The Soviet glamorous photographer Valery PlotnikovPictolic
No Soviet, if you can call it that, glossy magazine could do without a photo of Valery Plotnikov.
Valery Plotnikov was born on October 20, 1943 in the evacuation, and in the fall of 1945 he returned to his hometown. He studied at the art school at the Academy of Arts in the same class with Oleg Grigoriev, Mikhail Shemyakin, Yuri Rusakov. Then there was the Art Institute, service in the Northern Fleet. Admission to the VGIK (workshop of A.V. Galperin).
The practice in the film by A. Konchalovsky "The Noble Nest" and "Mother got married" is the directorial debut. And yet-after graduating from VGIK in 1969, he took up photography professionally. He is known under the pseudonym Valery of St. Petersburg. The first solo exhibition — in the "House of Cinema" in the city on Neva in 1976. Today there are more than fifty of them.
Vysotsky and Marina Vladi.
Parajanov and Lilia Brik.
Peltzer and Abdulov in beautiful sandals.
Lyudmila Markovna is very unusual in this photo.
The Vertinsky sisters.
The great blogger (without irony) Sadalsky and the great photographer Plotnikov.
Plotnikov's children-Ksenia and Stepan with his mother Irina Sobinova-Kassil. Moscow, 1983. Photo by V. Plotnikov. Irina Sobinova-Kassil-animator, works in puppet animation (m\f "38 parrots", "The Boatswain and the Parrot").