About Myself and My Photography
Born the son of a photographer, I have my father to thank for instilling in me a deep-rooted feeling of love toward
life, beauty and photography. He also taught me how to share these emotions with other people. My father gave me my first
camera when I was just 8 years old and showed me the basic techniques. I spent countless hours perusing the pages
of illustrated books and photo magazines in his library, which inspired me to experiment with the camera. My initial
knowledge of photography came from these early trials. Since those early days, I have always been more concerned
with the creative side of photography than the technical side. My sense of the composition developed from the study
of photographs that I collected. Early in my career as a photographer, I was influenced by such renown masters
as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt. As a young aspiring photographer, I wanted to
be as good as Erwitt. I loved the sense of humor in his pictures and felt an affinity toward his work. As I matured, I began to enjoy the fashion photography of William
Klein, Frank Horvat and Helmut Newton.
The influence of these photographers molded my style that combines fashion photography with street photography.
I have always believed that a good photographer is like a writer. Each photograph is like a story, only written with light instead of ink. With my photographs, I aspire to make people think, imagine and reflect. Photography is my life - it is beauty, sensuality and love. I love to look at the world around us through the lens of my camera, to capture forever the most joyous sacred moments of life, and most of all, I love to look at smiling and happy faces.
Thank you for your interest in DOM FOTO® and my Fotography!
About Alex Kay
Alex Kay (legal name: Aliaks Klyshevich) was born in the town of Rozhanka, Belarus. He first stepped into the darkroom at the age of 8,
inspired at such an early age by his father, himself a photographer and owner of a photo studio. By his early teens,
Aliaks' photographs had already begun to take on a distinct character and at age 14 earned him a third prize in
a National Photography Contest, where he competed against much older and more experienced photographers. By age
15, Aliaks began working part-time as a freelance photographer and later also taught classes in photography
to other aspiring photographers. In his 20's Aliaks worked as a photojournalist for a local newspaper Nastaunik, a portrait photographer for Minsk Modeling Agency, and a technical director of photography at the House of Fashion.
During Aliaks' career, his work has received many awards and professional accolades. It has been reproduced in numerous books and magazines. One of his latest works - a beautiful panoramic view of the Horseshoe Falls (Niagara Falls, Ontario) appeared in the Popular Photography Magazine as first place winner of a magazine sponsored contest; Newsweek has selected Aliaks' Glamourgraphy (Bridal Boudoir Photography) images to accompany its article; The Knot Georgia wedding magazine has selected his photography for its publication; Aliaks has recently won Zazzle Artist Award for his 'Game Over!' design selected as one of the best out of millions custom designs; American Talent Magazine published a story about Aliaks in its January 2012 issue...
Aliaks earned an Associate degree in Motion Pictures. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Physics.
About DOM FOTO® and its slogan
The staff of DOM FOTO® are professionals dedicated to producing superior photography services.
The company prides itself on delivering elegance, creativity and professionalism to its customers. To
ensure quality only the best and most modern professional equipment is used.
The name 'Dom Foto' literally translated from the Russian language means
'House of Photography'. However, it signifies much more. It is the House Where Memories Live®.