Alex Koloskov

Alex Koloskov

About Alex Koloskov

I grew up in Kiev, Ukraine where I later attended college and received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Needless to say, I’ve never put my degree to work in its specialty. It was a time of economical collapse after the fall of the Soviet Union, where the entire country was in chaos. This was when my „official“ education ended. Since graduating I've never had any other formal education, all of my skills have been self-taught.

I’m a mix of technicality, innovation and out of the box thinking. I love taking on technical challenges in anything I do, including photography.

As a photographer, I am completely self taught. I don't know the rules, nor do I care about them. I don't follow the herd, I do it my way. That’s turned out to be invaluable in what I do. It has allowed me to experiment, see outside the borders, challenge the authorities and create a stunning photography style that is crisp, sharp and crystal clear.

I’m inspired by progress and movement. I’m incredibly persistent and never take „less than perfect“ for an answer. If I don't have the right tools, I'll build them myself. I like to make stuff happen.

I love power and speed, I love fast cars. I like to play with new gadgets and to create stuff with my own hands.

Having tried almost everything from portraiture, architecture and stock photography. I soon realized that my true passion is technically challenging studio projects. I prefer to work in my studio, where I can control everything.

The stuff I do: „Technical secrets of studio photography blog“: http://www.akelstudio.com/blog

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