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George Holz arbeitet seit nunmehr 30 Jahren als Fotograf und ist damit sehr erfolgreich.
Der gebürtige Amerikaner aus Oak Ridge, Tennessee hat sich auf Akt, Mode und Celebrity Portraits spezialisiert. Nach zwei Jahren Studium an der Universität in Tennessee wechselt er an das Art Center in Pasadena. Nach seinem Studienabschluss (B.F.A.) 1980 blieb er zunächst in Los Angeles und fotografierte unter anderem Albumcover für Schallplatten Firmen. Auf Anraten Helmut Newtons zog er nach Mailand um die Modefotografie weiterzuverfolgen und entwickelte dabei seinen eigenen unverwechselbaren Stil. Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten gelangte er zu Magazinen wie Donna Linea Italia, Lei, Vogue Italien. Seine Arbeit erlangte internationale Anerkennung, besonders in Europa. So wurde er von Photo Italiana zum 'New up and- comer' mit einem einmaligen unverwechselbaren Stil gekürt und war Gewinner des American Photographers 'New Faces' in der Kategorie Mode. Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt in Paris, kehrte er 1985 in die USA zurück und eröffnete ein Studio in New York City. Er fotografierte große Werbekampagnen für Klienten wie Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor und DeBeers Diamonds. Für die Gold-Kampagne der International Gold Corp. gewann er den Clio Award. Seine Arbeiten sind in der ständigen Sammlung des George Easman House in Rochester, NY und dem Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo in Mexiko City ausgestellt. George Holz arbeitet in New York, Los Angeles und Europa.

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GEORGE HOLZ is an American photographer whose work spans 30 years and includes nudes, fashion, and celebrity portraits. He is a native of Oak Ridge Tennessee, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1980. While at Art Center, Holz assisted for Helmut Newton, who urged him to move to Milan to pursue his vision.

In Milan, Holz developed his own unique style. Photo Italiana called him "a new up-and-comer with a unique independent style." In Europe, Holz's work appeared in Italian Vogue, Lei, Linea Italiana, Madame Figaro and French Elle. After critical acclaim in Europe, he returned to Los Angeles for a short period where he photographed album covers, including a young Madonna for the iconic 'Borderline' album. He moved to New York City in the mid 1980's and opened a studio in the Village.

In New York, his fashion and beauty work appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Interview Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. Holz photographed many advertising campaigns for diverse clients including Max Factor, DeBeers Diamonds, and Elizabeth Arden. His 'Gold' campaign for the International Gold Corp won him a Clio Award. A unique use of light, shadow, motion, and composition continue to be his trademarks.

Holz took advantage of the sets, models, and locations that editorial and advertising work afforded him to pursue his personal work. He photographed a large series of nudes in his studio, juxtaposing them with animal bones and unusual industrial objects. Later, he turned his camera to photograph his subjects on locations throughout the world: forests, jungles, deserts, rivers, and vast landscapes. During this period, Holz and a group of fellow Art Center graduates formed "The Cauldron," a group of photographers that met regularly to share and critique each other's work. The group, which included long time friends Just Loomis and Mark Arbeit, served to challenge and inspire it's members.

In the early 1990's Holz's work segued into celebrity portraiture. He began shooting in LA and NY for clients such as Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and In Style. His list of subjects included a long series of A list celebrities, including Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, and President Bill Clinton. Holz photographed movie posters including 'Face Off' for Paramount Pictures with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. His album cover for Suzanne Vega's 'Days of Open Hand' won him a Grammy Award.

Holz's photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including Budapest, London, Tokyo, and Vienna. His exhibit, 'Original Sin,' a collection of platinum prints sponsored by Tres Generationes Tequila, traveled to major cities in the US including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. His work is in permanent collections at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, and Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City. He is represented by Fahey/Klein Gallery in LA and Staley Wise Gallery in NY.

Holz' fine art work continues to be greatly influenced by Helmut Newton. He learned from Newton that the lines of art and commerce are often blurred. George and colleagues Mark Arbeit and Just Loomis consider Helmut Newton and wife June to be a profound influence, beloved mentors, and treasured friends.

George currently divides his time between assignments in NY, LA and Europe. When he's not photographing, he lives with his wife and son on their farm in upstate New York.

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