Hello, I am Alexander and welcome to my travel and photo blog. I work as Solutions Architect and taking pictures is purely my hobby. I unexpectedly developed a deep affection for photography over 15 years ago when I purchased my first DSLR camera. Since that moment, my passion has revolved around photography and traveling. I’ve has explored 63 different countries across the globe with an unwavering enthusiasm for street photography.

Also, I’m really passionate about arthitecture (here I’m talking about real architecture, not about software) and my special interest is subway photography. I’ve taken pictures in different subway systems around Europe in Stockholm, Munich, London, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Prague, Oslo, Berlin, Warsaw and Lisbon.

Said that, in my blog you will find both travel photos from the most beautiful locations from around the world, and also photos from the different subway systems. And of course street photos.

Interviews

For most Stockholm residents, the city’s metro is just a transport system to get them to and from work. But St Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov saw it differently when he moved to the Swedish capital, and started taking photos of it from angles commuters hadn’t seen before. His photos soon became an internet sensation, and now the stylish metro attracts visitors as a tourist attraction. Alexander took the BBC on a tour, and showed off some of his favourite stations on the network.

BBC News - Stockholm metro deserted beauty caught on camera, BBC News - The most beautiful metro in the world

Jun 23, 2014

Some of the world’s subway systems are a visual delight, and photographers like Alexander Dragunov are now putting them in focus. We go on an excursion with him to Stockholm’s underground which is often described as the world’s longest art gallery.

Deutsche Welle - Photographing Sweden’s subways

May 3, 2014

Man hajar till lite när man ser Alexander Dragunovs bilder av Stockholms tunnelbana. Även om man sett stationerna hundratals gånger har man inte sett det han har sett.

Dagens Nyheter - Han ser tunnelbanan med egna ögon

Jun 3, 2013

Swedish photographer Alexander Dragunov has an eye for architecture and masterwork for a muse, the Stockholm Metro. He studies these rock contours carefully, setting up his camera and waiting for a brief moment of silence where he and the station are alone for only a moment. The resulting exposures are breathtaking, awe-inspiring and artful.

Stockholm Subway by Alexander Dragunov

Today’s interview is with Alexander Dragunov, who through watch-learn-and-try has done an amazing work with his camera.

Alexander Dragunov – get inspired, travel and shoot

If you love experiencing art in unexpected place, make sure you take a special trip to Stockholm, Sweden to explore its amazing underground world.

Interview: Stunning Underground Art Inside the Stockholm Metro

My gear

I’ve bought my first DSLR camera back in 2007 and it was Canon EOS 400D. Then I used Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 7D and finally Canon EOS 6D.

In 2015 I decided to give a try to Sony A7 II and used it in 2015-2016 (for example during trips to Armenia and Bangladesh).

In 2017-2018 I’ve played with Olympus PEN-F (for example during trips to New York, Ireland and Aeolian Islands).

Since 2019 I’ve completely switched to Fujifilm and currently I use:

  • Photo Camera - Fujifilm X-T5
  • Wide Prime - Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR
  • Medium Prime - Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR

Some technical details about this site

2012 - 2019

  • Built with BlogEngine.NET
  • Hosted on GoDaddy

2019 - 2023

  • Single-page application (SPA) built with React and TypeScript
  • Hosted on AWS

from 2023

  • Static web site generated with Hugo
  • All photos are converted to WebP
  • Hosted on AWS (obviously)