Père Lachaise

They say that a consequences does not exist. But when I was working with Dimitri Maslennikov in Paris and after a little while he asked - what I think about shooting in Père Lachaise cemetery, then I didn't believe my ears. After my graveyard story published in Daily Mail I thought that maybe he asks just because of that, but it was really a true coincidence that both of us love graveyards. Obviously if I discuss potential locations with my client, I don't put out cemeteries as good portrait locations, but I think that this little set of pictures is a good proof that cemeteries are much more than a death fetish or memorial. It's a beautiful manmade landscape with a strong cultural storytelling.

...and I did these portraits of Dima under the close supervision of Jim Morrison, Chopin and Molière.