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Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)
 

Interview & Photographs: 

Chaz Niell

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

I’m based in the Washington DC area. I’m an award-winning photographer, with over 19 years of experience telling stories through this art of capturing the human emotion of every subject whether in sports, fashion, entertainment, or social consciousness.
I have long been a fan of the visual arts and this passion led me to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I was able to explore all facets of the industry and discover my deep passion for photography and storytelling .

My work has been featured in highly acclaimed periodicals and publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stones, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Forbes, and Paris Match. In addition, footwear giant Nike displayed my awe-inspiring photo of tennis icon Rafael Nadal on their New York digital board on 34th & 7th Ave. one block from Madison Square Garden after he won the 2019 US Open Men’s Singles Title.

I have also been commissioned to shoot the United States Senate and House of Representatives, the Vanity Fair Oscar Parties, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, Hampton International Film Festival, Brisbane International Tennis, New Balance, Art and Commerce, and British fashion retailer, AllSaints. Many of my photographs have been selected into Leica Fotografie International (LFI) galleries.

As well as winning contest with Canon Australia (CPS).

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

Wow! There are so many. Firstly I’d say…