Photo by Devenne Washington

Photo by Devenne Washington

Darbe is an American lensman with a focus on music, travel and portrait photography. Raised in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, it wasn't until he moved to New York City in 1994, that his passion for photography revealed itself. He borrowed his cousin's Minolta to snap his daughter, friends and a few red carpet movie premiers, early on. While employed at Corbis Images as a sales executive in 1999, he was granted an opportunity to photograph the Woodstock Music Festival for one of his clients, The Source magazine. Later that year he scored a second editorial assignment and placement, when the New York Times published his photo of music artist, Kina, on the cover of the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section. From there, his celebrity photography business took off. Since then, he's maintained a steady career as a photographer, photo editor and director of photography for such well known companies as MTV, ABC News, People.com and Paris-based ABACA Press. He currently manages photography and other creative endeavors for WebMD.

Clients include:  RollingStone, the New York Times, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Modelinia.com, Cosmopolitan, Spin, Vibe, Source Magazine, XXL, Complex, Enormous Tunes, Def Jam/Island Records, SONY Records, Bad Boy Records, Spec Entertainment, Radical Media, Squeaky Wheel Media, Gorilla Flix, ABC's Good Morning America, Yahoo!, In Touch weekly, Entertainment Weekly, OK! Magazine(uk), The Daily, People, Pittsburgh Magazine, Thames & Hudson publishing(uk), WebMD, Medscape...

Designed for:  Medscape, Mtv's Urge.com, People.com, Bloomberg's Businessweek.com, Le Parisien Bistro, Fiat Cafe, Fortuna Signs...  

Photo editing/direction for:  Medscape, Corbis images, MTV, People.com, Modelinia.com, Bloomberg's Businessweek.com, Catskills Bagel Co., ABACA Press, US Weekly....

Darbe can be hired for freelance photo, design and editing assignments worldwide.

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A few friends, clients and run-ins....