Join Andrei as he takes you through his initial beginnings, where he started, how he got into photography and how he transitioned into full-time prosperous photo career. He will take you through the inspiration behind his stunning fine art images and how he captured those image. He will discuss the challenges he faced and why he made the move to medium format. Andrei will also talk about his studio work, what inspires him and all the things that go wrong and right during his shoots and upcoming projects.
Andrei Duman is a travel, landscape and aerial photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Duman was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1982 and raised and educated in England, where he received a Masters of Science, Finance and Investment from a top 4 University – the University of York in 2005. He then moved to New York for several years before settling in Los Angeles, where he currently lives with his wife, Susan.
Duman’s work is disciplined and driven by his passion for travel and exploration. He got his start in photography while touring internationally as a semi-professional tennis player, before moving on to investment banking. He has visited 80 countries so far, including some of the world’s most visually stunning and remote locations. He swam in Jellyfish Lake in Palau, hiked amongst the Moai statues on Easter Island, explored the local fish markets of Zanzibar, took a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, captured the aurora borealis in Greenland and went hunting with the remote San tribesmen of Namibia, all with camera in tow. Duman is an ambassador and field instructor to Phase One Cameras.
Duman is patient, ever curious and adventurous. His passion is evident in every composition and with each new environment, he challenges himself to be fully immersed in every location, learning to navigate unfamiliar cultures and different ways of life so he can experience each new place on his own terms. His artistic style reflects his appreciation for the natural world. His photos are clean, powerful and evocative.
They encourage the viewer to look beyond what is right in front of them to the scale and breadth of what surrounds us. Duman’s portfolio covers a wide range of subjects and environments ranging from travel, landscape and aerial work to high end cars, models and personal projects. He is driven by his thirst to try something different and look at shoots with a unique perspective.
List of clients include McLaren cars, Mercedes AMG, The Four Seasons Hotel, Icelandic Glacial Water and Eizo Monitors. His work has been featured in National Geographic, The Sunday Times Travel, Shutterbug Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The Daily Mail and The Weather Channel to name a few. Additionally, his work has been on display at The Getty, LA, The Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, Iris Gallery, CO, Samy’s Camera stores, CA and The Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, China.