BEHIND THE LENS
Pennsylvania native Alan Davis became captivated by the world of photography after being introduced to a darkroom for the first time as part of his sixth grade curriculum. He took black & white darkroom courses during high school, & opted to finish his high school career by enrolling in the Visual Broadcast Technology program offered at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center. Throughout his time there, Alan worked closely with the program instructor becoming familiar with the intricacies of both 35mm film & digital photography. Alan began working at the Old Time Photo Studio at Hersheypark during high school summers, & continued this throughout college breaks while attending Antonelli Institute of Art & Photography in Philadelphia.
With an Associate’s Degree from Antonelli & the ambition to continue developing his craft, Alan gained further experience by working under photographers Scott Church & Bill Simone. He also worked his way through an interest in the local music scene to go mainstream, photographing music festivals & concerts in the Tri-State area. His photography company Black Rhino Studios was founded in 2006 & continues to thrive to this day through photographing weddings, portraits, events & nature, among a multitude of other subjects. Alan’s career in commercial photography began several years ago with the shop-at-home channel, QVC. He later continued it by working as a photographer for Lord & Taylor, Amazon, & Christie's New York.
You may see Alan’s work in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Lebanon Daily News, Alternative Press Magazine, Wonka Vision Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, The Magazine Antiques, Antiques & Fine Art Magazine, JetSet Magazine, qvc.com, lordandtaylor.com, amazon.com, broadwaybarks.com, jeffbridgman.com, idobi.com, photosfromtheshow.com, thewaster.com.
You may see Alan himself in films, television, & commercials, as he is an accredited actor and member of the actor’s union