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Alan Shapiro
Works at Artist, Poet, Madman, Hopeful Romantic
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Lives in New York, NY
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Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too.
Introduction

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. 

Alan Shapiro; Executive-Level Creative Guy and Very Passionate Photographer.

914.536.9923 | alanshapiro@me.com


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Took up photography as a creative exercise regimen and stress reliever. Now published (Scholastic, Playboy, National Geographic for Kids, Disney, Apple, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Apple Computer) and award-winning. Check out my work on alanshapirophotography.com or on Red Bubble: www.redbubble.com/people/alanshapiro/portfolio or on 500px: www.500px.com/alansphotos or on Instagram: http://instagram.com/alanshapiro515
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Advertising Chief Creative Officer. Passionate, Award-Winning Photographer
Skills
I make epic ribs. And awesome pancakes.
Employment
  • Artist, Poet, Madman, Hopeful Romantic
    present
  • Alan Shapiro Photography
    Picture Taker, present
  • Alchemy
    Chief Creative, Inspiration and Elation Officer, present
  • Omnicom Group
    EVP Chief Creative Officer
  • Grey Advertising
    VP Creative Director
  • Hill Holiday
    Sr Art Director
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New York, NY
Previously
Cloud 9 - Providence, Rhode Island - Cannes, France - Vienna, Austria - Paris, France - London, England - Memphis, TN - Laguna Beach, CA - Boston, MA

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"These parates and sailors bore me so. Where are all the seahorses and dolphins? Fetch me my sea turtle. I want to go home." she thought while growing increasingly bored with the so-called festivities on Surf Avenue.

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I was enchanted to admire our work. They are all really great!
Compliments!!!
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I think this is a beautiful flower with a sepia tone to it. Wonderful work Alan!
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cuuuuute
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Do you see the thunderstorm or the sunrise?
Are the clouds moving in or out?
Will the sea be calm or rough? Soothing or filled with flotsam?
The truth is none of these are within our control.
But the greater truth is that the way we react to them; individually and collectively, makes all the difference.

Paradigm shift: Don't have a nice day. Make a nice day

#seascape #landscape #sunrise #photography #ocean #cloudscape #hqsplandscape #btplandscapepro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #goodattitude
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Wonderful colors and light!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!! Please see the about tab of +Landscape Photography !! We have great new curators. It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page! Check out all the great photos there including yours!!
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A staring contest on Surf Avenue in Coney Island

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Very colorful. Great environmental portrait.
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You know the look you get? Most times you know what it means. But sometimes you don't. But then you think you know...but you don't. But you do. Then you don't.

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Yes v know it's jazzy to beat the summer Alan
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Coming to realize that the light at the end of the tunnel might just be absolutely spectacular
(and not an oncoming train after all)

On a separate and related note, I'm thinking the strawberry moon everyone seems to be talking about today is quite possibly a raspberry one (that's drizzled with some really good chocolate).

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On the one hand, I wish there was more sharpness on the stamens. On the other hand, I can almost imagine her blowing me a powdered sugar kiss.Yeah...gonna stick with that.

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Intelligence seeks its own level... ❤
Thank you. Beautiful flower...



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