BEHIND THE LENS
Eddie is a freelance photographer and videographer with 35 years of professional experience serving the entertainment industry and private clientele. Mostly self-taught, he strives to exceed expectations and produce the best quality photography and video for any project.
Eddie was born in Fort Belvoir, VA and is the youngest of four children. His father was a Lt. Colonel in the US Army which enabled the family to live and travel to locations in Europe, the Middle East, and the eastern United States. Following his father’s retirement, the family settled in his mother’s hometown of Fresno, CA.
Eddie moved to Los Angeles in 1986. Like others before him, his move was part “Hollywood Dream” and the start of an exciting career in photography that would span 35 years. Although he knew few people in Los Angeles and had no major “connections”, he lucked into gigs shooting Hollywood events almost immediately. Eventually, his talent and work ethic were recognized and he obtained more work shooting production stills on movie sets and TV shows.
Throughout his career, Eddie worked hard to develop his skills by studying the techniques of such legendary photographers as George Hurrell, Lazlo Willinger, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, and Helmut Newton. Eventually, Eddie developed his own mastery of studio and natural lighting that he uses in all his photography and video projects.
Chef Harry Schwartz
Author, Spokesperson, Culinary Creator, Entrepreneur
"I worked with Eddie for YEARS. He was always the ultimate professional with an incredible eye. I worked with him exclusively for my PBS show and syndicated column. I interviewed over 50 celebrities with Eddie by my side. His work was in offline and online media including my books, print features and website. I still consider Eddie my friend. His quiet, unassuming manner made every experience enjoyable. When we began working together I was extremely uncomfortable in front of the camera. Within minutes I was at ease. And the results are superb. And his rates are still the best in La La Land. Plus, he loved my food!"
Actor & Filmmaker
"As an actor and filmmaker, Eddie Garcia is my go-to guy for all my projects. He brings years of dedication and experience as well as an innate ability to understand my needs and execute them professionally and to the betterment of my vision. I would recommend Eddie to anyone who wants to bring their project to the next level".
"Eddie Garcia has been my photographer for over 2 decades and has shot my album covers and live performances. He is by far the most creative photographer in the business and I highly recommend him. He is professional and easy to work with. You will get exactly what you ask for and more."