New York: Dale May Photography

New York-based, award-winning, advertising, entertainment and editorial photographer Dale May has been creating iconic images for over 18 years.

Best known for his richly stylised, character-driven, conceptual work, Dale has captured some of today's most recognisable personalities, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Charlize Theron, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Banks, Jared Leto, Amy Poehler and Christina Aguilera.

Passionate about music and performance, Dale has also shot countless bands ranging from Black Sabbath to 30 Seconds To Mars, as well as the Broadway casts of West Side Story, 9 to 5, Hair and most recently, Annie.

Although Dale has remained focused on his commercial career, his roots have always been firmly planted in the fine arts. He grew up 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia and moved to NY to study painting, colour theory, and art history at Parson's School of Design. The foundation of these first few years shaped his current aesthetic style and he graduated in 1993 with a BFA in Photography.

Combining his background in painting and colour theory, lighting and post-production, Dale works with the inspiration to make the unthinkable real, as well as believable.

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