My name is Dorian. I have 6 years of photography experience and most recently my photos have been published in LOOK magazine. My most recent awards are winning 3 California State Fair awards in 2017, and winning a Stolen Liquor photography contest in 2016. I have photographed for retail companies such as Bask Boutique. My photos have been used for social media, websites, and ads. Along with fashion photography I do event photography, and professional portraits. I am proficient in retouching and editing. I am always looking for new and fun projects!
On a trip to Indonesia this summer, I brought an instant print polaroid camera with me. I wandered into a village and gave out printed polaroids I took of the villagers. There was one point I was asked by a man to take a picture of him and his father who couldn't have been younger than 100. I handed the man the photo of him and his father and he cried. This was the first picture he ever had of his father, and he would have it to remember him by for the rest of his life. This to me is what the art of photography is about. Capturing a moment in time you won't just be able to remember through your thoughts, but as something tangible.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I like to specialize the shoots based on the personality and vibe that the person I'm photographing wants. For example, there was a girl who was a DJ and her theme she wanted to market was space. I was able to edit the colors to look more etherial and I even photoshopped a moon into one of the pictures. I often play music for shoots and my upbeat personality gives my subjects the ability to feel more at ease and therefore look more natural in the pictures!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Two second places in California State Fair 2017 photography awards, and one third place. Winner of Stolen Liquor Photo Contest 2016- $1000 dollar prize. Chosen for exhibition in Philadelphia's Drexel Photography Contest in 2012.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a music festival addict and I'm obsessed with dogs.