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Wallking around the Art City

Wallking around the Art City

Client: Lynn Frieda
From: London, UK
Trip: Business trip to Moscow
Tour: Izmailovo flea market
Where: On a hill; nearby old-style fortress
Date: March 11th, 2007

Lynn Frieda, freelance photographer from London, asked my services to organize for her photo shooting of a series of places in Moscow for a special edition of Departures Magazine (owned by American Express and based in New York City) about Russia.

Organizing photo shooting in Moscow for photographer from "Departures" magazine
(continued from News from Moscow)

Lynn also had requested a special photo shoot near St. Basil using a car from "Pink Taxi" (Moscow transportation service created and run by women to be special taxi service for women). Here we had some problems with a guy from Federal Security. Because we were in the area of Red Square, all professional photo shooting using professional cameras need to have special permission from the Administration of the Moscow Kremlin including payment of a fee. Because I had such short notice for the photo shot, I was not able to receive official permission which is a difficult and complicated process. During our "lovely" (read "intense") conversation, when the security officer insisted that we delete the pictures from the camera's memory card, Lynn even had a thought that he can take away her expensive camera or even send her to prison (this man looked very strict and hard). ). When he asked me to delete the pictures, I tried to translate Lynn his request/order slowly, giving idea that she has to pretend to delete these pictures at least to delete some pictures but not all. Of course it was some risk that he could check her camera, but I tried to keep talking with him to divert his attention from Lynn. After finishing my confident talk I showed Lynn that now we can and after checking that we moved away on enough distance, I impatiently asked: "Did you delete them all? ?", but she responded: "No, I've got all pictures! "

So, at the end of our work everything was OK and we able to accomplish the main task and my client, Lynn Freida, left Moscow with a lot of interesting pictures and exciting memories!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
Last Edited: March 23rd, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-03-11 at 15:10:52

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Alain Uboldi Alain Uboldi
From: Henderson NV, USA
Date: 2011-10-01 13:21:16

My family and I used Artur as a guide for our five days visit to Moscow. The first thing I have to say is the fact that Artur has been extremely reliable, coming on time and organizing our trip not only what we asked him to do but adding some special area that were very worth it. We investigated several guide company and found that Artur was very reasonable pricewise and did not requested to be paid everything before the trip started. His knowledge of Moscow was very deep and he introduced us to several places and restaurants that we all enjoyed. We also appreciate his art in making photographs as he is a real expert in it and I hope he will use some of the photographs he took of our family in his photo display. If anyone would like to check anything about Artur please e-mail us and we will be ready to tell everyone how good he treated us.