Oleksandr was born in 1979 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, but spent his childhoon in the Sakha Republic (known as Yakutia) at the far east of Russia. He has graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Medical College in 1999, then worked as a medical assistant in a psychiatric emergency team. In 2001 he has left medicine and started to work as a freelance photographer. Since 2005 he has worked at the Kommersant- Ukraine daily newspaper. Also, since that time until now he constantly cooperates with theFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany). In 2010 he has left the Kommersant and focused on his own documentary projects, including photography and film. That year, together with Yulia Serdyukova, he has founded an independent production companyHonest Fish Documentary Stories. As Oleksandr came to filmmaking from photography and is always a DoP in his own films, strong cinematography is one of distinctive features of his work.
Sirs and Misters, 2013, 35'
All Things Ablaze, 2014, 82'