Suza Scalora

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Suza Scalora
Born Suza Scalora
Nationality United States American
Occupation Photographer
Known for Photography
Awards Hasselblad Masters Award
2005

Suza Scalora is an award-winning [1] photographic artist and author focusing on the ethereal world of fairies and angels.[2]

Scalora's photographs have appeared in fashion magazines,[3] news magazines,[4] television,[5] book covers,[6] on-line art auctions,[7] and websites.[8] She wrote bestseller The Fairies[9] in which her photography is prominent [10] for younger readers.[11] Her photographs of fairies and angels have been described by critics as "spookily lovely" and "magical."[12] She launched a website "Myth.com" about the ethereal world. She lives in New York City.[13]

As a child, Scalora enjoyed fairy tales, mythology, and magic. She began exploring photography at age eleven. She was influenced by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Hans Christian Andersen and visual artists such as Alan Lee and Maxfield Parrish. She grew up in Orange County, California and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.[7][14]

Scalora worked as a photographer in New York City, with advertising clients including Origins, Avon, Disney, and Little Brown.[15][16] She was profiled in industry publications such as PDN, Communication Arts, Elle,[15] GQ,[15] and American Photo. Her pictures have appeared in Time magazine.[4] In February 2005 she was awarded a prize by camera maker Hasselblad.[1][17] In 2006, she was named one of the best up and coming beauty photographers by Women's Wear Daily.[7] She has appeared on the TV show Make Me a Supermodel as the official photographer.[5] Scalora said: "I was so excited when the producers asked me to be a part of the show. After all, I had complete creative freedom and was able to combine some of my favorite things including intense color, texture, and the beautiful curves of the body."[16]

Scalora illustrated Francesca Lia Block's 1989 book Weetzie Bat.[6] In 1995, Scalora launched website "Myth.com" about the ethereal world featuring her photographic artistry and which has been described "ambitious" and "intriguing." [18] Scalora illustrated Lynne Ewing's book The Talisman. Scalora's (1999) The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World was described as one of the "ten best picture books of the year" by Newsweek magazine.[2][9][19] Newsweek book critic David Gates described the digital images as "glossy, spookily lovely processed photos" in a book which was purportedly about "a scholarly expedition to document and catalog fairies" in which "kids will see a visionary world of sadness and cruelty, beauty and grace."[2] A critic at USA Today described Scalora's The Witches and Wizards of Oberin and The Fairies as "gorgeously illustrated books" adding that "little ones (children) will love the magical pics; the older set will have fun recognizing some of today’s famous faces."[12] In 2009, Scalora wrote Evidence of Angels in collaboration with Francesca Lia Block on a book for teenage readers with photographic evidence that "fairies are real."

Scalora conducts workshops on photography, art, and myth at the International Center of Photography and the Omega Center in New York.[13]

Publications[edit]

  • The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World by Suza Scalora (Hardcover - Sep 22, 1999) 978-0060282349 48 pages Publisher: HarperTeen; 1st THUS edition (September 22, 1999) Reading level: Ages 9–12 [9]
  • The Witches and Wizards of Oberin by Suza Scalora (Hardcover - Aug 21, 2001) # Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 48 pages Publisher: HarperTeen; 1st edition (August 21, 2001 Language: English ISBN 0-06-029535-X ISBN 978-0-06-029535-6
  • Evidence of Angels by Suza Scalora and Francesca Lia Block Sep 29, 2009) (Official release date: September 29, 2009) Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-124343-4 ISBN 978-0-06-124343-1
  • Doggie's Angel 2007 Calendar by Francis Hills, Shun & Heideki, Daniel O'neal,Michael Maples, Lionel Deluy, Jeff Xander, Suza Scalora, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "February - Suza Scalora". Hasselblad Website (Hasselblad.com). February 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b c David Gates (November 29, 1999). "Nothing Here But Kid Stuff". Newsweek. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ "References about photographs in fashion magazines". 
  4. ^ a b Jeffrey Kluger (September 15, 2003). "Real Men Get the Blues". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Make Me A Supermodel: Episode 2 Recap (Page 1/2)". artnet auctions website. March 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ a b Francesca Lia Block (August 19, 2009). "Women's Writing Workships with Francesca Lia Block". Francesca Lia Block (official website). Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  7. ^ a b c "Susan Scalora: Sleeping Angel". artnet auctions website. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  8. ^ Patti Wigington (2009-08-20). "Gods of the Ancient Greeks - Gaia". About.com Paganism - Wicca. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  9. ^ a b c Nancy Hewitt (1999). "KIDS/SNEAK PEEK : AUTHOR SCALORA KNOWS JUST WHERE THE FAIRIES ARE.". Daily News (Los Angeles) via The Free Library. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  10. ^ "References about The Fairies with photography being prominent". 
  11. ^ "Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books". The Locus Index to Science Fiction. May 1998. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  12. ^ a b Dennie Hughes (2001-12-12). "Family relationships: USA Weekend's Dennie Hughes". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  13. ^ a b "Suza Scalora biography". Myth.com. 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  14. ^ "Suza Scalora -- Beauty Photographer & Mythmaker". Suza Scalora Photography Website. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  15. ^ a b c Jeff, TWOP (2009-08-19). "Make Me a Supermodel -- Let The Games Begin". Yahoo TV website. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  16. ^ a b Suza Scalora (2009-08-20). "Bravo TV Guest Appearance". Suza Scalora Photography. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  17. ^ "February - Suza Scalora". polyvore. February 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  18. ^ Melissa Robertson (2009-08-21). "Photography Website Reviews -- Mythopoeia: The Making of Myths". Melissa Robertson. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  19. ^ Francesca Lia Block (August 19, 2009). "Suza Scalora". HarperCollinsCanada. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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