We were delighted when Aven introduced us to his work. The sensitivity, sensuality and humility with which he portrays each subject is abundantly evident.

Self-taught since the age of 15, Aven has achieved a professional level of work, with impressive technical and compositional skills to match.

There’s a timeless feel throughout his nude work, the majority being black and white, or else coloured with a pleasingly warm pastel palette. Subjects are splendidly feminine throughout, being occasionally accompanied by simple props such as a mirror, chair, shirt, or empty picture frame.


All images © Alexei Aven