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About Nodia (Ilya Nodiya)

Ilya Nodia is an Art Director in CGI and Photography. Interaction and collaboration with the best people in the visual industry allow him to participate in the most incredible commercial projects, and to find the best visual solutions for advertising companies, organizations, and art projects: 

2008 started as a photographer with personal artistic and commercial projects for small business entrepreneurs.

From 2014 to 2017 worked as a Lead Photographer in the escape game franchise Claustrophobia. Made more than 120 projects shooting for Claustrophobia in different countries around the world. 
Since 2015 became a resident of the Fun’Da’Mental Agency.

From 2016 to 2018 a huge number of commercial advertising projects, movie posters, performances, and theaters were in collaboration with BBDO Moscow, Leo Burnette, Fetish Film, Hype Production, and others.

In 2018 moved and worked in California for WLA Entertainment Inc., shooting projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, making a lot of commercial and personal projects.

From 2019 to 2021 worked as a photography and video Art Director at WayRay AG

From 2021 to 2022 was a Creative Leader and Art Director of the Ambition CG Team.

From 2022 to 2024 was an Art Director and UE artist at Mondlicth Studios.

Now CEO of the Ninja Lama Bros


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200 Best Digital Artists 2022/2023 — DUNE 

JAN 2023

A printed and digital version of Lurzer’s Magazine Archive Special #6 — 200 Best Digital Artists 2023/23. Ilya Nodia’s photo project DUNE was curated from 1,000s of images submitted of the Magazine judges.

Idea / Creative Director / Art Director / Photographer: Ilya Nodia

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BUILDING IRON CITY — 3D World Magazine

MAR 2023, ISSUE 296

A printed and digital version of 296 3D World magazine, sold in the UK, the US, in mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries.

“MY APPROACH IS TO IMAGINE MYSELF IN SOME SPECIAL WORLD WHERE THE EVENTS OCCUR, AND THEN COME UP WITH A PLOT” — Ilya Nodia, director, Iron City 

Project Idea / Director / Art-Director: Ilya Nodia

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Crusader — Digital Production Magazine

MAY-JUN 2023

A printed and digital version of #3 Digital Production magazine with a great article “Animating in a Flash: Creating a Quick Animation in Unreal Engine” by Ilya Nodia, Zhanna Travkina and Victor Manin. In the article, we tell about the full cycle of Crusader UE5 animation video production <…>

Project Idea / Director / Art-Director: Ilya Nodia

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AWARD: Motion Design Award — Crusader

Video of the day — MAR 21, 2023

The Motion Design Awards is a daily award platform to recognise the hard work, talent & innovation of designers & studios for their best motion design projects. With a highly talented international jury panel and a public vote.

Project Idea / Director / Art-Director: Ilya Nodia

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Ilya Nodia Photographe — Secrets Of The Authors

MAR 14, 2022

A printed version of the special edition of Creative: Photoshop, Secrets Of The Authors magazine. The article describes the workflow and style of Ilya Nodia. The magazine is published in French.

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Ilya Nodia shares his expertise in Luminar — UK Practical Photography

JUL 17, 2019 

A printed and digital version of the UK Best-Selling magazine Practical Photography with an article about how Ilya Nodia builds his working pipeline in the new Luminar AI software, using various settings and color presets. 

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A story with Ilya Nodia — Prodibi Pixel Magazine

JUN 11, 2019

“The world as a canvas for his imagination” — a huge article about Ilya Nodiya in a weekly Switzerland Digital Magazine of stunning full-resolution photos and interviews of photographers.

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AWARD: Motion Design Award — Star Wars x Oreo

Video of the day — FEB 8, 2023

The Motion Design Awards is a daily award platform to recognise the hard work, talent & innovation of designers & studios for their best motion design projects. With a highly talented international jury panel and a public vote.

