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Nikolay has been working and living in Los Angeles, USA. He began his career as a photographer in the advertising agency Alfa Press, Moscow, Russia, where he acted as a designer till 2007 and afterwards as a photographer and art-director at a design-studio.

In 2004 he finished the course of Yuryi Danilov at the Academy of Photography, Russia.

In the early works you may find landscapes, genre portraits and the works of still life. Permanently being looking for "his own genre", Nikolay has found himself in fashion-photography and studio portraits.

"It is very important for me to see a man in a frame, his emotions or their absence, when the model's eyes attract the sight, when these eyes become the center of a photo, the center of the whole Universe. I love to create the image by myself with the help of a stylist, a makeup artist, projecting the pictures from my head to the reality, which later may be found in my photographs. Vogue, the works of such masters as Horst P. Horst, Peter Lindberg, Paolo Roversi, Greg Lotus, collections of John Galliano, Gareth Pugh - all this is some kind of a muse for me. I'm always looking through the works of different photographers, designers, marking out something for myself."

Nikolay works in different genres of commercial photography, graphic design and with pleasure takes part in creative projects.

Title: Black

Photographer: Nikolay Mikheev

Model: Natalia Lesnikovskaya

MUA/Hair: Elena Novichkova

Wardrobe Stylist: Lada Arzumanova

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The Photography in this article are Copyright © Nikolay Mikheev. All Rights Reserved. Images may not be copied or used without expressive permission of copyright holder.

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