I grew up on the creative side of the advertising world and had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. Along the way, I've had the pleasure of working with an incredible number of talented photographers, directors, cinematographers and imagemakers. I became envious of their art and craft. At first, I saw it as a means of reducing my stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world's largest Advertising Agency Network, I needed a distraction. So I bought a camera. And then another. And another. My new hobby and daily "creative exercise regimen" quickly turned into a joy-filled and all consuming passion.
I love talking to all sorts of people and seem to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents.
I like seeking out and sharing things I find interesting Beautiful things. Powerful things. Poignant things.
I am incredibly patient and am often rewarded with moments of magic.
I also enjoy taking something ordinary and making it something well beyond that. (To paraphrase Ansel Adams: "...making pictures, not just taking them.") Illustration and painting are other passions and I love creating unique photocompositions.
One thing led to another and now I'm published, winning awards and having my work shown in galleries.
So here I am. Open for business. And open for any adventure that needs an image or two.
Most of the images on my website are available for purchase as prints in a variety of sizes and finishes up to 30 x 40". If you desire something larger, let me know.
Take a look at my blog: http://alanwshapiro.blogspot.com Follow me on twitter: @alansphotos
If you'd like to discuss a commission or project, send me a e-mail or call me at (914) 536-9923 U.S. Eastern Standard Time.
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