Barry Blackman

Freelance Magazine Photographer & Advertising Photographer

Location:Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills

6 Hazeltine Lane
Jackson, NJ 08527

201.788.3468 / /

My career has always been in the creative field. Whether it has been design, photography, writing, sales, or other aspects of business, it is the joy of meeting challenges and finding creative solutions by thinking outside the box and drawing on a lifetime of experience that I find so rewarding. It is always a team effort and the interaction with my staff and clients is incredibly stimulating whether brainstorming before the shoot or evolving the image during the shoot on set.

BFA - Syracuse University
1 yr – Lead Designer – McGraw-Hill Publishing
2 yrs – Art Director – Fleet Owner Magazine - McGraw-Hill Publishing
3 yrs - Art Director – FCB / Leber Katz & Partners
3 yrs - Creative Director - West & Brady Advertising
20 yrs – Digital Photo-illustrator – The Blackman Studio

I’ve had two hard cover books published and have been a guest lecturer; participated in various programs and symposiums; and conducted seminars across Europe, Canada and the United States. (See page 3)

1990 to Present - The Blackman Studio, Inc.

My work, from photography through the digital image creation of the final illustration that would appear on my clients’ magazine covers and articles or in their advertisements, was a very personal one. I supervised the work of specialized support personnel which consisted of photo-assistants, stylists, hair and makeup people, and models in addition to my regular office staff.

Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, Panels and Speaking Engagements

I’ve conducted seminars in Europe, Canada and the United states including Multimedia Expo in Toronto, Professional Photo & Lab Expo in Wembly, England and five consecutive seminars at Photo-Expo at the Javits Center in New York. I also taught a conceptual imagery course at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I have, also, participated in more than twenty events, from the Pro Cine Symposium in Zurich and the DPI Workshop in Amsterdam to the Artist in Residence Program at the Disney Institute in Orlando and the Visiting Artist Program at the University of Colorado. (A complete list of events and appearences are attached.)

Clients – editorial (partial list)

Newsweek / Sports Illustrated / Business Week / Penthouse Magazine / Time Magazine / Smithsonian Magazine / Time-Life Books / Parents Magazine / Dell Publishing / Discover Magazine / Life Magazine Bantam Books / Scholastic Inc. / Nations Business / U.S. News & World Report / National Geographic

Clients – advertising (partial list)

AT&T / Johnson & Johnson / Federal Express / Pepsi Cola / Amtrak / I.B.M. / Hilton Hotels / American Express / Seagrams / N.Y. Knicks / Lederly Labs / Perrier / Sony Electronics / Colgate Palmolive / HBO / N.Y. Rangers / Tylenol / Marriot Hotels / Xerox / Intel / Pfizer / Viacom / Cheseborough Ponds / Hyatt Hotels / Rubbermaid / Gerber Baby Foods / Colt 45 Liquor / Owens Corning / Beck's Beer

Awards (partial list)

The Rx Club Competition - (3) Award of Excellence / AMI - International Computer Graphics Competition - Gold & Bronze Awards / HOW Magazine Competition - Merit Winner / Art Directors Club of N.J. - (2) Certificates of Excellence / International Multi-Image Festival - Gold & Silver Awards / Print's Regional Design Award - Certificate of Design Excellence / Creativity - Certificate of Distinction / N.Y. Art Directors Club- (2) Certificate of Merit / NAEB Graphics & Design Award / P.I.A. Graphics Art Award

Published Work

In addition to numerous articles about my work, I’ve written two hardcover full color books:

"Special Effects for Print Art Directors, Designers and Photographers" Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold

"Creating Digital Illusions / the Blackman Portfolio" Published by John Wiley & Sons.

Upon request


New York and Company with Leonard Lopate - WNYC – Featured Guest
The Jim Bohannon Show - WMAL - Featured Guest
Disney Institute, Orlando, FL - Artist in Residence program
Lubin House, NYC, New York - One Man Show
School of Visual Arts, New York - Instructor
Advertising Photographers of America, New York - Guest Speaker
4th International Photo Congress, Rockport, Maine - Guest Speaker and Panelist
New York Art Directors Club - Guest Speaker
American Society of Magazine Photographers, New York - Guest Speaker
Photo Expo '94, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York - Seminar
Great Falls Advertising Federation, Montana - Featured Speaker
Fox River Valley Advertising Association , Wisconsin - Featured Speaker
Multimedia '94, Toronto - (2) Seminars
ASMP New York "Byte the Bullet" Symposium - Guest Speaker and Panelist
Pro Cine Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland - Featured Speaker
Professional Photo & Lab Expo '93, Wembly, London - Seminar
Photo Expo '93, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York - Seminar
ASMP Chicago "Reinventing the Photographer" Symposium - Guest Speaker and Panelist
Advertising Federation of Mid Atlantic States, Roanoke, VA - Guest Speaker
Photo Expo '92, Jacob K.Javitz Center, New York - Seminar
University of Colorado - Visiting Artist Series - Guest Speaker
DPI Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Featured Speaker
Charlotte Society of Communication Arts, NC - Guest Speaker
Photo Expo '91, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York - Seminar
International Design by Electronics Associates, Stamford,CT - Featured Speaker
Barco Graphics Open House- Dayton, OH - Featured Speaker
Capital Beltway Professional Lab Owners Assoc., Greenbelt, MD - Guest Speaker
Ad Club of Toledo - Featured Speaker
Photo Expo '90, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York - Seminar
Professional Photographers of America, Westchester, N.Y. - Guest Speaker
The Photographic Society of America, New York- "Foto Fest" - Featured Speaker
New Designer Conference, Hyatt Regency, New York - Guest Speaker
Advertising Federation of Green Bay - Guest Speaker
Phoenix Advertising Club - Guest Speaker
Laser & Graphics, New Orleans - Guest Speaker
Brookdale Community College, Freehold, NJ – 911 Memorial Art Exhibition
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ – One Man Show
Dayton Ad Club, OH – Guest Speaker