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Dmitri Vrubel, artist. Дмитрий Врубель, художник © Sasha Krasnov

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 during an interview © Sasha Krasnov

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, opposite to "New Religion" artwork © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

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…

Liquid emulsion prints - Curonian Spit © Sasha Krasnov

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…

Rodinal B&W developers: Adox, Adonal, R09 One Shot, AGFA, Fomadon © Sasha Krasnov

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. Валерий Кошляков, художник © Sasha Krasnov

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, writer and philosopher © Sasha Krasnov

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. Павел Руминов, кинорежиссер © Sasha Krasnov

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. Эдуард Бояков, театральный режиссер © Sasha Krasnov

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, "Lavism" artist. Алексей Фирсов, художик лавизма © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

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…

Eduard Limonov, writer and political dissident. Эдуард Лимонов, писатель, поэт, публицист © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Eduard Limonov. Writer and political dissident

Eduard Limonov is a famous Russian writer, poet, and political dissident. He is a very controversial and meticulously researched figure — and I don’t think I have much…

Attilio Steffanoni, artist. Аттилио Стеффанони, художник © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Attilio Steffanoni. Artist

Attilio Steffanoni is a painter-watercolorist and graphic artist from Bergamo, with his work, mostly featuring Venetian motifs, carnival and Moscow landscapes. Attilio Steffanoni is a very unusual artist,…

Joel-Peter Witkin, photographer. Prudence. Джоэл-Питер Уиткин, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov

Joel-Peter Witkin. Photographer

Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer whose creative method usually gets mixed reviews. He uses corpses or body parts in his surrealistic images and often works with minorities…

SMC PENTAX 67 300mm F4 © Sasha Krasnov

Lens #5: Pentax 67 300mm F4

I only remembered that I had Pentax 67 300mm F4 lens when I was going through my archive looking for a portrait requested by a book publisher. I…

Liquid emulsion prints - The City of New York (c) Sasha Krasnov

New York // Photography prints

At first, I planned to write a very detailed blog entry about my trip to New York but when I put all the prints together and tossed out…

Magnus Carlsen, chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion © Sasha Krasnov

Magnus Carlsen. Chess Prodigy

Magnus Carlsen is a chess prodigy. In 2013, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. He achieved his peak…