Rockxposure Inc founder Igor Vidyashev was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His passion for music begun at the age of 10, when he started to play trumpet and guitar. Igor displayed 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, Guitar Player, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Total Guitar, Vogue, Elle, GO, MAXIM, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, Hello!, Popular Photography, New York Times. His client list includes Live Nation, Monsters Of Rock Cruise, Roy Thomson Hall, Air Canada Centre, uniFrance Films, Rehearsal Factory, Panama Ministry of Trade, and a list of bands and musicians worldwide. Igor works and lives in Toronto, Canada, and is represented exclusively and worldwide by Zuma Press photo agency and Rock Paper Photo Gallery.
Legendary first Rolling Stone Magazine staff photographer Baron Wolman about Igor:
"Igor sure knows how to shoot live music. Thanks to Facebook I only recently discovered his photos. They are all amazing, well composed, colorful and very powerful images. There is so much mediocre music photography everywhere these days; his work really stands out as among the best. Igor clearly has a passion for both photography and music. I wish him to stay passionate and keep up the good work!"