Richard Avery has photographed some of the most beautiful women in the world of adult and built amazing sites for porn stars that make up the Juliland Universe.
But now, he’s putting down the camera (temporarily) to produce a documentary for world-class photographer Chris Cuffaro.
Cuffaro recently launched his website, Greatest Hits, with 100 of the most iconic images of his 30-year career, including black and white photos Iggy Pop, Dave Navarro, Jane’s Addiction, George Michael, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rob Zombie, Gwen Stefani, and many more.The website is the basis for his upcoming exhibition of his work later this year in Los Angeles.
Avery is working hard with his amazing network to help fund the documentary of the making of Cuffaro’s exhibition. This film will document the making of the exhibition and tell not only Cuffaro’s stories, but also the subjects’ stories behind the photos.
To make the documentary, Cuffaro has set up a campaign on crowdfunding site SeedAndSpark.com.
“I know a lot of people in adult and beyond, and I’m hoping that will help make Cuffaro’s dream a reality — he’s a good kid who needs someone big behind him,” says Richard Avery.
“We’ve had the campaign up for less than 24 hours and we’re almost 25 percent there. That’s what happens when you know people in the right places.”
The campaign will be up until August 17th. Cuffaro is looking for funds for cameras, lighting, transportation, locations, travel, the crew, and craft services.
Of course, there are incentives, including digital copies of the film, signed prints from the exhibition and an invitation to attend the opening. Find out more by going to SeedAndSpark.com
About Richard Avery
Following in the footsteps of the legendary erotic photographer Helmut Newton, and fashion photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Peter Lindberg, Richard Avery is one of the brightest, most gifted new stars to appear on the adult and erotic scene in over a decade.Mr. Avery’s fresh approach to the use of models, lighting, camera angles, wardrobe and make-up, along with today’s most advanced digital imaging technologies, allow him to capture the beauty and seduction of the human form in the most artistic, erotic, and yet unexpected ways.
After first surfacing in New York in the mid 1990’s, Avery’s early photography was described as “brilliant, innovative, imaginative, ageless and hip” by both art and fashion critics the world over.
While his photographs brought him instant commercial success as well as a growing reputation and legions of fans, Avery’s work also brought him an admirer that would change his world forever – Juli Ashton, who discovered Avery’s work during one of her many visits to New York.
In January of 2006, the highly anticipated partnership of Ashton and Avery finally came to a culmination and Juliland.com, was created. Contemporary, stylish, clean, sexy, nasty and most of all fun, Juliland.com has reinvented the genre of erotic media.
And, the crazy universe of Juliland would be absolutely nothing without Avery. He’s not only devilishly handsome and outrageously talented, but he’s an excellent chef, lover, and the sickest fuck you will ever meet. Juliland is much more than a website or a place to find naked grrls, it’s a family and an experience. It’s like Disneyland for adults.
Today (if you’re lucky), you can find Richard based in Los Angeles, constantly traveling the globe, seeking and shooting new and established talent for his diverse film, web and publishing projects. The big thing about Richard is that he’s passionate and really loves what he is doing. His motto is “if it’s not going to be fun, then I’m not showing up!”
About Chris Cuffaro
Whether it’s glitz and glamour or raw reality, by consistently capturing the “real” person behind the “famous” face, Chris Cuffaro brings a new level of emotional depth to the two-dimensional art form of photography.In fact, over the past 35 years, Chris’s signature work with a galaxy of A-List actors, models, athletes and musicians has helped them define their public image, while establishing his reputation as one of the most respected photographers in the entertainment industry.
Drawn to the excitement of music as a teenager growing up in Northern California, Cuffaro began his career by shooting local rock shows for fun and quickly graduated to headlining acts.
Since moving to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, he has worked with a succession of top musical artists from pop sensation George Michael and the legendary Iggy Pop to the ground breaking bands Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana.
Chris’ live and studio images of these musicians and others, including No Doubt, Limp Bizkit, Henry Rollins, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, Scott Weiland and Soundgarden, have regularly appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, RayGun, Vibe, Musician, as well as on the covers of more than 300 record albums and CDs.
Along with his significant commercial and editorial contributions as a music photographer, Cuffaro’s portfolio also includes an equally impressive group of non-musicians.
His dramatic portraits of veteran actors Sidney Poitier, Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman and Vince Vaughn as well as new starlets like Brooke Burke, Judy Greer and Mira Sorvino have been prominently featured in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, US, Stuff, Maxim, Premiere, British Elle and W while his gallery photos for the USA Network, HBO, Nickelodeon and FOX’s landmark television series “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have made him a first-call among leading media, ad and talent agencies around the world.
Find out more about Chris Cuffaro by visiting his flagship site CuffaroPhoto.com and his project site CuffaroHits.com.
Follow him on Twitter at @CuffaroPhoto and Instagram at @CuffaroHits