Bio

Simakov Kirill – 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  was organising 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 2017 – 2018 there were Kirill’s solo exhibitions:
– “Borislav Strulev and Friends”,  Belgorod.
– “New York or Nowhere”, Moscow.
– “Outstanding People. Portraits on Skateboard decks “, Moscow.
– “People, Cities” was held in the gallery “Moscow”, with the support of WESTWING and the Nastenka Charity Fund.
 

2018 – Exhibition booth during the ArtFair in Tampa, Florida.

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

2018 – 2019 Official Ambassador of Leica Camera in Russia.

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

2020 – MIFA2020 Bronze Prize for “Architecture” photos.

2020 – Exhibitor at SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR.

2020 – Member of the Photographic Society of America.

2021 MAY – Personal exhibition “PEOPLE. CITIES” in the halls of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts.

2021 AUG/SEPT – Personal exhibition “MY MOSCOW” at the Gallery of Gorky Park’s Museum.

2021 SEPT/NOV – Exhibition stand “theNINE” at stART VENICE during the Venice Biennale.

2021 – Tokyo International Foto Awards 21 Bronze Prize for “Architecture” photos.

2021 NOV – Exhibition stand “MOTION” at  Salvador Dali “IL VIAGGIO” Exhibition, Cantu, Italy.

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

2022 APR-JUN – Exhibition “MOTION” at VENICE ART’22

2022 MAY-JUN – “Quiet Noise” series at the “Enlightenment” exhibition during the Biennale in Yaroslavl. 

2022 MAY-JUN -Exhibition “CONTEMPORARIES” at the highest Library in Europe (89th Floor)

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Portraits & commercials

Kirill photographed many personalities – Vasiliy Lanovoi, Stephen Seagal, Michail Gorbachev, Boris Efimov, Paul Walker, Vladimir Etush, Al Pacino, 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, Megan Fox, Rymas Tuminus, Viktor Dobronravov, Mark Zakharov, Yuriy Medvedev, Vladimir Naumov and many others.

Also worked with Suzuki Rus, Lexus Rus, Leica Camera, Maximilian London, Context by Diana Vishneva, TCI Agency, Mazda Rus, NIDO Interiors, Gitzo Rus, Vitra, DSG Apparel etc.

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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