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Michael Grecco

Celebrity Portrait, Commercial and Fine Art Photographer, USA

From advertising to editorial, Michael Grecco's work is continually raising the photographic bar.  He is known for dynamic portraiture and capturing the essence of his subjects. Grecco works with an unrivaled technical ability and a rare sensitivity. The image he has created for himself is authentic, composed and always striking.

Advertising clients: Apple, Got Milk, Campbell's, NBC/Universal, GE, Oakley, Pfizer, HBO, First Republic Bank, Kodak, ABC, IBM, Z-Max Yahoo! and others. His editorial work is extensive, shooting for ESPN, Wired, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, GQ, Newsweek, Esquire, Premier, and MAXIM.

Publications: Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Photo Insider, PHOTOgraphic, Studio Photography and Design, and American Photo. In addition, books by Raygun Magazine, Esquire, as well as on the cover shot for California 24/7 from the prestigious Day In The Life series. His gallery showings have included the Stephen Cohen Gallery, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Louis Stern, the G. Ray Hawkins, the Fahey Klein Galleries, Timothy Yarger Fine Art and his work is collected by the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.

Appearances/Awards: Canon Explorers of Light and the Hasselblad Masters Nationwide lecture programs. Television news show Extra. Photography expert for KNBC News. Awards: Multiple International Photography awards, numerous Photo Design awards, The AR 100, New York and Los Angeles Art Directors Clubs, The Maggie Awards, Creativity kudos and others.

Published: The Art of Portrait Photography, published Spring 2000; Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait, published Fall 2006; Naked Ambition: An R rated look at an X rated industry, published in November 2007. He has just released his directorial debut: "Naked Ambition: an R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry," with a great review in the Los Angeles Times.

Other Industry Affiliations: Canon Explorer of Light, a Dyna-Lite and Chimera VIP