still from the movie U Movies U and Farewell to Fireplace will be screened in Berlin, 29 January 2016, 19:30, at the Neu West Berlin (Yorckstr 85, 10965 Berlin, Germany), in the presence of their director Petr Zhukov and DoP Nikita Pavlov (that’s me!). photo by incertum Facebook event
Born in 1982 in Moscow, Russia, I was working as a photographer in Russia and Israel for more than 10 years, being staff photographer with the Seance film magazine and publishing house since 2004, and working as a freelancer for various magazines.
With the Seance publishing house I made two books with the portraits of Russian cinema makers.
Eventually I shifted to cinema while studying at Musrara — The Naggar School of Photography and New Media in Jerusalem, Israel.
In 2011 I scripted, directed and filmed feature documentary movie When New Year Comes on Shabbat.
Since then I moved to Berlin and working as cinematographer on documentary, features and video movies. I was a cameraman on a VICE movie Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia, with Petr Zhukov I worked on a feature movie Martı in Turkey, and now I work with Stanislav Dorochenkov on a documentary about artist Iliazd.