About me

“I would rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that cannot be questioned”.

— Richard Feynman

I graduated

…from the St. Petersburg State University, where I studied astrophysics and applied mathematics. I earned a PhD from the university in 2005.

As a scientist, I

  • Researched solar physics.
  • Developed systems for image registration and mathematical processing for astrophysics, nuclear physics, biology, material science and medicine.
  • Developed mathematical methods for vulnerability analysis.
  • Researched macroeconomic issues of the post-industrial society.
  • Authored over 80 articles and three books in these fields.

As an entrepreneur and business executive, I

  • Started a company which created one of the world’s first digital imaging system for telescopes and astrophysics.
  • Founded a group of companies which became a market leader in CCTV, integrated security systems and access control systems.
  • Started a company specializing in project management for photo and video production in advertising.

As a fashion photographer and producer, I

  • Shot for fashion magazines, including Vogue.
  • Produced fashion shows for Jean Paul Gaultier, Blumarine and many other brands.
  • Led the art direction on many photo and video shoots.

Currently my main pursuits are

  • Traveling to and filming locations where the Earth looks like a planet in space.
  • Studying HDR cinema technology and workflows.

I’ve recently built a Dolby Vision color grading suite equipped with a 3000 nit reference display. It is — for the time being — one of the few licensed Dolby Vision color suites in the world and the first one in Russia.

Personally

  • I’m a leader and teambuilder.
  • I love learning and exploring new challenging ways of applying myself.
  • I love teaching, coaching and leading people to success. I’m obsessed with people.
  • As a technophile, I always look forward to getting my hands on the latest and greatest technology.
  • I prefer nature to the city.
  • I’m inspired by sunrises and starry skies.
  • I enjoy playing tennis and riding my jet ski fast in stormy weather.
  • I love cats. To me, they’re magical elves.

You can reach me by email at fiord@andyfiord.com.

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