Kurt Iswarienko

photographer and director

Kurt Iswarienko is a world renowned photographer and director. He is famed for extracting natural and unguarded moments from his subjects: the world’s most prolific actors, athletes and personalities. There is an intimacy to all of his work and his background in film lighting adds a level of sophistication and depth to his images that is rarely seen. Kurt’s start in the industry came in the late 90’s whilst studying at Rochester Institute of Technology. Kurt spent equal time learning his craft in both the grip and electric departments. This formative experience shaped his use of light and his ability to transform the feeling of a space. It became the guiding principle in all of his future work. His move to Los Angeles in 1997 was his first step towards his eventual career as a photographer and director of commercials. Since arriving in the City of Angels, Iswarienko has built an award-winning portfolio, with celebrity clients ranging from Cindy Crawford to Leonardo DiCaprio. He has created elevated ad campaigns for clients ranging from Gillette to Uniqlo.

Demonstrating the range of his work, Kurt has also shot a number of iconic fashion spreads, magazine covers, television promos, and world famous athletes at work and at play. Driven by an innate curiosity to tell a story through every image he makes, Kurt Iswarienko has built a portfolio of unique depth and complexity.



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