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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.

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…

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…

Olga Sviblova, head of Moscow House of Photography and Patrick Demarchelier, photographer. Ольга Свиблова, директор Московского Дома Фотографии и Патрик Демаршелье, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Patrick Demarchelier. Photographer

Legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier is best known for his portraits of Princess Diana. They are remarkable indeed, as well as many other of his works. A Moscow-based photography…

Georgy Kolosov, photographer. Георгий Колосов, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Georgy Kolosov. Photographer

Georgy Kolosov is, unfortunately, not as famous worldwide as he deserves to be. But he is very dedicated to his life-work. He belongs to a rare type of…

Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion with son © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Garry Kasparov. 13th World Chess Champion

It is probably worth starting with the fact that Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player on the planet. And until now no other chess player has managed…

Otar Iosseliani, film maker. Отар Иоселиани, кинорежиссер © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Otar Iosseliani. Film director

There are lots to say about film director Otar Iosseliani, but you’d better watch his films. Anyway, it is worth describing the circumstances in which these photos came…

Yuri Belyaev, actor. Юрий Беляев, актер © Sasha Krasnov

Yuri Belyaev. Actor

Yuri Belyaev is a Russian classical actor with a very interesting and striking appearance. He first caught my eye in the remarkable film Edinozhdy solgav… (Who had once…

Igor Mukhin, photographer. Игорь Мухин, фотограф © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Igor Mukhin. Photographer

Igor Mukhin is an absolutely unique photographer. I met him for the first time in 2003 at a rather unique event, Art-Klyazma, which was essentially an open-air art…

Boris Kupriyanov, publisher and publicist, "Falanster" book store founder. Борис Куприянов, издатель и публицист, основатель книжного магазина 'Фаланстер' © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Boris Kupriyanov. Publisher and publicist

Boris Kupriyanov is a publisher, and not an ordinary one but rather one-of-a-kind. He does a great thing by publishing little-known authors and rare intellectual literature. His bookstore…