In 2008 Sergey Kaptilkin asked some young, recently graduated theatre and film actors to play some scenes from the chapters 20 - Azazello’s Cream - and 22 - By Candlelight - of The Master and Margarita. They took the challenge enthusiastically.
Margarita - Anna Trishkina
Woland - Rodion Vyushkin
Koroviev - Vladimir Motashnev
Hella - Irina Taranenko
Sergey Kaptilkin was born near Moscow in 1971. When he was 12 years old, his grand-mother offered him a camera Smena-8M. He immediately got the taste, and went to the Photography Department of the Mossovet Po-lytechnical College in Moscow, where he graduated in 1993. Around that time he met Vsevolod Tarasevich, a photographer who is known for his photographs of the Second World War, and who has passed his know-how and experience.
In 1995, Kaptilkin started working as a press photographer, first for the military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, later for the magazine Voyennye Znaniya and finally for the newspaper Izvestiya. His work was published in many prestigious magazines like Time, Life, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro and Newsweek. He also won several prizes with his press photographs.
He made some remarkable photo series, including one of the endangered Melnikov house, an architectural wonder which is well hidden in a side street of Arbat in Moscow.