About me

Photography started out as a hobby for me many years ago and gradually became my profession. I studied photography at Appalachian State University (where I got my CS degree). Then I studied individually with prominent contemporary photographers, some of them are: Alexei Nikishin (Russia), Sasha Manovtseva (Russia), and, of course, Peter Hurley (USA). I also have an extensive background in theatre — in acting, directing and teaching — and this background has a great influence on my approach to portrait photography. By the way, at my theatre institute I have studied the history of the fine art in depth and I continue to visit art museums and galleries regularly to keep in touch with the great masters of the past.

I work in different portrait genres. Whether it is a contemporary digital headshot, or classic b/w silver gelatine portrait, I alway strive to create a piece of work that I can put on my wall or in my album, such kind of work, that when I look at it, I feel that the day has not been lived in vain.Get in touch, book a session — I’ll be happy to work with you! 

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My two main studios are in Pittsboro, NC, USA and in Moscow, Russia.

I also frequently visit and work in
Saint Petersburg, Russia,
Riga, Latvia,
Sacramento and Oregon House, CA, USA, 


in Peter Hurley’s Studio in New York City!

About me. Headshot & portrait photographer Alexei Shendrick in Moscow, Russia

You can see my photography work in genres other than headshot on my old website:  shendrick.myportfolio.com

And here is my website for my studio in North Carolina, USA: shendrick.photography