Sasha Kargaltsev is a most inspiring photographer, film director, actor and writer from Moscow, living and working in New York. He has rightfully received numerous awards and publications and is much celebrated for his fantastic nudes and general aesthetics.
How did you start photographing? what inspired you to begin?
I started as a filmmaker, and I began taking pictures to make a diary of my life as a good exercise for the directing and I started taking pictures to take notes in a way. And then it established itself to a whole new direction in my life.
You shoot lots of nudes. Why and how easy is it finding people to pose?
I shoot mostly friends, but sometimes people approach me by themselves, and ask me to take pictures of them. It’s not so difficult to find the models anyway, a lot of people tear their clothes off when they see my pictures.
What was and what still is your favourite toy or game?
I like Tennis very very much, still play sometimes.