Thursday, June 11, 2009
Fashion photographer John Paul Tran was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Inspired by his mother's involvement in theater, John Paul began acting at a young age with performances including Wes Anderson's Rushmore. His interest in working behind the scenes followed shortly thereafter and John Paul began shooting at age 15 with his 35mm. A career in Art Direction began only one year later as he worked on various fashion shoots in the Lone Star state.
After moving to New York, John Paul worked in PR with Miguel Adrover and was a Project Manager at Bozell Advertising, while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for Fashion Design. His experience at Studio PSD led him to full-time art direction at Estee Lauder, including the launch of three Sean John Fragrances. Since then, he has been a freelance Art Director working on several large fashion brands including Simply Vera by Vera Wang, Cole Haan, Freddy & Ma, and Claude Grant.
Returning to his initial passion, John Paul enjoys shooting for the fashion industry while residing in Chelsea.
Shirt and Leather Jacket by Aeleis. www.aeleis.com