Featured Photographer of January 2014:
David Leslie Anthony
David Leslie Anthony's introduction to fashion photography began while a Creative Director for some of the leading hairdressing academies in the beauty industry. A self-taught photographer, David eventually moved into photography full-time, beginning his career in the fall of 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. David's work gained the attention of several leading denim companies and magazines, and he worked in Los Angeles for a few years before relocating to Europe to work in the Paris and Madrid markets. There, he assisted and worked on his personal photography shooting small advertising and editorial work. David returned to North America, where he worked in Canada before returning to the U.S. He currently resides in Los Angeles/Palm Springs, while primarily working in the New York, Chicago, and European markets. 2014 will see David not only still running his own name and compnay, but he will also be the Creative Director of Visual Imagery for the fashion company JM Couture, heading its ad campaigns, fashion films and commercials, web site, and show design.
David's editorial work includes Cosmopolitan U.K., Harper's Bazaar (Intl. Editions), Marie Claire (Intl. Editions), Conde Nast Publications, Elle Canada, Elle Netherlands, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan Australia, 944 Magazine, Joy Magazine, Zink Magazine, Essence Magazine, Today's Bride, Chicago Magazine, Manhattan Magazine, Angelino Magazine, and CS Magazine naming only a few. He has shot advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein/ Bon Ton; Prayer Haute Couture; Cino Apparel Group; Blake Standard; Hot Tuna; Caterpillar Clothing; Anvil Clothing; Von Dutch Originals, U.S. and European Campaigns, Bakers Shoes Campaigns, Pepsi U.K. (with Britney Spears), Michelob Fashion Campaign, Alberto-Culver (U.S. & Canada), and Samsung DigitAll. David's work also appears in the ABC television show "Ugly Betty" (produced by Salma Hayek), and he has photographed celebrities such as Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Designer Roberto Cavalli, Bo Hopkins, Molly Parker, Tommy Chong, and Joe Pantoliano.
In 1998, David won the Bronze award at the Alpha Fashion Awards for a fashion commercial he directed on a total budget of $800.00 and proceeded to garner another 18 awards for his fashion photography. By 1999, David had a total of 42 awards for his photography. He has worked extensively with top Canadian fashion designer Yumi Eto, and has photographed numerous artists in the music industry for Sony Canada, Universal Canada, Warner Music Canada, and various independents. In 2003, the US Ad Review selected David's Michelob Campaign "as one of the best campaigns" for that year. David's work is also featured prominently in the book "Outdoor Lighting: Fashion and Glamour" published by AVA Publishing, London, England and his photographs have appeared in both solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Chicago.
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