iPhonographique is about an impossibility of female love in the times of advanced communication. The book originated in 2012, the year Nikishin started taking pictures with his phone. Having only been familiar with black and white photography, he decided to combine all the colorful mobile photos in a book with text written by his friend and movie director Valeria Gai Germanica. In 2015 it all came together to tell a new exciting story not on photography, but on bizarre ways of living, loving and suffering.
Alexey Nikishin, 40 years old, lives and works in Moscow, Russia. Here he studied photography at Photoplay from 2005-2006. In 2010 he set in motion the work on “The Journals”, his first art-book. In 2011 he divided his time between participating in workshops led by Martin Parr, Mark Power, Alec Soth, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Sergey Maхimishin and doing the project of “Dom.2.Reality”. In 2012 the interest in iPhone photography emerges under the influence of Gueorgui Pinkhassov, which is followed by work on his second book titled “iPhonographique”.
His works are recognized and find their place in various individual and mixed exhibitions, including permanent collections in Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Moscow Multimedia Art Museum.