Photographer / Art-Director
Alexander Plotnikov (born March 1990) is a Saint-Petersburg-based photographer whose works
are represented by the number of galleries across Russia and in some European countries.
Alexander’s professional journey has started more than 10 years ago. His artworks demonstrate
strong commitment not only to natural light but also to various expressive studio light technics.
But it is the noir photography that is considered his signature style, portraying life in sombrous
and romantic fashion.
The artist’s fascination with silhouettes and deep shades found its perfect expression in his personal project “Naked Shell” – an ongoing story about the shell we are born in and miraculous metamorphoses that happen to it.
Endless search for inspiration has led Alexander to close rapport and collaboration with the
most well-known Russian theaters and their artists, such as the Mariinsky and the Mikhailovsky
theaters, the Bolshoi and the Leningrag Centre. Contemporary style dancers, on the other hand,
were portrayed for the project “The Beat of Time” as a part of the Origen Festival Cultural
exhibition in Switzerland in 2018.
Alexander’s works can be currently found both in fashion magazines and on billboards across
the country. His list of clients consists of Au Pont Rouge, BTK Development, Galeria, Melon
Fashion Group, Novartis, Open Art Agency and many other business chains and local brands