Alexander Kharlamov is a fine art photographer and conceptual artist based in Sydney, Australia. Raised in Portugal, Alexander dedicated most of his life to the development of his artistic vision of human behaviour, where his primary focus is the way in which human psychology integrates body and mind considerations.
Alexander received his formal education in fine art and classical music in Portugal. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management. He also has PhD in Engineering, which he obtained from the University of Warwick (UK). Photography is Alexander’s favourite medium to which he brings much of his interdisciplinary training and experience. His body of work includes primarily fine-art nude photography and portraits.
Alexander uses hybrid processes combining traditional photographic techniques in a darkroom with digital drawing and montage. This allows him to achieve surrealist compositions in a blend of old and new technologies, controlling the process end-to-end from conceptualisation to printing.
Alexander’s artwork has been recognized by awards, published in books and magazines, and featured both in individual and collective exhibitions in Europe, the US, and Australia.
Digital Inkjet and Darkroom Silver gelatine printing for archival preservation and exhibition standards (large format darkroom in Sydney)
Technical advisory on photographic methods
Technical advisory on authenticity and provenance of photographic medium using traditional analogue printing methods and digital methods (noise pattern analysis, structural integrity, and metadata). Consultancy on technical imaging and reproduction and digitisation for archival preservation. Scientific and Industrial photography.
Curator and co-founder
Fine Art Portugal (EST 2010) https://www.fineart-portugal.com/ is the largest curated fine art platform in Portugal owned by group TecnolabDigital
Restoration and recovery
Antique mechanical cameras and optical systems, negative recovery, silver-gelatine print restoration, digital reconstruction, and digitalisation.
Usage Rights, Prints and Commissions
I take a limited amount of commissions. If you would like to use my images, order a limited edition print or commission a portrait do not hesitate in contacting me.
Studio location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia