A Physicist trained at Moscow
State University, Alexander Shakhabalov branched off into professional
photography in 1997 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.