by Agnes s.


Sergei Sviatchenko, 59 – Ukrainian by birth but resident in Denmark – is a multifaceted personality: he is the man behind the iconic blog Close up and Private.

A born architect who grew into an artist, only to reinvent himself as a photographer, blogger and fashion fundi, or rather, a connoisseur of style.

“What really makes Close up and Private stand out is the use of pictures of colours mixed in with clothing annd the tinted hues. Sergei points out that the blocks of colour are from his previous work, “less”,. He also puts some of his collages into each edition, creating a work that’s considered and thoughtful, as opposed to the random gathering of photographs you might see on a tumblr. “It’s an inspiration blog. It’s my clothes, my style – this is Close up and private. I wanted the younger generation to be inspired by my site. It’s particularly photography I like. I’m very bored by all these magazines. Same, same, same, same.”

Read the full interview to this incredible man – Time for your Close up, by James Dike.