Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine and currently working in New York City, Alex Filatov is an accomplished fine art photographer with local expertise and a global outlook. Constantly striving to better his understanding of the world around us and seeking to cultivate his love of nature, Alex’s academic excellence in his pursuit of the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Fordham University was rewarded by graduation with honors (Magna Cum Laude) and recognition by the most prestigious honors society in the United States, Phi Beta Kappa. Shortly following the completion of his studies, he was inspired to pursue photography by the stunning landscapes of Tuscany. Largely self-taught, Alex is fully devoted to perfecting his photography, which ranges from the quintessential cityscapes of bustling New York City to the sweeping landscapes of the American Southwest.
Alex has worked on projects with companies such as the Nikon Corporation and Maine Board of Tourism as well as multiple private clients. His current work with the Sigma Corporation of America is dedicated to the extensive exploration of the abilities of the company’s flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1 Merrill. Alex’s images have been featured in magazines worldwide, including Destination: New York (France) and Digital SLR Photography (United Kingdom). Some of his landscape and urban photographs are represented by National Geographic Stock and have been featured online by the National Geographic Society. Guided by pure passion for photography and enthusiasm for teaching, he has led workshops and taught photographers of varying skill levels.