Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cool Photography By Norman Jean Roy

Few photographers’ careers have ascended skyward as meteorically as that of editorial and advertising photographer Norman Jean Roy. Named by PDN magazine in 1999 as one of the 30 most promising photographers under 30 years old, the now 31-year-old New York-based shooter is certainly fulfilling that confidence. Though he has been working professionally for barely five years, he shoots regularly for an elite roster of top advertising clients, among them: ABC TV, Clairol, Coca Cola, Redken, Microsoft, Nike, and IBM. His celebrity portraits and fashion images have appeared almost constantly in the the pages and covers of top magazines, including: GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, George, and Newsweek--to name just a few. Interestingly, though his subjects regularly include the world’s most famous celebrities, Roy describes himself as a "documentary portrait" photographer rather than a celebrity shooter. His mission, he says, is not to become master of a particular genre, but rather to faithfully record his own life’s journey. "It’s not the photography that matters, it’s the journey," he says. "I’m just using photography to document it."

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