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My name is Donn Thompson, and I am a New York Photographer.

Capturing New York Advertising, New York Fashion, New York Beauty, New York Boudoir, New York Portrait and New York Lifestyle Photography. For more than thirty years, I have worked as a New York Commercial Advertising photographer. At the beginning of my career, I was a photography assistant in New York and I worked with some fantastic iconic New York photographers. I absorbed all the lessons that were taught to me by these icons.

Working as a photographer assistant in some of the largest studios in New York City, I learned many things, and the one most important thing is staying within a project's budget and meeting tight deadlines. I love creating, capturing, and recording images for the world to see. I hope I can take you on a journey of the people and places that have inspired me as a freelance photographer.


How Beauty Images Evoke Emotion and Capture Our Attention Beauty in our society is connected to status, cultural expression and rebellion. As a result, beauty ideas can be a source of inspiration, aspiration and belonging creating a diverse and broad canvas for expression -- especially for a New York City photographer. The beauty industry knows this as well. How do you showcase a product that resonates with how a person wants to present themselves in the many aspect of their lives? Beauty photographers use lights, mood, colors, locations and makeup to tell stories that resonate with intended consumers. But the object of any beauty photography session is to not take a picture, it's to portray a feeling, an attitude, a sentiment that speaks to the heart of interests and desires in what represents the many interpretations of beauty. As a New York Beauty Photographer, my team and I understand how to capture the essence of a subject to deliver the appropriate messaging through images..


My introduction to fashion was Look, the bi-weekly magazine that stopped publishing in 1971. As a kid flipping through its pages, I got glimpses across the world. I was so intrigued by photographers like James Barnor who photographed on the streets of Ghana in the 1960s and '70s. It inspired me to do the work I do today. Over the years as a New York Fashion Photographer, I have set up and art directed fashion photoshoots for a wide variety of designers, publications and other creative projects. I have gathered the best team to explore ideas, heighten the drama and fully express the creative vision of the client. I would be delighted to photograph your Project.


Boudoir photography, the art of suggestive, mysterious, intimate, sensual photographs has come a long way from the objectification of women and a World War II propaganda tool with the original "pin-up girls". It has evolved into an expression of empowerment. These visual stories are not for enticing men. When executed well, New York boudoir photography gives space to creative freedom, adventure, and power. Today, these images are unique and captive of the individual's spirit and personality.


Advertising photography is used in many art forms. As a New York Advertising photographer for the past thirty-plus years, I had the privilege and honor of developing some important advertising campaigns around the world. I've photographed some alluring images to creatively and effectively present the tastes, wants and needs of the consumer. I have worked with some major New York advertising agencies, magazines, record labels, and designers and brands nationwide. I Have photographed the covers of prevalent magazines, albums, and CDs for some of the biggest Musicians, Rappers, Actors, Actress and CEO's.


Do you need your portrait taken, headshot or just portrait photography? Are you trying to create an appealing magazine or CD cover? Do you need a photographer to shoot your fashion show? Book me right now as your photographer to bring your next project to life. Whether we pull in an exotic location or the comfort of a New York studio, let's create the most amazing images together.


As a Lifestyle photographer which can be quite a challenging field, but it allows Donn Thompson from a creative standpoint to tap into various art forms simultaneously. I Have been a New York Advertising Photographer, for the past thirty-plus years, and has collaborated, created and worked on some fantastic advertising campaigns around the globe. In addition to photographing many beautiful people, monumental iconic moments in unforgettable places.


If you need a New York photographer and you have questions, please contact me today. Give me a call 646 - 705 - 2031

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