Ian Spanier Photography

New York, USA

Ian Spanier began taking photographs at six years old when his parents gave him his first point and shoot camera. After majoring in photography in college, Spanier worked in publishing as an editor, but making pictures never left him. Having only known 35mm, he taught himself medium and large format as well as lighting.

Spanier’s work has won numerous awards and accolades from the photographic community for his commercial work. Clients include: Conde Nast Traveler, Field & Stream, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Marie Claire, Time Out NY, Psychology Today, The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and AirTran’s Go Magazine, The New York City Economic Development Corporation, Bank of America, Gerber Knife Company, WP Carey, HBO, A&E, Time Inc. and Simon and Schuster among many others. His most current work can be seen at

Ian's first full book of published work, "Playboy, a Guide to Cigars" arrived in cigar shops November 2009 and the public version hit retail stor

Areas of Expertise


Professional Affiliations

The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Books by Ian Spanier Photography