Suza Scalora, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has received wide recognition in the last 15 years for creating photographic images that capture all that is immaculate, colorful, and magical. Her beauty work is the culmination of sharp attention to detail, precise lighting, and a strong yet refreshing visual sense. She was named one of the best up and coming beauty photographers of 2006 by Women’s Wear Daily and selected to join the ranks of 12 artistic legends, (including Patrick Demarchalier, Joyce Tenneson, and Howard Schatz) as a “Hasselblad Master.” Suza’s imagery has led to collaborations with: Prescriptives, Origins, Benefit Cosmetics, Avon Global, Disney, CondeNast Publications, Hearst Publications, and Fairchild Publications.
In addition to her advertising and editorial work, Suza has successfully projected her unique vision onto a completely different genre of imagery as the photographer and author of a series of ethereal books. The first: “The Fairies,” (HarperCollins) was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the 10 best picture books of the year. Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC immortalized each fairy by showcasing the characters from the book in their spectacular Millennium Fifth Avenue display windows. Suza's second book, "The Witches and Wizards Of Oberin‚” (HarperCollins) continued her journey into the unseen world of magic and mystery. She has been profiled in some of the industry’s leading publications including: PDN, Communication Arts, Elle, GQ and American Photo. Suza's third book, “Evidence Of Angels,” (HarperCollins) will be released in Oct. 2009.
Suza is a modern day mythmaker; her work speaks to the alliance between the unseen world and our world. She blends photography and the written word to create a post-modern vision of ancient myths. In 1995 she launched her award-winning website: www.myth.com, Mythopoeia-The Making of Myth. By producing a visual catalog of the unseen world she opens a portal to a realm filled with angels, fairies, and other mythical beings. The underlying message of her work is; there is more to life than meets the eye and if we open ourselves to the magic and miracles surrounding us everyday we can create a life of joy and love.
Suza has conducted workshops at The International Center for Photography and the Omega Center in NY, on the subjects of photography, art and myth. She resides in New York City.
Websites: www.myth.com & www.suzascaloraphotography.