Hello and welcome! My name is Alexander Soloviev and since you’ve found this page I feel obliged to introduce myself. I am 40-something years old Russian settled in Westbury, Wiltshire. In 1998 I left Russia and have lived in the USA, Japan and finally UK where I hope to live for the rest of my life. I've used to work in Academia - different Universities around the globe as a Research Scientist. I even have a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics, if that makes any difference! But things tend to change and at some point I've decided to try something different... I have a great family, a black cat, a blue sable German Shepherd, professional standard photographic equipment and huge passion for photography. I got my first digital SLR in 2002 and since then I've been seeing a lot of things through the lens - faces, places, events, etc. I'm constantly trying something new in photography and hoping to develop further. I don’t have any formal training but consider myself a professional as my earnings come through photography. How professional? You can judge yourself from the pictures. Be my guest and feel free to browse through the pictures and even leave a few words of feedback (no swearing, please :)). And who knows, maybe you would like to have me as THE PHOTOGRAPHER at your wedding, special event, or simply for an artistic portrait? My favorite subject to photograph is people. There are an endless range of impressions, poses, and situations which makes the process interesting and rewarding for both parties on either side of the camera. At some point I realized that this area appears to be my forte and I have started to push my skills in that direction. It does not mean that I am consciously avoiding other subjects. I like to take pictures of surroundings – land- and city-scapes, flora and fauna, single objects – anything unusual or beautiful, but such subject matter will always be secondary for me. Recently I moved my main website to different provider due to necessity for more sofisticated SEO so this site will carry on archival function as well as customer friendly shopping basket for images purchase.