When I was seven, I lived in a yurt in Colorado. When I was 10, I was Indiana Jones in the forest and Luke Skywalker on Degobah. I owned about a hundred rattlesnakes when I was 15 and I took pictures of them. That's when it started.

When I was 17, I dropped out of high school, left home and crash-landed in New Orleans. Later, I ventured west and went to the best photography school I could find; thankfully, just before it was ruined by for-profit education vultures. C’est la vie.

After that I moved to LA and cut my teeth working for some of the best-loved photographers around: Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador, Greg Lotus, and John Russo to name drop a little. They, and many others, were gracious in their willingness to share their craft with me. I paid attention and have much to thank them for.

When I’m not traveling I can be found in Los Angeles or Berlin. 

I’ve crossed paths with some of the fine people that keep the gears turning at these companies.

Sony Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Paramount, NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, CBS, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Interview, “O" (Harpo), Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, Procter & Gamble, LL Bean, Luxottica (Ray-Ban).

-August Dering