Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Yakovlev is a professional photographer from Moscow who is in high demand taking photographs of artists of the Bolshoi Theater, The Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, St.Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman and many others foreign theaters.

From the very childhood he dreamed of entering art school but fate decreed otherwise, and he chose another path. In future this had impact on evoking his desire to create artworks avoiding clichés and strict rules.

Alexander always treated photo images as fine art: “To create as a painting — extensively, profoundly and elaborately”. The true expression of his own vision of human body was discovered by Alexander in the world of ballet when he started his work on The Mirages project in 2014, which involved Russian and foreign ballet stars. The Mirages integrates the dynamism of the movement, the personality of the dancers and an abstract unique pattern of each shot.

It quickly gained international fame in social networks and was exhibited in 2015 in the Kremlin Palace (Moscow), and in 2016-2017 in Gallery Factory (Seoul). As Alexander explains: “Whatever social mark is assigned to The Mirages project, I would prefer to always keep a young photographer’s feel”.

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