Alexey Belov was born in 1973 in Zelenograd, Russia. There he graduated from Moscow Institute Of Electronic Technology. Alexey still lives in Zelenograd, which is near Moscow, and teaches math at school. Photography for him isn't just a hobby but almost the second profession. He is an artist and a photographer, a member of the Russian Photo Union since 2007. Alexey has been using alternative processes in his art since 2003. He sees it as an attempt to make painting and photography work in concert. He works with different techniques, such as Polaroid transfer, liquid emulsion, oil print and lithprint, vandykes brown, cyanotype, salt print and platinum/palladium. Watercolors, oil and ink, as well as many forms of chemical toning are also used while post processing prints. And some of the images are united with lyrics as an indivisible creation.