Hey, I’m Alex!

I’m a photographer based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. But much more than that I consider myself a traveller, a happy and social introvert, a tea drinker and in some way just a weirdo 🙃 I believe in authenticity, imperfection and forgiveness, love and courage, passion and desire and have a weakness for people who follow their own path away from what others think they have to do.

I guess my love for photography started in my childhood. My mom used to take pictures with a film camera – Zenit (a Russian/Soviet camera) and we used to have a small laboratory at home, developing the photos herself. I was in love with the whole process, the red light coming from the bathroom and the hanging photos.

When I was 21, I was lucky enough to go to the USA for a summer job (coming from a small country in Eastern Europe, the Republic of Moldova, that was something surreal!). I was working during the day at an Italian restaurant as a waiter and during the evening or even at night, I studied and learned about the wonderful world of photography. That summer changed everything for me. I learned about Henri Cartier-Bresson, my favourite photographer and fell in love with the 50mm lens perspective. Later on that summer, I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D80.

Moving to London, I decided to attend the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA). I was diving into the unknown and was enjoying it so much. Over the years, I’ve changed many cameras, going back and forth from Nikon to Canon, until I heard about Fujifilm. That was true love, my first Fuji X100 🙃

I love natural looks, those moments that spontaneously develop between my models and me. In some way, I like to take the role of an observer, so I can be less technically overwhelmed and focus on the shots, on the moment.