Shavar Ross is best remembered as a child actor. He played "Dudley", Gary Coleman's best friend on the hit 1980's television show "Diff'rent Strokes". Shavar, now 39, has been an actor for well over 20 years and has starred in over 100 film and episodic television productions such as Magnum P. I., MacGyver, Friday the 13th: Part 5, Chicago Hope, Designing Women, The Bold and the Beautiful, What's Love Got To Do With It?, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, and many more.
Currently Shavar is establishing himself as an up and coming film director. "Soul to Take", Shavar's 26-minute short marked his directorial debut and the film recently received distribution through Russell Simmons' Simmons Lathan Media Group. "Lord Help Us", a romantic comedy starring American Idol's Nadia Turner and comedian Joe Clair marked his feature film directorial debut and the movie is currently in stores nationwide on DVD and on Amazon.com among many others.
"I have no one style so it's best you not put me in a 'box'. I photograph whatever I perceive as interesting or beautiful yet all things are beautiful because God created all. I try to create every photograph different from all the rest."
I started off with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, went to the 30D and now I shoot with the Canon 50D.
18-55mm EFS Standard
ESF 28-135mm Canon IS
50mm f/1.8 II
70-300mm Canon EF Zoom Lens
Groups I founded on Flickr:
Just Let It Out
Note: I was out of the photography loop for about a year but now I'm excited to be back. I'm looking forward to adding more photos to my photostream. Let me know what you think.
Photos of Shavar Ross (1)
- Showcase L.A. 19,609 photos, 894 members
- Los Angeles 212,349 photos, 10,820 members
- Positive Images of Black Men 9,732 photos, 742 members
- canon photography 4,655,290 photos, 90,990 members
- The Los Angeles Group 91,812 photos, 3,185 members
- Cell Phone Photography 307,626 photos, 10,613 members
- Pasadena, California (Photos Around the Area of Pasadena) 14,293 photos, 843 members
- Strobist.com 603,689 photos, 122,174 members
- Smiles/Sorrisi/Sonrisas 156,236 photos, 21,767 members
- One Of A Kind 722,226 photos, 21,084 members
- Wallpaper Exchange 13,063 photos, 998 members
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- 200views20faves Portraits 2,748 photos, 428 members
- White and Black Photography 792,967 photos, 25,817 members
- The Cinematographer 104,637 photos, 6,050 members
- MacBook 3,855 photos, 1,312 members
- Mac Addicts 33,167 photos, 7,977 members
- Cult of Mac 26,841 photos, 5,468 members
- People in Black & White 624,325 photos, 30,767 members
- Just Let It Out 1,160 photos, 262 members
- Adobe PhotoShop Creations 234,045 photos, 17,010 members
- California 275,270 photos, 7,597 members
- !FlickrSoup for Soul 1,339,033 photos, 26,887 members
- Black & white portraits 354,698 photos, 32,141 members
- The Bronx 13,293 photos, 772 members
- Pictures With Stories - 5 sentence MINIMUM 11,337 photos, 1,932 members
- Portrait★Faces 86,558 photos, 49,394 members
- Artistic Photography 3,376,541 photos, 106,877 members
- Cinematic Moments. 653,549 photos, 23,490 members
- *The Original* 200 Views 111,060 photos, 6,318 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,219,564 photos, 57,978 members
- WOW! [Add only pictures commented with a "wow"] 176,093 photos, 15,169 members
- Utata 446,677 photos, 26,398 members
- Black History 6,724 photos, 840 members
- Faces ( Human Faces) only PHOTOS! 287,510 photos, 16,317 members
- CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS 685,272 photos, 50,809 members
- blackpeople 48,837 photos, 3,048 members
- B&W 4,432,054 photos, 206,985 members
- Black and White 6,770,200 photos, 333,480 members
- FlickrCentral 9,459,592 photos, 246,167 members
- Beautiful Scenery & Landscapes(no people, no man-made objects) 534,696 photos, 35,473 members
- All People 3,628,263 photos, 102,260 members
- Canon DSLR User Group 3,858,195 photos, 172,521 members
Brown Betty says:
"Your photos are really good! Nice to see you on Flickr :-)"
September 30th, 2008
"Shavar is not only a photographer, but an artist with an open mind willing to take artistic risks! He can make anyone or anything look like a Vincent van Gogh or a James Van Der Zee."
September 19th, 2007
"Best Shavar Ever"
March 6th, 2007
Capture Queen ™ says:
"HE is Such a great artist
his pictures are really amazing in my view..
I love his kids shot's Which are the best
I wish you a successful future Shavar =)
November 18th, 2005
"His photos are FantasTiC
October 5th, 2005
"Shavar's artwork always captivates me. He's a truly brilliant artist who captures an individual's character and personality in one single snap!
Apparently a beginner in black and white photography, but it doesn't seem like it! Seriously! Go ahead and check his work out! He's got an artistic eye ;)"
September 25th, 2005
"Shavar's portraits are so rich & textured. He really makes the sunlight work magic."
September 4th, 2005
Thzami Gamour Rinpoche says:
"We proudly announce that all your projects are protected by us with the allowance of HH the 14th. Dalai Lama. You can always count on the support of ours in a metaphysical, psyhical and physical way.
Welcome on the board...
Ohm Mani Pad Me Hum
Ohm Mani Pad Me Hum
Ohm Mani Pad Me Hum
1st. Kashgapa Thzami Gamour Rinpoche
17th. Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje"
August 19th, 2005
"I think Shavar's photography dramatizes the American canvas, capturing diverse classes and races. His photos are respectful and intimate but still capture an unusual complexity. I think of the cardinal rule in creative writing, one which Shavar has, perhaps unbeknownst to him, accomplished in his photography: "Show, don't tell.""
August 12th, 2005
"All Shavar pictures are full of an "New American Taste"... I can't describe this sensation with words but when I want to to travel to California without moving I go for Shavar (new & old) shots. Is amazing. He can reach peoples soul with his camera. I love it."
August 9th, 2005
Love your interests and enjoy your pics!
July 28th, 2005
- Shavar Ross.com
- May 2005
- South Bronx, New York
- Los Angeles, California, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken