Lens #6: Pentax 67 120mm F3.5 Soft

I couldn’t have ever imagined that I would take hold of Pentax 67 120mm F3.5 Soft, even if for some time. I am not a fan of soft-focus…

Yashica Electro 35 GL

I long wanted to try out Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder film camera. One could say that it was my childhood dream, even before I knew about this camera’s…

Mamiya TLR: C33 with 105mm F3.5

I long considered buying a Mamiya TLR, especially after several years of using the Pentacon Six system. Unfortunately, this system proved to be very unreliable and I wanted…

German Vinogradov. Artist, musician, performer

German Vinogradov is a Russian artist, poet, and musician famous for his ritual-like performances. He is a frequent guest at all kinds of art events and it is…

Dmitri Vrubel. Artist

Dmitri Vrubel is a Berlin-based artist of Russian descent famous for his masterpiece My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love. This work is one of the…

Viktor Erofeyev. Writer

Viktor Erofeyev is a Russian writer famous for his “anti-socialist realism” style, one of the most prominent examples of which is his book Life With An Idiot. It…

Damien Hirst. Artist and collector

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

Curonian Spit // Photography prints

The Curonian Spit is a completely unique place. This thin sand-dune spit stretching for almost 100 km, with natural landscapes created by time and wind, is distinguished by…

Film developing with Rodinal

Rodinal is a film developer, the recipe of which was introduced by Agfa in 1892 and which has been actively used since then despite the fact that photographic…

Valery Koshlyakov. Artist

Valery Koshlyakov is one of the most prominent representatives of the Russian art group Iskusstvo ili Smert (Eng: Art or Death). I first saw his art at his…

Yuri Mamleev. Philosopher

Yuri Mamleev is one of the most significant contemporary Russian writers and philosophers, who attracted scores of unofficial artists in his flat in the Soviet times. He had…

Pavel Ruminov. Film director

Pavel Ruminov is a Russian film director. I happened to take his portrait during a break in the shooting of his arthouse film Dead Daughters. It starred Dasha…

Eduard Boyakov. Theater director

Eduard Boyakov is a well-known Russian producer, theater director, and drama teacher, who created the Praktika experimental theater in Moscow. I was offered with taking his portrait on…

Alexey Firsov. Artist

Alexey Firsov is a Russian very fascinating abstract painter who pioneered his own hyper-impressionist artistic style self-called ‘Lavism’. The paint on his canvases spreads like volcanic lava and…