Alex Demyan is a full time fine art photographer specializing in digital photography of Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Since becoming a full time professional in 1998, he has had thousands of photographs published covering every Louisiana parish. This collection of images will continue to promote tourism to Louisiana for years to come.
The focus of his career as a strictly editorial photographer was changed nearly overnight by two great tectonic shifts - The digital camera and Hurricane Katrina.
The decline in New Orleans tourism and conventions after Katrina collapsed the demand for both stock and editorial services.
Digital Photography likewise put into motion market forces that threatened the careers of many editorial photographers, but also bore the seeds of Demyan’s rebirth as a Fine Art Photographer.
Today he produces photographs destined more for the frame and less the printed page. Software and an imagination unbounded by the strict limits of the editorial world have allowed Demyan to take his photography to a new dimension that is still believable and true to his roots as a traditional photographer.
Since Katrina, Demyan has managed to survive as a full-time photographer thanks to the popularity of his fine art prints, which are displayed in homes and businesses throughout the world.
Alex Demyan is represented by :
The Image Gallery, 838 Royal Street
The Image Gallery 838 Royal Street (2006 - present)
Comments: Featured Artist. Over 16,000 pieces sold to date
Hyatt Regency Hotel (July 2011)
Job Description : create original photography for display in public spaces and meeting rooms
comments : 22 images chosen. Print sizes from20" x 28" up to 48"x58"
Fannie Mae Corporation 2007-present
Job description : Photograph progress of various rebuilding projects In La. and Ms.
Comments : 100+ model releases obtained
Harrison County Tourism Commission 2003-2004
Job Description: Photograph main tourist destinations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Photos to include real people, model released. Provide HCTC with 111 color transparencies + 300dpi scans on CD-ROM
Comments : 148 model releases obtained
Louisiana Office of State Parks Feb.-June 2000
Job Description : Photograph 17 State Parks, 15 Historic Sites, and the State Arboretum for promotional use of the Office of State Parks. Provide 36 color slides per site + 300dpi scans on CD-Rom. Photos to include model-released park users and/or employees as specified in punch lists.
Comments : 7000+ miles traveled 6984 color transparencies shot 800+ model releases obtained
Louisiana Office of Tourism Nov. 2001
Job Description : Produce photographs from list of 12 travel destinations featuring locations +
available people as models.
Comments : 77 model releases obtained
New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corp. (2002-present)
Job Description : Produce Stock Photography for promotion of New Orleans Tourism.
Comments : 100+ photos sold to date
Hancock Bank Feb. 1999
Job Description : Photograph all 125 official Louisiana Historical sites located in the Parishes served by
the Hancock Bank.
Adventure Communications, Gulfport, Jim Miller , Owner
Insight Guides Feb.-April 1997
600+ item shot list for New Orleans Tour Guides
350 published photos for three books:
Insight Guide to New Orleans
Insight Pocket Guide to New Orleans
Insight Compact Guide to New Orleans
New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corp. 1997
Job Description : produce stock photography for promotion of New Orleans tourism.
Comments : Sole Photographer- 1997 New Orleans Good Times Guide Reference
CREDITS : Magazines :AAA Texas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Southern California; American Photo, Drive America, Family Fun, Gourmet, Guideposts, Louisiana Conservationist, Living Bird, Endless Vacation, Budget Travel, Destinations (1 cover), Courier (1 cover), Westways, Endless Vacation, America West Airlines,
Louisiana Life (1 cover), National Geo for Kids, New Orleans Magazine (2 covers), Peterson's Photographic, Popular Photography, Spirits & Cocktails, Travel Holiday, Tulane Magazine. Where ( 7covers). Book Publishers : APA Publications (sole photographer- Insight Compact Guide to New Orleans, Insight Pocket Guide to New Orleans, contributing photographer - Insight Guide - Alaska, Insight Guide - New Orleans, Harcourt, Lerner Publications Port of New Orleans (cover). New Orleans Good Times Guide (sole photographer), Louisiana Tour Guide , Prentice Hall/Pearson--3 Text Covers, Scott Foresman. Calendars: BrownTrout (sole Photographer - New Orleans 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, ) , Hancock Bank (Back Roads and Bayous) , Par Excellence,Teldon, Terrel, Greenpeace, Disabled American Veterans. Advertising / Corporate: Adventure Communications, Fannie Mae Corp., Hancock Bank,Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Leblanc & Schuster Public Relations, Louisiana Office of State Parks,MC Media, Montgomery, Stire & Partners, New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation, New Orleans Publishing Group, Peter Mayer Advertising, Harry's Ace Hardware