Bio

Photographer Kir (Kirill) Simakov (b.1984) is a multidisciplinary artist.

From Al Pacino and Ralph Fiennes to Megan Fox, from Michail Gorbachev to Zurab Tsereteli, Kir Simakov is known for capturing the magnetism, inner phycological state, and emotional depth in his subjects, creating a connection and a unique dialogue between them and the viewer.

Kir specializes in urban, architecture, and landscape photography. He searches for the beauty of the built and natural environments, seizing rare moments of vibrant atmosphere of a city or a landscape.

Born in Moscow, lived in New York, and worked in Europe, he is currently based in Milan, Italy.

 

Education:

2006 – Moscow State Regional University, Faculty of Indo-European languages, Moscow, Russia

2012 – Marketing for photographers, NY Institute of Photography, the USA

2018 – Portrait Photography, NY Institute of Photography, the USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 – Borislav Strulev and Friends, Belgorod.

2017 – New York or Nowhere, Moscow.

2018 – Outstanding People. Portraits on Skateboard decks, Moscow.

2018 – People, Cities, Moscow gallery, supported by WESTWING and the Nastenka Charity Fund.

05/2021 – Personal exhibition PEOPLE. CITIES. Russian Academy of Arts, Russia.

08-09/2021 – Personal exhibition MY MOSCOW. Gallery of Gorky Park’s Museum.

05-06/2022 – Exhibition CONTEMPORARIES, Highest Library in Europe (89th Floor)

 

Exhibitions and Art Fairs 

2018 – Exhibition booth. ArtFair in Tampa, Florida.

2019 – Exhibition booth. RedDot during ART BASEL, Miami, Florida

2020 – Exhibition booth. Shanghai International Art Fair, China.

09-11/2021 – Exhibition stand theNINE, stART VENICE. Venice Biennale, Italy.

11/2021 – Exhibition stand MOTION, Salvador Dali IL VIAGGIO Exhibition, Cantu, Italy.

04-06/2022 – Exhibition MOTION. VENICE ART’22, Italy.

05-06/2022 – Quiet Noise series at Enlightenment exhibition. Biennale in Yaroslavl, Russia.

 

Awards  

2018 – 2020 – Member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America)

2018 – 2019 Official Ambassador of Leica Camera in Russia.

2020 – MIFA2020 Bronze Prize for “Architecture” photos.

2020 – Member of the Photographic Society of America.

2022 – Member of the Association of National Professional Photographers of Italy.

 

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Portraits & commercials

Selected clients

Maximilian London, Context by Diana Vishneva, Leica Camera, Mazda Rus, TCI Agency, NIDO Interiors, GitzoRus, Vitra, DSG Apparel, Suzuki Rus, Lexus Rus

Celebrities portraits

Woody Allen, Elie Wiesel, Paul Walker, Steven Seagal, Al Pachino, Romero Britto, Megan Fox, Ralph Fiennes, Alec Monopoly, Michael Flatley, Theodore Mann, Mark Kostabi, Blue Man Group, Marcelo Gomez, Diana Vishneva, Lang Lang, Rymas Tuminas, Vladimir Etush, Michail Gorbachev, Vasiliy Lanovoi, Yuriy Solomin, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Zurab Tsereteli, Michail Gorevoy, Mark Zakharov, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Irina Apeksimova, Vladimir Naumov, Boris Ephimov, Genrich Borovik,  Vera Vasilieva, Maya Plisetskaya

 

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

Gear

Camera: Hasselblad X1DII + Hasselblad 907X (CFV50II) + Sony a7rIV 

Film Camera: Hasselblad 500cm 

Drone: DJI Mavic Mini 2

Tripod: Gitzo

Tripod Head: ArcaSwiss Cube + ArcaSwiss P0

Light System: Profoto A1X

Backpack: Gitzo 

Hardware: Mac Mini M1 + MacBook Pro 13 M1

Display: BenQ SW271C

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