Janis Andrejevs is a cinematographer born in Riga, Latvia. He went to film school and lived for almost 10 years in London; now working worldwide. He has shot feature films in Russia, Latvia, USA, Mexico and Africa (Sierra Leone). The projects he has worked on cover a wide spectrum: From feature fiction films to award winning TV commercials and music videos as well as full length documentaries. He is experienced in large scale productions in remote places: deep in the woods, swamps, mountains and caves as well as on water and underwater. He has a strong academic background from University of Bedfordshire (BAhons Media Production) and Goldsmiths, University of London (MA Cinematography). Having lived and worked in UK for 10 years and fluent in 3 languages (English, Russian and Latvian) he has a valuable international experience much needed for todays multicultural and multi-language productions. TV spots and music videos he has shot have been selected in advertising festivals and received awards. Most recently Brainstorm – Ogles music video won best music video award in Golden Mic 2019. And VEF Riga Commercial received bronze in 2017 film category in prestigious CLIO awards in New York. 2019 is a release year of “Blakus” feature film directed by A.Zariņa, it is said to be a new loved summer film of Latvia. Some of the companies and brands he has shot commercials for: MC Donalds, Hesburger, HSBC, Barclays Bank, Rimi, TELE2, Luminor Bank, Swedbank, Norvik Bank, Maxxis, TESCO, M&S, London Luton Airport, Bedford Borough Council, Luton Chamber of Commerce, Hawker & Beechcraft, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Norwegian Embassy(Latvia), CSDD, ERGO.
He also likes to get involved in independent productions and short films.
Also a passionate photographer. Particularly medium format film photography: street, portrait.