John Dessarzin

Artist Statement

As a professional photographer coming to New York from Switzerland, the enormity and grandeur of the city’s architecture presented a professional challenge that has fascinated and occupied me for over two decades.

In the early seventies I opened my first studio here, shooting for fashion industry table top, product shot, advertising, corporate and celebrity portraiture, and the travel industry.

Having previously worked in large format photography in Europe, the pursuit of architectural photography was a natural calling for me. Although the photographic process may be viewed as essentially mechanical, the technical aspect of my work is a painterly process. The impact of light and shadow plays the most crucial part in translating a three dimensional structure in two dimensional medium. Whatever the source of illumination is natural or artificial I capture the moment that translates to a memorable shot.

My work has taken me all over the world for major international clients. I have been published frequently during my long career. My web site is a partial representation of the many portfolios I have done for Architectural Digest, Art and Antique Magazine, The Asia Society, Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, Hotel Pierre NY, Waldorf Astoria NY, Hyatt International Resort St. John USVI, The Grand Palazzo Hotel St Thomas USVI, Sotheby\'s International Realty, Home & Estate Magazine, Leading Estates of The World Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Domain Magazine, Etc.

COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE, ARE THE SOLE PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT OF JOHN DESSARZIN, AND ARE PROTECTED UNDER US AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAWS. THE IMAGES AND TEXT CANNOT BE REPRODUCED, DISTRIBUTRED, TRANSFORMED OR MANIPULATED, IN ANY WAY WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF JOHN DESSARZIN. NEITHER THE TEXT NOR THE PHOTOGRAPHED IMAGES PUBLISHED HEREIN, ARE FOR USE IN A PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Email Address: john@dessarzin.com
Alternate Website: www.dessarzin.com

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