Mitya Nevsky may have relocated to France, but everything he does is infused with a Russian sensibility that echoes the warm, fable-like stories of Chekhov and the hard-edged graphic qualities of Russian Constructivist art. Then there are the guys. Russian guys, who are so appealing that Nevsky has produced a photo book called just that: Russian Guys.
Miya explains his love of photography:
“I never imagined myself as a photographer and that photography would be my profession. When I celebrated my 12th birthday, my father presented me with my first camera. But it held my attention only for a short time.
‘I grew up in a small town in Russia. After graduation, I moved to Novosibirsk, and then in 2008 to Moscow, where I held my second experience with the camera.
‘It all started with the pictures that I took for a friend. Many people were impressed by the result of this experiment. I was advised do it professionally. For two years I studied the art of photography and works of world’s leading photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, and Erwin Olaf. That time was not in vain, I improved my own style, and my work became recognizable.
‘My photos have appeared on the covers of magazines and in internet publicity. In 2013, I collected the best works in a photo album, which was published as Book in limited edition. Nowadays, I can definitely say that photography has become not only my hobby but also a profession that takes all my life.”
Check out more of Mitya’s work here as well ason his Facebook and Instagram pages. Again, to purchase Russian Guys, go to this link. And go to the last photo in this gallery to see the handsome Mitya with the book cover.