"Snowdon on Russia
" clearly demonstrates that Russia occupies a special place in the photographer's heart. From his first visit more than 20 years ago until today, Snowdon has not lost his curiosity about this vast land and still enjoys the sense of adventure
that is part of the Russian experience. A great friend said of him, "He is a modern eccentric with an eccentric's absolute determination to have his own way which can goad people to the point of assassination, held back only by his charm which can halt a ravenous
beast in its tracks." Snowdon is an extraordinary, hugely talented man. Having virtually no patience at all, he is fortunately, a man of great kindness with a mischievous sense of humour, none of which he acknowledges
. All of these attributes were called upon as he travelled many thousands of miles criss-crossing the country in the preparation of this book. He has always shown consistent and remarkable versatility as a photographer, possessing great...