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Bruce Weber

  • American photographer
  • Born March 29, 1946

Bruce Weber (born March 29, 1946) is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker. He is most widely known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Pirelli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Revlon, and Gianni Versace, as well as his work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines.


When you make documentaries or short films, you have to have eyes and ears in the back of your head and on the sides and all around you. I like that in my films.




Sometimes there's a sense of closing yourself off on a shoot, and I try not to do that. Sometimes you have to, like when you're in a studio and you're doing fashion shooting, but I don't even do it then.




Well, my life is so centered around the people I care about, my animals, and my work.




You know, my dad wasn't a photographer or filmmaker by profession, but on Sundays, he would take pictures of me and my family or his pals horseback riding, and it was a means of communication and affection, a means of not being so dysfunctional with each other.




You always wonder if you can make plays at the end.




As a child, people were always trying to photograph and film me because it's a way for a shy person to find themselves.




I like to start out each day from the beginning. I'm always learning things.




I've always been shy and that's partly why I chose a life behind the lens. I like people to look at my work and hopefully it speaks for itself.



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