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Alex Stepanov
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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2+2=8? Just ask a bartender...

As seen in San Francisco
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Roadside child care

In case they are buggin' the light out of you - just leave them unattended :) The good folks at Long Wong's will take care of the rest...


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Casa Loma

Perhaps the most widely advertised view of Casa Loma in Totonto is this one - the conservatory (aka "greenhouse"). As to me, I could not care less what the function of this house is - it has a cupola and that's enough to keep me glued to the camera for a good hour :)
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The art of being irrelevant

Imagine for a moment that you are looking for something. Say, you are searching through the job listings (as I did) and you type your desired job title - let's say it was "Accountant". In all the likelihood, you would expect to see the accountant job listings, right? Not so fast. If you use something like Monster.com, you will get anything and everything except what you are looking for. In my case, I was searching for "Software Engineer" and getting "Bartender", "Laundry Attendant", "Housekeeper III" (imagine that, they have levels of housekeeping!)

Personally, I think that being that much out of context is an art form... One of those I could live without
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How to take a cool shot of a hot air balloon :)
 
I had a great time shooting hot air balloons on Saturday - thank you so much +Jeff Sullivan & +Lori Hibbett for inviting me!   It was nice seeing +Derek Osborne again, as well as meeting more photographers in the area.

I'm slowly starting to go through all the images from the day, but this is one of my favorites.  A little bit of land, water, sky and I think fire.  

#zensunday  curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth  and +Simon Davis-Oakley +Zen Sunday 
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Kids are man's best friends

Move over puppies and kittens and ponies! People at Long Wong's put children first. On the cute list that is :)

As seen at Long Wong's Wings.

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Absolutely No Stradamus
Not even a tiny bit - as per chef's orders. Posted on the side of a beach cafe in Sinton Beach.

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There is nothing like a fashion statement

As seen in Toronto, ON. Move over, New York, clothespins are the new black!

#fashion #Toronto
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While cold-blooded Americans "merge" into the traffic lane, the warm-hearted Canadian motorists prefer to have a friendly hug and "squeeze in" when possible :) As seen in Toronto, ON
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Quite. If they must lose months of their lives pointlessly sat in a metal box, they can at least do so politely. :)

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Welcome to Oakland, USA

I don't suppose many of you live in the "riot zone" - in a place where riots happen on a regular basis that is. The Chase Bank branch below was in perfectly fine shape when I was banking there on Friday afternoon. The photo below was taken one day later. This is not a third world country. This is Oakland, USA. Welcome!
 
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We're currently awaiting this seasons 'trigger', usually its a naive slip of the tongue by an upcoming politician - or a mistake made by the police.  By 'season', I mean any lame excuse for the hordes to embark upon a TV snatching rampage.  
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I was originally built in the USSR. The country does not exist anymore but now you know the origins of the funny accent. I imported myself into the USA at the age of 26 and upon arrival, immediately began exploring the new surroundings, which led to a good many cross-country trips and to a number of memorable experiences.

Today, I live and work in the colorful and eclectic city of San Francisco and specialize in commercial, product and advertising photography for the corporate and private clients in the Northern California and nationwide. My images can be found in the regional and national publications, on the sites of the leading television networks and in the editorial distribution worldwide. As a photographer, I embrace the philosophy that every object, correctly seen, is beautiful and my job is to show that beauty to the world.

Being a curious and persistent person, I am always inspired by the progress, by the new ideas, new tools, new styles. I firmly believe that my clients deserve only the best and nothing less than perfect will do. I always strive to produce that "wow!" image and if I don't have the right tools or the right lights for the particular situation, I will make them myself. I make things happen.

You are welcome to find out more about me and my work on my BLOG page

You are also invited to take a look at my "how-to" and "behind the scenes" articles on PHOTIGY (here)



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Moved across the USA 3.5 times, every time with just a 4' x 8' trailer
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San Francisco, CA
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Turners Falls, MA - Bethesda, MD - Gaithersburg, MD - Santa Fe,NM - Jersey City, NJ - Austin, TX - Schaumburg, IL - Seattle, WA
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Nice…just curious, I would love to do an album cover with the old movie film with the soundtrack that ran down one side or both sides, depen