Documentary

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…

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

Marina Razbezhkina. Documentary filmmaker

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, 2014

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…

Marlen Khutsiev, film director. Марлен Хуциев кинорежиссер. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer, 2013

Marlen Khutsiev. Film director

Marlen Khutsiev is not just an internationally renowned director, he is a landmark figure, who shot such iconic Soviet films as I Am Twenty, July Rain and It…

Pietro Masturzo, photographer, World Press Photo 2010 Winner. Пьетро Мастурцо, фотограф. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer, 2010

Pietro Masturzo. Photographer

Red October, a former candy plant in Moscow. Having been adored by Soviet kids for the sweet smell of chocolate and candies, now it no longer produces sweets…

Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Poet of the Khrushchev thaw. Евгений Евтушенко, поэт. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer, 2005

Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Poet of the Khrushchev thaw

Yetushenko is a world-famous Russian poet, who was the first to break the silence about the massacre of thousands of Jews in Babi Yar in Kiev. It takes…

Marc Riboud, photographer and former vice-president of Magnum Photos. Марк Рибу, фотограф. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Marc Riboud. “The Flower and the Bayonet” memories

This photo came to life in February 2005 during the Photobiennale Moscow. Looking through its programme I discovered that photographers Marc Riboud and Joel Peter Witkin would hold…

Chuck Berry performing "Johnny B. Goode". Чак Берри, музыкант. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Chuck Berry. Moments from a single concert

It happened in about 2006. I no longer remember the exact date. My friend who was as a sound engineer at the Moscow music club B-1 often offered…

Anatoly Karpov, chess grandmaster and former World Champion. Анатолий Карпов, гроссмейстер, 12-й чемпион мира по шахматам. © Sasha Krasnov, 2007

Anatoly Karpov. 12th World Chess Champion

Once, my friend, who was big into chess since his childhood and played it at master level, suggested that we go to the Tal Memorial chess tournament and…