I'm the photographer and designer originally from Minsk, Belarus (Europe). I have a formal art-education, and worked in graphic design from 1993.
I finally moved into professional photography in 2005. Laureate of the First Prix at the Canon's Photo Contest (2002), Grand-Prix of the Moscow International Photo Contest "Life is beautiful!" (2005), have some personal exhibitions in Belarus (2006-2007). During the past 10 years I have had my own advertising business in Belarus.
From 2014 I'm living in the NYC, USA and running the art photo business here.
"Alex shot photos for my band, Battle Maiden. He is extremely fun and professional to work with. He has great ideas and a warm and welcoming studio. We will definitely be doing business with Alex in the future. Thanks for a great experience Alex!"
- Maude E. Wiltshire Date: June 2014 | Specialty: Music band live events and personal portraiture
"Alex gave me exactly what I wanted. Excellent photographs for my professional resume. He is easy to work with and will make you feel comfortable and confident. I plan to use his services again in the near future for another project. If you want the best photographs at a very reasonable price without compromising quality, contact Alex. You won't regret it."
- Thomas Versela Date: August, 2014 | Specialty: Personal portraiture for business and social media
"Alex Potemkin is definitely one of the most pleasant and professional people I've ever met. He possesses a rare combination of creativity and professionalism. In addition he is really an "easy going" person. He always has his unique point of view, but he is happy to follow and support his customers' ideas as well. Alex is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him for any occasion!"
- Nina Siniakova Date: 2014 | Specialty: Creative portrature, musician's portfolio
" Alex is pure Genius and Talent. His work is consistently exceptional and highly creative. He goes the extra mile to get the shot. I've seen him on the floor, on top of a chair, at different angels of the stage, behind the stage, in the back of the venue and all the way up in the front. He works brilliantly in low light or in harsh light. He'll create art though any challenge. He will listen to what you want and deliver that for you. As a performing musician, I have been using various photographers over the years and I have been most impressed with Alex. Not only because of his good eye and attention to detail but also because of his really nice calming energy. He also has a very quick turnaround and provides many pictures to choose from. Always reliable and pleasant to deal with. Hire Alex and you will never want to use another photographer again. If I can give him 10 stars I would!!!!!!!"
- Scott Mitzner Date: 2014 | Specialty: Live performance
"Alex is one of those folks who is a true artist. His photo taking, composition and editing rate him as one of the best. He has the ability to take any situation, personal portraits rock concerts, fashion, candids, and make it all look so magical. You have to work with him....he really is that good."
- Joe Torricolo Date: 08/25/2014 | Specialty: Live show, musician's portfolio
"Wow... I was searching over the internet for a professional photographer, fortunately I found Alex Potemkin. He is very passionate, talented and love what is doing. It was an amazing time working with him and looking forward to have him take beautiful pictures for me again. I will definitely referred my friends to one of the best photographer in the USA witch is AlexArtPhoto. Thumbs up to you.. Sincerely, Gregory Le Beau"
- Gregory Le Beau Date: 2014 | Specialty: Musician's portfolio, personal portraiture
Art-Shool #26 - Gymnasium-College of Visual Arts by Belarussian Academy of Fine Arts
I have had my own advertizing business and photo studio in Belarus during the 10 years before relocation into the USA.
My US photo studio open for artistic projects, personal portraiture and photo service for business
I'm stock photographer, exclusive artist of iStockPhoto from 2007. As exclusive artist, I have portfolio at iStock and GettyImages. I sold more of 15000 photos just at iStock. Some publications you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.511869488891591.1073741840.416804455064762&type=3
Lenses: various of different lenses from ultra-wide to telephoto and special, include: Canon 70-200/2.8L IS USM, Sigma 12-24-II, Sigma 24-70/2.8 HSM, Canon 85/1.8, Zenitar 16/2.8 FishEye, soft-focus, and many other.
Set of portable radiosynchronized flashes (4x) with modifiers.
And other special stuff.
I have my own equipped studio in Queens Village, NY
Once you click "Confirm Booking", your request will be sent to the photographer. Your photographer will review the booking and give you a call. During your photographer consultation, the two of you will discuss all details of the event.
For each hour you book, 1 hour of post production is also included. You're getting 2 hours for the price of 1!
The photographer will deliver a minimum of 15 post-produced photos per hour booked for event shoots, and 5 post-produced photos for all other shoots. If more photos are required, please discuss with your photographer.