Ivan Bessedin - photographer and film director based in Helsinki, Finland.
Hi and welcome to my website! I'm Ivan Bessedin - photographer and film director based in Helsinki, Finland.
Throughout my 18-year long career, I have worked as a photographer, editor, film director and art director at international and local media and art studios in Kazakhstan. I have collaborated with a variety of world-renowned magazines such as Forbes, Esquire, Spiegel, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, Ogoniok, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta Sanomat etc.
I have opened up and run my audio-visual arts productions studio ‘Blow Up’ in 2014-2017.
Personal photo exhibitions: Odd, Age & Youth, Dead Flag Blues.
Various commercial photo exhibitions in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Feature short films: The Fool, Above You, The Tie, Sima Lepestkova’s Voyage. I have also written music for the last two of them.
A number of documental and report films, video ads and teaser clips shot in 2010-2017.
Master's degree in Art with a major in Feature Film Directing and Screenwriting (T. Zhurgenov National Academy of Arts, 2013).
Bachelor's degree in International Journalism (Al-Farabi National University, 2007).
In 2005 I started an instrumental post-rock band ‘Shaman Yet Booben’, where I have performed as a lead guitar and song composer.
In 2010 I co-founded a melodeclamation project ‘Chinese Democracy’, which turned into creative current and helped young talanted poets to be heard.
Have a look at what I can do for you: personal portrait or studio photo set and get in touch!