Damien Hirst, artist. Дэмьен Хёрст, художник и коллекционер. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Damien Hirst is one of the most prominent representatives of so-called Young British Artists (YBA), a generation of postmodernist artists that came to prominence in the UK in the late 80s.

Damien Hirst, artist. © Sasha Krasnov, 2007

I got a chance to shoot Damien Hirst, reportedly the UK’s richest living artist, when came to Moscow in mid-2000s to take part in a closed exhibition organised by Russian tycoons.

He looked a bit detached from reality, maintaining his iconic status.

// Sasha Krasnov