Welcome NYPH Photographer Ian Spanier!

We’re so pleased to welcome portrait photographer Ian Spanier to The Den! And what better way to welcome Ian, than by sharing news of his latest photographic award and exhibition. Ian has been awarded a finalist in the NYPH Last Picture Show competition. “Award-winning  portrait, lifestyle, travel photographer Ian Spanier has just been awarded as a finalist in […]

Fit Fuel

Ian Spanier’s shoot for celebrity chef Robert Irvine’s new cookbook and workout program has hit the bookstores. Fit Fuel is his food, exercise and lifestyle plan for all ages. Ian photographed the entire book and website, which includes all the recipes, workout and portraits. The book is written with Matthew Tuthill, designed by Sean Otto. Grooming by Laura […]

Jen Widerstrom

Big Leo photographer Ian Spanier shot athlete Jen Widerstrom for the cover of Oxygen Magazine. Jen rose to fame after she was hired as a new trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. This portrait of her is great! Ian continues to impress us with his incredible fitness portraits.

Janet Layug

For Ian Spanier’s first cover with Fitness Rx for Women, he photographed Bikini Champion Janet Layug for the cover of the monthly magazine. Ian had set up the studio look inside a Columbus Ohio area gym and also photographed the feature exercise story with Janet during the Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Classic Weekend. Hair and Makeup by […]

Cohiba Nicaragua

This past fall, Ian Spanier photographed the advertising material for Cohiba’s newest cigar, the Cohiba Nicaragua. Here’s a link to the video that Ian created for the launch, http://cohiba.com/the-craft/! All the still images were images we shot around Grenada, Esteli, and Jalapa, Nicaragua and the video we shot at the factory where the cigars are made by expert cigar […]

Profound Lyriq

Big Leo photographer Ian Spanier photographed actor Lyriq Bent for the new issue of New You Magazine. The actor discusses his latest role in The Book of Negroes, a mini-series based on the Lawrence Hill novel. We love Ian’s use of light in this portrait! Styling by Jean Lee Getson.

Can Anyone Beat Ronda Rousey?

The Feb/Mar 15 issue of UFC Magazine Features Ian Spanier’s image of UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for the cover. Rousey will be defending her belt on Feb 28th. UFC VP Creative Director Heidi Noland, UFC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Seth Kelly and Art Director Randy Laybourne as well as Stylist Jean Lee Getson were the creatives involved.