About the Photographer
American, b. 1958
An accomplished commercial photographer, Sandro was inspired at a young age by the work of the Irving Penn. After starting his career in 1980 as an assistant to photographer David Deahl, Sandro began his own practice and for the past twenty-five years, he has pursued a particular interest in photographing people. He has photographed countless national advertising campaigns for Nike, Budweiser, Nikon and other clients, and has created individual portraits of many celebrities, including John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Michael Jordan, and Dwayne Wade. Although he often relies on extensive research to prepare for a shoot and he maintains a sophisticated level of control over the lighting, Sandro takes a fluid approach to portraiture, responding attentively to his subjects rather than orchestrating preconceived staging.