Monte Zucker

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Monte Zucker  |  Jun 01, 1999  |  0 comments

The one thing that you can count on when you see Richard Pahl's images is that you're not gonna believe what you're looking at. The reason is that he's so darned clever with what he's done/doing, you're just never sure...

Monte Zucker  |  Mar 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Why do we have to choose fact or fantasy? Why can't wedding photography be a bit of each? That's the conclusion I've come to and that's what I believe most people want.


Monte Zucker  |  Apr 01, 2004  |  0 comments

The pendulum swings both ways. The world is ready for a return to good portraiture. It's obvious by the signs of the times...the demand, the sales! Fine portraiture has been around for a gazillion years. It will never disappear. Formal studio...

Monte Zucker  |  Oct 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Imagine you're on a trip of a lifetime and want to bring back memories that will last more than a lifetime. It all began with my deciding to teach a class in Tuscany, Italy. I was already going there for a convention of photographers, so Jeff Medford, my assistant, suggested that we combine it with a class. It was so successful that we're planning more...

Monte Zucker  |  Apr 01, 2007  |  2 comments

I thought that I knew what family portraiture was all about. You know what? I didn't have a clue. I discovered this not too long ago when doctors told me that I had cancer with possibly only 6-12 months to live. A statement like that puts an altogether different perspective on things.

So, my family joined me for a weekend, more or less a love-in. A highlight of...

Monte Zucker  |  Feb 01, 2007  |  0 comments

There's no such thing as a small wedding. Every wedding is special and needs to be captured as such. I got that feeling when I photographed the wedding of Phillip and Krystle. I don't photograph many weddings anymore, but these people were special. The groom was the brother of my assistant, Jeff.

Even though there were going to be less than 10 people at the...

Monte Zucker  |  Apr 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

My philosophy in my work: I don't photograph the world as it is; I photograph it as I want it to be. So, yes, I'm an incurable romantic. I confess.

Some of the portraits here were created digitally within the last year or two; some were created in the "olden" days before digital (25-30...

Monte Zucker  |  Nov 01, 2002  |  0 comments

My story begins as I was taking my sunrise walk around the top deck of the Imagination. We were visiting Key West on our first stop. I got up early enough to catch the first light of dawn. It was a golden glow that I will remember for the rest of my life. Why?

Monte Zucker  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Eddie Tapp, my personal Photoshop guru/teacher, and I joined together to teach portraiture and wedding photography in Hollywood, Florida, for our first annual class. I've been studying Photoshop with Eddie for years, but had never taught a class with him. We went from concept to completion. We did it all...created images, put them through a production routine, and...