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Report on Business cover wins double Gold at National Magazine Awards

I am thrilled to let you know that my cover of Report on Business with Larry Fink, has just won 2 Golds from National Magazine Awards – one for the cover and one for best portrait. I bow to ROB the photo director Clare Vander Meersch and the art director Domenic Marci for making a risky and unconventional decision and letting this image shine.
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Canadian Olympic SkatersTessa & Scott for W Network

Canadian Olympic SkatersTessa & Scott for W Network

Have you seen these gigantic billboards with Olympic skaters Tessa and Scott around Toronto? I’ve just started to bump into them on every other corner. No one ever printed my work larger then Corus Entertainment. I thank them for that! Their creative team led by Vince Robles has to be one of the most professional teams I’ve ever worked with as well.

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Actress Klavdia Korshunova for Instyle Russia

Shot at a super cool modern hi-school in Los Angeles. The fashion style for this shoot was inspired by masculine lines: slick, sharp and geometric. Styled by Natalia Belozerova.

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Zhanna Friske for Hello (Russia) Magazine

 

Stylish and sexy as ever Russian singer and actress Zhanna Friske is getting ready to become a mom for the first time. She’s made Miami her second home more then 15 years ago and not surprisingly  that’s where she chooses to be when the baby finally arrives at the end of March. Hello Magazine asked me to shoot this exclusive feature at Zhanna’s request in February at her residence in Miami Beach.

Director and screenwriter Tony Gilroy for The GRID magazine

Director and screenwriter Tony Gilroy for The GRID magazine

Recently a had a rare opportunity to photograph director and screen writer Tony Gilroy (Bourne Legacy) for the Grid Magazine. I had 10 minutes which I was told is a standard time frame for a press tour photo shoot. You go into a tiny and bare hotel room where at least 8 other photographers have been before you that same day, you have 10-15 min to prep while the interview is being conducted in the other room. Then the director comes in, he’s extremely tired and indifferent and hates to be photographed in general, you ask him to stand here, or sit there, he is suspicious and unwilling to follow any ideas out of even a slightly ordinary pattern. A few minuted later you’re done. Next!

I asked Tony if he is used to the process of being photographed by now and he told me NO WAY, and that he considers this being a payback for telling other people what to do in front of the camera on set. Sometimes being a photographer leaves you with uneasy feeling of being a tormentor, just like being a director at times I am sure.

Bryan Cranston for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter

There is a reason why cameras love Hollywood actors. Of course they have powerful presence and charm, but they are also super professional and not just in front of an Arriflex. 30 minute long photo session is an everyday reality, but when you need to shoot a COVER and at least a PAGE for the magazine in 30 minutes… now that’s intimidating. To my great surprise half an hour with Bryan was enough to get at least a dozen cover-worthy images. The magazine just came out, but it was already noticed by the Society of Publication Designers. Presented as the COVER OF THE DAY here: http://www.spd.org/2011/09/cover-of-the-day-september-14.php