Help-Portrait. End of the Earth.



Since I got back from Chukotka I really wanted to share my experience there. I posted some photos, but I think this video will be able to show much more.
And once again, wanted to say thank you, to amazing videographer Alex Shik who did an incredible job putting this video together.

It’s been a little bit over two month since I came back from Chukotka, Russia where I spent one month traveling around and doing Help-Portrait events.
I have never shared any of the Help-Portrait photographs before,  but these photos are exception. As I’m not sure if I ever have another opportunity to photograph such  unique and amazing people.
I made a post about my trip to Chukotka, Russia amount a month ago, so if you didn’t have a chance to read the previous post about my trip, you can find it here.

Comments: 53
  1. daniel usenko Mar 21st 18:31

    Amazing video. Really inspiring

  2. Jen May Pastores Mar 21st 18:41

    beautiful work Sasha. thanks again for doing so. the video is also excellent :)

  3. Damion Hamilton Mar 21st 18:58

    Real proud of you Sasha! Amazing trip, sacrifice, but it is clear it was driven from the heart. Thanks for sharing!

  4. viictor zerga Mar 21st 19:05

    awesome stuff man… Loved the video!

  5. Oleksandr Photography Mar 21st 19:22

    Sasha, you are a hero!

  6. NINA KUCHKOVSKIY Mar 21st 19:39

    all of it just beautiful.
    will be praying for the people in Chukotka.

  7. Ilya Mar 21st 19:53

    Very beautiful and inspiring. You are truly doing what most photographers only dream of. God bless!

  8. Stacey Mar 21st 20:30

    Such an amazing journey. Real awesome that you could go do that and capture a little bit of life’s moments for them. Sasha = awesome.

  9. Bors Adrian Mar 21st 20:32

    foarte,foarte,foarte impresionant… bravo…

  10. Michael Movsyesov Mar 21st 20:33

    You are a hero in many people’s eyes. This is beyond inspiring and the images are unbelievable. Keep it up man!

  11. Andrada Mar 21st 20:46

    Congratulations on your work and also thanks for sharing, it was amazing !

  12. Gina Mar 21st 21:05

    Santa does exist!!! :) his helpers sure do!!!l lol
    . this is amazing!!!!! so awesome!

  13. Andrey P Mar 21st 21:07

    hey Sasha, definatly very very powerful video and images. Wow superb job!!

  14. Yana K Mar 21st 21:25

    Wow. So crazy inspiring. I particularly enjoyed the time lapse video shots that let you see life in action. And those kids from the hospital looked so excited and adorable:)

  15. ryan flynn Mar 21st 21:36

    love the video, and the photos. it was really cool to see the whole trip like that.

  16. Emik and Yana Mar 21st 22:06

    Wow Sasha, this is amazing, may God bless you for your efforts in helping others!!

  17. Sveta Mar 21st 22:51

    This is amazing Sasha! The video was very touching, and the pictures are absolutely phenomenal! Thank you for sharing your experience!!

  18. Eli Zhushma Mar 21st 23:31

    Amazing job Sasha! The video was very touching.

  19. Rosaura Sandoval Mar 21st 23:40

    Oh Sasha! This video and your work really moved me. Thank you for your talent and big heart and sacrifice. You are amazing and a true inspiration. Thank you!

  20. Aleksandr Shik Mar 22nd 00:00

    Santa Sasha does exist for those kids!!!! You have a big heart Sasha. God bless you! :)

  21. Max Lopatin Mar 22nd 00:09

    Sasha, So amazing, Your work is very inspirational and motivating. Keep at it dude!!

  22. lily Mar 22nd 00:14

    wow that was an amazing video! Touched my heart.

    Its weird though cuz looking at just the pictures it doesn’t look that cold but from the video you can see that it is freezing there!

  23. Natalie Moskalets Mar 22nd 02:17

    Wow!! What a lifestyle…. thanks for capturing the uniqueness of this village!!

  24. Eugene Michel Mar 22nd 05:15

    You just inspired me to do that some day in Ukraine; plant the seeds bro!

  25. mikha a who cares Mar 22nd 05:52

    great shots! emotions! compositions! you rocked these peoples world! love it! …!

  26. luis mateus Mar 22nd 10:47

    uau, what a great video. The pictures look amazing. What a powerful work!

  27. Barbara Yasuhara Mar 22nd 13:45

    Sasha! What a generous heart and what an amazing experience you have shared here. Thank you for making such an impact to the tribe and the industry of photography. I pray you recover fully, it is part of your journey. God bless you.

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  29. Jen Mar 22nd 20:57

    WOW!!!!! How incredibly inspirational! You did a beautiful thing Sasha! :) Congratulations. If only the world had more people like you! PEACE… <3

  30. Alina Mar 23rd 12:35

    this is so amazing….. good job guys , just thank you for what you’ve done for those people)

  31. Brandon Wong Mar 23rd 19:26

    Absolutely beautiful work and video Sasha. I love you for the sacrifice you made to help these deserving people out. Looking forward to what you’re going to do in the future

  32. Leo Timoshuk Mar 23rd 22:07

    Great video… it was awesome to see the kids faces & the excitement. Its really cool that even in photography we can do things for people that will put a smile on their face & help us realize how we live & how we should be thankful for everything we have.

  33. yana Mar 23rd 22:54

    This touched my heart. It’s awesome that you are using your gifts to bless others. Blessings.

  34. Tanya Mar 24th 17:29

    Such Unique photos! AMAZING!!!

  35. Antoine Mar 25th 03:12

    Amazing work! Very inspiring, and everything “Help-Portrait” is about!

  36. Elina Konopelkina Mar 25th 03:24

    wow! gorgeous photographs and a truly inspiring video..great job!

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  38. kirsten lewis Mar 29th 04:57

    I am inspired and overwhelmed with a lot of emotion watching this. I wish there were more people out there with the heart of yours. You talent is limitless, thank you so much for sharing.

  39. Jeremy Cowart Apr 05th 04:14

    Whew, just now saw the video man. WOW. What a gift you gave them. I have chills on my arms right now. It’s just unbelievable and insane that you went that far to do this. That’s a memory they will never, ever forget. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  40. Chris Fugitt Apr 05th 14:22

    Wow…very inspiring!

  41. stefan chirila Apr 05th 16:28

    Man the video, the images, the very fact that you did it, all stellar! I love this! I’m just wondering what music did you use for the video background, i really like it and would like to look it up and download it and listen to it =P hehe

  42. Filipp Sklyarov Apr 07th 03:16

    Casha, this is amazing, you are truely an inspiration. If you ever need some extra muscle on the road, just give me a call. :)

  43. Nathanael Apr 07th 13:36

    Amazing Video and pictures!

  44. Paul Krol Nov 02nd 20:00

    i’m not a fan of external lights at all, but i have to admit you did a great job on these!

  45. Natalie Norton Dec 03rd 05:04

    OH MY GOSH! This is incredible! The video, the images, the music. All of it. Very inspired by you, friend.

  46. Zachary Long Dec 03rd 05:28

    Great work! The video and portraits are stunning!

  47. Tatiana Jan 04th 15:36

    Спасибо! Всегда был интересен быт северных народов моей страны.

  48. Monica Salazar Feb 12th 00:11

    Inspirational video, work, and admiration for your work and journey! Thank you for sharing.

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