Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is an award-winning internationally renowned director and photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art.

One of the most respected and sought after visual storytellers in the world, his conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create distinctive images that are evocative, sophisticated and comedic. Grecco has been shooting iconic portraits of the most recognized celebrities, boxers, rappers, scientists, and business leaders, such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell and Penelope Cruz.

His provocative documentary movie and accompanying book Naked Ambition earned critical acclaim. His award winning still images are published the world over in magazines such as Esquire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Time and he has worked with brands including Apple, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Direct TV, and Pfizer.

Grecco is the author of the bestselling photographer’s guidebook: Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography. He has been profiled extensively in key photographic trade journals and lectures on photography.

Michael Grecco is based in Los Angeles. He is a devoted father to three children. In his spare time he can be seen exploring his hometown subcultures on his Triumph Bonneville with his favorite camera in tow, ready to find, capture and inspire.