Alan Shapiro (Photographer)
Portrait Photography

About the Artist
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 image makers. 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 photo-compositions.

One thing led to another and now I’m published, winning awards and having my work shown in galleries.

Happiness.

So here I am.

Open for any adventure that needs an image or two.

Photographer Alan Shapiro’s Website & Social Media
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Photographer’s Blog
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Photographer on Behance
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Article by James Day













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2 thoughts on “Intimate Portrait Photography by Alan Shapiro

  1. Remarkable and insightful work. It seems to me that Mr. Shapiro may have found a new calling. Outstanding in every way.

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