Janis Andrejevs is a cinematographer born in Riga, Latvia. He went to film school and lived for 10 years in London; now working worldwide. He has shot feature films and TV Series and commercials 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 has a strong academic background from Goldsmiths, University of London (MA Cinematography) and University of Bedfordshire (BAhons Media Production). 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. Dons – Es Nāktu Mājās music video won the best video in 2020 Golden Mic (Latvia), 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, TELE2, Luminor Bank, Swedbank, Norvik Bank, Maxxis, TESCO, M&S, London Luton Airport, Luton Chamber of Commerce, Hawker & Beechcraft, CSDD, ERGO.
Member of Latvian Guild of Cinematographers (IMAGO) since 2019.
He also likes to get involved in independent productions and short films.
Also a passionate photographer. Particularly medium format film photography: street, portrait.