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. 20,918 photos, 898 members
- Los Angeles 223,062 photos, 11,062 members
- Positive Images of Black Men 10,746 photos, 761 members
- canon photography 5,595,309 photos, 102,333 members
- The Los Angeles Group 102,266 photos, 3,287 members
- Cell Phone Photography 351,134 photos, 11,219 members
- Pasadena, California (Photos Around the Area of Pasadena) 15,288 photos, 852 members
- Strobist.com 608,928 photos, 123,599 members
- Smiles/Sorrisi/Sonrisas 168,109 photos, 22,164 members
- One Of A Kind 785,392 photos, 21,457 members
- Wallpaper Exchange 13,527 photos, 1,011 members
- Red Space 15,318 photos, 1,805 members
- 200views20faves Portraits 2,761 photos, 432 members
- White and Black Photography 986,559 photos, 29,334 members
- The Cinematographer 121,591 photos, 6,487 members
- MacBook 3,807 photos, 1,308 members
- Mac Addicts 33,228 photos, 7,902 members
- Cult of Mac 26,562 photos, 5,441 members
- People in Black & White 680,034 photos, 32,348 members
- Just Let It Out 1,153 photos, 261 members
- Adobe PhotoShop Creations 254,537 photos, 17,275 members
- California 292,857 photos, 7,809 members
- !FlickrSoup for Soul 1,959,303 photos, 32,618 members
- Black & white portraits 379,174 photos, 33,317 members
- The Bronx 13,946 photos, 788 members
- Pictures With Stories - 5 sentence MINIMUM 11,312 photos, 1,918 members
- Portrait★Faces 97,347 photos, 51,509 members
- Artistic Photography 4,205,391 photos, 122,660 members
- Cinematic Moments. 750,333 photos, 25,512 members
- *The Original* 200 Views 134,034 photos, 6,617 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,321,513 photos, 61,281 members
- WOW: commented with wow 172,625 photos, 15,661 members
- Utata 458,032 photos, 27,534 members
- Black History 7,852 photos, 900 members
- Faces ( Human Faces) only PHOTOS! 294,473 photos, 16,400 members
- CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS 698,329 photos, 51,535 members
- blackpeople 50,537 photos, 3,113 members
- B&W 4,980,922 photos, 221,629 members
- Black and White 6,878,340 photos, 350,630 members
- FlickrCentral 9,428,733 photos, 261,245 members
- Beautiful Scenery & Landscapes 578,543 photos, 38,584 members
- All People 4,082,275 photos, 112,720 members
- Canon DSLR User Group 4,411,874 photos, 182,783 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