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. 18,160 photos, 904 members
- Los Angeles 220,796 photos, 11,254 members
- Positive Images of Black Men 12,000 photos, 794 members
- canon photography 6,302,781 photos, 109,464 members
- The Los Angeles Group 129,211 photos, 3,364 members
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- One Of A Kind 835,394 photos, 21,633 members
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- 200views20faves Portraits 2,577 photos, 428 members
- White and Black Photography 1,165,875 photos, 34,191 members
- The Cinematographer 137,967 photos, 6,856 members
- MacBook 3,673 photos, 1,290 members
- Mac Addicts 33,260 photos, 7,789 members
- Cult of Mac 26,490 photos, 5,330 members
- People in Black & White 701,291 photos, 33,476 members
- Just Let It Out 1,155 photos, 257 members
- Adobe PhotoShop Creations 280,676 photos, 17,525 members
- California 307,280 photos, 7,913 members
- !FlickrSoup for Soul 2,480,522 photos, 36,651 members
- Black & white portraits 397,420 photos, 33,994 members
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- Pictures With Stories - 5 sentence MINIMUM 11,211 photos, 1,904 members
- Portrait★Faces 111,560 photos, 52,972 members
- Artistic Photography 4,878,343 photos, 134,339 members
- Cinematic Moments. 809,490 photos, 27,669 members
- *The Original* 200 Views 163,821 photos, 6,857 members
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- Utata 462,948 photos, 28,308 members
- Black History 9,596 photos, 992 members
- Faces ( Human Faces) only PHOTOS! 300,196 photos, 16,398 members
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- Canon DSLR User Group 4,773,888 photos, 189,002 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