It’s a general assumption that everyone with a blog is a young, annoying, web 2.0 media node. So it was a surprise to find out that the photographer behind ‘Close Up and Private‘ is 57 years old. Components of Enthusiasm found out that Sergei Sviatchenko is a Ukranian-born, Denmark based artist who runs his own studio and has a rather dapper personal style (he’s the fellow in the picture above).

While the entire interview is worth a read, an interesting answer comes when he’s asked about inspiration and influence.

Read the full interview here.

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