After spending the 80s in the USA, German photographer Miron Zownir moved to Russia in 1995 and decided to spend a good while there. His original plan was to document the Russian nightlife, but that proved sort of expensive so he switched to hanging out in the train stations. There he was drawn into a whole strange universe of bums, lunatic baby whores, and crazy people who had been kicked out of mental asylums (or had never been admitted in the first place). Now he’s back in Berlin, though he's never quite lost his taste for sex clubs, sketchy burly guys, or intoxicated actors. He made a controversial documentary about Bruno S. two years ago, and he's got a book coming out next month. Here are a few photos from it.
Ben Becker, 2006
Ben Becker is a famous and provocative German actor.
Rummelsnuff, Berlin 2008
Rummelsnuff is an athlete, bouncer, and occasionally musician, who’s cherishing the good old days when men used to be all tough sailors and burly wrestlers who used to kick each others’ asses on the mat. (That’s pretty much what he says about himself on his homepage.)