Ron Slenzak

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Ron Slenzak
Born Ronald J. Slenzak
(1948-01-29) January 29, 1948 (age 70)
Nationality American
Education Art Center College of Design[1]
Known for Photography
Awards Catalog Awards, Key Art, One Show, Western Art Directors Club

Ron Slenzak (January 29, 1948–) is an American photographer, best known for photographing record album covers. Some of the album covers that he has photographed include Spitfire (Jefferson Starship), Huey Lewis and the News (their self-titled debut album), It Must Be Magic (Teena Marie), Dreams (Grace Slick), Throwin' Down (Rick James) and Beat Street (Prism).

Biography[edit]

Slenzak was born on January 29, 1948.

In the 1970s, he became one of the most sought after photographers of album covers. Throughout a career that spans nearly four decades, Slenzak has photographed album covers for a wide range of recording acts including Huey Lewis and the News, Jefferson Starship and numerous Motown artists.

Other clients include: Disney, Fox Family Channel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Entertainment, Twentieth Century-Fox and Warner Brothers Television.[1]

Currently, Slenzak is based in Venice, California. He is a member of the faculty at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.[1]

Selected Album Cover Credits[edit]

Album Artist or Group Label
Alfie [2] Alfie Motown
Romance in the Night[3] José Feliciano Motown
Sam Harris[4] Sam Harris Motown
Sam-I-Am[5] Sam Harris Motown
Frenzy[6] High Inergy Gordy
Hold On[7] High Inergy Gordy
Throwin' Down Rick James Gordy
Spitfire Jefferson Starship Grunt/RCA
Kagny & the Dirty Rats[8] Kagny & the Dirty Rats Motown
KoKo-PoP[9] Koko-PoP Motown
Secrets of Lonely Boys[10] KoKo-PoP Motown
Huey Lewis and the News Huey Lewis and the News Chrysalis
It Must Be Magic[11] Teena Marie Gordy
Mary Jane Girls[12] Mary Jane Girls Gordy
Just for You[13] The McCrarys Capitol
Second To Nunn[14] Bobby Nunn Motown
The Right Choice[15] The Right Choice Motown
The Genie[16] Rockwell Motown
Dreams Grace Slick RCA
Beat Street Prism Capitol
You Told Your Mama Not to Worry Hugh Masekela Casablanca Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ronald Slenzak". Pasadena, California: Art Center College of Design. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ That Look (Media notes). Alfie. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1986. 
  3. ^ Romance In The Night (Media notes). José Feliciano. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1983. 
  4. ^ Sam Harris (Media notes). Sam Harris. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1984. 
  5. ^ Sam-I-Am (Media notes). Sam Harris. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1986. 
  6. ^ Frenzy (Media notes). High Inergy. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records. 1979. 
  7. ^ Hold On (Media notes). High Inergy. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records. 1980. 
  8. ^ Kagny & the Dirty Rats (Media notes). Kagny & the Dirty Rats. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1983. 
  9. ^ KoKo-PoP (Media notes). KoKo-PoP. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1984. 
  10. ^ Secrets of Lonely Boys (Media notes). KoKo-PoP. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1985. 
  11. ^ It Must Be Magic (Media notes). Teena Marie. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records. 1981. 
  12. ^ Mary Jane Girls (Media notes). Mary Jane Girls. Hollywood, California: Gordy Records. 1983. 
  13. ^ Just for You (Media notes). The McCrarys. Hollywood, California: Capitol Records. 1980. 
  14. ^ Second To Nunn (Media notes). Bobby Nunn. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1982. 
  15. ^ The Right Choice (Media notes). The Right Choice. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1989. 
  16. ^ The Genie (Media notes). Rockwell. Hollywood, California: Motown Records. 1986.