Anatoli – A Clown
By Blood a King, by Heart a Clown – Alfred Tennyson
I met Anatoli last year at Circus Roncalli while they were touring in Hamburg. I was working on my longterm photo project.
Backstage, he invited me to take photos of him doing his Make-Up in one of the historic trailers and later for some great portraits, which I shot with my Petzval lens and already published in an earlier post.
A few weeks later, I went back to Circus Roncalli, this time in Hannover and for two days. We did an interesting interview and took some more photos. But most intriguingly – I was able to also see the show. And I must say, I haven’t laughed that honest and from the bottom of my heart in a long time.
I really had a great time and I was happy to meet Anatoli again a couple of weeks ago in Berlin for a short portraiture shoot – very simple but haunting in what I caught of the few moments he revealed something of himself to me.