Hi, I’m Kirill Umrikhin, a professional photographer from Russia. I’m 31 years old. I mostly shoot action sports, outdoor and travel, different cultural/music/etc. events and also specialize in drone photography and videography in hard conditions. I started with analog photography, went through the press crisis, embraced Instagram, and now I am focusing on directing TV documentaries. But I’m still a photographer. I believe that the most important thing is to tell stories, because stories make us dream and cry… and sell products if needed.
I’m a Nikon, Boardriders, and Manfrotto ambassador as well as a member of SanDisk Extreme Team. Moreover, I’m a Boardriders (Quicksilver, Roxy, DC, Billabong and Element) team manager in Russia and I look after an amazing team of athletes in such sports as snowboarding, skating, wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing and moto sport.
I’m from Krasnogorsk, a city on the outskirts of Moscow. I got hooked on photography at school and I was also interested in graphics, architecture and design. I graduated from the Institute of Journalism and Literature Art where I studied at the photo journalism department. My professional career started in 2004 when I got a job at Onboard Snowboarding Mag. Since then my photos were published in different sports, glamour and news mags in Russia, Europe, USA, Canada, India, and Japan.
My clients are Boardriders (Quicksilver, Roxy, DC, Billabong, Element), Apple, Austria Board of Tourism, adidas, Beeline, Chanel, Kona, Megafon, Nike, Nissan, Nokia, RedBull, Toyota, PepsiCo, Vans, Visit Norway, Traektoria Boardshop, Sport-Master, Kant, and others.
Since 2013, I give lectures and conduct workshops in sport and travel photography.
In sports and action photography you often cannot repeat the moment
so I need to be sure that my pictures will be safely copied
to my SanDisk Extreme Pro cards
in the camera and later safely saved on the drives.
Everything should work in extreme conditions, no matter
if it’s on a shaking yacht or in a frozen hut in the mountains.
Action sports, outdoor photography, drone photo and video, as well as filming in difficult conditions like sailing, mountains, ocean etc.