LEN PRINCE (born 1953)
Len Prince was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been interested in photography since nine years old when he received his first camera from S&H Green stamp redemption center. Growing up he experimented with many different types of photographic styles from still lifes to nudes. He studied under Jerry Uelsmann at The School of Visual Arts, who encouraged him to go live on a tugboat as a photographic assignment. Prince realized the importance of adventure, commemorating his time on the Manhattan waterways with a picture of the World Trade Towers being completed in 1972.
After finishing school, Prince dove head first into a photographic career of commercial, editorial and fine art work. Taking on projects for such clients as Saks Fifth Avenue, Estee Lauder, Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, Tommy Hilfiger and doing editorials for Interview, Aperture, Paper, Out, and Vanity Fair, he has photographed some of the most exciting celebrities of our time. In addition to commercial work, Prince has participated in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions including an installation at MoMA PS1. Prince published About Glamour in 1997 with works based on his commission for Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and his work has been included in books such as Underworld by Kelly Klein and How to Makeover your Man by Lloyd Boston.
Len Prince currently lives and works in New York.