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Meet David Uzzardi of Upphoto in Eastside

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Uzzardi.

David, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been shooting photos for as long as I can remember but got serious about photography in high school. I went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City after high school, but most of my education happened outside of the traditional classroom. I took multiple cross country trips, where I shot some of my favorite work to date.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No. Like any career, there have been highs and lows, and I’ve made many adjustments along the way. Especially when it comes to building a photo career vs. being just an artist.

Upphoto – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Up Photo is a product photo studio based in Los Angles. We shoot accessories, fashion, beauty and other still photos for businesses. Our photos are used for many digital platforms but primarily in Webshops and social media. We are known for our hero shots, which are more stylized photos of an assortment of items, many times printed or used on social media.

They tell more of a story than one product does on a white background. I’m so happy this is what we’re most known for, as it’s such a fun part of the business and what I personally love doing. We do also collaborate on artistic still photography collaborations. We’re currently working on a book with another Los Angeles stylist which I can’t wait to share with the world.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I love this question. I feel like it changes, but right now success is being able to shoot photos for a living. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, that I’m able to do what I love and support my family doing it.

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