By Misha Friedman

"The photojournalist Misha Friedman is well known for his efforts to seize existence in modern Russia, documenting matters as diversified as political corruption, the hazards of coal mining, the tuberculosis epidemic, and the Bolshoi Ballet. In guides starting from the recent York instances, the Washington put up, Time, and the hot Yorker, Friedman's grimly evocative black-and-white images--'intimate, behind-the-scenes Read more...

summary: "The photojournalist Misha Friedman is popular for his efforts to catch lifestyles in modern Russia, documenting matters as diversified as political corruption, the risks of coal mining, the tuberculosis epidemic, and the Bolshoi Ballet. In guides starting from the hot York occasions, the Washington publish, Time, and the hot Yorker, Friedman's grimly evocative black-and-white images--'intimate, behind-the-scenes images' (Time)--have been credited with taking pictures moments of extreme pathos, bleak life, and human dignity. He has obtained a number of overseas awards for his 'unflinching' lens and his intrepid reporting. For his new choice of images, Lyudmila and Natasha, Friedman trains his lens on a homosexual couple residing on Saint Petersburg, providing a chain of intimate snapshots in their dating because it unfolds over the process a yr. confronted with a opposed political weather, monetary problems, and infrequently volatile residing preparations, the topics of this wonderful e-book display the chances for romance within the such a lot doubtful of occasions. With the fabled urban of Saint Petersburg as its backdrop, Lyudmila and Natasha powerfully conjures up either a necessary position and the folks who name it domestic. Lyudmila and Natasha used to be designed through Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS)"

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Lyudmila ____What does love mean to you? Love is understanding and respect. Love is everything. Without love, a person is dead. It’s happiness, it’s sorrow, it’s laughter, it’s tears. It lives right here, where the soul is, a little blob, that’s where love lives. ____Are you ready to love someone else? I don’t know. If I were to judge by the statistics, some people love one another really strongly, some love all of their lives, some forget, some fall in love with other people. But there’s also a difference between love and a crush.

I’m open but I’m not ready. I miss our first-and-a-half years of life together. But that person is long gone. I don’t feel well, and I can’t sleep most of the time. Natasha in the apartment of a friend, who is a hairdresser. Lyudmila ____What does love mean to you? Love is understanding and respect. Love is everything. Without love, a person is dead. It’s happiness, it’s sorrow, it’s laughter, it’s tears. It lives right here, where the soul is, a little blob, that’s where love lives. ____Are you ready to love someone else?

But it’s probably fear. And also, I feel like it doesn’t matter. ____What are your hopes for the future? I would like to be with Natasha, with my love. But it’s all murky, so I am really not sure about my future. It’s all covered in fog, I live from day to day. I hope that Zamanskaya and my children will be with me in the future. But if it’s not going to be her, then there has to be some other person who I would trust, to whom I would be as close. Home, family—that’s what I would like to have. ____What about fears?

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