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Drew Gurian
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Attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Lives in Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Check out +Drew Gurian's  portrait of the duo Denitia & Sene being transformed into a photorealistic 20’x40′ mural. #photowall   #mural   #image   #portrait   #beautydish   #softbox
New York-based portrait photographer Drew Gurian's portrait of elctro pop duo Denitia & Sene ended up as a 40 Feet Mural. Watch it happen.
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Just published: my recent shoot for Science Magazine, of NYU's Dr. Stephen Ross, who is finishing up a study where he administers Psilocybin to cancer patients. (A small handful of doctors have been doing this across the country over the last few years).

These headphones are worn by each patient on this couch, as they listen to the "ultimate trip mix", compiled by a musicologist. Really fascinating story, and well worth a read.
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The unpredictable life of a freelance photographer...Shot for Science Magazine on Monday (more to come on that as soon as the issue hits), and photographed 3x NBA All-Star, Russell Westbrook the other day for AP.
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Check out this 50 Cent overdub of a Jehovah's Witness sign language video to get deaf people to stop masturbating.

This is amazing. Pure and simple.

http://pixelbark.com/13400/50-cent-dubbed-over-a-jehovahs-witnesses-trying-to-get-deaf-people-to-stop-masturbating
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Hey guys-- I just posted a new behind the scenes blog about my recent shoot for Rolling Stone Magazine, of country star, Luke Bryan. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
 http://drewgurian.com/blog/
Rolling Stone just asked me to photograph country star, Luke Bryan, for the new issue of the magazine (with Justin Beiber on the cover). The shoot involved three scenarios- the first of which was to spend some time with Luke crafting a couple of backstage portraits, the second was to shoot the ...
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I just posted a new blog featuring some promo photos I recently shot for my friend and frontman for the band, DISPATCH, Pete Francis... http://drewgurian.com/blog/
Though Pete Francis has been coming out with some amazing music of his own over the past few years, most of you may know him as the frontman of Dispatch. I shot a chunk of their 2011 reunion tour, and generally refer to them as the 'biggest band in the World that nobody knows' (I mean that in ...
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Thanks so much +Stephen Scully! Hope all is well with you.
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Just posted a new blog in collaboration with +Profoto, featuring environmental portraits of my good friend, and amazing pianist, Ethan Leinwand. Please take a look, and would love to hear any questions you may have on the blog!
 
"When the ambient light isn’t working in our favor, we can either dial it out completely, or modify the light to make it usable. Since I tend to try and light in as natural of a way as possible, I picked the latter," writes +Drew Gurian

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New York-based portrait photographer Drew Gurian shares some advice on how to adjust ambient light to work in your favour.
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I'm really excited to announce that I'll be teaching a week-long Creative Lighting on Location workshop at The Maine Media Workshops next month, from August 17-23 in beautiful Rockport, ME! http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/creative-lighting-location
Of course, to manage light, one must understand how to see light. A primary emphasis for the week will be learning to walk into any situation, quickly identify what's working for you (and against you), and craft an effective portrait out of that scene. The week starts in the classroom and studio ...
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For those of you who use the Associated Press iPhone app, check out my coverage of last night's Coldplay performance at NYC's Beacon Theatre...or check out this link for a full gallery (much more coverage too, if you google "coldplay drew gurian")... http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Coldplay-dedicates-song-to-Jagger-at-NYC-concert-5455564.php#photo-6264117
Jagger's longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, committed suicide in March. Martin doesn't quite have Jagger's moves, but the singer danced wildly onstage with his arms swinging as he sang tunes from the band's catalog, including songs from their new album "Ghost Stories," out May 19. Confetti burst from the sides of the stage after they performed the dance-flavored tunes "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" and "A Sky Full of Stars." ...
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Westcott is currently featuring a post about my latest Rolling Stone shoot with Luke Bryan on their blog! ...check it out here: http://westcottu.com/photography-tips/drew-gurian-and-luke-bryan/
Celebrity photographer Drew Gurian uses the Westcott Apollo Orb to photograph country music star Luke Bryan during a shoot for Rolling Stone Magazine.
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+Wei Chong Thanks so much Wei, and happy to answer any questions you have anytime at all.
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Take a look at my buddy +Andrew Tomasino 's super informative lighting blog he just wrote for +F.J. Westcott ...well worth a read! http://westcottu.com/photography-tips/fashion-editorial-with-the-apollo/
American portrait photographer Andrew Tomasino discusses his use of the Apollo Orb with a grid during a fashion editorial shoot for Commonwealth Proper.
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A bunch of my photos are featured on the newly launched Red Bull Studios NYC website (my 360 panoramas, Superhuman Happiness and Charliered). Check it all out here... http://www.redbullstudios.com/newyork
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New York City based music and editorial photographer
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Drew Gurian is a New York City based music and editorial photographer who was Joe McNally's First Assistant and right-hand from 2008-2013. While working for Joe, he logged well over 400K airline miles around the world, assisted with tons of client shoots, workshops and conferences around the world, working with tens of thousands of people.

In his own professional work, Drew has photographed for musicians, music festivals, wire services, editorial publications and ad agencies.  He has shot over 300 artists on-stage in the past 15 years and has taken advantage of opportunities to photograph musicians off-stage and on tour.  He also thoroughly enjoys shooting portraits of everyday people, both in-studio and on-location.

In 2010 Drew began speaking publicly at conferences, in webinars, and teaching workshops about his own approach to photography, as well as his time working with Joe. Always enthusiastic to share knowledge, his professional openness and mentoring style has been recognized by colleagues and the photo community, and has made him an valuable asset to understanding photography from a behind-the-scenes perspective.

Drew Gurian holds a BFA from Kutztown University, and has been published in PDN, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Runner's World, USA Today, and in numerous international publications as a contracted photographer for the Associated Press.  He also received a photo credit in the July 2010 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    Communication Design/Photography, 2001 - 2005
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