Igor Vasiliadis (Russia) is a professional fashion and art photographer, rated amongst the Top Photographers by “Career” and “FORBES” magazines.
The history of “Igor Vasiliadis the photographer” has started when he was 8 years. At that time his first camera was the Soviet one Smena 6, and then Zenit E. Since childhood, photography became his main obsession for a lifetime. When Igor grew up, he started to take pictures with medium format camera and achieved real success in it, winning national and international contests. Then Igor started to use large format cameras with authentic 19th century optics using silver and platinum sensitive materials for taking pictures. Later on, with the appearance of the high-quality digital technologies, Igor began to work professionally in this area too.
The two main Igor Vasiliadis’s working formats are commercial and art. His portfolio includes portraits of world known celebrities from the world of fashion, cinema and sports.
Considering the work which has been done, it can be described that in his art, Igor Vasiliadis combines technologies of the past in the format of the future. Working with old technologies, lenses and chemical processes, the artist does not capture reality, he creates his own world in his pictures.
One of the main focuses of his work is shooting and printing technology, preserved from the middle of XIX century and known as wet-collodion process on the plates of blackened silver. The artist makes unique photo-canvas. All covering imperfections are original and make a special entourage, which, combined with the image, creates an unusual feeling.
He's been doing some editorial work for prestigious magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie-Claire, L’Officiel, Esquire, Wallpaper magazine, AMICA (Italy), ZiNC (USA), Flair (Italy), BLUR, Depesha (USA), Spoon (USA), NUDE (USA), ART PHOTO (Germany), Gala, Menu, Shape, Hello!, OK, L’Optimum, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Maxim, FHM, Moulin Rouge, Fashion Collection, Wedding, Joy, NRG, FW magazine.