Photography started out as a hobby for me many years ago and gradually became my profession. I studied photography at Appalachian State University (where I got my CS degree). Then I studied individually with prominent contemporary photographers, some of them are: Alexei Nikishin (Russia), Sasha Manovtseva (Russia), and, of course, Peter Hurley (USA). I also have an extensive background in theatre — in acting, directing and teaching — and this background has a great influence on my approach to portrait photography. By the way, at my theatre institute I have studied the history of the fine art in depth and I continue to visit art museums and galleries regularly to keep in touch with the great masters of the past.
I work in different portrait genres. Whether it is a contemporary digital headshot, or classic b/w silver gelatine portrait, I alway strive to create a piece of work that I can put on my wall or in my album, such kind of work, that when I look at it, I feel that the day has not been lived in vain.Get in touch, book a session — I’ll be happy to work with you!
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My two main studios are in Pittsboro, NC, USA and in Moscow, Russia.
I also frequently visit and work in
Saint Petersburg, Russia,
Sacramento and Oregon House, CA, USA,
in Peter Hurley’s Studio in New York City!
You can see my photography work in genres other than headshot on my old website: shendrick.myportfolio.com
And here is my website for my studio in North Carolina, USA: shendrick.photography