Alfonse Pagano turned to wedding photography in 1993. One of the originators of non-traditional, spontaneous, candid wedding portraiture, he strives to keep his work grounded in artistic quality. His work has been featured in magazines such as New York, SPOSA, The Knot, and Manhattan Bride.
An 8 hour coverage of your wedding day starts with the bride and/or groom getting ready till the cake cutting. Eighty-five percent of the day is documented in a photo-journalistic manner and the remaining fifteen percent reserved for formal portraits. Well-known for his untraditional style in his portrait session, Alfonse’s approach is to get the most natural and relaxed feel to catch a fashion and editorial look.
Alfonse Pagano’s background has its roots in fine art. A recipient of several grants including the New York State Foundation of the Arts, his mixed media and oil works were exhibited at the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art and the Laguna Gloria Museum of Art. In 1994, after a distinguished career as a painter he turned to photography as an art form. Following an inspired idea, he embarked on a project that took him around the world. The result was a collaborative compilation of images and interviews of people from all walks of life delivering a personal philosophy behind their dreadlocks. In1999 the photo-documentary book “Dreads” was published by Artisan/Workman. Currently in its sixth printing, “Dreads” has earned both national and international acclaim, with exhibits at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, University of Maryland, Paterson Museum, Stevens Institute and recently a subject featured on NPR.
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