28 Feb 2008 Lev Dolgachov – Microstock Celebrity

Lev DolgachovLev Dolgachov is a widely published and popular – some would say “famous” – photographer. He has photos published in VOGUE, Playboy, Penthouse, Men’s Health, Maxim, FHM, Glamour, Marie Claire, ELLE, InStyle and many others. All of the photos used by these magazines were purchased from microstock agencies. And Dolgachov wouldn’t have it any other way.

He shoots primarily in a studio and his most popular subjects are beautiful women who he portrays with an artistic style and excellent technical proficiency. There are many aspects of Lev Dolgachov’s work that other microstock photographers would do well to observe.

By choice, Dolgachov isn’t a pro microstocker despite earning more than enough. Also, like so many top microstockers, money isn’t his primary motivator. Dolgachov shoots out of passion – a detail that’s evident when you see his portfolio.

Note, many of the links in this article contain nudity.

Known For

Top microstock contributor who specializes in artistic shots of beautiful women.


www.dolgachov.com | Microstock ABC – guide to selling your pictures online | dolgachov.livejournal.com | Russian Microstock Forum

Microstock Portfolios

iStockphoto | Shutterstock | Dreamstime | Fotolia | StockXpert | BigStockPhoto | Crestock | LuckyOliver | 123rf | CanstockPhoto

When Angels Cry, Lev Dolgachov Massage, Lev Dolgachov High Heels, Lev Dolgachov Offensive Schoolgirl, Lev Dolgachov Lily, Lev Dolgachov

Personal Details

Lives in Tallinn, Estonia | Born February 1975


Dolgachov was previously a street photographer, but entered the studio in May 2006. Since then he’s had great success shooting people and having his photos published in all sorts of publications around the world. Take a look at his blog for lots of examples.

Signs of Success

  • Sold over 175,000 licenses
  • Doesn’t seek models – models seek him
  • Featured speaker at the StockXpert contributor conference in Moscow
  • Member of Crestock creative meeting in Oslo in August 2006
  • Emerald level contributor at Fotolia
  • Diamond level contributor at iStockphoto
  • Considers himself belonging to Top 50 sellers via microstock worldwide

Press Mentions

Lev Dolgachov interview at 123rf | Lev Dolgachov interview at LuckyOliver | Lev Dolgachov interview at Softly Girls / Profiled on Softly Girls | Lev Dolgachov profile on ShutterBug | Lev Dolgachov photographer of the week at The New Nude magazine

  • Corinne Standish
    Posted at 15:48h, 18 October Reply

    I LOVE his work! He seems to have such great rapport with his models; models of all ages. The images are perfectly shot and work beautifully in my composites.

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