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2018-01-29: Story about film director Otar Iosseliani added
2018-01-05: More sample images added to article about Pentax 67 105mm F2.4 lens
2018-01-04: Story about actor Yuri Belyaev added
2017-12-03: Story about photographer Igor Mukhin added

Street Photography Black and White Art Prints

Street photo // Art prints

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…

Venice Black and White Photography Art Prints by Sasha Krasnov

Venice // Art prints

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…

Marina Razbezhkina, documentary director. Марина Разбежкина, режиссер документального кино. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Marina Razbezhkina. Documentary director

Marina Razbezhkina is a very distinctive Russian documentary director. She took up documentary filmmaking late in her life, initially pursuing a career in education and later journalism. A…

Vadim Abdrashitov, film director. Вадим Абдрашитов, кинорежиссер. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Vadim Abdrashitov. Film director

Vadim Abdrashitov is one of my favorite film directors. I watched all the movies he made, many of which I remember from my childhood. Each of them usually…

Oleg Kulik, artist. Олег Кулик, художник, перфомансист. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Oleg Kulik. Performance artist & sculptor

Unfortunately, I have never managed to make a personal acquaintance with famous artist Oleg Kulik, but I have been long following his public performances as a spectator. Although…

Lyalya Kuznetsova, photographer. Ляля Кузнецова, фотограф. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Ljalja Kuznetsova. Photographer

Ljalja Kuznetsova is a world famous photographer and one of the very few people who were allowed to document daily life in the gypsy community. She did it…

SMC PENTAX 67 1:2.4 105mm

Lens #4: Pentax 67 105mm F2.4

Initially, I did not plan to buy this lens, although its bokeh is deemed a gold standard for Pentax 67 and medium format cameras in general. I was…