Focus On 1.82 Alexander Shmakoff – @shmakoff_com on Instagram.


Instagram is where creative and talented people come together and find the perfect platform for self expression and creativity.

. wants to contribute to your discovery of surprising and creative users from all walks of life. Their common denominator?  They are people addicted to Instagram telling their stories about small portions of their lives through their pictures, revealing their passions and sharing their best Instagram tips.


Today we are happy to introduce you to ALEXANDER SHMAKOFF.  Alexander is a polifacetic artist, using painting and digital photography to express himself.  His expressionist and Abstract styles are filled with bright colours.  He expresses his style with the help of a variety of different mobile applications, color mixing and photo collages.  A colorful style that will not leave you indifferent!


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Alexander first opened his Instagram account on May 20th 2012 and has cultivated 18,055 followers with 350 posts.  

You can follow Alexander on his Instagram account @shmakoff_com and check out his artist profile on CREATIVE DEE SITE.


Welcome to our Instagramers Blog ALEX! 

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I am Alexander Shmakoff.  Made in USSR, Leningrad, 1978 (Now – Russia, Saint-Petersburg).

During the day, I work in a small advertising agency which I founded. We specialize in design, naming, branding and polygraphy.

In my free time I like to experiment with photos, graphics and a little bit music.

All of my artworks are based on spontaneous imagery ideas and I really love vivid colors.

I tend to use simple lines and strong colors to explain express different emotions.

Most of my pieces can be best described as Digital Art or Digital IOS App Art, and I extensively use iPhone, iPad and different IOS Apps to create them.

To see more of my work, check my Instagram account at @shmakoff_com and take a look at some of the artworks available for you to acquire should you enjoy what I do:

Welcome to my colors!


Thanks for your contribution to Focus On Alexander!


Here we go!


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You are: @shmakoff_com

You would like to be: @shmakoff (this nick is owned by someone else…and since he has not used it for a long time… I would be happy to take it) =)

Items you would take to a desert island: iPhone and a solar battery charger

What has been your most bizarre life experience: Once upon a time, when I was a student I experience a psychedelic trip… I can’t explain what it was, but it was striking!

Super power you would like to have:  Teleportation (like in “Jumper” movie)


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In ‘real’ life

Happy alone (with Instagram), in love, married or it’s complicated:  I am married to a wonderful girl, her name is Tatiana.

You love to: Travel and see our beautiful world.

You can’t stand: Lies, stupidity, platitude

A song that best describes you: Depeche Mode’s ”Wrong”

Your hobbies: Design, Music, Sport

A trip you dream of: New York, Tokyo

A quote: “ There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality” Pablo Picasso.

Someone you admire: My lovely wife.

A wish: To have enough time, resources and independence of surrounding things to realize most of my digital artworks and new ideas in oil painting.

What more must we know about you in one phrase: Inconsistency.


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Your life on Instagram

Your Instagram birthday:  May 20th 2012.

Instagram account: @shmakoff 

Number of followers: 18,067

iPhone, Android, DSLR: iPhone, iPad.

Did Instagram change your life:  Yes


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Instagram for professional or personal use: Personal

Define your style in one word: Digital App Art (IOS App Art)

Daily time spent on Instagram: Now that you ask I realize I spend a lot of time on Instagram ))) . I love to see other images people create.

Favorite hashtag: #welcometomycolors

A favorite filter: None

An App: Tangent, Mextures, Fragment

Favorite Gadget: iPhone 5, iPad


Pictures that made you like on Instagram: I like everything associated with surreal and abstract vision

Pictures that must be forbidden on Instagam:  All pictures with a evil connotation. And I don’t like pictures of dishes, clothes, shoes, nails etc.

An improvement for Instagram: More user support.

Life without Instagram would be: Colorless

An Instagram user we cannot miss:  @matthewcustar  He started an interesting project: “ABSTRACT:  365 daily design project iPhone only”. Every day he creates a new abstraction and I love his style.


Describe your best picture on Instagram:  I can’t choose my favorite picture. I like them all in different ways. Some kind of emotions, occasions  and spirits associated with almost every picture.


How did you take it, any interesting anecdote?: All my artwork is  based on spontaneous imagery ideas and I really love to experiment with different Apps to create something creative, unusual and colorful.

Techniques and equipment used: I use my iPhone 5, many different Apps for editing and a little bit of Photoshop (sometimes only, to maintain a high resolution of images).

My favorite Apps – Repix, Decim8, Mextures, Fragment, Tangent, LoryStripes, Deco Sketch, Isometric

Thank you for your contribution Alexander, we are certainly big fans of your Digital Art!




Here are some more of Alexander’s pics:


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