Born 02 January 1979
Home town Saint Petersburg, Russia
Based now Berlin, Germany
Membership FEP (Federation of European Photographers)
Russian Guild of Advertising Photographers
Occupation Freelance fine-art and commercial photographer
Start of career 2004
Education Self-learner, no initial schooling in the field of
Solo/group exhibitions and fairs:
08/2011 − Zavod art-gallery. Saint-Petersburg, Russia
03/2012 − Vertol-Expo exhibition centre. Rostov-on-Don, Russia
06/2013 − Art-centre. Samara, Russia
03/2013 − More art-gallery. Saint Petersburg, Russia
11/2013 − Gallerie Vernon. Prague, Czech Republic
01/2014 − House of National Minorities. Prague, Czech Republic
06/2014 − Gallerie Vernon. Prague, Czech Republic
10/2015 − PHOTOBLOCK. Royal Photographic Society International
Print Exhibition 158. London, UK
10/2015 − Espace des Blancs Manteaux, La Quatrième Image fair.
11/2015 – International Photography Art Festival, Photography Museum
of Lishui, China
01/2016 – Palais de Congrés. 6-e RDVI fair. Strasbourg, France
04/2016 – Porta Nuova, MIA photo fair. Milan, Italy
06/2016 – Old Chelsea Town Hall. Untitled Artists Fair. London, UK
06/2016 – Micro Museo Monza. Salomé. Monza, Italy
07/2016 – Darkroom Gallery. Nice, France
07/2016 – Voies Off d’Arles. Galerie Liberte, 5 lauréats et l'exposition "1% de
privilégiés". Arles, France
08/2016 – Imagined Realities. Photoplace Gallery. Middlebury, USA
09/2016 – Berliner Liste 2016. Berlin. Germany
12/2016 – Scope Miami Beach 2016. The PHOA Collection. Florida, USA.
03/2017 – Devil Inside Me. The Public House of Art. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
03/2017 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea. The PHOA Collection. London, UK
FEP Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015. Finalist.
2015 the 5th China International Digital Photography Art Exhibition. Bronze Medal.
FEP Qualified European Photographer.
Le 6-e Rendez-Vous Image. Professional Award.
The Photographic World Cup 2016. Finalist.
International Photography Awards 2015. Honorable Mention.
Moscow International Photography Awards 2015. Honorable Mention.
ND Photo Awards 2015. Advertising: Fashion. Honorable Mention.
Trierenberg Super Circuit 2016. Gold Medal
ND Award 2016. Advertising: Fashion. Bronze Star Award.
Andrey Kezzyn, also known as Kezzyn Waits, is a fine-art photographer based in Berlin,
Germany. 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 100 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 and institution collections in Russia, France, Chile, Italy, Germany,
USA and Czech Republic.