Igor Vishnyakov


Igor Vishnyakov

Igor Vishnyakov (born 1968) is an Russian photographer and artist, born in Moscow, currently resides in New York Manhattan. He has obtain popular acclaim as a New York based fashion based fashion, portrait, fine art photographerwith his work seen in the pages of
W, New Yorker, WWD, New York Times and other publications. He also discovered top model Sasha Pivovarova (now wife) after taking photographs of her and introducing her to IMG.

Biography

Born in Moscow Russia. Vishnyakov lived most of his in youth in Africa and Southeast Asia. In 1990, at the age of 22 he relocated to New York, where lives and works to this day, later becoming a favorite of models and agencies. He has remained in contact with the Russian art scene, despite he does not live in Russia, taking part in exhibitions organized by The New Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.

Personal Life

Igor is credited with "discovering" or promoting the model Sasha Pivovarova. She was taking courses at the St.-Petersburg New Academy of Fine Art with Igor Visnyakov. Sasha started modeling in February 2005 when a Igor Visnyakov from NYC introduced her to IMG. Two weeks later she opened for the Prada show in Milan. Within just one year of modeling, she had earned some of the highest accolades a model can accomplish namely by appearing on two Italian Vogue covers.She has consistently appeared in the most prestigious fashion magazines, including American Vogue, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, British Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Chinese Vogue, W, V Magazine, POP and Numéro.

Recently, Igor Visnyakov married Sasha. He calls Sasha his "best friend" and said in an interview that "she still is the same shy person, as when I first met her". He also said in a interview “ When I saw her as a photographer, I realised she would be every photographer's dream because of her features because of the way she transforms and her body language and the way she wears the clothes”

Further reading

External links

* [http://www.artandcommerce.com/AAC/C.aspx?VP=Mod_AlbumPages.Portfolio_VPage&L4=2U1XC5J90XG&XX=Artists Portfolio at Art and Commerce agency]


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