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Community LomoAmigo maximum_b, His Perfekt Shots, and Many More!

Max Baryshnikov, more popularly known in the Lomographic community as maximum_b, hails from Moscow, Russia. Like each and every one of us, Max loves having endless fun with endless films and shootings. Let us all give the Lomo spotlight to him and know more about his analogue aspirations after the break.

Name: Max Baryshnikov
Country: Russia
Occupation: Photographer
LomoHome: maximum_b

Tell the community a little bit about yourself. What do you do for fun and is it the same thing you do for a living?

I’m a passionate photographer. Even when I’m not holding my camera in my hands, I continue to take pictures with my mind. As a hobby, I like to travel and I’m a big fan of movies.

What got you started in Lomography/Analogue Photography? And when did you start?

I’ve learned analogue black and white photography at Architectural school, when I was a student. In 2002, I switched to digital. In 2004, I studied studio lighting with 4 years of intense shootings, In 2006, I had a feeling that something is missing in my digital pictures. In the same year, a friend of mine, also a photographer who loves and collects books on photography, showed me his new book “Holga: The World Through a Plastic Lens” by Adam Scott. It impressed me so much that the next day, I got a new Holga.

What’s your favorite camera and setup? Any favorite accessories?

My first favorite is Holga, then I was addicted to Horizon Perfekt. Now I shoot mostly with Diana F+ and Diana Mini. Accessories: Diana Instant Back, Splitzer, and the Diana Flash, of course.

Your gallery is amazing. Aside from shooting people and portraits, what else do you like taking pictures of?
People, by far, is my favorite theme, but also, I like to shoot landscapes, architecture and transport: cars, ships, and trains.

How would you describe analogue lifestyle?

Natural, authentic, and sophisticated.

Can you also share with us your strangest, funniest, or best Lomographic experience?

The strangest and funniest was my sudden trip into the world of BDSM photography. One day, a guy, who introduced himself as a photographer called and asked me if it’s possible to shoot in my studio some nude pictures of his model. I said “ok” and on the next day they came with a their huge collection of ropes & sticks. They didn’t mind when I shot at the backstage using my Diana & Holga.

If you could take your camera and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

If it’s a choice of one place, I would love to go to NYC because it’s one of the best urban places in the world to shoot, it’s huge, it’s beautiful by day and by night, and I’ve never been there yet. But there are dozens of amasing locations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa where I wish to shoot.

Tell us something about you’ve been doing lately, like your latest project.

My latest project is called “My Facebook” – it’s a collection of instant portraits (polaroid transfers) of my friends, which I collect in my Moleskine notebook.

Describe the Horizon Perfekt in five words.

Incredible, mesmerizing, durable, precise and, of course, panoramic.

What can you say to people who want to try Lomography. Any tips?

Shoot with your heart, not with your mind. Be curious. Don’t take it seriously, have fun!

Meet other Community LomoAmigos and view their stunning galleries here!

The Horizon Perfekt shoots images the length of two standard frames. With full aperture and shutter settings, this premium panoramic camera gives you total control over your shots. Prepare to be blown away by the amazing Horizon Perfekt, available here.

written by basterda


  1. superlighter


    he is the maximum!

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  2. lawypop


    I didnt got the chance to meet Max when i was in Russia, he's very popular in Russia and his works are inspiring!

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  3. horaciorv


    GREAT !

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  4. japsix


    круто круто!! поздравляююю ломо-амиго)))

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  5. taranoia


    absolutely inspiring!!

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  6. plyshbel


    Замечательное интервью и фотографии!

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  7. warning


    Ole Max!

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  8. plavaliznaem


    Congratulations, Maxim! Поздравляем от всего сердца и обнимаем!

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  9. evon_t


    how not to love the photos =)

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  10. amasharapova


    he is so Great!

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  11. stouf


    @maximum_b is a legend !

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  12. welland


    @maximum_b is amazeballs awesome lomog

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  13. masha_njam


    @maximum_b максик ты такой крутооой!!! настоящий Ломо АМИГО!!

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  14. sammy-fries


    This is the best lomography I've seen in a while. Max is extremely talented and inspiring. I'm sure I'll write a page on him for my photography class.
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  15. volker-jp


    "max"imum respect!!!

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  17. ripsta


    a legend! my idol

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  18. meryl


    every photo is great .

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  19. disdis


    one of the best!

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  20. hervinsyah


    O....my mouth open for about 5-6 second after see his above amazing word photo

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