Alexi Charovas

Alexi Charovas

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Alexi Charovas

Alexi Charovas

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a London based photographer and visual artist born and raised in Greece. My work is situated between Art and Fashion photography, is influenced by the virility of Greek and Roman sculptures while wears the colour palette and shades of renaissance aesthetic. Portrait and fashion photography is my passion as through this I can express my artistic modality of vision. Having a surrealistic approach to the final pictorial result, my interesting in photography grew more graphical. I’m not interesting much in representing the real but in image making and experimenting with image manipulation. I always like playing around with the possibilities of photography, to challenge and discover new potentials for the medium from both perspectives, the photography as a process and post production. Artistically I’m exploring the male gaze when both spectator and subject are males. With my recent work I’m visually questioning predominant constructs and performances of gender. Furthermore, I’m interested in ideas related to mental health, equality, human behaviour and surrealistic representation of the ordinary life. ​ My interest in photography began when I was a young. Known as ‘the one who takes the best pictures,’ I would use my Kodak instamatic camera for taking family pictures and personal portraits. ​ Throughout transcendental experimentations, I have sought out ideas and influences not only for well composed and appropriately lit imagery, but also powerful enough to communicate my ideas. The fundamentals in photography came through experimentation and self-study, a process which helped me to develop my own intuitive approach to photography. However, I have always been keen to gain formal and vocational education in order to become a beneficiary of the knowledge and the experience of photography experts. I’ve been able to develop my knowledges in photography academically by studying Art and Design in Walsall College and the London College of Contemporary Arts, and Art Photography in Westminster School of Arts. Distinctive elements in my pictures are the strong contrast and dramatic effects as well as my personal artistic approach that is a result of research before the shooting and postproduction.
  • Constructs of Desire for REY Magazine
    Constructs of Desire for REY Magazine"Constructs of Desire" invites viewers to contemplate the multifaceted dimensions of desire, masculinity, and identity. Through a visual journey, this series challenges conventional norms, encouraging a deeper understanding of the performative acts that shape and express desire within the complex interplay of body language, gender, and sexuality. In the series "Constructs of Desire," my lens delves into the intricate interplay of body language, gender, and sexuality, inspired by the spirited de
  • Project Title: “SUN-KISSED DAYS OF SUMMER: A Grecia Celebration of the Male Form”
    Project Title: “SUN-KISSED DAYS OF SUMMER: A Grecia Celebration of the Male Form”Amidst the timeless beauty of Greece's breath-taking seascapes, this photographic series embarks on a journey through the sun- kissed days of summer. In honour to the celebrated works of historical photographers who revelled in the male body's splendour, while also embracing its vulnerability, we present a retrospective exploration that captures the essence of both strength and sensitivity—a true portrayal of man. Inspired by visionaries such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and George Plat
  • Liberated Masculinity - Photography Degree Show
    Liberated Masculinity - Photography Degree ShowPrivate View: 22nd June 6:00pm – 9:00pm T1 The Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL In "Liberated Masculinity," I have skillfully blended early photographic techniques with contemporary digital photography to create a thought-provoking dialogue that challenges conventional portrayals of masculinity. Through a series of gender-fluid portraits, I strive to establish a space for multi-layered humanity, encouraging openness, acceptance, and consideration for one's physical and emotional satis
  • Before catwalk
    Before catwalkFashion shots before catwalks
  • Man-UP
    Man-UPCover page for a project for the University of Westminster Double-entendre, camp pose & Neo-Dafa style!
  • Reclaim Worth
    Reclaim WorthMALVIE Magazine The Artist Edition Vol 502 September 2022
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Work history
    University of Westminster logo
    University of Westminster logo
    Digital AmbassadorUniversity of Westminster
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    As a Digital Ambassador, I am conducting extensive research on the available opportunities for graduates of the BA Photography Course, I am liaising with staff of the university and representatives of the creative industries in London towards the establishment of a creative and long last collaboration and I am creating still and moving images content for the course's social media.
    Photographer - StewardThe Camera Club
    London, United KingdomInternship
    The Camera Club – Member and Steward of the Photographic community of the Club (Volunteer) August 2019 – Present I volunteer as a Steward of the club with administrative responsibilities, such as managing bookings, offering induction to new members of the Club, overseeing photographic events. I also run commissioned and personal photo-shootings as well as assisting other photographers with their photographic projects.
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  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Studio Lighting
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography Editing
  • Photography
  • Photographic Direction
    University of Westminster logo
    University of Westminster logo
    BA (Hons) PhotographyUniversity of Westminster
    London, United Kingdom
    Photography BA (Honours) – University of Westminster September 2021 – 2023 • I am currently studying, in 2nd year
    HNC Art and Design London College of contemporary arts
     - London, United Kingdom
    HNC in Art & Design (Photography) – Walsall College September 2019 – September 2020 • Awarded: September 2020 - MERIT
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