St Petersburg, Russia
Andrey Kezzyn, also known as Kezzyn Waits, is a fine-art photographer based in St Petersburg, Russia. He has been doing photography for over ten years; the last four years of his work have been devoted mainly to the genre of staged photography, which resulted in producing a series of large-scale group images including the five-metre-long ironic variation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper made as one shot. However, certain theatricalisation is characteristic of most of his works regardless of the genre.
Starting his career back in 2004, Kezzyn is an example of a talented self-learner who has never had any schooling in the field of photography. Apart form being a fine-art and freelance commercial photographer, he has also been working as a director for music videos and a theatre designer. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP). Back in St Petersburg, he runs the International Photo Club SUSHKA, which regularly organises exchange outdoor exhibitions for photography lovers. So far, SHUSHKA’s events have been held in more than 140 towns and cities all over the world.
Kezzyn has had personal exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Prague. His pictures are now in private collections in Russia, Belgium, Argentina, France and Czech Republic.
2016 - Professional Award, 2015 - Photographer of the Year 2015 Finalist, 2015 - Qualified European Photographer, 2015 - Bronze Medalist