About 2019-02-18T19:57:30+00:00

Photographer and film director from Kazakhstan based in Helsinki, Finland.

Worked in international and Kazakhstan media and studios as a photographer, movie director, director of photography, editor and art director.
Has worked and still cooperates with a variety of magazines such as: Forbes, Esquire, Spiegel, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Ogoniok, etc.
In 2014 started his own audio-visual arts production studio Blow Up which has run successfully in Kazakhstan.
The experience of professional activity is more than sixteen years in total.

Ivan ran three personal photo exhibitions: ODD, Age & Youth, Dead Flag Blues, and four commercial exhibitions of his photography works in Almaty.
Has shot four short feature films: The Fool, Above You, The Tie and Sima Lepestkova’s Voyage.
Shot a variety of documental and report films, ads and teasers.
In 2005 Ivan founded an instrumental post rock band called Shaman Yet Booben, where he performs as a composer and lead guitar.
In 2010 co-founded melodeclamation project called Chinese Democracy
Wrote music for two albums of this projects and for two of his feature films.

Ivan holds Master’s degree in Art Criticism with a major in Feature Film Directing and Screenwriting (2013, KazNAI named after T. Zhurgenova, Almaty, Kazakhstan). He studied feature film creating at the workshop of Iraqli Kvirikadze.

He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Journalism (2007, KazNU named after Al-Farabi).