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Alan Shapiro
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Lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Advertising Chief Creative Officer. Passionate, Award-Winning Photographer
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  • 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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Briarcliff Manor, NY
Cloud 9 - Providence, Rhode Island - Cannes, France - Vienna, Austria - Paris, France - London, England - Memphis, TN - Laguna Beach, CA - Boston, MA
Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too.

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.


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.

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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 or on Red Bubble: or on 500px:
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The plague of locusts is just out of frame

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Very beautiful  photo +Alan Shapiro 
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I was wandering through squalor and found beauty.
Colors pushing and shoving aside the shadows with no apology,
Order arm wrestled with chaos and seemed to be winning
as reason sang backup for the island rhymes.
For a brief moment I saw hope pushing aside the incoming tide and crashing waves of despair. 

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You are truly gifted. I adore your work! <3<3
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Yes the eyes tell so much, because the are the windows to the soul. A fantastic portrait my friend, Alan!
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Great and awesome photo.
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I love to write almost as much as I love to find and create images. Sharing stories (words and pictures) is a pure joy. But sometimes the images and accompanying stories don't appear as readily or the desire to go out searching for them seems like too much work. As most of us have experienced, sometimes the speed of life rollercoaster we all seem to be on makes it not all that easy to stay inspired, motivated or excited. I have a short list of axioms that came about directly from my life as a photographer; to keep me motivated and focused; or perhaps to have something to engrave on my urn (or better still: to inscribe on a vintage Deardorff 8 x 10 camera) for my ashes. 

When you're done shooting what's in front of you, shoot what's behind you.

When things are looking down, find something beautiful looking up.

The bigger the smile you give, the bigger the smile you get.

2 new ones to consider:
When you find yourself losing perspective, change it.

When things seem a little hopeless, seek out a little something (or someone) hopeful.

As always
Stay inspired. And be inspiring.

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Those r great things to consider thx Alan! Da color on her is magnificent as well as her big beautiful eyes!
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Trying to regain a sense of balance but the winds keep shifting and spinning me in circles. (Sigh)
Keep calm and bee balm 

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Beautiful !
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