Anton Alymov

I started my artistic adventure in 2016 on YouTube. I created a unique format of my blog which still has no analogues in the world – there are more than 330.000 people following it. I used to work as a computer games promoter and since then I’ve had partnerships with the biggest international companies in the industry such as Ubisoft, Crytek, WarGaming, Amino and many more.

The world of image has always been my passion. I’ve been studying the work of famous painters from the past to be able to use some of their special techniques for my own art.

As a professional photographer I am very much happy to say I have accomplished some things I am proud of. My work has been published internationally both online and in print by magazines and other publications. The work has been exhibited in galleries around the world. One of the exhibitions is going to take place in a gallery Blank Wall.

My artistic adventure started in 2016. I wanted to make movies or short films, but I felt it was impossible – I was 14 at the time and I well realised that in order to create a high quality media project the budget was needed. I couldn’t compromise on the quality as great visuals were very important for me – I was that teen with dreams about more or less serious productions.

But after some time I came up with an idea on how to fulfill my passion of cinematography until I would find the way to go “serious”.

The idea was this: to make short films using the engines of computer games – this was a perfect solution, I didn’t need actors, didn’t need cameras, didn’t need any budget. All I had was great enthusiasm to commit to that venture. The computer game that I based my short films on was GTA 5 – I really loved its engine as it opened unlimited possibilities in front of me in terms of bringing to life ideas and scripts.

As I was getting more experienced in creating video content, I started getting more and more comments complimenting the visuals of my videos – camera angles, movements and compositions. The show grew to the format of series and happened to be a major success. In half a year since I committed to creating content, the channel hit the 100,000 subscribers mark getting millions of views – that unique the content was.

Russian Artist Anton Alymov Photography
Russian Artist Anton Alymov Photography

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I continued working hard on my videos, sometimes I had to spend 12-14 hours a day on them with no exaggeration and the channel quickly grew to the 200.000 mark. By that time I had already signed partnerships with some big companies in the industry, this was one of the reasons I had to work that hard. Some of them were: Ubisoft (I’ve been working with them on promoting every single game since Far Cry 5 having access to the products months before official release dates), War Gaming (World of Tanks, World of Warships, World of Warplanes) and many more. (Now the channel has the following of 330,000 persons). The name of the show is “ALCATRAZ OFFICIAL” by the way.