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About Hart

Hart Getzen professionally photographs portraits for publicity, PR, and advertising.
Hart Getzen photographs professional portraits for PR, promotion, and advertising.

As a commercial portrait photographer, I am driven by the transformative potential inherent in every portrait. My journey in the world of visual

storytelling began with a deep-rooted passion for art and photographic history, culminating in a degree in the History of Art and Photography.

Following this academic pursuit, I immersed myself in the art world as a gallerist at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Museum, where I honed my appreciation for the power of imagery to evoke emotion and convey narrative. I continued my education at the London Film School, where I

delved into the intricacies of directing and cinematography, further expanding my understanding of visual storytelling techniques.

For decades, I've lent my expertise to the entertainment industry, producing and directing projects that have left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. Despite my diverse experiences, my heart has always been drawn to the art of portraiture, and the moment I discovered The Feigenbaum Collection of Daguerreotype Portraits by Southworth & Hawes, I experienced a profound awakening. Witnessing the timeless elegance and emotive power captured in those images reignited my passion for portraiture and reaffirmed my belief in its ability to transcend time and culture.

Inspired by this revelation, I approach each portrait session with a deep and empathetic reverence for the subject's unique essence. I believe that

impactful portraits serve as a powerful tool for individuals and businesses alike, allowing them to authentically showcase their identity and values.

My approach is rooted in collaboration, as I work closely with each client to understand their specific needs and goals. By exceeding expectations,

I strive to deliver purposeful and authentic portraits that vividly capture the essence of the subject through their expression and environment.

I invite you to initiate a conversation about your portrait or branding story campaign requirements.

 

Together, let's create powerful and authentic images that vividly launch your story!

  Testimonials

   "I am a highly focused photographer who delivers high quality images

    within budget. Just give me a call and I'll make it happen!"

- Hart Getzen

   "You are an artist! Thank you so much for you work."

 

   - Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Music Criticism 

 

   "Thank you Hart, your media production and roadshow 

   added ten percent to the IMAX IPO valuation!"

 

   - Brad Wechsler, Chairman of the Board, 

   IMAX Corporation, at IPO launch with

   Goldman Sachs, New York

 

   "These  photographs are absolutely gorgeous!!!  The lighting, the soft hue, the beautiful

   finished look are so classic and elegant.  I'm blown away!!  Hart, you're a genius!  These are by far

    the best photos I've ever had. I'm absolutely thrilled with the images. They could not be more beautiful

and classic, with depth and elegance and something seemingly natural, effortless."


   - Bridget Hough, Pianist

 

   "My deepest appreciation to the amazing Hart Getzen

   for a truly magical set of new headshots!"

   I am soooooo grateful!

 

   - Anthony Parnther, Conductor

  Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

  20th Century Fox Studios

   Cirque de la Symphonie

   Southeast Symphony

   Wu-Tang Clan

   "Drop dead gorgeous!"

 

   - Amy Andersson, Music Director

   Orchestra Modern NYC

   "Thank you so much for the beautiful photos you took.

   Honored to be on the other side of your lens!"

 

   - Timothy Loo, Cellist

   Lyris Quartet

        "I would like to thank you for the energy and skill that you put into the Intelliveision commercial         production. I have heard from all how much they enjoyed working with you, how they depended

     on you, and how they look forward to working with you again soon. I appreciate and admire

    your attention to detail and all that was involved."

 

   - Nancy Rushlow, Executive Producer

   Praxis Filmworks Commercials

      "Your quiet, consistent, and professional efforts gave a strong foundation to this very challenging project.

I would like to express our sincere appreciation for a job done well and professionally. You certainly

demonstrated to us that you can find a very fine balance between the creative and the practical."

 

   - Whitmore B. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer

   Ridefilm Corporation

      "Thank you for everything, Hart. You are the cat's pajamas!"

   - Douglas Trumbull

   Director

"It was a pleasure working with you, Hart.

Thank you for thinking of me and bringing me into this project."

- Ray Bradbury

Author

    Producing and photographic services provided for:

     So Cal Music Workshop

     IMAX Corporation

      Goldman Sachs  

     Universal Studios

     Caesars Forum

     Praxis Filmworks

     Zoetrope Studios

     Mandalay Resort Group

     Liberty Mutual Insurance

     Blue Cross Insurance

     The Trumbull Company

     20th Century Fox Studios

     McCall Coppola Productions

     Mainframe Entertainment

     Brooke A Wharton & Associates

     Film Effects of Hollywood

     Ridefilm Corporation

     Personal Talent Branding

     Public Counsel, Los Angeles

    Hitachi, Tokyo

    Dentsu, Tokyo

     BBDO

      NASA 

Hart Getzen photographs CEO of Fat Belly Pretzels.
Thank you, Hart Getzen, for your excellent photographs!
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