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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 among many others.

Flickr: Interestingness Ranking 8.4.05

"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
Black History

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.

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    Brown Betty says:

    "Your photos are really good! Nice to see you on Flickr :-)"

    September 30th, 2008

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    2Serenity says:

    "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

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    minusbaby says:

    "Best Shavar Ever"

    March 6th, 2007

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    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 =)

    Your sis,

    November 18th, 2005

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    MaryamSaqer says:

    "His photos are FantasTiC

    like (Y)=D"

    October 5th, 2005

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    *Dragonfly* says:

    "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

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    Be Somebody Or Be Somebody's Fool says:

    "Shavar's portraits are so rich & textured. He really makes the sunlight work magic."

    September 4th, 2005

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    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

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    kirida says:

    "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

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    Marchissimo says:

    "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

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    Helena-Reet says:

    "Shavar Ross*****
    Love your interests and enjoy your pics!
    Keep going!
    Helena-Reet Ennet

    July 28th, 2005

May 2005
South Bronx, New York
Los Angeles, California, USA
I am:
Male and Taken