Stan Musilek was born in Prague, grew up in West Germany and started shooting commercially in San Francisco in 1982. Today, Stan is well known for his advertising images which incorporate contemporary trends in fashion, architecture, and design. Art directors often collaborate with Stan in the early stages of conceptualizing and depend on his ability to customize his approach to a variety of projects. Stan's images have won numerous awards over the years and he continues to be recognized as being on the cutting-edge of photography. His creativity combined with a constant pursuit of the latest conventional and digital photographic technologies allows for his constantly evolving eclectic style. Stan has made a conscious decision to shoot 50% still life and 50% people in order to continuously refine his knowledge in both arenas and keep his sanity. And, as if his US clients were not keeping him busy enough, his latest venture is a full production studio in Paris so that he can shoot "locally" for his European Clients.