© Oleg Yakovlev

I am contemporary artist and architecture photographer.

I describe the world through architecture and through patterns. Sorting the urban landscape into buildings, parks, squares, streets, and transport communications, I am in search of a place I can identify as my own. Photography conveys this understanding of space to the viewer. 

I was born and lived my youth in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia.

I was taken by the desire to feel the rhythms of a big city through movies and books. I moved to Moscow and became fond of exploring the city and its architecture through photography. Photography became a point of my life. My next love is Berlin. This city draws me with its environment, architectural findings and atmosphere. I dedicate the next few years of my life to it.

Denis captured a remarkable sequence of photographs for us at the Bolshevik Factory In Moscow. Although the buildings , volumes and spaces we created were inherently photogenic Denis breathed life into the development somehow wonderfully finding compositions filled with light and activity that no other photographer had seen previously. Architecture is ultimately about People not just the design of Buildings and this was the quality that Denis found and expressed so beautifully in his pictures and is one of his unique gifts as an Artist.

Aidan Potter,

partner John McAslan + Partners (London)

Denis Esakov’s architectural photographs of Tel Aviv are exciting. Trying relationship with geometry, architecture, and time he succeeds

to capture the essence of buildings

in the city. Denis looks for liveliness

of the modern architecture, discovering an existence through simultaneity

and delay.


Michael Bogomolny, architect,

founder of the Institute for Art, Education and Identity "Milhauz" (Riga)

The publisher requested Denis pictures for a guide dedicated to

a city which is full of contradiction and complexity. Moscow isn’t easy

to be described and also to be photographed. I think Denis did

a very good job, he took the spirit

of the architecture of the city. Thoughtful and emotional. He is very reliable and professional. I hope

to have the occasion to work with him again, soon.


Maria Giulia Caliri, architect,

FORMA Edizioni (Florence)