- 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
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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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.
Stay inspired. And be inspiring.
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