Derek Van Oss is a freelance photographer and artist of all kinds based in Los Angeles, CA USA.
His target photographic interest is people.
"I'm endlessly fascinated by human behavior and psychology, how we act and react, why we do the things we do, what motivates us and what inspires us to be who we are. That is what I love to explore with photography."
Additionally, he works regularly in the motion picture / film industry in Hollywood as a production stills photographer / "behind the scenes" documentary-photographer on film productions of all sizes and all genres. He has no interest in paparazzi work.
Recent clients include top global brands and companies like Microsoft/MSN, Lexus, Banca Intesa SanPaolo (Italy), The Bryant Park Hotel (NYC) and Participant Media. His work has been seen in leading publications including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He has photographed celebrity personalities spanning a broad spectrum of creative talent from multi-platinum hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne to Hollywood legends Martin Sheen and William Friedkin. He shot several seasons of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City where he captured runway collections for designers including Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Nicole Miller, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, among others.
Other than an"intro to photography" course in his senior year of high school, Van Oss is completely self taught.