Idea and concept — Ilya Nodia, Zhanna Travkina; Director — Ilya Nodia; UE artist — Ilya Nodia

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Star Wars x Oreo — Motionographer

DEC 09, 2022

As big fans of the original “Star Wars” movies and passionate cookie-eaters we couldn’t resist the temptation to create this fun project. The idea to create a fun personal project based on the idea of brand collaboration was stuck into our heads for a long time. We really love this advertising trend we see more and more often. <…>

Idea and concept — Ilya Nodia, Zhanna Travkina; Director — Ilya Nodia; UE artist — Ilya Nodia

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Achievement: Iron City on CG Bros!

OCT 8, 2022 — 20,132 views 

TheCGBros Presents “Iron City” — Mondlicht team and Ilya Nodia continue the exploration of the endless possibilities of Unreal Engine 5. This time we decided to have fun and produce a sci-fi video with a fun plot and a bit of humor.

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AWARD: Motion Design Award — Iron City

Video of the day — NOV 4, 2022

The Motion Design Awards is a daily award platform to recognise the hard work, talent & innovation of designers & studios for their best motion design projects. With a highly talented international jury panel and a public vote.

Idea/Director/Art-Director: Ilya Nodia

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Iron City — Motionographer

SEP 30, 2022

Iron City is a pilot episode of our new animation project created in Unreal Engine 5, dedicated to the difficult life of several opposing factions. Robots, iron, conflicts, lousy ecology and hard work are references to standard cinematic clichés from anti-utopian movie genres. However, this is just an ordinary day for the city’s inhabitants.

Idea/Director/Art-Director: Ilya Nodia

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How Ilya Nodia Shot These Portraits of Pro Wrestler Simone Sherie — Fstoppers Original 

MAY 7, 2019

Exclusive article of the Ilya Nodiya expert opinion, written by Fstoppers’ team. Fstoppers Original we cover everything from the latest photographic techniques to advice on running a successful photography business, to first hand accounts of working in the photography industry.

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Ilya Nodia — represented author of the YELLOW KORNER

The world-famous network of art photography

YellowKorner markets art photographs in limited editions, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, through more than 100 galleries throughout the world.

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How Ilya Nodiya & Mondlicht Studios made a DUNE photo project — Contented expert’s interview series

Dune is a project inspired by the film by Denis Villeneuve. It combines photography and computer graphics. For the colorfulness and scale of the idea, Behance marked the project with a ribbon, a special mark that is awarded to the best designs. Photographer, CG-artist and instructor of the “Author’s Photo” course Ilya Nodia tells how to create a large-scale case, the main goal of which is fun and creative experimentation. The magazine is published in Russian

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Achievement: Ilya Nodia on the podcast of SergeyMeza

JAN 6, 2021 — 75,300 views

We discussed the difficult path of a photographer: from filming a wedding in Omsk to a solo exhibition. We talked about how to do a dream job, not be afraid to take money for your work and shared several life hacks for Ilya’s Instagram photographers.

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AWARD: 27th FIAP COLOR BIENNIAL PRINT SECTION

2017

Ilya Nodia won a bronze medal in the FIAP world competition for photographers. FIAP (Eng. The International Federation of Photographic Art), is an international organization of national associations of photography.

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Ilya Nodia — “The main thing is to tell the story” — Digital Camera

NOV 26, 2016

Talented commercial photographer Ilya Nodia talks about his conceptual photomontages to Jan Wodziński — polish editor of the Digital Camera Magazine, - the world's most popular publication on photography and photographic equipment.

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Being Just a Photographer Today Is Not Enough — Ilya Nodia

NOV 08, 2020

Article about ILya Nodiya’s way, workflow, and mindset by Sandeep Virothu — editor of the Eat My News Media Platform. An eclectic mix of interviews, stories, and articles from influencers, celebrities, and thought leaders around the world.

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Ilya Nodia: Smile — International Photography Magazine

SEP 2, 2016

Ilya Nodia is advertising and portrait photographer based Moscor, Russian Federation. In Smile project Ilya shows beautiful and touching photoshooting smiles of old people.

