Alexander Khokhlov was born in Calcutta, India, on May 9, 1982. He is now based in Moscow and works as a commercial photographer and art-director in creative duo with his wife and producer Veronica Ershova. In 2019, Alexander was named the Photographer of the Year by the One Eyeland Annual Awards.
Since 2012, Alexander has specialized in conceptual portraiture. He has created several projects based on photography and complex make-up, such as Weird Beauty, 2D or not 2D, Wild Soldiers, Humiforms. These photos combine graphics, minimalism, work with shapes and optical illusions. Many of Alexander's projects are worldwide-known and could be named as his landmarks. The photographer's works are used for the many exquisite interiors, including Hilton, Waldorf Astoria and Four Seasons hotels, Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas luxury ship. In 2017 Alexander's artworks were exposed at the famous Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago as a part of the Ctrl+P project.
Currently, Alexander and his team are engaged in the development and production of creative images for advertising campaigns, successfully cooperating with the advertising agencies. Thus, the SVA Zürich advertising campaign produced by Alexander's team in collaboration with the tbd. agency had a big impact and got many awards, including Communication Arts, Swiss Poster Award and Art Directors Club Switzerland.
Since 2017, Alexander Khokhlov and Veronika Ershova have been working as pet photographers. Their Dog Show project showed both the beauty of the dog breeds and the variety of dog emotions and personalities. The Dog Show series received a wide response in mass-media. With this project, Alexander and Veronika won the Grand Prix of the Rangefinder Creatures photography competition. They also got the PDN Faces Competition Award and the Silver Medal of the Prix De La Photographie contest.
Alexander’s works and interviews are featured in world mass media including CNN, Communication Arts, Town & Country, Rangefinder Magazine, PDN Magazine, Scientific American MIND, Professional Photographer, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Wired, Holland Herald, Stern, 20 minutos, Quotation, Life magazine, Petapixel.com, Phlearn.com and others.
Alexander Khokhlov is an official ambassador of Hensel-Visit GmbH & Co. KG for Russia.
China Global Television Network (CGTN)
Österreichische Post (Austria)
SVA Zürich (Switzerland)
Solid Gold Pet Foods (USA)
Super Zoo (Czech Republic)
Mousson Atelier Jewelry (Russia)
MKTG Communication (France)
Lotus Galleries (Australia)
Awards:Communication Arts Photography Annual 2019, Winner
One Eyeland Photography Awards:
- 2018, Photographer of the Year, Silver
- 2016, Fine Art/Portrait, People/Portrait, Editorial/War/Conflict (Wild Soldiers), 3rd place
- 2015, Fine Art/Portrait (Shapes and illusions series), 2nd place
Rangefinder Creatures 2018, The Dog Show, Grand Prize Winner
Moscow International Foto Awards 2018, Nature (The Dog Show), 1st Place
PDN Faces 2017, Animal Portraits (Professional category), Winner
Trierenberg Super Circuit:
- 2016, Weird Beauty (Series and sequences), Gold Medal
- 2017, Dogs Alike (Series and sequences), Gold medal
Prix De La Photographie, Paris (PX3):
- 2017, Fashion/Advertising (Dogs Alike series), Gold
- 2017, Professional Nature/Domestic Animals (The Dog Show), Silver
International Photography Awards (IPA):
- 2016, Fine Art/Portrait (Wild Soldiers), 3rd place