by Steve Vaccariello, from the series nudes.
Mastering the art and emotion of the portrait. Following the tradition and style of Penn and Avedon, commercial photographer Steve Vaccariello produces images with strong emotions. He puts his hear and soul into the image. Portraits, beauty and fashion photography mixed with fine art nudes and experimentation with toy cameras (see images here).
Photography isn’t what I do, it is what I am. The most important thing is the picture, not the technique or trend. I want people to look at my photos and see beauty in simplicity. My work draws upon – but transcends- my experiences, but I am a purist at heart, camera, light and composition, striving for that look of unique, but timeless beauty. – Steve Vaccariello
Steve promotes the work he wants to make, the work that inspires him. This approach, marketing his style, had led him to interesting way to get assignments as described in Shutterbug magazine. The business has changed for Steve. These days he creates and produces the jobs, then sends them out to see if they sell.
I can be creative and take some amazing pictures and do some things that will better my skills and the skills of my team. The ideas would be mine, I’d be the art director, and there’d be no client limitations on the models, wardrobe, makeup, sets or props. – Steve Vaccariello