Igor Vidyashev was born in raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His passion for music begun at the age of 12, when he started to play trumpet and guitar. Igor displayed an early talent in photography studying the discipline in school and completing a formal education in prestigious New York Institute of Photography.
Igor's award-winning photography has been published internationally in such publications like Rolling Stone, Billboard, Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Guitar Player, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Total Guitar, Vogue, Elle, GQ, MAXIM, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, Hello!, Popular Photography, New York Times.
His client list includes Live Nation, music venues, manufacturers like Ernie Ball, Dunlop, and musicians/bands like KISS, SOTO, Tara Lynch, Sophia Radisch, Joel Hoekstra, VIXEN, Brent Woods, Ron Keel, Shark Island, Monsters of Rock Cruise, Cruise To The Edge, Moody Blues Cruise, Def Leppard Cruise, MegaCruise, ONI (band) and many many more...
Igor works and lives in Toronto, Canada and represented exclusively and worldwide by Zuma Press and Atlas Icons agencies.