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Vital Agibalow Biography

Vital Agibalow is an advertising / beauty / fashion / celebrity NYC based photographer, television personality and socialite. His photo work focuses on people, particularly A-list celebrities, Superstar fashion designers,  celebrity supermodels and iconic influencers of the fashion industry. He is most widely known as the face of Hensel USA, the leader in the field of studio lighting, who launched him to an international platform after discovering him in 2008. Since then, he has incessantly gained notoriety in the realms of both professional and fashion photography with unmistakable forward momentum. Agibalow spent several years working abroad as a photojournalist in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and France, but has taken the fashion industry by storm through his portrait work of the iconic Anna Wintour (editor in chief of American VOGUE), Karl Lagerfeld (head designer and creative director for the fashion house CHANEL), Belgian-born fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrahi, best known for his eponymous fashion lines that runs deep in American culture.

Agibalow was born to a family of highly educated artists, where he was first introduced to photography in his grandmother’s portrait studio. As a young adult he spent summers working in tandem with his father, electric engineer, who was also a portrait photographer and was influenced by the work of his mother, a painter and economics engineer. After completion of his studies in high school, he earned a degree from the art department of the State University.

Fashion career

Upon graduation, Agibalow moved to bustling New York City in 1998 to make a name for himself as a fashion photographer and has since built a portfolio millions of aspiring photographers dream to emulate. He began by shooting for modeling industry giants including IMG, DNA, MARILYN, WOMEN, SUPREME , ONE, NEXT,  FORD, WILHELMINA, ELITE, FUSION, MUSE, MC2, TRUMP and NEW YORK model managements.

His freelance work has grown to cover all facets of the industry from fashion shows and celebrity supermodels to editorials and ad campaigns for some of the industry’s biggest hitters. His clients include Victoria’s Secret, Disney, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Calvin Klein and Lacoste. FashionTV did a feature on Agibalow for their website and he has appeared numerous times in the media for the likes of Fashion News Live at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and The Daily Front Row Magazine.

Throughout it all, Vital Abigalow’s hard work, dedication and passion behind the lens has warranted him a budding freelance career. While the diversity of Agigalow’s work has included editorial work from ELLE and Teen Vogue to Vogue , the thrust of his work has been his stunning portraits of many of today’s greatest fashion icons and supermodels. 


Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, CASIO, DISNEY, Conde Nast, IMG, TEMPTU 


Marc Jacobs, Nautica, BCBGMAXAZRIA,  Richard Chai,  Duckie Brown,  Ports 1961, La Perla,  Farah Angsana,  The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection,  Cynthia Steffe,  Project Runway,  Yigal Azrouёl,  Michael Angel,  Christian Siriano,  Nicole Miller,  Charlotte Ronson, Falguni Shane Peacock,  Venexiana,  Lacoste,  Georges Chakra,  Andy & Debb,  Adam,  Academy of Art University, Concept Korea, Prabal Gurung,  Lela Rose,  Luca Luca,  Malandrino,  DKNY,  Rebecca Taylor,  Hervé Léger by Max Azria,  Diane Von Furstenberg,  Y-3,  Tuleh,  Custo Barcelona,  Carolina Herrera,  Carlos Miele,  Jill Stuart,  Donna Karan Collection,  Tracy Reese,  Monique Lhuillier,  Yeohlee,  Tadashi Shoji, Perry Ellis,  Elie Tahari,  Badgley Mischka,  Vera Wang,  Pamella Roland,  Max Azria,  Dennis Basso,  Diesel Black Gold,  Tibi,  Narciso Rodriguez,  Toni Francesc,  Tory Burch,  Michael Kors,  Nanette Lepore,  3.1 Phillip Lim,  Milly by Michelle Smith,  Alexandre Herchcovitch,  Anna Sui,  Ralph Lauren,  Isaac Mizrahi, Calvin Klein Women’s Collection,  Naeem Khan,  J. Mendel and Tommy Hilfiger.


Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Susan Sarandon, Olivia Palermo, Carol Alt, Jim Caviezel, Alan Cumming, Michael Emerson, Alan Rickman, Taylor Momsen, Kat Von D, Natalya Rudakova


Carmen Dell’Orefice, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Erin Heatherton, Constance Jablonski, Sasha Pivovarova


Karl Lagerfeld

Marc Jacobs, Max Azria, Monique L’Huillier, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, Tracy Reese, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg

Media External Links

Vital Agibalow has made appearances in numerous television interviews: 

Great Gatsby Fashion Editorial by Vital Agibalow, Posted by Fashion TV on 9th June 2013:

VOGUE Italia Photo Shoot By Photographer Vital Agibalow, Posted by Fashion TV on the 19th of April 2013:

ORT,  in the 9PM NEWS, Interview Posted by 1st channel Russia NEWS on Sep 14,  2012:  Неделя моды в Нью Йорке, показы весна/лето 2013, MBFW - 2013

TRK Ukraine,  in the 7PM NEWS, Interview Posted by TRK Ukraine  May 4,  2012:

Interview with Fashion News Live host Rocco at Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012, Posted by FNL Feb 18,  2012: Vital Agibalow at Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week F/W 2012

ORT, in the 9PM NEWS,  Interview Posted by 1st channel Russia NEWS on  Apr 21, 2011:

NTV, Persona Grata program , Interview Posted by NTV on  Jan 4,  2011:

Other work includes:

Article From the official - RosPHOTO magazine website. Published, for May 2013 - Moscow (Виталий Агибалов) -

Masters of HENSEL (EUROPE)  -

FashionTV – CHINA:

Karl Lagerfeld at Apostrophe 9:

Victoria's Secret 2011 pre-show photos:

Hensel: Visit GmbH & Co. KG:

Hensel, USA: Integra spotlight:

Interview for USA: 

Great Gatsby editorial for Chimera USA & Mexico:

Marell Kull for 1968 magazine:

One One 7 MEDIA:

Olga Zharinova - Features Director Mode Lifestyle Magazine:

Victoria’s Secret Show 2012 featuring special guests Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars Photographed by Vital Agibalow:

Interview for Fashion Bank:

Fashion Editorial with 8 designers for CAPRICE magazine:виталий-агибалов 

Nonstop Photos at

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings video:

MBFW 2010 video interview:

Interview for FASHION & BEAUTY Magazine (Russia) about Victoria Secret show:




Vital Agibalow

13 августа 2013

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