Hi there, my name is Igor Zivkovic and I'm a freelance photographer, videographer, and digital marketer based in Belgrade, Serbia.
I was born and raised in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which is now Serbia.
My passion for photography and videography started at a very young age. When I was just six years old, I was fascinated by my father's VHS-C camera, which he used to capture our family events. I was known for being a clumsy child, so I wasn't allowed to touch the expensive camera. But when I turned 11, my parents bought a small Samsung camera, and that's when my artistic journey began.
I started making funny videos with my friends, and we called them "Fake News" videos. We thought they were hilarious at the time. Two years later, I started skateboarding, and my parents bought me a Panasonic camcorder. I would sneak out with my friends and film their skateboarding tricks.
In 2005, my family moved to Canada, but I continued to film skateboarding. I returned to Serbia during the summer school breaks and spent three months with my friends, working on skateboarding videos. This led to me making my first full-length independent skateboarding videos in Serbia, "Roll Around" in 2006 and "Keep on rollin'" in 2007. "Keep on rollin'" was even shown at a cinema in Belgrade in 2008, which was a dream come true for me as a 17-year-old. I'm still proud of that achievement today.
Unfortunately, life circumstances caused me to neglect my passion for photography and videography for the next seven years. But when I recently took a job in Dubai, I realized that I needed to pursue my passion full-time. So I spent the next three years saving up, investing in equipment, and learning more about social media and marketing. That's when I discovered my passion and talent for marketing, which I now do alongside my photography and videography work.
After living in Toronto, Dubai, Las Vegas, and Malta and traveling to more than 60 countries over four years, I returned to Belgrade in 2021. And now, I work as a Creative Director at a Toronto-based marketing agency and as a freelance photographer/videographer.