Simakov Kirill – Russian photographer. Born on August 15, 1984 in Moscow.

In 2006 he graduated from the University, Faculty of Indo-European languages. Taking a great interest in photography, Kirill began working at the S.Bermeniev’s National Portrait Gallery in Moscow. He was organizing and conducting photo sessions of world celebrities and outstanding figures of art and politics, curated exhibitions and belonged to the editorial group on creating books, catalogs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Milan, Vicenza, New York, etc.

In 2012 he received a certificate of completion of the course “Marketing for photographers” and in 2018 completes “Portrait Photography” course  at the New York Institute of Photography. 

In 2013, Kirill founded his own Collection of author’s photos for interior decoration of homes and office space.

In 2016 he opened a working studio in Moscow.

In 2017 – 2018 there were Kirill’s  solo exhibitions:

– “Borislav Strulev and Friends”, Conservatory, Belgorod (30 portraits);

– “New York or Nowhere”, FLACON Design Factory (40 photos);

– “Outstanding People. Portraits on Skateboard decks “, Design Factory FLACON (15 works).

– “People, Cities” was held in the gallery “Moscow”, with the support of WESTWING and the Nastenka Charity Fund (12 works).

2018 – Exhibition booth during the ArtFair in Tampa, Florida

2018 – 2019 Official Ambassador of Leica Camera in Russia.

2019 – Personal Exhibition Booth at Red Dot during the Art Basel Miami


Kirill photographed many personalities – Vasiliy Lanovoi, Dmitry Medvedev, Stephen Seagal, Michail Gorbachev, Boris Efimov, Paul Walker, Vladimir Etush, Al Pacino, Vladimir Putin, Alexey Nemov, Yuriy Solomin, Vyacheslav Fetisov , Woody Allen, Elie Wiesel, Maya Plisetskaya, Romero Britto, Irina Apeksimova, Zurab Tsereteli, Ralph Fiennes, Michail Gorevoy, Mark Kostabi, Alexey Batalov, Lang Lang, Deni Devito, Karen Shahnazarova, Megan Fox, Rymas Tuminus, Viktor Dobronravov, Mark Zakharov, Yuriy Medvedev, Vladimir Naumov and many others.

Photo works of Kirill often decorates the covers of famous publications, printed in newspapers and magazines.

Simakov also was the co-editor of books / albums and took part in several projects, such as: “Brodsky”, “8 Stars”, “Tsoy and Others”, “Star Named Tsoy”, “Country of Victory. Victory of the Country” by Sergey Bermeniev.

Kirill Simakov participated in many charity projects, held Master Classes in schools, orphanages, libraries, and as a Leica Camera Ambassador made some seminars for Pro’s and Amateur photographers.