Aslan Alikhanov

Based Baku, Azerbaijan



Starting off as a commercial photographer on various local media platforms, Matthew Solnechnii a.k.a Aslan Alikhanov quickly becomes noticed in the sector through his specific use of flashlights. Primarily working in street photography and portraits, Aslan's work addresses youth and clubbing culture in his native Baku. He often works symbolically to evoke a sense of emptiness, absence, and pain suffered by his close circle.

Alikhanov has achieved national recognition over the past decade for his discovery and presentation of the many emerging musicians and artists, such as Diana Hajiyeva (musicianDihaj)j, Diana Katova (model), Ruzgar (rapper), Albina (musician) etc. His works on Baku youth are the examination of the early days of the new Baku techno-club movement, capturing the birth of the first generation of Internet users, and redefining the concept of “fans” as an indie youth imagery that has developed globally through emerging social networks. Aslan widely followed photographic diary on Instagram has popularized an entirely new genre—the online photo diary.

   Diana Hajiyeva. 2021

  Albina. 2020

  . Ruzgar. 2020.

  Diana Katova. 2019

  Elnur Huseynov. 2016