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Christian O'Grady

Christian O’Grady began his love affair with the camera his freshman year of high school in the mid-90s. His love for the darkroom, manipulation, and constant experimentation paved the way to his present success but also fuels his affinity for the future ahead. Fashion photography caught his eye while shooting his way through his college career at the College for Creative Studies (CCS.) Before graduating in 2006, O’Grady began working with the Detroit Pistons shooting games, portraits and other media. It was during his time shooting courtside with the Pistons that he sharpened his skill set and developed a quick eye by tracking the player’s movements and emotions. It was this very opportunity that allowed O’Grady to build upon his love of movement and expression, a quality that is embedded in his fashion photography aesthetic. “The world I see through the lens is a perpetual movie still” says O’Grady. “I trace the majority of my influence to cinema and the dreamlike reality that film evokes. I try to incorporate subtle references that make room for open narrative amongst the audience in my work,” he continues.” Although the details of the photograph have been staged to embody a certain feeling, it’s almost as though if I’ve captured the moment when the camera is forgotten; a true moment.”

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  • Ferndale, MI, USA