- Alan Shapiro PhotographyPicture Taker, present
- AlchemyChief Creative, Inspiration and Elation Officer, present
- Omnicom GroupEVP Chief Creative Officer
- Grey AdvertisingVP Creative Director
- Hill HolidaySr Art Director
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, in private collections and winning awards.
Happiness.So now I have two jobs that I absolutely love.
I live in Briarcliff Manor, NY (just north of Manhattan) with my family, a huge menagerie of animals and what is quite possibly the largest collection of carved coconut heads in the world.
Alan Shapiro; Executive-Level Creative Guy and Very Passionate Photographer.
914.536.9923 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- RISDGraphic Design
I like to say "when things are looking down, find something beautiful looking up." I want to kick myself in the ass right now.
#flowerphotography #flowerpower #orchids #slipperorchids #nature #naturephotography #photography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #btpflowerpro #hqspflowers #floralphotography #floraladventures #imsorryimstupid
Probably better off as she had just finished eating a baby pig.
This led to a lengthy talk about bacon, pork belly and beer braised BBQ ribs with an ancho chili rub and tamarind glaze. (Bet if I bring her some of those I'll get a hug.)
#vulture #cinereousvulture #oldworldvulture #birds #raptors #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink #birdpoker #hqspanimals #photography #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #googleplusphotographers #birdsofafeather #vultureportrait #Aegypiusmonachus
9 textures, 10 layers, 45 minutes of pure stress-free, art-filled joy later. The process is made that much easier thanks to my tablet(s): a small Intuos Pro that's always in my backpack with my laptop and a large Intuos Pro at my desktop. Gonna save up for a Cintiq next.
available at http://tinyurl.com/lbm5o63
Prints available at alanshapirophotography.com
During the Medieval period, the types of fowl consumed varied by hierarchy, with the poorer populations (such as serfs) consuming common birds like chicken. The wealthier gentry were privileged to more exotic foods, such as swan and (gasp) peafowl. On a king's table, a peacock would be for ostentatious display as much as for culinary consumption (Editors note: nothing says I'm better than all of you like a southern fried peafowl with the tail feathers still attached served at a Royal banquet.)
#wildlifewednesday #textureblendphotography #peacock #finerfeatheredfriends #birdsofafeather #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdloversworldwide #indianpeafowl #wacom #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #birdpoker #googleplusphotographers #wacomintuospro
This is a good friend's dad. He smiles. All the time. And makes me smile. And his son is always smiling (at least around me). So we did some reminiscing about days long gone. And then laughed a lot.
As much as I love photographing flowers, birds, nature's magnificence...and food; can't forget food...I am at my happiest when working with people.The joy, the vulnerability, the sharing is a truly priceless experience for me.
Stay inspired. And be inspiring.
#monochromeworld #photography #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #portraitphotography #portraiture #portraitphotographer #anotherday #portrait #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers
See below and mark your calendars: FRIDAY, MARCH 21 at 12 NOON (mountain time zone)
Read below for all the details.
If you have been following the hunt over the last ten days,
watching the reveals take place from the current round
I'm sure you've seen just how much fun
the people who take part in them have.
The community of scavengers you enter alongside
are people unlike anywhere else around.
We have our own community page where you will be able to interact with judges,
there are behind the scenes information on just how some of these outstanding pictures were created,
you will learn,
you will create friendships,
you will stretch your creative muscles.
The Scavenger Hunt is OPEN TO ANYONE
who shares a passion for photography.
We have photographers of every level participating.
There is not a single reason to hesitate to join up!
So if this sounds like something you would like to be a part of,
Then visit my profile page here ( ) on
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 at 12 NOON (mountain time zone)
and when you see the sign up post come up,
simply say "I'm in" and the first 500 people will be entered.
(spots in the past have gone within 3 hours of the post - make sure you have your alarm set so you don't miss out!)
I cannot WAIT to play with you!!
Images below taken for the "Fuchsia album" by: and
Often confused with an owl (but never confused with an Emu), this Australian Bird hunts at night and spends the day roosting on a dead log or tree branch close to the tree trunk. Their camouflage is excellent — staying very still and upright, they look just like part of the branch. They eat nocturnal insects, worms, slugs, snails, small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. Having said that, I'm not sure why they are called Frogmouths but rather than think it unflattering, perhaps we should celebrate it...so here's my entry for #frogmouthfriday . Let the pigeons loose.
#photography #birds #tawnyfrogmouth #textureblendphotography #hqspbirds #hqspanimals #birdpoker #birdsgallery #birdsinfocus #birdsinfocusfriday #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #finerfeatheredfriends
It's a Kleinia Fulgens. More specifically a Senecio Fulgens of the family Asteraceae from South Africa. (Waves to the incredibly talented and delightful )
#flower #photography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macrophotography #macro4all #naturephotography #asteraceae #kleiniafulgens #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #flowersfirstthinginthemorning
Hanging out with my friends at talking about next generation tripods for photographers and filmmakers. Saw this rig and got totally turned on. Off to look for my Cecil B deMille outfits while wiping off the drool. Anyone going to NAB? We can continue the droolfest together.
#tripods #filmmaking #cinematographers
#induro #filmmaking #gottagetthis #latestandgreatest #thingsthatmakefilmmakersdrool
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