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Gregory Mancuso is an award-winning photographer Los Angeles with over 20 years experience who creates captivating pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. He specializes in business and lifestyle imagery as well as environmental portraits that reveal the natural warmth and personality of his subjects within impeccably designed and lit compositions.
He has worked for many of our finest magazines, agencies, companies and assorted ne’er-do-wells. Using sensitivity, respect and heaping helpings of humor, Gregory is able to relax and gain the trust of his subjects, capturing their inner personality and essence within exceptional photos.
Whether they’re celebrities or nobodies, he has a knack for making those involved in the shoot, willing co-conspirators of the creative process, resulting in everyone contributing to the pleasant task of making striking imagery.
As a writer, Gregory has created numerous magazine articles and screenplays. He has a produced feature film credit for the thriller ONE GOOD TURN. He has sold scripts, directed TV commercials and was an assistant director for movies. His current project, INSIDE THE GAME, a comedic adventure fantasy, is currently in development at a film studio.
Time, Business Week, People, Forbes, TV Guide, Discover, Parenting, AARP, Woman’s World, First for Women, ESPN Magazine, HR Magazine, Risk Insurance, American Banker, Architectural Digest, Sunset, Popular Photography, 7×7, Feature Film, LA Times, Gannett Newspapers
Coke, Pepsi, Anheuser Busch, Miller, G E, Motorola, Dove, Sears, Lowe’s, Carpet One, Macy’s, Levi Strauss, Vans, Axe, Lane Bryant, Paramount, Turner, Steamboat Ventures, Blizzard Entertainment, Gas Company, SoCal Edison, Verizon, Pac Bell, Mobil, Chevron, Unocal, Honda, Toyota, METRO, Clorox, Dupont, Sav-On, Nestle, Playboy, Lane Bryant, Wells Fargo, Investors Business Daily, Union Bank, Bank of America, Country Casual, Ernst and Young, Mesirow, Ridgestone, Panda Inn, Omni Hotels, Aetna, Farmers, Transamerica, Hewlett Packard, ICANN, Oracle, RAND, New Egg, Jade Yoga, Affymetrix, Transwestern, Targus, Paradigm Global Logistics, Getty Center, PhRMA, Bravewell, California Health Underwriters, California Endowment, UCLA, USC, Syracuse University
Hill and Knowlton, Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Ketchum, Rogers Group, Burson Marsteller, GCI, Fleishman-Hillard, BumperCar Inc, CKPR, Cerrell Associates, Manning Selvage and Lee, Perry Com, Stoorza Ziegaus Metzger, The Empire USA, Pop2Life, GMR Marketing, Tractenberg, Alison Brod PR, Goodman Group, Lee and Associates, Paine Associates, M Bennetts, Spelling Communications, Fahlgren Mortine, The Hoyt Organization, Chase and Associates, Monaco-Viola Design, Landis Design, Sharp Design
#1 Ranked LinkedIn California Photographer
Gregory is the #1 LinkedIn California Photographer because he has received more client recommendations than any other photographer in the whole darn state. And it’s a big state! And since customer satisfaction is the best indicator to substantiate reliability and high quality work, you can rest assured that a decision to hire him for a shoot is an excellent one. Check it out for your self at his LinkedIn profile and below.
