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Ofir Kedmi

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Ofir Kedmi

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Professional Summary

LA Based Cinematographer, Photographer and Entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience shooting & creating content for International & local  advertising firms, startups, record labels, fashion Companies, NGOs and printed publications.

Ofir is currently working as the Content Director at Bkstg, heading productions with top level artists, labels and management companies such:Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Maroon 5, Usher, Becky G, Hardwell, Krewella, The Chainsmokersrs, Tritonal, Hailee Steinfeld, and more

Ofir’s photography work has appeared in hundreds of TV adverts, ,music videos, billboards, catalogs, leading magazines,advertisementscampaigns and online. His works were also featured in galleries and museums as part of exclusive and groundbreaking exhibitions.

Over the past 10 years Ofir also specialized in digital product innovation and entrepreneurship, from founding 2 interactive magazines to product managing, experience design and consulting for numerous startups and big fortune 100 companies.

 

Professional History

 

2004 – Present           Owner & Director of Photography, K Square Photography

  • Shot and directed over 400 television commercials for Local and global clients, including Perry Ellis, AIG, Dominos Pizza, Ahava, RC Cola, Peugeot, and more. Won more than 15 awards and prizes in creative competitions worldwide.
  • Shot over 30 music videos, which have won internationally recognized awards, have featuredinMTV and other music channels.
  • Contributed to several short films, television shows and documentaries, one of which – The Champagne Sky, won more than 4 international awards and appeared in more than 10 major festivals worldwide.
  • Consult to advertising agencies and brands regarding photography campaigns.

2015 – Present           Content Director, Bkstg Inc

  • Heading productions and content with top level artists, labels and management companies such as Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Maroon 5, Usher, Becky G, Hardwell, Krewella, The Chainsmokers,Tritonal, Hailee Steinfeld,  etc.
  • Bkstg is a global platform that connects Artist and Fans in a direct and meaningful way.

2015 – Present           Product Director & Co-Founder, NoNameYet

  • NoNameYetis a Creative Studio with innovation as the core mission. NNY provides creative and design services for Startups such as Product Innovation, App design, Branding, Stills and Video Production and creative consulting to name a few.

2006 – Present           Founder and Interactive Director, The Unlimited Magazine, www.theunlimitedmag.com

  • The Unlimited is an international, New-York based magazine that is published digitally for iPads and iPhones, revolving around Fashion & Art and considered one of the most innovative magazines in the market. Comprised of original content and contains interactive art created by top artists.

2009 – 2011               Founder & Interactive Editor, ZOOZ Magazine, Tel Aviv, www.zoozmag.com

  • ZOOZ Magazine is the first interactive magazine to come out in Israel, centered on culture, fashion, and art. Co-founded the magazine with Ketty Bar, one of the top art curators in Israel.
  • ZOOZ produced and created all of the content it published, and collaborated with Israel’s top artists to create new content.
  • The unique and innovative nature of the magazine received a great deal of media attention and has become one of the largest publications in the industry in Israel.

2006 – 2008               Partner, Consultant & Product Developer, Loftcity

  • Loftcityis an international platform for filmmakers to connect and create professional films together. The startup was designed to change the way productions are made and make it easier for filmmakers around the globe to connect and collaborate.  

1998 – 2004               Studio Manager & Assistant, Promoted to Partner, RK Works

 

  • Served as an assistant and studio manager for Israel’s top fashion photographer.

 

Exhibitions

 

2012, Jaffa-Tel Aviv, Local Testimony, a regional photojournalism exhibition that runs concurrently with the annual World Press Photo exhibition that features international press photographers.

2012, Haifa, Fashion City, selected works of Israel’s top fashion photographers

2010, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Even I Was A Child, a group exhibition featuring works of well-known Israeli artists from when they were children

2010, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, InsideOut, a group exhibition 

2006, Tel Aviv, My Nike, Nike & fashion photographers shared inspiration, a group exhibition

2005, Ein Hod, The Perfect Man, a group exhibition 

 

Awards

 

2012    Golden Cactus – Opticana – McCann

2012    Golden Cactus – Hot – Saatchi & Saatchi

2012    Golden Cactus – Schweppes –Grey

2012    Effie Awards – Schweppes -Grey

2011    The Global Awards – Clal – BBDO

2011    Clipetition – Izabo (music video)

2011    Effie Awards – Bezeq –Grey

2011    Effie Awards – Gindi- Y&R

2010    Epica Awards – Elite Bites – Saatchi & Saatchi

2010    Golden Cactus – Elite Bites – Saatchi & Saatchi

2009    Golden Cactus – Celio – McCann Erickson

2009    Golden Cactus – Bezeq -Grey

2007    The Golden Drum Awards – Panda – McCann

2006    At Magazine, Carolina Herrera Competition