“I believe that people nowadays need to feel the world much more sophisticatedly than our modern everyday life offers"

Alexander Ivashkevich (1960) is a professional theatre and movie actor living in Estonia with more than 15 years of experience in fine art photography.


The charming combination of an explorer and an artist, who strives to capture human beauty and discovers the uniqueness of every face and body. He states that beauty is not in eternal youth but in the wealth of the inner world of the person. 


Alexander works mainly in two genres - portrait and boudoir photography.


During the photo sessions, models always have the opportunity not just to pose and to look attractively, but to explore previously unknown discoveries about their personalities and souls. People who have posed to Alexander often declare that this is one of the most aesthetic ways of psychotherapy.


Alexander has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and some works are held in private collections in Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, UK, and USA.

Artistic Style

The artist’s interest in fine art and photography was further inspired by his life-long career in the dramatic theatre. As an actor, he is able to tap into emotions that are often forgotten and overlooked. Photography, for him, is a continuation of acting and communicating with the audience; it is a form of directing, and not just acting work. He says that photography is way to bridge the gap between inhalation and exhalation, and to capture the true essence of human nature.


World-known famous painters of the past centuries inspire him very much and their vision of natural human beauty is consonant with his sense of the world today.


“I believe that people nowadays need to feel the world much more sophisticatedly than what our everyday life offers. The photoshoot process takes place on an artistic level that allows creating an opportunity for a model to rediscover themselves within the studio space and to explore new emotional depths. When a model reacts positively to his work and says "I have never felt this way before!" it encourages him to continue exploring different aspects of humanity through his photography.

Unique Technique

All photos are individually framed and some are also decorated with the French technique of verre églomisé (application of both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass), creating unique fine art pieces. 

Working with Models

Posing can be one of the most difficult and challenging aspects during the photo session. Each photo shoot has different goals, such as revealing a model's personality, highlighting their individuality, or showcasing their gentleness or sexuality. Portrait photography is interesting because it captures the natural, spontaneous moments that arise during a session, rather than relying on forced or special posing.


„During a photo shoot, my main objective is to showcase a model's inner potential, regardless of their age. I create roles and characters that are tailored to each individual, and this process allows their hidden emotional capacity to be revealed. This is an excellent opportunity for people to view themselves from a different perspective and explore their potential, resulting in a unique and personal story“.


The photo sessions feel like they fly by since people are not just posing in front of the camera, but they are also having an insightful experience, revealing new facets of themselves. Life becomes more colorful, and people feel an irresistible desire to become better and listen to their inner world. This is an exciting and rewarding process that makes me want to work with people again and again.


1996-1997: Ballet Arts, Broadway dance center (New York, USA)
1993: Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center (New York, USA)
1978-1982: The Arts College: cinema and theater acting, stage movement, singing, dancing, and fencing (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
From 1998 - ongoing learning-by-doing, different online & offline courses, and actively practicing photography.


25 personal (in Estonia, Latvia and Russia) and 13 collective (some of which are virtual) exhibitions (in Estonia, Germany, Italy, Monaco, UK, Hong Kong and Switzerland), including participation in Biennale Fondazione Modigliani in Venice (2022).


Some works are held in private collections in Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, UK, and USA.


Vene Teater (Russian Theater, Estonia)

Kroonika Magazine (Estonia)

Clothing Brand YEAR (Estonia)

Nanoasia & Bellapierre Cosmetics (Estonia)

MGM Aria Hotel/Casino (Las Vegas, USA)