If not this man, I’m not sure if I’d be doing photography.
On the photo is Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP Moscow chief photographer, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.
Sasha: your suggestion to show you my best 10 images, and all our photo discussions afterwards kind of changed my life in a long term perspective. On January 23rd I’ll be doing my first artist talk about my personal series Moscow-LA. I remember how you always emphasized the importance of personal projects. I wish you could be in the audience, but I wanted to let you know you are in my slideshow ( see the pic from 2013 in the post).
P.S. anyone who is in LA and reading this: You are very welcome to come. I’ll be presenting among other super talented visual artists at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, 5566 W. Washington Blvd. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Aline Smithson, thank you so much! I’m grateful to have met you in LA.