To see more of Alexey’s photography, check out @lekon_v on Instagram.
(This interview was conducted in Russian.)
“I aim to find a simple, minimalist form with my own special northern energy, because I’m from Yakutia,” news correspondent Alexey Vasilev (@lekon_v), from Russia’s Republic of Sakha, says. “I find inspiration from Korean and Japanese Instagrammers: Their light landscapes and gentle portraits ― they are laconic and easy to read, but at the same time they have a unique Asian energy.” On the weekend, Alexey heads outside the city on a search for cinematic landscapes: “I always have my camera with me. You never know what kind of story you can find around the corner.”