My name is Ivan Cherkashin and I am Dubai-based Russian fashion & portrait photographer with more than 5 years experience.
I started my career as a model and actor - starring in different promo videos ( Gilette, Dubai Tourism, Emirates Airlines etc.) and even Hollywood & Bollywood movies (Misfits with Pierce Brosnan and Tim Roth, Vanguard with Jackie Chan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Race 3, Saaho, Bharat etc.), featuring in various brand’s catalogues & magazines and doing photography as a hobby, which later becomes my main job and brings a different approach in the shooting process, since I know how it is to be on the opposite side of the camera. It also had an impact on my own vision and style in photography - realistic, natural, emphasizing on genuine emotions and a message to audience.
My aim is not to just shoot staged photos, but to present feelings and memories, shooting the object from it’s best perspective. Currently I work as a Photographer in Chief in Fullhouse Media - a creative production agency in Dubai and do my own projects as well. I am very passionate in exploring UAE dynamic lifestyle and finding continious inspiration in local diversed multicultural environment.
My portfolio includes various projects with Amato - top fashion designer in UAE dressing, celebrities - Miss Franki (filipino reality show star), Urvashi Rautela (Miss Universe), Bibyana Marquez (Miss Teen Universe), Miya Grande Ross (Little Queen of Globe and Miss Eurasia), brands like Bvlgari, Huawei, Hilton etc.