Alexei Stepanov // photographer & other things

Whether it’s a place, an event, or a person, I’m rarely looking for the what-who-when-where-why, I shoot from one moment to the next, from one scene to the next. I have no interest in constructing a narrative as I shoot, I'm going with impressions and single pictures that later (hopefully) create a mosaic of the place, the event, the person. But all things rational happen after the camera has been turned off.

For me, photography is a way of experiencing the world and other people, revealing the beauty, the subtle connections and emotions without embellishing anything. And there’s a special place in my heart for all things absurd.

“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” (Robert Frank)


  • No retouching
  • No staging
  • No additional light
  • No babies

- Part of the "Monochrome" exhibition by The Photographic Angle 


For me, photography is a source of joy, not income. So if you have something in mind, don't hesitate to write whatever the circumstances.

Locations, 2017

  • Rabat, Morocco :: until March 11
  • Hurghada, Egypt :: Mar 20 - Apr 12
  • St. Petersburg :: Apr 22 - May 13
  • Vienna :: May 22 - July 1
  • Arles / Coulommiers :: July 2 - 20
  • Bali :: July 21 - September 17

Photo by Lena Kern

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