Alexey Orlov was born in 1963 in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, deep Russian province. He raised there and graduated from a local university with higher education in the Humanities. In 1991 he became a full-time member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.
After that Alexey actively participated both in local and international photography exhibitions. Since 2005 Alexey has held а number personal exhibitions in Moscow during the biennale of Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (Moscow House of Photography) and also in the «Photographic Union» gallery.
Now Alexey Orlov lives in his hometown and works on several photographic projects.