Alexander Kharlamov

 Alexander A. Kharlamov / Александр А. Харламов

 

What:

 

I am not a photographer, I am an industrial engineer (MSc/BA) and researcher (MRes) by education, working on a PhD on visual analytics.

 

Why:

 

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.

 

Where:

 

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).

 

Background:

 

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.

 

How:

 

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.

 

Contact:

 

I am fluent in English, Russian and Portuguese:

 

aak.photog@gmail.com