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 Berlin or Los Angeles. 

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