“A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.” Charles Baudelaire – 1859
“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.” Salvador Dali
“Some of my favorite memories are of people I have photographed.” Caroline Mueller
A big thanks to Alexandra Borisova (image above ready with camera on hands to snap something), founder of The Culture Development Foundation of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East “Northern Rainbow”, for supporting my photography projects in Yakutsk, Sakha Rep. Also a big recognition to her outstanding efforts for making the Northern Rainbow Festival possible every year and promoting the Sakha culture & traditions in countless occasions through out Folk Festivals around the Globe.