Alexey Orlov was born in 1963 in town Yoshkar-Ola in the depths of Russia. That's where he grew up, was brought up and got higher education. After military service he took a great interest in photograph and started attending a local photoclub. In 1991 he joined Russian Union of Art Photographers. Since then Alexey has participated in numerous club exhibitions in his local town and in international photofestivals of Russia actively. Since 2005 for the author has started a productive period of exhibitions in biennale of Moscow House of Photography. In 2008 his personal exhibition took place in gallery "Photosojuz". Author's works dwell in collection of Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM). At present Alexey lives in his home town and is working at some new projects.