CV

SERGEY KONDRASHIN,

Bio

Born in 1967 in Riga, Latvia, where he’s got special professional education. Started his photographic career in 1984. Worked in Moscow, Russia in 1998-2001. Since 2001 till present owns one of the best professionally equipped photo studios in Riga. Since 2006 publishes his own magazine Calendar.lv dedicated to his personal creative projects. Married, in March 2007 became a happy father of his first daughter.

Experience

Sergey Kondrashin is equally famous in artistic & advertising field. His artistic vision gives him a major advantage while making commercial advertising. He does not just technically implement creator’s or stylist’s ideas like the majority of photographers do, but usually he is a creator, a stylist & a photographer himself – all in one.

Kondrashin’s main fields are: art, underwater photography, celebrity portraits, fashion photography, erotic photography, interior & architecture photography.

Sergey prefers classic photography, especially black & white. He thinks that his young colleagues overuse Photoshop to make their pictures more vivd while he demonstrates rare in our days skill to make pure qualitative old school photo that needs no improvement.

Sergey Kondrashin is often invited to judge various photographer’s contests.

Kondrashin doesn’t just shoot celebrities – in Latvia he’s kind of celebrity himself. Photos of him & his wife are often seen in fashion magazines. In 2007 he was one of 37 VIP’s (including the President of Latvia) who has got famous Pirelli calendar as a present.


Main Awards

Best Advertising Photographer of Russia in 1998

1st award for the best creative work at the VIII Moscow International Advertising Festival

1st award fro the best advertising work at the VIII Moscow International Advertising Festival

1st Finalist in creator’s contest at the IX Moscow International Advertising Festival

Best Magazine Cover at Latvian Style & Fashion Awards in 2006

Best Magazine Cover of ”Santa” publishing house in 2007

Major input into Latvian culture in 2007 according to Pirelli Calendar representative in Latvia

The album “Underwater Photo Ballet” became a finalist of The 35 th World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes, France in 2008

TV production

2016 – Documentary „ Я Тебя  Люблю Латвия” 3 episodes (PBK)

2015 – Reality show „Calendar Live”- 4 12 episodes (TV3 Latvija, TV6, K2)

2014 – Reality show „Russian Girls” 12 episodes (CTV-Espania)

2013 – Reality show „Calendar Live”- 3 11 episodes (REN-TV Baltija)

2013 – Reality show „Хозяйка своей жизни 2” (CTV-Espania)

2012 – Reality show „Хозяйка своей жизни” (REN-TV Baltija)

2011 – Reality show „Calendar Live”- 2 15 episodes (REN-TV Baltija)

2010 – Reality show „Calendar Live”- 1 11 episodes (REN-TV Baltija)

2009 – Road movie „Az-Az” 11 episodes (OE Tv)

2009 – Documentary „Kailā patiesība” (LNT)

Exhibitions

2016 – “Underwater Photo Ballet” exhibition in Tenerife (Canary Island)

2014 – CalendarLV  2015 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2013 – CalendarLV  2014 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2012 – CalendarLV  2013 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2011 – CalendarLV  2012 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2010 – CalendarLV  2011 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2009 – CalendarLV  2010 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2009 – “Underwater Photo Ballet” personal exhibition in Tallinn National Opera (Estonia)

2008 – CalendarLV  2009 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2008 – “Bloody Album” personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2007 – CalendarLV 2008 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2007 – “Underwater Photo Ballet” personal exhibition in Latvian National Opera

2006 – CalendarLV 2007 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2005 – CalendarLV 2006 personal exhibition in Riga (Latvia)

2001 – Personal exhibition of selected works at the Night of Adeaters in Moscow

2000 – Participation in collective exhibition of Russian advertising photographers guild in Moscow

1999 —  Participation in collective winner’s work exhibition at the IX Moscow International Advertising Festival 

1998 – Participation in collective winner’s work exhibition at the VIII Moscow International Advertising Festival

1995 – Participation in collective exhibition of international photographers in Flemmsbourg, Germany

Books

“Bloody Album” 2008

“Underwater Photo Ballet” 2007

Projects

„ Я Тебя  Люблю Латвия” – TV documentary & multimedia  project  www.stasti.com

Underwater Photo Ballet  – Multimedia charity project www.photoballet.com

Calendar.lv – Personal annual glamour calendar featuring Latvian celebrities (www.kondrashin.info/calendar/)

Bloody Album – project against hunting www.nokilling.us

Love, Peace, Infinity – Conceptual collective photosession of ordinary Latvian people at www.kondrashin.info

Media

Hundreds of publications in various monthly, weekly & daily press including:

Photo&Video (Russia)

Photo magazine (Russia)

Karavan Istorij (Russia)

The Best Interiors (Warner Media)

Underwater Journal (PADI UK)

Vip Lounge (Latvia)

Klubs (Latvia)

Santa (Latvia)

Pastaiga (Latvia)

Foto Kvartals (Latvia)

+ various TV & Radio interviews

Making of the Calendar 2007 & Calendar 2008 video rotation at Fashion TV channel

Clients

Toyota

Mercedes-Benz

Ray-Ban

Vogue

Puren

Gira

Latvian National Opera

Baltic Fashion Federation

Oriflame

Vaide

Rosme

Lauma

Kivvi Cosmetics

ESPA Riga

Arctic Paper

Nikon

Canon

Quelle

Knauf

Campari

Carlsberg

Vichy

Aldaris

Afri-Cola

Epique

Mulberry

FitLine

Gianmarco Lorenzi

LuxAuto

Jums

LukOil

Chateau Lion casino