VIKTOROV Alexander( Photographer)
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Biography VIKTOROV Alexander
Alexander Viktorov born October 11, 1957, Mr.. Moscow. I became interested in photography at the age of 12. In addition, studied painting and graphics, finished music school class viola. In 1980. graduated from the International Department of the Faculty of Journalism and worked as editor of Radio and Television. Since 1981, Mr.. - A freelance photographer.
Since 1988. by 1996. Alexander actively cooperated with the magazine "Our Heritage". I photographed mostly nature, architecture, works of art. He made many albums, books, calendars, to sculpture, painting, decorative and applied arts and architecture. All this he took off on the color slides (from 6x9 to 18x24 cm), which are processed independently.
However, in creative photography, he admitted only black and white. I photographed, mostly landscapes, fragments of various natural formations and architecture, sometimes still lifes. The technical side of photography treated with special care, trying to seek the highest quality at all stages of the snapshot, so did everything himself: from the drafting of solutions to the development of profile moldings for processing fingerprints. Used various cameras: Nikon, Leika, Rolleiflex, large format camera 9x12, 13x18, 18x24. I prefer Ilford film and paper, Agfa, as well as some sort of national papers,. Used the most sophisticated technology, toning and secondary manifestation, but sought to ensure that the finished picture looked natural.
. Alexander did not consider themselves to any artistic directions and was not interested in fashion concepts, . in principle does not attach any importance to the plot, . seeking, . primarily, . identify a system for harmonic relationships, . inherent depicted object, . or use different objects as material for their own aesthetic theories,
. He considered that the main thing in art - beauty, and was absolutely agree with Oscar Wilde that the artist - is the one who creates beautiful things. He was confident that
... Beauty - is the best part of the real world, namely that part which not only exists but is worth the existence of, and defined beauty as the transformation of matter through the incarnation of her high spirit.