“You’ve likely encountered a street artist capturing the essence of passers-by and offering their creations for sale. You may have acquired a personalized portrait adorning your wall or safely tucked away in a drawer. These street painters possess remarkable skill and precision, yet their talents often go undervalued, with their pieces fetching modest prices. It’s astonishing how they manage to produce such detailed artwork amidst the clamour of their surroundings.
Meet Nikolay Yarakhtin, a Russian street artist hailing from Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvashia Republic. Armed with just pencils and sheer determination, he skillfully crafts striking portraits on the bustling streets of St. Petersburg, Russia. Over three decades, Nikolay has honed his ability to faithfully replicate countless faces’ intricate features and unique characteristics onto blank canvases.”