A Russian physicist ventures into photography with amazing success.
A Physicist trained at Moscow State University, Alexander Shakhabalov
branched off into professional photography in 1998 and since then
has devoted all of his energies to his newfound passion. His considerable
education, intelligence, and instinct have steered him to towards
a wonderful degree of success. He has already had numerous exhibitions
throughout Moscow and greater Russia as well as throughout the
Ukraine. His work has appeared in all the major photo magazines
in Russia and he is gearing up for the publication of his first
The nude plays a prominent role in Alexander's work. He considers
the naked body not so much a theme or a genre as a tool of self
expression. Taking this insight into consideration, his emphasis
when shooting nudes is focused on two main areas; Formalism, where
the interplay of light and shadow is as much the subject as his
model is, and Portraiture, where all attention is focused upon
the girl to the exclusion of all else, documenting her unique
personality and spirit.
Exquisite workmanship is a trademark of Alexander's work. And
like the trained scientist that he is, paying attention to all
the infinite little details is what makes his photos so special.