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Gennadiy Chernomashintsev is a talented photographer, filmmaker and art director, who was born in 1968 in Donetsk (USSR) now Ukraine. Gennadiy work as art director in DOMINO magazine (Ukrainian magazine), he shoots a lot of portrait, fashion and fine art photography. Chernomashintsev also worked as a poet and composer, and also produced advertising campaigns for a long time. His love for photography started at an early age, and he developed a special love for fashion photography, especially in black and white.

After a lifetime of doing analogue photography Gennadiy Chernomashintsev recently converted to digital. His current camera is a Leica MP9 with a 35/1.4 lens. Almost all his previous works were created by the Leica M6.

I used to work as film director for many years, mostly in commercial and music video. Then I decided to switch on photography because I was quite bored with a big crew (and also because working on video fields means waking up early . But actually I prefer working without assistants, big lighting set-ups and grips.

I have always been inspired by Helmut Newton, Jean loup Sieff and Ralph Gibson. High contrast, grainy images.. I like it. Usually I shoot very fast that’s why I prefer to work with professional models so always .

-Gennadiy Chernomashintsev