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Solace in the Moment - Feature Exhibition @ Ossining Public Library

Undertones of Psychology - Inspades Magazine Issue 12

Pleasantville Music Festival: 2014-Present


Hey folks! My name is Vladimir Kolesnikov and I am a fine-art portrait and event photographer located in the secluded foothills of the Hudson Valley about 1 hour outside of NYC.


I am passionate about my art and my art is my photography. To me, photography is a very intimate matter that is a collaborative process between my clients and myself.


I aim for the absolute highest standard when taking pictures and try to understand my clients on a deep and personal level to create a vision that is emotional, captivating, and timeless. 

I first developed a passion for photography back in my raving days, where I would come across hyper-enthusiastic event photographers in the nightclubs and warehouses of NYC walking around with  ultra-wide angle lenses and crazy off camera flash systems. These people, who had so much passion and derived so much joy from capturing the candid happiness and joy of other individuals is what inspired me to become a photographer. 


Today, I offer professional headshots and contextual portraits for Graduating Seniors, Models, Bloggers, and Business owners as well as photo coverage for events such as Concerts, Festivals, Birthdays,  Graduation parties, Anniversaries, and other special occasions.


I have a profound appreciation for the power of photography to capture more than just a person in a location. It is also about capturing the feelings and emotions experienced and memories made that day. I strive to provide a high-quality professional experience that is both fun and enjoyable  for my clients that will leave you with more than just photographs, but a story made of a series of snapshots that truly convey the feelings and emotions felt during our photoshoot. 

How am I different? In college I majored in psychology, which has strongly guided my photographic process toward capturing people’s innermost essences and showing the best qualities of their personalities. I approach all my photo-sessions with a psychologically driven perspective that is client based and focuses on my clients passions, interests, and backstory to create powerful images that truly capture a persons character.

If you are interested in setting up a shoot, have any questions, or just want to talk, feel free to shoot me a message on my contact page. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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