Efim Shevchenko is a Russian photographer who captures individuals in a raw capacity. Each of his people portraits have a knack for being deep and meaningful, but never repetitive. In his spare time, Shevchenko is also a professor of photography at the Saint Petersburg Photography academy

Efim Shevchenko has a way of capturing close-up photographs of people without having the photography seem too invasive. The individuals in his portraits appear to be strangers, who glance at him either out of the corner of their eye or through objects like mirrors.

The raw emotion captured in Efim Shevchenko's photography is rare, making the photos look like reality. There are certainly no forced smiles or pouts in this photographer's refreshing portfolio!