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.
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.