Reunited and It Feels So Good

A long time ago, I had a camera that I loved.  It was the Nikon 35Ti, and we were best buddies.  I bought it sometime in mid-late 90′s, not sure exactly when, and at the time, it was a pretty big purchase for me.  It was an expensive point and shoot, made for [...]

In Case You Were Wondering

To everyone who bought my print on collect.give, your money really did go to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research…

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An Interesting Person

In October, I photographed James Spader for Esquire. It’s now out in the January 2010 issue. This was the most nervous I’ve been before a shoot in a long time. Here’s what ran.:

James Spader © Emily Shur

And here’s an outtake…one of my favorites:


All Images © Larry Sultan

Very sad today to hear about Larry Sultan passing away at the age of 63. Above are a couple well known images from Pictures From Home and The Valley, two monumental bodies of work that have affected and influenced so many contemporary photographers. I love his work. I [...]

Big Baby

Big Baby © Emily Shur

One of many strange sights I saw and photographed in Arizona over Thanksgiving. There will be more soon. I’m not sure what to do with these pictures…I actually shot quite a bit over the course of that trip. I also actually like a lot of the pictures. [...]

Pretty Lady

All Images © Emily Shur

I thought it might be time to post a few pictures from my day job. Seems like it’s been a while. Above are a few images from my recent shoot with the talented and beautiful Anika Noni Rose. Anika is the voice of Disney’s first African-American princess (hence [...]

Today marks the launch of collect.give, an idea conceived by photographer and nice person Kevin Miyazaki. Six photographers selling limited edition prints, and all profits benefit a charity of the photographers’ choosing. Mine is the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research in honor of my grandmother.

The participating photographers are myself, John Loomis, [...]

The Big Reveal

Me and a Tree © The Husband

The project I have been working on for the last half a year is tentatively titled “Fake Plastic Trees”, and the above shot is of your truly working hard this past holiday weekend. It’s interesting how things naturally evolve. What started as a way to keep my [...]