Alexander Krasotkin
Russian art photographer, journalist, and poet. He was born in 1970 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl province. In 1987, he graduated from the high school and won admission to the Military Institute of Foreign Languages (MIFL). Upon his graduation from the Institute with a degree in “journalism and foreign languages (Chinese, English),” he did commissioned service in the pacific Fleet (Vladivostok). In 1998, he graduated from the California State University (Hayward) and received an MBA (Finances). He has worked in the leading Russian and foreign banks. Since 1999, has been engaged in art photography. He has repeatedly participated in the photographic exhibitions and was published in periodicals (“Foma,” “Loza” and others). The works of the author are reposited in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad. He photographs in various photographic genres giving preference to classic black-and-white and pictorial photographs. He uses Leica, Rolleiflex, Fuji, and Contax cameras and the monocles of George Kolosov. The hallmark of his artwork is the frequent combination of photography with fictional prose and poetry. He is a fervent advocate of the incorporation of the pre-reform orthography into the Russian spelling. He is a member of the Union of the Art Photographers of Russia.