He is passionate about people, and in just nine years he has visited 84 countries to see and photograph them. Alexander Khimushin was born in Iactia, in the Republic of Sakha, Russia, in what many say is the coldest place on earth and one of the most inhospitable and inaccessible regions on the planet. As a child, his grandfather's camera opened his eyes to the world and made him want to leave to explore distant territories.
"From the time I was nine years old, one way or another, photography is part of my life," says Alexander Khimushin, who for 15 years traded the cold of Siberia for Australia. At the time, the intention was to do a post-graduate degree in business management but, restless and unsatisfied by nature, did not stay there. "Nine years ago, I took a backpack and I have not stopped touring the world since," he says.
"I've visited 84 countries," he boasts. "Most of the time I travel alone and I always try to move to the most remote places on the planet, those that do not appear in the tourist guides," says the photographer. In one of his last expeditions, he traveled 40,000 kilometers in Siberia to photograph indigenous peoples, with the aim of portraying communities living in isolation, such as the ones he can see next.