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In a rare personal insight, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his long-standing fascination with photography. The President said he mostly uses digital cameras, but sometimes still likes to use film. Currently he prefers new M9 digital version of classical Leica amid Canon and Nikon. Dmitry Medvedev considers human portraits as the biggest artistic challenge, but it would look a bit strange of him to suddenly turn up with a camera and start taking photos of people.

In a rare personal insight, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his long-standing fascination with photography. The President said he mostly uses digital cameras, but sometimes still likes to use film. Currently he prefers new M9 digital version of classical Leica amid Canon and Nikon. Dmitry Medvedev considers human portraits as the biggest artistic challenge, but it would look a bit strange of him to suddenly turn up with a camera and start taking photos of people.

© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevIn a rare personal insight, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his long-standing fascination with photography. The President said he mostly uses digital cameras, but sometimes still likes to use film. Currently he prefers new M9 digital version of classical Leica amid Canon and Nikon. Dmitry Medvedev considers human portraits as the biggest artistic challenge, but it would look a bit strange of him to suddenly turn up with a camera and start taking photos of people.
Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
1/15
In a rare personal insight, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his long-standing fascination with photography. The President said he mostly uses digital cameras, but sometimes still likes to use film. Currently he prefers new M9 digital version of classical Leica amid Canon and Nikon. Dmitry Medvedev considers human portraits as the biggest artistic challenge, but it would look a bit strange of him to suddenly turn up with a camera and start taking photos of people.
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"What to take photos of? Anyone who picks up a camera asks themselves this question. I like to photograph nature, architecture, and of course, people," Medvedev said in his video blog.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
2/15
"What to take photos of? Anyone who picks up a camera asks themselves this question. I like to photograph nature, architecture, and of course, people," Medvedev said in his video blog.
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"Though, to be honest, photographing people is no easy task for me because, given my job, it would look a bit strange if I were to suddenly turn up with a camera in my hand and start taking photos of people," he said.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
3/15
"Though, to be honest, photographing people is no easy task for me because, given my job, it would look a bit strange if I were to suddenly turn up with a camera in my hand and start taking photos of people," he said.
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"I’m afraid it would make people wonder what on earth I think I’m up to. But I enjoy photographing all other kinds of objects. Of course, the results vary, as is the case for anyone taking photos."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
4/15
"I’m afraid it would make people wonder what on earth I think I’m up to. But I enjoy photographing all other kinds of objects. Of course, the results vary, as is the case for anyone taking photos."
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevThe president said that "the main sense of photography, of photos as an art, lies in that they capture the special sadness of moments already gone and never to be returned."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
5/15
The president said that "the main sense of photography, of photos as an art, lies in that they capture the special sadness of moments already gone and never to be returned."
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevHe said that his interest in photography dates back almost 35 years.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
6/15
He said that his interest in photography dates back almost 35 years.
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"True, there was a long period when I stopped taking photos, and then I started again, as an adult this time, probably after 30, and I got really interested in it once more after it became possible to buy modern cameras."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
7/15
"True, there was a long period when I stopped taking photos, and then I started again, as an adult this time, probably after 30, and I got really interested in it once more after it became possible to buy modern cameras."
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevAccording to Medvedev, he tries to take some pictures when he has a free moment.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
8/15
According to Medvedev, he tries to take some pictures when he has a free moment.
© Photo : Дмитрий Медведев"I don’t just take photos at home, but take my camera with me on practically every trip," he said.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
9/15
"I don’t just take photos at home, but take my camera with me on practically every trip," he said.
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"I usually end up photographing mostly the views from the residences or hotels I stay at, or even out the car window."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
10/15
"I usually end up photographing mostly the views from the residences or hotels I stay at, or even out the car window."
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"But when I do get the chance the resulting photos have an interest for me as memories of the places I’ve visited, and I travel a lot."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
11/15
"But when I do get the chance the resulting photos have an interest for me as memories of the places I’ve visited, and I travel a lot."
© Photo : Dmitry Medvedev"I mostly use digital technology, but sometimes I still like to use film. It is more complicated, true, but it has its own special appeal."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
12/15
"I mostly use digital technology, but sometimes I still like to use film. It is more complicated, true, but it has its own special appeal."
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevMedvedev called photography "a fine art and also a fine way to pass the time."
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
13/15
Medvedev called photography "a fine art and also a fine way to pass the time."
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevHe said that he likes to use different kinds of cameras.
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
14/15
He said that he likes to use different kinds of cameras.
© Photo : Dmitry MedvedevA black-and-white photograph of the Tobolsk Kremlin in Siberia, which Medvedev took during a helicopter trip, fetched 51 million rubles ($1.7 million) at a fundraising auction in St. Petersburg in mid-January
Photo by Dmitry Medvedev - Sputnik International
15/15
A black-and-white photograph of the Tobolsk Kremlin in Siberia, which Medvedev took during a helicopter trip, fetched 51 million rubles ($1.7 million) at a fundraising auction in St. Petersburg in mid-January
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