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Jun 09, 2023
Aug 13, 2005

About Me

Professional nature and wildlife photog, who occasionally shoots artistic nudes in nature.  Looking to collaborate with suitable models in pursuit of creating images that speak of their artistry, not merely their body parts.


My 2014 holiday card and letter:


My book: ICE  At the Ends of the Earth
(with a foreword by Jean-Michel Cousteau)
can be previewed and purchase at:

Check out my National Geographic cover:

My award winning image from the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition:

And my new portfolio of girls in nature wearing only their birthday suits:

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Published images:
National Geographic cover (Turkish edition)
National Geographic's Atlas of Natural America
The Nature Conservancy's 2003 holiday card
Cover of Digital Photographer magazine (November 2005)
Yosemite National Park's calendars
Outdoor Photographer, EARTH, Outdoor and Nature Photography, ESCAPE, Digital Photographer and Petersen's Photographic Magazines

~ Suddenly the Sun Emerged (Von Herzen Press; 2003)
A collection of Ira's photographs and haiku-like verses inspired by them. 
ISBN 0-9746707-0-7)

~ ICE  At the Ends of the Earth (Von Herzen Press; 2013)
150 color photographs from Ira's 13 trips to Antarctica and the Arctic since  2005.
ISBN 978-0-9746707-9-9

Permanent exhibit:
Carnegie Art Museum; Oxnard, CA
Beverly Hills City Hall; Beverly Hills, CA

Ira's photos have been collected worldwide by corporations and such notable individuals as: Linda Hamilton, Forest Whitaker, Flip Wilson, Larry Hagman, Mel & Robyn Gibson, Gary Shandling, Barbara Lazaroff (Mrs. Wolfgang Puck)