Irakly Shanidze

Photographer Male Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/irakly
Mayhem # 104732

About Me

As I am here very rarely, please contact me on Facebook if you want to shoot, or for any other imaginable reason smile
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/irakly.shanidze where you will find albums with dozens of pictures, including my ballet related work.

I still shoot nudes, although only with select models.
http://img-8.photosight.ru/71d/5361142_xlarge.jpg

My photos, for the most part, do not need retouching. If they do, I can do it myself. So, retouchers who send friend requests to get business, this is a wrong place smile

My textbook "Photography: The Art Of Deception" has just came out for pre-orders on Amazon. Please, check it out!
http://www.amazon.com/Photography-Decep … s=shanidze

Most photos that you see on my page are commissioned portraits, commercial work, or shot with my students. This type of photography requires a lot of planning. My pictures are a concerted effort of several highly skilled and well-paid people. That being said, I do not always charge for my work.  In order to qualify, however, you must be the best of the best and preferably at least a little bit out there smile
Please contact me with serious projects only keeping in mind that shooting a bunch of headshots TFP is not a serious project.
If you want to send me a friend request, please write to me first.

Just so you know, I can be hired for an exclusive portrait sitting. By "exclusive" I mean that the result will be unique and most likely deserving to be on a display in a reputable gallery, or published in a fine art book. Please inquire for rates and terms/conditions.


BIO
I was born on October 18th 1968 and soon after found out that photography is much more interesting than watching TV, or smoking weed. After 47 years my opinion has not changed a bit. If you want to know more, search Wikipedia.


I am still conflicted about what is better: sex without love, or love without sex.

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MS, MFA - Moscow State University
MHSA - University of Michigan
Dean of International Academy of Photographic Arts
Visiting Professor at Moscow Academy of Photography (Russia)
Guest Lecturer at University of Hawaii
2007 nternational Festival of Modern Photography, Moscow, Russia
2008 International Photo Festival in Estremoz, Portugal - featured artist
2008 Detroit Dirty Show - featured artist
June 2008 - Photographer of the Year 2007 (www.artindex.ru competition)
April 2009 - First place, SPJ Excellence Award, local chapter.
May 2009 - The Best Photographer in Detroit according to Real Detroit Weekly Magazine poll
http://www.realdetroitweekly.com/conten … 5300.shtml
February 2011 - The Best of 2010. Best Photographer, Real Detroit poll
May 2011 - Trierenberg Super Circuit International Competition (Austria) - Gold Medal, Portraiture nomination.

For commissioned work and commercial use of photographs in the United States please contact my agent Adam Layne adam.layne@streetwiseart.com

I teach photography both internationally and locally in Metro Detroit area. For all teaching matters, live courses and private lessons please inquire 313.510.2998, or send me a message on Facebook.

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