Portrait photographer Alexander Alexandrov likes somber moods and stories, and he knows how to use lighting to achieve that effect. For instance, he recently made a gridded softbox look like a barred window. Read the story and learn how.
Alexander Alexandrov was born in Voronezh, Russia, but moved to the United States in his late teens. It was here that he discovered his love for photography – for people photography in particular.
“I like to shoot people,” says Alexander. “I wouldn’t say just portraits, but close to that. I like character-driven visual storytelling. Even if it’s a cool location and high fashion wardrobe, the eyes are still “the window to the person’s soul”, as the saying goes.”
In terms of lighting, what would you say is the most important thing to remember as a people photographer?
“I think it’s important to always try to do it in a way that doesn’t call attention to it and doesn’t distract but adds to the photograph. Most importantly, if you can understand your setup and it feels right to you and you understand why, then you got it.” (more…)