“Greg is probably the best photographer in Los Angeles. He’s a very talented and a top notch professional. I highly recommend him not only as a photographer, but also as a creative consultant who is attuned to the client’s needs. His sense of composition and lighting is way above the crowd. But don’t take my word for it–a quick glance at his portfolio at LinkedIn or at his website will testify to the high degree of his artistry. The body of work speaks for itself. Fabulous creative shots, and very cost-effective. You are welcome to contact me for details, or with questions.” Monica Ballard
“Greg is one of the best photographers in the country – I would consider him always.” Allen Spiegler
“I have worked with Greg for more than five years now. He is extremely dependable, quick and a true master at his craft (photography). I have hired him to do a wide range of events ranging for industry events featuring various Senators and Hollywood celebrities to my son’s third birthday. In all cases, Greg has been the consummate professional. I highly recommend his work and would be more than happy to give anyone who is interested more information.” K. Forrest Beanum
“I would not hesitate to hire Gregory again and again. Terrific work.” Harry J Friedman
“Greg was spot-on with high profile talent, right out of the box. John Daly was our talent for a Spot TV shoot and internet video, a ton of material to cover and only a day to do it in. Greg had to shoot around the film crew (PGA Tour Productions) and deliver material for the web and for print. He did it in a totally unobtrusive way and still managed to deliver great material that most shooters would have needed several days to capture and even then wouldn’t have picked up the subtleties Greg lensed. I definitely will use Greg again when I’m in Los Angeles, particularly when there is talent like John Daly involved.” Fred Page
“Greg has an easy-going personality that relaxes people and dissolves the stress of a shoot. He just has a flair for bringing out the natural warmth and personality of people and his sense of humor helps to make the whole experience fun. He has a real gift of making everyone feel comfortable. I’ve also found him to be very dependable. I first hired Greg back in 2002 and still use those photos because they were exactly what we wanted. Have used him other times since then, most recently this year and once again, he delivered exactly what we were looking for. He knows his stuff!” Pattie Lincoln-Tanzman
“Greg’s work proved to be phenomenal! I was very pleased with every aspect of his work and would hire him again without hesitation for our next photo shoot in Los Angeles.” Courtney Vorachek
“I have used Greg for photography assignments several times. He is dependable photographer, on-time, listens carefully to our project goals and then can be left on his own to deliver them. Results have always been very good and creative with lots of variety among the shots taken. He also delivers his assignments on time. A number of his photographs have been used in our annual reports.” Marilyn Freemon
“I recommend Greg for anyone considering a photographer in Los Angeles, no matter the assignment. I’ve used Greg’s services for more than 15 years, and for the majority of that time he was the only photographer I used. He is always on time, personable, readily understands the work to be done and completes it in a timely manner.” Ken Preston
“The non-profit I work for has hired Gregory Mancuso to photograph several events which required extraordinary flexibility due to demanding schedules and high profile attendees. Every step of the way Greg’s professional attitude, demeanor, and photographic skill enabled him to deliver exactly what the organization was looking for. The photographs have been used to promote the organization in online and printed materials. All feedback we have received about Greg following events has been positive.” Diane Baldwin
“Greg is seasoned, professional, personable, and reliable photographer. He gets the assignment without any hand-holding and delivers images that get the job done with an extra gleam.” Andrew Rasanen
“I hired Greg at rather short notice to do a shoot at a television playout facility in the Los Angeles area. From the point we had confirmation of ths date, Greg took over and was happy to liaise directly with the facility to make sure the shoot happened to meet my tight deadline. The results were great – excellent photography and a whole range of shots to choose from. More than I would ever be able to use! I would definitely use Greg again when we need a photographer and would have no hesitation in recommending him.” Laila Bishay
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so my write-up of Greg’s work won’t do his work justice. Simply put, when I have an important client project on-line, I want Greg behind the camera, working with me to deliver a top-notch project.” Matthew Klink
“As a talent manager, I have often recommended Greg to my clients in Los Angeles. He has always delivered!! Fantastic photographer — in pretty much every area. I cannot think of anyone I would recommend more strongly. Awesome work. Incredible personality. Fair. Honest. Creative minded. Greg is simply…the best.” Heidi Ifft
“I’ve been using Gregory Mancuso as a photographers for The California Endowment for the past 7 years and couldn’t be happier with his work. I recommend him to any company seeking a highly competent, reliable, flexible and professional photographer.” Jeff Okey
“Greg is a talented, creative, and experienced photographer. We have hired him on many occasions to do photo sessions with various artists and musicians, as well as special events. He is relaxed and easy to work with, and open to suggestions and collaboration.” Scott Price
“We hired Gregory to do a variety of photos from exterior building shots to headshots of our top executives. I was impressed with his range, professionalism and ability to work so well with our busy executives. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him.” Winnie Jong
“Greg is a great photographer. He’s creative, thoughtful and dependable. He’s my go-to guy in Los Angeles.” Ken Johnson
“We hired Greg for photography and graphics composition services on a kitschy doggie card traditionally sent to company associates for the holidays. Over a dozen employee’s dogs were costumed in festive Hawaiian attire for individual photography on a tight Saturday schedule at our offices – requiring much patience and flexibility from our photographer – but Greg was clearly up to the task. The dogs all loved him and the shoot had such great results that perhaps our biggest challenge was selecting which images to actually use for our marketing piece. Great job, Greg!” Tammie Richards
“Greg M.- we don’t have lots of occassions – but when needed, we hire Greg to cover PR events, corporate photos and other creative needs. He is on time, reliable, does excellent work and does a good job of keeping in touch. MBPR has used his services throughout several years.Happy to recommend him as a photographer.” Marje Bennetts
“Greg is definitely a “no drama” photographer. He has the ability to put his subjects at ease and let you know he is in control. I always enjoy working with a photographer like Greg.” Anne Shackman
“Gregory does excellent work. He is very personable. As a subject I felt quite at ease while he was able to achieve just that right look that was more than flattering. I would recommend him for any kind of photography need AND his prices are very reasonable for Los Angeles photographers.” Don Monroe
“Greg finds the most important element of a subject to create amazing visuals. He is extremely friendly and loves to work with animals as well.” Megan Perry Moore
“Greg Mancuso was a joy to work with. He handled all the preparation and details beautifully. We just had to show up. He was patient, informative and had control of the situation. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The photographs are pictures that will be handed down generation to generation. One of the best photographers in Los Angeles” Angela Jackson
“I was lucky enough to find Gregory and use his services in April of this year. Gregory is a genius in the photography world! He was detail oriented, precise, trustworthy, and really affordable photographers. I highly recommend him for all of your photography needs. I look forward to working with Gregory again…Thanks Gregory, for making us look so good!!! peacelove” Sheri Marlowe
“Our results from a photo shoot with Greg were fantastic. He is very creative and adept at handling the talent and subject matter.” Bill Farhood
Los Angeles photographers Gregory Mancuso works in Los Angeles CA providing creative commercial, corporate, magazine, and dog photography.
