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Commercial Photographer and Portrait artist, Aleksandr Karjaka, listens with his eyes to capture the authentic essence of each subject. By exploring everyday, unscripted moments, he crafts iconic imagery in which the ordinary is elevated to the universal.

Aleks’s photos have been featured in numerous commercial campaigns, magazines and encompass industries from fashion to performance art to architecture. Also a professional clarinetist, he has a unique pulse on the arts world and his imagery is in particularly high demand among preeminent artists, ensembles, and performance schools. Aleks works in all formats of photography from wet plate to digital. He shoots primarily with the PhaseOne, Leica & Hasselblad systems.

When he’s not behind the camera you may also find him on stage behind a clarinet at places such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, editing his magazine KARJAKA New York, or lecturing on Fashion Photography at Parson School of Design – The New School.

Client List

  • Amazon Advertising
  • Amazon PAY
  • Anya Caliendo Couture Millinery Atelier
  • Ariel Jacobs
  • The Associated Press
  • Axe Body Spray
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bravo
  • Camilla Huey
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Centre Studio Architecture
  • Chicago Magazine
  • Chicago Reader
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Classical Singer Magazine
  • Color One Digital Imaging
  • CxRA – Catering by Restaurant Associates
  • Degree Antiperspirant
  • Diamond Dentistry
  • Ellen Foley
  • Fifth House Ensemble
  • Hasselblad Bron
  • JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
  • Michigan State University
  • Million Dollar Listing NY
  • Music Business Worldwide
  • The New School
  • Orli Shaham
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Scholastic Publishing
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Thrashbird
  • Unilever
  • Yamaha