Kelis Bahtiyar was born December 18th, 1996 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He became interested in photography in 2011, starting a photography class at Kasteeva Arts School the same year. In 2015, Bahtiyar enrolled in the Zhurgeneva Academy of the Arts to study cinematography. Within photography he focuses street and documentary photography.
The Mountains Float in Lilac Mist: A priest’s journey in the mountains
Almaty is a city almost entirely circled by mountains, so hiking and climbing culture is popular among city residents. This ongoing series is about one of them. Alexandr is both a mountain climber and a priest.