photo la – The Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition
photo l.a., the longstanding photographic art exposition, returned to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for its 22nd edition.The fair closed with a strong attendance of over 10,000 and exceeded expectations of its co-producers Claudia James Bartlett, Wayne Fernandez and founder Stephen Cohen, “We are honored to annually bring together the photographic community for a weekend of incredible energy, sales and learning”.
photo l.a. continues to prove itself as an institution and as a platform for dealers from around the globe to come together for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations creating the juxtaposition that differentiates photo l.a.
photo l.a. continued to present outstanding programming with a series of lectures, roundtables and docent tours with Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum; Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum; Deborah Bell, Vice President, Specialist Head of Photographs Department at Christies and Gordon Baldwin, former curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum. Programming highlights included Weston Naef’s Collecting panel, the Fashion and Photography, New Technologies & Social Media and the Architectural Photograph roundtables. Renowned photojournalist Bill EppridgeÂ spoke about his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically, Robert F. Kennedy’s final campaign. Matthew Thompson, curator and author of “The Anxiety of Photography” – led a round table discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists Andrea Longacre-White, Anthony Pearson and David Benjamin Sherry.
Point of View, an installation featuring selections from noted Los Angeles collectors was a centerpiece of photo l.a. This well received exhibit highlighted the wealth of connoisseurship that exists in Los Angeles. Collector’s statements, placed alongside the photographs, put into perspective the relationship between artist and collector.
Los Angeles International Fine Art Photography Expo
If you’re a collector, a fan of great photography, or an aspiring photographer, photo l.a. in Santa Monica is the place to be. photo l.a. is an international fine art photography exhibition and sale. Galleries from around the world converge on Santa Monica, California to showcase and sell fine art photographs from some of the most famous names in photography as well as emerging fine art photographers. The approximately 70 exhibitors bring work from most major American and European art centers. In addition to the gallery booths, there are lectures by photographers, photo editors, and photo collectors. The weekend usually kicks off with a celebrity fundraiser. Info: www.photola.com (323) 937-5525
In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) showcased the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image.
MOPLA was established and exists to advance the celebration of Photography through a variety of events and programs designed to inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector.
MOPLA’s two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events in April.
MOPLA 2013’s theme, Wide Angle: Exploring New Photography from Los Angeles and Beyond aims to showcase bodies of work that have been previously unseen or exhibited in Los Angeles. While continuing to focus on creatives in the Los Angeles community, a number of international photographers will be featured throughout the month.
MOPLA was conceived and is organized by the individuals who founded The Focus on Aids Photography Auction, The Lucie Foundation, and the Lucie Awards.
Hossein Farmani is Founder and Chairman of The Lucie Foundation, Co-Founder of Focus on Aids, and Co-Founder of The Palm Springs Photo Festival. He is Principal of The Farmani Group whose roster of companies include PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris), The International Design Awards, FYI Design, London International Creative Competition, The International Photography Awards, The Lucie Awards and The Farmani Gallery.
Cat Jimenez is Co-Founder of the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a photographer. She studied photography at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California and was featured in the Smithsonian Institute and The Los Angeles Filipino American Centennial Commemoration Committee Project entitled “I am Today’s Filipino”, recognizing and preserving the stories of individuals making a contribution to American Life.