About 2017-10-29T19:08:25+00:00

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


Experience
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.

Projects
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.

Education
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).

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