Alexander A. Kharlamov / Александр А. Харламов
I am not a photographer, I am an industrial engineer (MSc/BA) and researcher (MRes) by education, working on a PhD on visual analytics.
Images are not a business for me, I do it for pleasure and I do not depend on it. However, art is a vital outlet from my quotidian.
I choose who, when and how I shoot. I do not take commissions, but I do sell prints and image rights of my existing work.
I was born in Moscow, now I am 25.
Lived nineteen years in Aveiro (Portugal), then in UK.
Now, I am based south of Coventry (UK).
Never had formal education in photography. However, my education provided me with learning methods enabling my the self-learning process.
My non-professional background is about eight years of live studio painting and seven years of music in a conservatory, piano.
I shoot people, if I accept the shoot I never charge for it. I shoot very few times per year, time is limited.
If you are interested in posing for me, feel free to contact me because I am constantly looking for new people to work with.
I mostly shoot medium format black and white film and also digital.
Last years I've been developing an hybrid process, which mixes medium format film photography and digital painting done on a tablet, I do all the development, scanning and painting myself.
I am fluent in English, Russian and Portuguese: