"...you are extremely talented at what you do! I commend you." Barbra Streisand, actress
"You have portrait shots in your portfolio, Annie Leibovitz would be proud to have them." Muriel Geny-Triffaut, artist
"udor, the man with the magic eye!" Austin lead of the group "Fortune", recording artist
"You capture the truth in people."
Yosvany Reyes, stage actor
- udor was born in Germany in the middle of the wild sixties in the bohemian part of Munich, called Schwabing. He was born into a media-family, whose father, a journalist and sound-engineer was a veteran of German film and television production and working for the largest German television network "Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen" (ZDF). udor began photography at age 11 or 12 with an old viewfinder camera of his fathers, his love for photography was already evident when he did an internship at the photolab of ZDF's media office at age 15. Press photographers who took a look at udor's early photographs recognized his talent and urged him to study photography and make it his living: "You have the eye for photography! That is something you can't learn. Either you have it, or you don't, and YOU have it!" Since those early critiques and recommendations started… they never ended.
- In 1986, he documented, as a freelance photographer, the World Fair in Vancouver, Canada for 'Ute Emmerich Fotoarchive", a German stockphoto agency. udor has been been published in Black Tie International, Jet Magazine, Palm Beach Today and the New York Daily News as well as in international newspapers and magazines. He is shooting regularly for modaCYCLE.com, lookonline.com, Black Tie Magazine, BTE TV, Fashion Avenue News Magazine, FashionLedge and Fashion Syndicate Press. He is also the creative director and photographer for "New York Girl Style Magazine" with recent editorials about the NY fashion designer Shoshanna and the Chic City series with clothing provided by Andrew Marc. udor is a regular runway photographer at New York Fashion Week and Couture Fashion Week in NYC, who has been called "one of NY's hottest photographers". He shot Danny Glover, Beverly Johnson,Mario Van Peebles and hid son Mandela as well as Gina Lollobrigida. The princess of Morocco posed twice for him. As did the heirs of the Gregory-McLean family, who were the last private owner of the notorious Hope Diamond. udor frequently works with Randy Jones, the original cowboy of the "Village People" and many more. udor captured personalities such as the ambassador of the Vatican to the UN and the ambassador of Israel to the Vatican. He had the honor of being one of two photographers invited to the Polish Consulate to photograph the former president of Poland and Nobel Peace Price Recipient Lech Walesa. The cast of "A Tale About Bootlegging", an independent film, starring James Best, best known for his role as the sheriff Rosco Coltrane of the tv cult series: "Dukes of Hazard" posed for him as well. His work the "Disgruntled Bride" series, is subject to two documentaries about udor. One of the documentaries is planned to air on television in late 2012. The noted artist Andy Golub teamed up with udor to create the series "Blue Woman in New York City" showcased at the Artwalk in Nyack, NY from October 19 to 22, 2006.
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