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I have been using Dynalite for eight years. Never once has it let me down. Much of my work is produced on location, which means my equipment is subject to baggage handlers and the elements. During the production of my book, Archtop Guitars, I relied almost exclusively on the 1000ws power supplies and 2040 heads. They’re compact, sturdy and reliable. This is one lighting system that offers peace of mind. Thank you Dynalite for being there when it counts!” – Vincent Ricardel

 

Vincent Ricardel has enjoyed a 20-plus year career specializing in editorial and advertising photography.  He is well-known as a portrait photographer and excels at capturing the essence of his subjects within their surroundings.   Some of his subjects include Kevin Bacon, Dr Oz, Sandra Bernhard, Mikhail Gorbachev, The Dalai Lama and Calvin Klein. His work has been in numerous publications and advertisements in Time, USA Weekend, Business Week, Esquire, Charles Schwab, HSBC, Twinlab, American Express Publishing, The New York Times, and the Washingtonian.

Vincent is the recipient of the GRAPHIS “100 Best in Photography” award for 2011. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists first and second place awards for magazine photojournalism. Ricardel has recently completed an art book titled, “Archtop Guitars: The Journey From Cremona to New York”, featuring the archtop guitars made by the Italian-American luthiers of New York and portraits of musicians who play and appreciate the craftsmanship of these instruments.  An image from this book graced the cover of the Nikon World Magazine and several others are featured at the 2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition- Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen From Italy To New York. See more about Vincent’s “Guitar Heroes” project on the Nikon website!

He has also produced the images for the book Figure It Out, The Real Womens Guide to Great Style and recently completed the photography for a new book titled Glass Houses with designer Marc Rosen.  Vincent is on the faculty at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and has a BA degree in political science from American University. Vincent resides in Alexandria, Virginia and splits his time between Alexandria, VA and New York City.

See more of Vincent’s work including another new book commissioned by perfume bottle designer Marc Rosen titled: “Glamour Icons” which is due on book shelves in October 2011.