Vern Evans

To truly "see". To capture the authenticity of character and place.

This is what motivates photographer Vern Evans. Whether in his Los Angeles studio or in a Cuban barrio, he asks the same of every subject; "Tell me your story". The reality of life is what Evans hopes will be revealed to the viewer. "Like a dream interpreted for it's true meaning".

Dreams are what catapulted Evans from his Texas childhood to the esteemed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Spellbound with images taken by Arbus, Frank, Capa, Avedon, Lange and Cartier-Bresson, he built a framework of aesthetic touchstones from which he works to this day.

Process is paramount to Evans. Through the ceremony of travel and his adept gift for conversation, he moves into the process and becomes every bit a part of his subject, lingering for hours to hear stories (and to tell some of his own).

His ability to truly embrace his subjects has given Vern Evans the opportunity to communicate in many photograhic genres over the years. Still photography for film, corporate portraiture, live performance, documentation, and art photography have given place to his artful eye. "I was never interested in artifice for the sake of beauty, to me, beauty is revealed in the realities of people engaged in an authentic life".

Stacia Lang - designer

CLIENTS

ABC TV - Alexandria Real Estate, Inc.- AMC TV - American Career College -

Barlow Respiratory Hospital - Blacktail NYC - 

China Government *Free Trade Zone/ Metro - CKE Restaurants, Inc. -

CitiBank - City of Hope Hospital -Coke - Disney - Edel Music / Germany -

Fuji Film / Japan - Grove-Atlantic Publishing -

Hallmark TV - LA Phil - Los Angeles Children’s Hospital - McDonald’s -

McGraw-Hill - Missing Peace - Mohawk Paper - NBC Universal -

Nickelodeon - Nike/France - Novartis - Pacific Symphony - Platinum Equity -                    

RCA Records / Nashville - Sony - Space-X - St. Joseph Hospital -

     Thomas Nelson Publishing - Thomson Reuters - Toshiba -

Turner Broadcasting - United Technologies - US Bank  - USC -

UCLA - Vespa - WildAid.org - Wienerschnitzel - World Wildlife Fund

AGENCIES

Addison / NY - Bozell / CA - Buntin Group / Nashville - Chiat-Day / CA -

Cliff Freeman & Partners / NY - Cramer-Krasell / AZ - De Plano Group / NY -   

DGWB / CA - FCB / San Francisco - Goldberg, Moser, O”Neil / CA -

GreenSpring Media Group - Grey Advertising / NY -

      Jefferies Associates / CA - Johnson Gray / CA -            

Leo Burnett / IL - OPTO Design / NY - Pentagram / NY -

        Point Zero Design / CA   - Price McKnabb / NC - Ruder Finn -

                     Thomas Ryan Design / TN - Thomson Reuters / MN -                    

W.B. Donner / MD - Yyes/CA

EXHIBITIONS

8/1995 “Elvis & America” Southside Gallery Oxford, MS

8/2000 “Cuba Images” Cienfuegos Museum Cienfuegos, Cuba

3/2001 “Cuba Images Nickelodeon Channel Burbank, CA

8/2001 “Cuba Work” Bacardi Museo Santiago de Cuba

4/2002 “Pixal and Grain” Group Show Los Angeles, CA

1/2009 “Aesthetics” Perfect Exposure Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2/2011 “Carbon Black” Barbara’s at the Brewery Los Angeles, CA

5/2011 “Music Images" Kessler Theater Dallas, Texas

2016 "BlackTail 300" BlackTail at Pier A NYC

2018 "Ireland" Dead Rabbit NYC

EXHIBITIONS

8/1995 “Elvis & America” Southside Gallery Oxford, MS

8/2000 “Cuba Images” Cienfuegos Museum Cienfuegos, Cuba

3/2001 “Cuba Images Nickelodeon Channel Burbank, CA

8/2001 “Cuba Work” Bacardi Museo Santiago de Cuba

4/2002 “Pixal and Grain” Group Show Los Angeles, CA

1/2009 “Aesthetics” Perfect Exposure Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2/2011 “Carbon Black” Barbara’s at the Brewery Los Angeles, CA

5/2011 “Music Images" Kessler Theater Dallas, Texas

2016 "BlackTail 300" BlackTail at Pier A NYC

2018 "Ireland" Dead Rabbit NYC

Published

“So Calypso !” 

Published 2005

  • Edel Earbooks Publishing - Germany


“A Day in Los Angeles”

Published 2007

  • Edel Earbooks Publishing - Germany
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