My name is Alan Bogusky. I have spent many thousands of hours in studios: music, graphic, photography and film studios. There is something very different about a media studio than any other physical surrounding. It stimulates superhuman possibility right away. It is the one place that a person, from an outsider to most experienced artist, will always feel the spark of their first love over, and over, and over again.
There is only one place to feel the power of a studio experience, and that is in a studio.
As a long-time drummer, while coming up in bands, I have worked with photographers that ranged in expertise from the local freelancer to the major-label, big budget “it” photographer. I walked away from 100% of those photo shoots feeling like – “They didn’t get it. They didn’t pull out who we are, what we hope for, and we’re not bigger-than-life in any of those pictures.”
I recently Produced a record for a singer from the UK, and she made an absolute demand that she HAD to go to a certain studio in London for photos. That studio, Image 1st, also has a studio in Miami, where I took a trip to investigate the hype – and do a photo shoot to test their chops. WOW! Did they get it – everything from the first phone call, to the studio experience, the photographer’s skills in communication, creativity, and posing, to the final delivery of the digital photos. I finally had the feeling of satisfaction from doing a creative photo shoot.
After returning to Philadelphia, I consulted with a long-time friend and brilliant business mind, Dan Zitofsky, curious to know how the same concept would work in Philadelphia. Dan stated in no uncertain terms: “If you do this, I want to be in the business with you”.
Dan and I created La Dolce Photography out of the deep belief that “Everyone is creative… they just need their space.”
We created that space.