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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WBM Features: Terry Starr

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
-Eudora Welty

Probably one of the most interesting things about an artist is their ability to create. Some may consider this a gift, while others may consider it a skill that over a period of time continues to get better and better. However regardless of how defined, what remains evident is that there’s something remarkable about them. Their ability or skill if you will, to take the world that they perceive becomes put on display as moments are captured in time through the art form or forms that represent the individual best.

Personified best as an artist of many arts is Terry STARR.

When observing the photography by one of New Jersey’s top photographers, Terry STARR one cannot help but to immediately think of the familiar proverb “a picture is worth a thousand words.” However, instead of being worth a thousand words, his photography leaves the viewer, in fact, speechless from the spectacle of it all. Each pixel that his digital photography clusters together has the depth and the vastness of the night’s sky filled with an innumerable amount of stars.

With a great appreciation for and raising the appreciation of photographs, Terry STARR is one photographer to keep your eye on. Specializing in 35mm and Digital SLR photography, his ability to take still shots has landed him on movie sets and exotic photo shoots, taking him both across the country and internationally abroad.

With numerous years of experience, Terry STARR adds flavorful creativity with quality technique and professionalism to any photo. He brings true life and color together, making any moment last forever.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who Is Terry Starr?

TS: I'm a artist of my many arts

Where are you from?

TS: Rahway New Jersey.


TS: Music, fine art, photography, traveling.

Explain for those who may not know what you do for clients What's your perspective on photography?

TS: I take my time to learn what my client likes. I find exclusive props and locations and with the right light and lens I produce there ideal image.

What do you like most about it?

Meeting new and upcoming artist actors models around the world and traveling to places I thought I would never see.

How long have you been involved?

TS: I been working behind the lens for the past 5 years.

What did you do before becoming a photographer?

TS: I was a successful producer/engineer working for multi platinum studio such as perfect pier studios, Dabeatshop then opening my own, GH Recording Studio.

How important is lighting with your work?

TS: It's key to creating the moment.

What inspires and motivates you?

TS: I love water and the reaction my clients when they see how I can change their image with one shot.

Where do you prefer to shoot, in the studio or on location?

TS: Locations is my fav, its something about having real props in your image.

What type of camera do you shoot with?

TS: I'm using a canon mark II with prime lens.

Who are some the people you've worked with?

TS: I work for wired images, getty images, ideal image studio,Visually Mastered, Grindahz Magazine, Source, XXL, Latin magazine.

Biggest accomplishment?

TS: Opening my own photography ideal image studio in Rahway, New Jersey.

What would you do if you weren't involved with what you're doing currently?

TS: Working in a recording studio producing movie soundtracks.

Where do you see yourself 5 yrs from now?

TS: Looking for the moment to capture and save it for future youth.

Where is the furthest you've traveled as a result of your work?

TS: St Thomas, VI for model spread in summer 2009.

Any future projects?

TS: Working on my untitled coffee book and youth art program, S.T.A.N.

What type of impact would you like to leave with your works?

TS: I hope the images show all the youth you can follow your dreams and change how a people look @ a person.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their photography endeavors?

TS: Follow your dreams ... Shoot what you like ... And don't do it for Money do it for the art of photography.


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