Welcome to my Life... (digital CV)
My name is Andrej, and I am a destination photographer from ... well, this is the first problem, since I am not really sure where I am from: in 1982 I was born in Russia and 3 years later we moved to Lithuania, where I have spent 20 years of my life, then I moved to Germany, then UK and by the age of 25 I ended up in Ireland in Co. Mayo. Here I spent 10 years and then moved back to Lithuania, where I raise two beautiful kids - a boy of 5 and a girl of 10. Me and my wife work from home, which allows us investing our time into many different projects that include travel, vlogs, blog, photography, video and other artistic activity. From 2017 I work in Italy in Lake Como and Amalfi areas, and I travel to many other destinations too.
If you would like to ask me about my education, well, here is the second problem, since even at my age of 40 I am not sure which diploma I should be proud of the most: I have a college degree in translations (English & German), bachelor degree in English philology and master degree in International Human Rights. I speak and write in Lithuanian, English, Russian, German, I can also understand Ukrainian and Polish, and currently I study Italian language.
And the last question, that you may expect to be covered in a CV of an ordinary person: what is my qualification? I am sure, this part is not easier, so I will try to make a list, which may help to make it simple:
1998-2000 - built a radio station in the school and started broadcasting on daily basis;
2002-2005 - filmed several short movies and music clips;
2006-2009 - worked in the CRC FM radio (Ireland), hosted the program for international community;
2009 - established my video studio, that was filming music videos, promos, short films (with multiple awards);
2009-2015 - was a songwriter, rap singer and music producer in the band "Emigrants";
2015-2016 - produced and filmed comedy series "All is good!" ("Viskas ore!");
2017 - established photo services as Happy Ever After Photography in Italy and Lithuania;
2018 - started a blog on film photography;
2020 - produced the theater comedy-drama "Home"
2021 - published a book on film photography "Analogue Photography: style, art or a lifestyle?"
Beside all that, since 2007 I work for an International company in Canada that provides Search Quality Control services for Google. I also work in Kaunas College as a teacher of promotional videography. Few years ago I happened to get involved into a motivational project for youth, where I was a speaker on weekly basis. I also run a blog on the ethics of journalism.
As a videographer, I use two main stages for my work: YouTube (over 2 mln. views, 1500 followers) and TikTok (14 000 followers, 244K likes). My photo work lands on my website www.happyeverafter.it, where I also host my blog and vlogs on photography.
Even though my current workflow is based on private bookings, my primary focus is travel photography and videography, with the possibility to use my skills as an author and a vlogger (in English or Lithuanian languages).
My style: make it simple, fun and educational
My work: make something new and unique, don't follow the mainstream!
The destinations I have visited so far: Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland
My goal: India, Iran, Iraq, Maroco, Cuba, Tajikistan, Tibet and other Asian countries.
My moto: travel and explore