Alexey Orlov was born in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, deep Russian province. He grew up there and graduated from a local university, earning a degree in humanitarian studies. 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 numerous personal exhibitions in Moscow during the biennale of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum and also in the «Photographic Union» gallery. The photographs made by Alexey have been included in various private collections, they can also be found in the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum. Now Alexey Orlov lives in his hometown and works on several photographic projects.