Alexej, a Ukrainian-German devoted diver and photographer, highlights the beauty and human-induced distress of the underwater world through his work. Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, he holds a diploma in rocket engineering and received photography education from the Kiev Photography School between 2019 and 2023.

Alexej's art bridges photography and painting, employing abstract and fine art styles to underscore the link between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. With his distinctive style, he aspires to elevate underwater photography to powerful contemporary art that advocates for peace and environmental protection.

Alexej has achieved significant international recognition, garnering major awards, including:

  • Finalist of the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2024.
  • Nature Photographer of the Year by Prix de la Photographie, 2023.
  • Two-time 1st place winner of the Travel Photographer of the Year, 2022.
  • 1st place winner in both Monochrome Awards and Neutral Density Awards, 2022/23.
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year by Annual Photography Awards, 2021.
  • Four-time gold medalist of both Tokyo and Budapest Photography Awards.
  • Three-time recipient of Jury Top 5 Awards from International Photography Awards.
  • Overall winner at the Vienna Photography Awards, 2021.
  • Commended by the Siena Creative Photography Awards.


His remarkable photographs have been exhibited in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Ukraine.


Print Purchases, Collaboration and Gallery Representation

Alexej welcomes opportunities for gallery representations and collaborations that amplify the impact of his underwater photography and its environmental advocacy. His portfolio is an excellent fit for galleries and partners passionate about art with a message. Together, we can bring the underwater narrative to a broader audience.

For inquiries on limited edition file art print purchases, exhibitions, or collaborations, please connect via contact page