Artashes Stamboltsyan was born in 1971, Yerevan, Armenia. He is a professional photographer and graphic designer with twelve years’ experience. He specializes in commercial photography, including advertising and corporate photography, concept photography for music bands’ press books and album covers.
Along with it, Artashes is working on several personal art projects, which include portraiture, cityscapes and street photography. With one of these project "Les pères des filles“, he had solo exhibition in Armenian Center For Contemporary Art (Cafesjian Museum Foundation).
In his personal works Artashes delicately explores inner, hidden sides of the objects in front of the camera whether people or city landscapes, trying to reveal under seeming simplicity “a story that wants to be told”.
His long-term experience of working in a variety of film and digital formats, in-depth knowledge of post processing and retouching computer techniques matched with strong foundations in photography, graphic design and cinematography make Artashes extremely flexible in using different techniques and attach special recognizable style to his works.
Education and Experience
Artashes Stamboltsyan studied photography, cinematography and history of fine arts in 1988-1993 at Yerevan State Pedagogical University, Department of Cinema and Photography.
He started his professional career as a second assistant of DOP in “Armenfilm” studio in 1990 - 1993, combining it with work as an assistant of production designer in Cartoon Studio of “Armenfilm”.
In 1993-2003 he worked sequentially in “Soyuzmultfilm” animation studio in Moscow, as an assistant of production designer; in TV Studio of Defense Ministry of Armenia as a cameraman and assistant of photographer and in H2 (Armenian Second TV Channel) as creative director in Design Department.
Since 2003 and until now he works in “Triada” Studio as a creative director responsible for photography and cinematography related projects and clients management.
From 2005 he also works as an independent freelance photographer.
MacOs and Widows systems; strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3dsmax, retouching, post processing and color correcting techniques, CG lightning and rendering; BW film processing and printing, big experience of work with medium format; good level of knowledge of studio lighting.
Awards and Nominations
Artashes Stamboltsyan received Third Prize in category Portraiture for the entry titled "Les peres des filles” in Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition in 2008, and International Photography Awards IPA Honorable Mention in 2006. He is one of finalists of The Al-Thani Award For Photography in 2006.
Exhibitions, Competitions and Festivals
2009 - Joint Photo Exhibition at The Artists’ Union of Armenia
2008 - "Les pères des filles “ solo exhibition in Armenian Center For Contemporary Art (Cafesjian Museum Foundation)
2008 - PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris,Paris, France
2006 - The Al-Thani Award For Photography,Qatar,UAE
2006 - International Photography Awards, Los-Angeles, California, USA
2006 - Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria
2006 - Armenian Photographers Association Panarmenian Photo Festival. Yerevan, Armenia
2005 - "Tekeyan" Foundation Photo Exhibition, Yerevan, Armenia
2009 +Cinema Magazine, "Les pères des filles“
2009 HAYASTAN All Armenian Fund 2008 annual report, cityscapes
2008 NEWMAG magazine - Armenian Olympic Women's Weightlifter team portraits
2007 Yerevan Magazine, "Les pères des filles“
2007 Yerevan Magazine, Pattern Recognition:Yerevan
2006 The Al-Thani Award For Photography Winners and Finalists Book
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