Photographer Azul Amaral, a native of Brooklyn, NY, began capturing images of up-and-coming urban music superstars after working production on numerous sets of music videos. In the years since then, Azul’s photography has grown alongside the culture he so loves, helping to visually define an era of urban music and lifestyle. In 2003 Azul 213 Photography was born and since has built an impressive reputation for producing photographs that are tasteful, timeless and contemporary. Azul 213 Photography has worked for several recording artists, record labels, publications, agencies small and large, startups and those well established. Some of our more prominent clients have been: VTech Phones, EA Sports, Cashmere Agency and Sony Pictures. Projects have included BTS (Behind The Scenes shots), publicity photos, album covers, brochures, store displays, package design, and more.
Azul is also the Creator of the Peace Photo Project, which started 3 years ago to raise awareness about the ongoing war. Started as "Peace in IRAQ" project, it quickly transitioned to the "PEACE" project to fully respect the other conflicts around the world. Music artists, local superheroes and talent have helped raise awareness for this project. It’s 13 shows last year from San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Puerto Rico, local universities, charter schools & Los Angeles’ hottest dance spots received write ups in numerous publications (URB Magazine, Working Class Magazine, etc.) and television appearances. The project is close to 5000 photos. This year the project has reached its next level and is going national as well as kicking off a wheat paste campaign.