I grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world, telling their unique stories in even more unique ways. Along the way, I've had the pleasure of working with many, many talented photographers, directors 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 sure 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 finding and sharing things I consider beautiful.

 

I am 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."

 

One thing led to another and now I'm published, winning awards and having my work shown in galleries.

 

Happiness.

 

So here I am.

Open for business.

And open for any adventure that needs an image or two.

 

Most of the images here are available for purchase as prints up to 24 x 36" in a variety of finishes and framing options. Send me a flickr mail for more details or call me at (914) 536-9923 U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

 

All images are © 2011 Alan Shapiro

 

Please know that as hard as I work to create things of beauty to share, I will work equally hard (with my team of incredibly experienced and relentless multinational ad agency lawyers) to come after anyone who uses these without my express permission.

 

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  • JoinedApril 2006
  • OccupationArtist, Poet, Madman, Hopeful Romantic
  • Current cityNew York, NY
  • CountryUSA
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Alan is an exceptional photographer, a man of many talents. That, together with his enormous sense of humor, brings a whole new prespective to the world of photography. His work portrays the love and joy he has for the passion of creating such awesome works of art. Truly a labor of love for color, composition, presp… Read more

Alan is an exceptional photographer, a man of many talents. That, together with his enormous sense of humor, brings a whole new prespective to the world of photography. His work portrays the love and joy he has for the passion of creating such awesome works of art. Truly a labor of love for color, composition, prespective and creativity. He is an innovative inspiration to say the least and someone you would definitely want as a flickr contact....or better yet.....a flickr friend! Thank you, Alan, for being my FF!!

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April 28, 2009