Most of these pictures
were taken in cities across the globe
during my travels.
I work with regular people
who aren’t accustomed to the
Almost all of my clients
haven’t had any experience
with photo shoots before.
Oleg Bagmutskiy is a 29-year-old artistic photographer based in Moscow, Russia. He was born in Ukraine and grew up in Novosibirsk, Russia, but moved to Moscow five years ago though he operates in Europe most of the time.
Oleg found himself loving photography in his last academic year. It started when he bought a camera with the purpose of running his own video blog but the idea failed. He didn’t take it as a misfortune but saw it as an opportunity to shift into taking still pictures other than videos. Since he had already bought a camera, this transition was easy.
With most of his best pictures being taken in 2 minutes, Oleg describes his style of photography as something between art-fashion and fine-art.
“I am inspired by Tim Walker’s work a lot and all new things like new faces, new locations, nature and films”, he says.
Among all other great things you should know about Oleg Bagmutskiy is that he is not into the preparation bit of a photo shoot. He just shoots the moment and gets the perfect shot instantly.
7 facts about me:
Actually, I'm the tallest photographer in your life (6'5");
My mother always wanted me to be a model;
I've never lost a face-off at basketball tournaments at school;
I caught a bridal bouquet being a photographer at a wedding;
I was too shy to kiss a girl for the first 17 years of my life;
At the age of 5, I dreamed to launch an agency that would find lost pets;
I can move each ear separately.
from my clients.
Lucy (Saint-Petersbrug, 2018)
I've had such a lovely experience with Oleg in Saint-Petersburg. Honestly, I never saw him before the photo shoot. I didn't know what to expect and what kind of person Oleg is, but it was pretty funny to meet him personally and figure out that he's almost 2 meters tall. All day we were traveling along the Neva embankment and vicinity. At the end of the day, the weather had changed but Oleg didn't stop taking photos. If we're talking about process and art I'd say he's kinda crazy in a way that makes him a unique and talented artist. Such a pleasure to meet creative people like him. I'm very glad that he found his passion in the ability to travel, create and do what he does best.
Anton (London, 2016)
I liked his portfolio very much. Style, models, retouching, quality… Our session was friendly. Like we knew each other for a long time. We were just walking around Covent Garden, chatting and taking pictures. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos. Hope to work together again in the future!
Natalie (Moscow, 2014)
Thank God for giving me a great taste in art. It helped me choose a fantastic photographer. During our photo shoot, I felt like I was an actress performing in a theatre. These pictures don’t look like any others. I even printed them out and created a photo album in order to boast to friends and family. My heart belongs to real art and thats exactly what this is.