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My name is Donn Thompson, I am a Harlem Photographer based in New York City as a Commercial Photographer.

Excellent Photography Evokes Emotion and Seizes Our Consciousness to Beauty in our society connecting to status, cultural expression, and rebellion. As a result, photography shoots can be a source of inspiration, aspiration, and belonging, creating a diverse and broad canvas for expression -- especially for commercial photographers.

Using the title of New York Advertising Photographer, New York Fashion Photographer, New York Beauty Photographer, New York Boudoir Photographer, New York Portrait Photographer, and New York Lifestyle Photographer. Along with my thirty-plus years of experience, my team and I focus on all the small parts to allow you to see details that produce a triumphant ending with the highest quality.

At the beginning of my career, I assisted some of the biggest name commercial advertising photographers in New York City. I also have collaborated with some fantastic iconic New York Fashion photographers. I absorbed many great lessons taught to me by most of these iconic Beauty and Fashion photographers in New York City.

Working as a Harlem Fashion Photographer in studios or on location, I have gained the knowledge and resources, understanding most, if not all, photography gear to make the most crucial designs come to life. I love creating, photographing, and recording compelling images for the world to see while staying within a project's budget and meeting tight deadlines.

I hope to take you on a fascinating journey to capture the various faces, shades, personalities, and cultures while designing an advertising campaign which is unique, creative, and cutting edge.

Places with blue waters, dark and dangerous situations, or high in the sky strapped to a power shoot, just waiting for the right time to click the shutter on my camera. All of these experiences have inspired me as a Harlem New York Commercial Photographer.


The beauty industry knows this, as well. We showcase a product that resonates with how people want to present themselves in the many aspects of their lives?

Beauty photography is about the use of lights, mood, colors, locations, and makeup, which tells the final story that resonate with intended consumers.

The object of any beauty product photography session is not to take a picture, but 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 City Beauty Photographer, my team and I understand how to conquer the essence of a subject to deliver the appropriate messaging through images...


My introduction to Fashion Photography was Look Magazine, the bi-weekly oversize Fashion Magazine that stopped publishing in 1971.

As a young child flipping through the pages, I got glimpses across the world.

I greatly intrigued by Ghanian photographers, James Barnor, who photographed the streets fashion of Ghana of the 1960s and '70s. Which inspired me to do the work I do today. Over the years as a New York Fashion Photographer, I have set up, Art Directed Fashion photoshoots for a wide variety of Fashion Designers, Fashion Publications, and other creative Fashion Photography Projects.

I have gathered the best team to explore ideas, heighten the drama, and fully express the client's creative vision. 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". As a New York Boudoir Photographer, showing it's evolvement 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.


Professional Advertising Photography is used in many art forms. As a New York Advertising Photographer for the past thirty-plus years, with a wealth of knowledge and experience,

I've had the privilege and honor of developing some essential Advertising Campaigns which showcased around the world. I've photographed some alluring images to creatively and effectively present the consumer's feelings, requirements, and needs.

I have worked with some significant New York Advertising Agencies, World full magazines, Record Labels, and Studio & Fashion Designers and Brands Nationwide. As an NYC photographer, Photographing Covers of Prevalent Magazines, Albums, and CDs for some of the most prominent Jazz Musicians, New York and Los Angeles Rappers, Actors, Actresses, and corporate photography of CEO's


New York City gives you the best experiences as a New York Photographer to develop your site.

Portrait Photography enables you to look at all aspects as a New York Portrait Photographer. Photographing just a headshot or portraits, which you created for an appealing magazine or CD cover? Do you need a New York Photographer to shoot your fashion show?

Book me right now as your NYC Commercial 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.


As a New York Lifestyle Photographer, it can be quite challenging, capturing the moments as it happens naturally. Lifestyle Photography is engaging, imaginative.

My vast experiences allow me to see the importance of the time as it unfolds. Telling the stories that Brand or Advertising Agency needs or wants to get across to the consumer.

My incredible team's viewpoint taps into various resources simultaneously. Encouraging me to employ the precise crew helps you discover the best locations, exceptional talent, and studio if needed. Doing whatever it takes to execute your vision.

Book me now as your commercial Lifestyle Photographer to bring your next project to life, designing and photographing some fantastic advertising campaigns worldwide or local. Let's add to the experience and photograph 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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