The thing that I love about Misha Maslennikov’s pictures is that looking at them, really breathing them in, makes me feel like I’m in touch with something deep, something almost holy. There’s a quiet sense of spirituality in his frames—partly thanks to his choice of subject matter, partly due to his expert composition, partly a function of the purity of his approach—that is hard to find elsewhere. I’m a fan.
Excellent body of work — every photograph speaks volumes: tenderness, humor, sadness, pure joy… basically life in all its aspects.
I dont remember if I have ever witnessed such engaging photography before. This is contemporary photography at its best, an amazing journey that takes us into a world that few of us have ever experienced nor likely ever will.
I wish I had your talents and the opportunity to attempt such an in-depth and touching documentary photography. Maybe one day… still trying to find my voice, my sanity as I attempt to process all the shit that has left us in the bleak future we all face.
'In different regions, the nature is beautiful in its own way. From time immemorial, people have lived in harmony with nature.'Misha Maslennikov who I was lucky enough to interview for The Calvert Journal, looking at his many projects shot in the Russian countryside.