Mark: At-home portrait. © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

I made this portrait of Mark for a Russian charity organisation which launched a major fundraising project featuring photographs of terminally ill people.

I spent a day with this young man who looked more like a frail teenager than an adult (he was 21 at that time) and documented his daily life, sharing the foreboding of impending death with his parents.

He passed away just a month after this photo was taken. Rest in peace, dear Mark!

// Sasha Krasnov