Haikai Photo is a full service photo and video production team offering services in North America and Europe. We handle a wide variety of projects, including corporate, image films, documentaries, narrative, behind-the-scenes, music videos, performances and conference videos, regardless of the size or scope of the project.
Theo Solnik is an award-winning photographer, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where, at the age of 15, he started to work as a press photographer for the top Brazilian weekly press publications. At that time, he started an extensive training in manual darkroom development and enlargement techniques of both color and black and white films. As a 17-year-old, he moved to Norway, where he had his first fine art photography solo exhibitions in the city of Trondheim and worked as a press photographer for the monthly publication Natt&Dag.
After concluding his studies in Philosophy and Sociology in Oslo, he moved to Berlin and started his studies in Film Making at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), considered one of the top 15 film schools worldwide. While constantly improving his skills in all areas of photography, he shot his feature-length documentary “Anna Pavlova lives in Berlin”, which received 6 awards, including best cinematography, and was shown in several film festivals in 25 different countries. Before dedicating himself full time to photography and cinematography, he worked as a journalist, translator, actor, musician, composer and musical director for theater plays
He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Norwegian and German.
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