About. Dmitry Shad

Dmitry Shad (real name — Dmitry Polkanov) is a photographer and body painting artist who specializes in conceptual portraiture. He was born in St. Petersburg in 1982. He graduated medical academy and have been practicing medicine since then. Working as a doctor, he tried to find himself in playing the electric guitar in a band, in keeping exotic animals, in motorcycle racing. And as a result, he came to his real passion — photography. He went through a long training with various photographers, built a small studio in his apartment and started to create his demons.  


The images I create don’t tell stories. They are silent. The viewer should feel them.