Actor

Yuri Belyaev is a Russian classical actor with a very interesting and striking appearance. He first caught my eye in the remarkable film “Who had once lied…” (Edinozhdy…

Igor Mukhin, photographer. Игорь Мухин, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Igor Mukhin. Photographer

Igor Mukhin is an absolutely unique photographer. I met him for the first time in 2003 at a rather unique event, Art-Klyazma, which was essentially an open-air art…

Alexey Firsov, "Lavism" artist. Алексей Фирсов, художик лавизма © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Alexey Firsov. Abstract painter

Alexey Firsov is a very fascinating artist who pioneered his own hyper-impressionist technique called “Lavism”. The paint on his canvases spreads like a volcanic lava and congeals on…

Boris Kupriyanov, publisher and publicist, "Falanster" book store founder. Борис Куприянов, издатель и публицист, основатель книжного магазина 'Фаланстер' © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Boris Kupriyanov. Publisher and publicist

Boris Kupriyanov is a publisher, and not an ordinary one but rather one-of-a-kind. He does a great thing by publishing little-known authors and rare intellectual literature. His bookstore…

Paolo Roversi, photographer. Паоло Роверси, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Paolo Roversi. Fashion photographer

Paolo Roversi is one of the most interesting fashion photographers with an exceptional sense of color and exquisite taste. He is notable for shooting in a now very…

Ilya Kormiltsev, poet. Илья Кормильцев, поэт, переводчик и издатель © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Ilya Kormiltsev. Poet

It’s very hard for me to write about Ilya Kormiltsev and his legacy. He managed to achieve a lot, meant a lot to other people, and a detailed…

Vladimir Semin, photographer. Владимир Семин, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Vladimir Semin. Photographer

Vladimir Semin is a very unusual photographer. During his work for the USSR’s major news agency, the Novosti Press Agency, which strove to shape a positive image of…