Jun 04, 2009
Photographer and entrepreneur Barnaby Draper was born in London to American diplomats and grew up in Paris and Charlottesville, VA. Barnaby's favorite classes in high school were photography and Russian. Having studied political science in college, Barnaby headed to New York City in 1995 to pursue photography. Barnaby assisted world famous fashion & portrait photographers for five years before launching his own business. Barnaby was the personal photographer to P.Diddy (when he was Puff Daddy) and shot high end corporate events for clients such as: Diane VonFurstenberg, American Express, Proctor & Gamble, Sony, and many others. Barnaby has shot Album Covers and PR photos for many artists such as Dave Matthews, The Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Train, and Boyd Tinsley.
In, 2001 Barnaby opened Barnaby Draper Studios (barnabydraperstudios.com) to cover high end events and weddings all over the world. In 2005, Barnaby teamed up with independent film maker Craig Macneill to offer tasteful and cinematic videos of events. Barnaby Draper Studios was chosen "Best Of" by theknot.com in 2007 & 2008 and has been recognized as one of the top Photo & Video studios in New York for documentary event coverage. Barnaby Draper Studios has been featured in Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style, New York Magazine, The New York Post, and The Knot--Real Weddings. Barnaby covers Bridal Fashion Week in New York for Your Wedding Day Magazine.
In 2008, Barnaby & Craig launched Spring Street Films (springstreetfilms.com) and opened a studio in Santa Barbara, CA for Barnaby Draper Studios and Spring Street Films. Spring Street Films offers beautiful and unobtrusive documentary event coverage in many major US cities by employing talented film makers to shoot events with all edits being done in our studios in New York and Santa Barbara. Spring Street Films is available locally in New York, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Boston, Napa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, DC, San Diego, Miami, Austin, Seattle, Portland, and Las Vegas.