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Photographers on Photography : Tony Duran

DigitalFusion presents the ongoing quarterly series of spotlight interviews with the industry’s top photographers created by the Julia Dean Photo Workshops and in partnership with Art Streiber and Andrew Southam.


An Evening with TONY DURAN, moderated by ART STREIBER

Thursday, July 23rd, 7:30-9 p.m.

Screaming Broccoli Studios — Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, JULY 17, 2009 — The Julia Dean Photo Workshops and DigitalFusion have joined forces to offer the Los Angles photographic community a new lecture series featuring some of biggest names in industry.

Previous guests have included Matthew Rolston, Frank W. Ockenfels 3, and Andrew Southam.

Now more than ever, the Julia Dean Photo Workshops and DigitalFusion are creating a new synergy in bringing photographers together. Join us for some inspiration and embark upon your photographic journey!

Listen. Learn. Get Inspired.


Tony Duran

Tony Duran

Tony Duran (www.tonyduran.net) has photographed a virtual who’s who of the Hollywood and fashion set. Born in Winona, MN and a graduate from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Duran has no formal training in photography but relies more on his past of painting and drawing that give him the unique ability to capture a sensual side not often revealed in his subjects. From the beginning of his career, Duran has traveled the world building a stellar archive of work, initially settling in Sydney Australia, where he built a long list of editorial and commercial clients. His next stop was a stint in NY with Duran finally settling down in Los Angeles. Duran preceded to focus on celebrity photography.

The faces of Hollywood’s “A” list that have graced Duran’s lens include Beyonce, Tom Cruise , Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, and Scarlett Johansson. A special relationship between Duran and Jennifer Lopez over the years has produced some of the most iconic photography of a single celebrity by one photographer. Duran’s editorial clients include GQ’s worldwide, Elle. Vanity Fair, Interview, Rolling Stone, Flaunt, Citizen K, Kurv, Esquire and Arena.

Duran’s timeless graphic style has impressed both the celebrity and fashion world, transcending into what he calls high end portraiture. Duran says,” I treat each subject with the same approach, be it models or actors, or a person off the street. People just want to look more beautiful and sexy than they did when they walked in the door. It is all a fantasy. A fantasy that I am more than willing to provide!”

Duran is in the process of publishing his first coffee table book to be released in 2009-2010.

Art Streiber

Art Streiber (www.artstreiber.com) is a freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography. His editorial clients range from Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly, to Popular Mechanics and W Magazine. His numerous entertainment clients include HBO, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox television, TBS, TNT, A&E, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks and Warner Brothers Studios. Art has been working with DigitalFusion since it opened its doors in 1999 and currently resides in Los Angeles.


When: Thursday Evening, July 23, 2009
7:30-9 pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Where: Screaming Broccoli Studios
3334 S. La Cienega Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(Google Map + Directions)
Admission: $20 General, $10 Students w/ID
More Info: For detailed information please call the Julia Dean Photo Workshops at 310-392-0909. All photographers are subject to availability.

Learn more about The Julia Dean Photo Workshops:

http://juliadean.com

DigitalFusion revolutionized the professional photography industry in 1999 with the introduction of its personalized all-digital post production workflow. DigitalFusion continues its leadership and innovation in the world of professional photography today by leading and supporting top industry professionals and organizations in digital production, digital processing, post production, digital printing and digital archive management.

July 17, 2009 — Category: Events,Press Releases