My name is Aleksandr Ovchinnikov. But I am known mostly as Antonio Clemens.
In 1994 I joined big fashionable company Studio VII as the assistant of the later well known master of fashion photography Anton Oparin (Anton Oparin N.Y. USA). Since that moment my career of the professional photographer had started. After Anton Oparin had created the FashionStock.com I worked for that project at the Fashion Weeks as a frontline photographer.
Besides that my education is biologist. I have graduated from the Saint Petersburg state University, and I was doing the scientific job in the world biggest Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN). I have several treatises and achievements in that field. I took part in several International Zoological expeditions as a photographer and entomologist. The first objects of my photography interest were insects.
I had my debut at Met-Art in 2009. My photo galleries should be published under my real name. And it was conformed with The Met-Art chiefs. But at that moment someone of the editors made the mistake and it caused the appearance of Antonio Clemens. It was a very successful start, top 3 at once. And that was the reason why we decided to remain that nickname.