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ILYA NODIA CREATES A CINEMATIC BATMAN COSPLAY — ThePhoblographer

JUL 2019

Today, we take a look at how Russian photographer Ilya Nodia achieves this with his cinematic take on a Batman cosplay shoot. “Cosplay is not my main direction of photography, so I’m not shooting heroes very often. But every time when it happens, I’ve got amazing result, ” the Moscow-based commercial and advertising photographer has found. It’s easy to see why he sees his Batman portraits such a success. <…>

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Beautiful Photographic Project by Ilya Nodia — FuBiz Agency

JUN, 2018

Ilya Nodia is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has always wanted to create more than “just a picture”. With a taste for a challenge, and drawn to people and their personal stories, he stages them in dramatically crafted scenes, directly inspired by his own experiences and feelings.

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Creating a New Breed of Super Hero, One Sad and Lonely Photo at a Time — DIY Photography

APR 5, 2016

Established in 2006, DIYP has been at the forefront of the industry for over 15 years, providing our readers with the latest news, insights, and inspiration.

When I first came across the work of Russian photographer, Ilya Nodia, I knew I was going to like what I saw as I headed towards his portfolio.

In this particular project, the tale of “Captain Sadness”, the story goes something like this <…>

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Heartwarming Photos — My Modern Art

AUG, 2018

A journal about design, art, and photography

If you’ve ever had your portrait taken, you’ve more than likely been instructed to “say cheese!” Forced or not, a smile looks great on anyone, and grinning for the camera is now an instinctive pose for many. In celebration of the smile, Moscow-based photographer Ilya Nodia was invited by Senior Group to create a touching portrait photography series of elderly ladies and gents. Titled Smile doesn’t get old, the collection features senior citizens happily beaming at the camera, each revealing their playful personalities.  

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Ilya Nodia: Portraits cinématiques

2017

Discover the cinematic portraits of Russian photographer Ilya Nodia. 

Ilya Nodia is a talented 26-year-old photographer and retoucher. Currently based in Moscow, Russia, he works in a variety of fields, from portraiture and advertising to reportage, wedding and studio photography <…>

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Smile doesn’t get old — EXPERIMENTA

NOV 17, 2017 — Design Magazine. Graphics, Architecture, Industrial and Technology

Capturing the moment of a beautiful smile

Smile doesn’t get old was forged during a summer month, when the Senior Group company invited the Russian photographer Ilya Nodia to immerse themselves in an interesting project: Capturing the smiles of the elderly and thus capturing their vitality. 

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Ilya Nodia and his amazing “Smile” photo project

NOV 28, 2021

Ilya Nodia is an art director of photography and computer graphics, he interacts and collaborates with the best people in the visual industry, which allows him to participate in the most incredible commercial projects, to find the best visual solutions for advertising campaigns, organizations and art projects <…>

The article is in Russian.

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What is the NFT, Foundation.app and how do I get there? — RB.RU

APR 02, 2021

RB.RU is an independent technology and business publication, an event organizer and creator of services for entrepreneurs, investors and corporations. 

This column is a short story about the first experience of using the Foundation.app platform, which has turned the head of the community of digital artists around the world and caused a real fever to search for invites. Creative Ilya Nodia, an advertising photographer and retoucher and resident of Fundamental Agency, shared his insights. 

The publication is in Russian.   

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Photographer, Artist or Game Designer? — RosPhoto

NOV 26, 2019

Do you like to take pictures during the day and play games at night? The aural acronym “VR” takes your breath away and puts a smile on your face, but you don’t know how to combine photography and the virtual world of games? Then read our interview with Ilya Nodia, the winner of the 35AWARDS contest and a master of narrative photography! 

The publication is in Russian.  

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From wedding photo shoots to Hollywood shoots: the story of an Omsk photographer — NGS55RU

NOV 21, 2021

When Ilya Nodia was in college and had just started in photography, he could not have imagined that this hobby would grow into something more — first into commercial wedding photography, and then into advertising projects and collaborations with major brands and studios. Ilya told NGS55.RU about his move to Moscow, his work in Los Angeles and the difference between success in Russia and the United States.

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