“I think a photograph should impart something to a subject, rather than take away from it. I want whatever I shoot to have a life inside the camera that it doesn’t have in reality.” Geoff Spear
Geoff Spear has established a reputation as one of the leading still life photographers. Best known for his lighting skills and graphic modern style. Geoff graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in Photography, his studio is based in New York City and works with clients nationwide.
It’s a testament to the range of Geoff Spear’s photographic repertoire (and client base) that he recently shot the packaging for the Schmitt Bros new glassware range and the cover for Haruki Murakamis’ latest book, all in the space of a week.
His advertising clients include American Express, Bloomingdales, Citibank, Estee Lauder, Saks, Smirnoff & Tanqueray. His compelling photographs have appeared on the covers and in the pages of Time Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, New York Times Magazine and many others.
Over the span of his 20 year career Geoff has shot hundreds of Book Jackets, including covers for best selling authors including John le Carré, Augusten Burroughs, Haruki Murakami, John McInerney, Vladimir Nabokov, Donna Tartt, Martin Amis and Brad Meltzer to name a few.
Geoffs’ personal passion is shooting and capturing superheros, on film at least! Including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captian Marvel. His collaboration with life-long friend Chip Kidd on Batman Collected, the first of many coffee table books, drew raves from the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, and ID, as well as The Art Directors Club NY and The Annual of American Photography. This “dynamic duo” recently finished their second “Peanuts” book together, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, a massive retrospective look at the beloved cartoonist’s work.
Geoff is always taking pictures, he has a camera with him at all times. His current obsession is found objects on New York City streets, and an ongoing rubber band infinity series. Follow him on Istagram: spearphoto