About spencer weiner


Spencer is an award-winning  photographer based in Santa Barbara & Venice, California.

 I specialize in poetic, wonderfully quirky photographs. Portraits, Documentary Photojournalism, Travel and Corporate/Advertising photography. I enjoy seeing art in daily life.

 I judge a photograph successful if it reveals the heart of the subject, creates a reaction, helps the viewer feel something, revealing a truth, sometimes , a heart-wrenching truth.

My 23-year career has allowed me to witness history, and intimate moments in regular peoples lives. I have documented everything from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, to Jazz clubs in Cairo.

There's no economic or sociopolitical boundary I am not interested in crossing, my images have been featured in magazines and newspapers all over the world as a Staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times between 1993-2009. In 2004 I was a member of the Los Angeles Times Pulitzer for Breaking News Reporting of the Southern California Wildfires. Previously I worked for the New York Times Regional Newspaper group in Florida and Georgia.

Studies included Fine Art Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Florida and Political Science and Religious Studies at Jerusalem Institute, Israel.