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People Like Us

Sasha Gusov and Amanda Renshaw


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What is it that makes us human? There are more than seven billion of us on the planet and we come in all different shapes and sizes, are born in different cultures and to different parents, but fundamentally we are the same.  

People Like Us provides a tongue-in-cheek investigation of the human race that might serve as a guide to earthlings for an imaginary alien visiting our planet for the first time. Amusing and entertaining, it documents the things we do; the things that make us human.  

This book is the culmination of moe than 25 years of human observation. An inveterate people watcher and devotee of Honoré Balzac, Sasha Gusov’s career has taken him to over 40 countries where he has devoted his spare time to casting his keen and playful eye on the quirks that make us human.

International photographer Sasha Gusov has collaborated with many publications and institutions from Vogue to Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the Bolshoi Ballet. Famous for his portraits of Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren and Valery Gergiev, he has worked across the world.

Amanda Renshaw is a publishing consultant and collaborates with numerous artists, galleries and artist’s estates. Previously she was Editorial Director and Deputy Publisher at Phaidon Press, where she worked for over twenty years.