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Alan Shapiro

Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too.

I grew up on the creative side of the advertising world and had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. Along the way, I've had the pleasure of working with an incredible number of talented photographers, directors, cinematographers and imagemakers. I became envious of their art and craft. At first, I saw it as a means of reducing my stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world's largest Advertising Agency Network, I needed a distraction. So I bought a camera. And then another. And another. My new hobby and daily "creative exercise regimen" quickly turned into a joy-filled and all consuming passion.I love talking to all sorts of people and seem to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents.I like seeking out and sharing things I find interesting. Beautiful things. Powerful things. Poignant...


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About 5 weeks ago Finer Feathered Friend: Tawny Frogmouth
Often confused with an owl (but never confused with an Emu), this Australian Bird hunts at night and spends the day roosting on a dead log or tree branch close to the tree trunk. Their camouflage is excellent — staying very still and upright, they look just like part of the branch. They eat nocturnal insects, worms, slugs, snails, small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. Having said that, I'm not sure why they are called Frogmouths but rather than think it unflattering, perhaps we should celebrate it...so here's my entry for  #frogmouthfriday . Let the pigeons loose.

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About 5 weeks ago Another more formal portrait of Jorgé, a Male Andean Condor
He and I have a special bond: pork.
'Nuff said.

Sending this out with a big manly birthday hug to the one and only +Mike Shaw 

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About 4 weeks ago Here Kitty, Kitty

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About 2 weeks ago A Rose getting a jump on spring.

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About 4 weeks ago Wondering if the coast is clear...

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About 9 weeks ago Just wonderin': If an owl is afraid of the dark, would his friends call him chicken?

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About 6 weeks ago What I woke up to today. It's almost as if they were checking in on me.

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About 7 weeks ago Bougainvillea enjoying the day.

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About 5 weeks ago Big sigh




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About 5 weeks ago Kalanchoe Pumila getting ready for a slumber party

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