Stories

Photographs in this section are not just portraits of some people shot at a certain time and in a certain place. There is always a story behind each of them, which for me is inseparable from photos themselves. That is why I always diligently describe all the nuances of their creation. Time passes, details wear off, people get forgotten, but I continue to simply carry on my narrative.

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 and 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 was allowed to document daily life in the gypsy community. She did it…

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

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 (Zastava Iliycha), July Rain…

Roger Ballen, photographer. Роджер Баллен, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Roger Ballen. Photographer

Roger Ballen is probably one of the most peculiar modern photographers. Only Joel-Peter Witkin can also compete for this title. For the first time, I saw his works…

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

Pietro Masturzo. Photographer

Pietro Masturzo is a photographer, who won World Press Photo contest in 2010. I met him at Red October, a former candy plant in Moscow. Having been adored…

Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Poet of the Khrushchev thaw. Anatoly Zverev Center © Sasha Krasnov

Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Poet

Yevgeny Yevtushenko 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…

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

Marc Riboud. Photographer

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 seminars…

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

Chuck Berry. Moments from a single concert

Chuck Berry is such a world-famous figure that I can hardly add anything significant to the description of his personality. I can only happily talk about the day…

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

Anatoly Karpov. 12th World Chess Champion

Anatoly Karpov is a great chess player who was the 12th world chess champion. After the controversial termination of 1984 Championship which became the first and only, world…