Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spotlight on Terry Tsiolis -Photographer Extrodinaire!

Terry Tsiolis is one of the great photographers of this generation. Terry was born and raised in Montreal Canada, He has worked as a fashion editor for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Allure. Seven years ago he decided to make the leap into photography. His photos are sexy, clean, uplifting and full of life. We love Terry! To see more of his work you can log on to his agents site at:

Denny - You didn't take the traditional route of photo assisting when starting out. Did working as a fashion editor for magazines such as Bazaar and Allure (in an industry that likes to pigeon hole people) hinder your transition as photographer?
Terry - No not at all.

D - What was your first photo assignment?
T - It was for Jane magazine

D - What was your first "big break" as a beginning photographer?
T - Working for French vogue

D - Do you have any advice for young photo kids looking to break into the industry now?
T - Shoot who and what you like

D - Have you ever had to compromise your vision as a photographer for anyone?
T - Not really….It’s always a collaboration

D - If you could change one thing about the industry what would it be?
T - more days to shoot

D - Who are your photo icons?
T - Avedon-Penn-Helmut..All the oldies

D - You photograph men and woman both exquisitely! Do you have a preference?
T – No…but it’s nice that guys don’t need as much hair and makeup…

D - What is the most important lesson you have learned as a photographer?
T - I don’t know yet...

D - What are you working on now?
T – Nudes.