Angela Altus is a New York-based photographer. Throughout her career she has used photography to empower women, profile people and cultures in remote parts of the world and showcase the essence of individuals and brands looking to tell a story.
She is the New York photographer for Shameless Photography, a body-positive, retro-inspired portrait studio on a mission to help women realize their individual beauty and feel empowered by who they are. At Shameless, Angela helps awaken an inner confidence and identity in her clients that stays with them far beyond the photo shoot.
As a photojournalist, Angela has worked for such outlets as BBC Travel, USA Today and Bushwick Daily. In this role she is focused on closing the gender gap and raising the first world’s consciousness of third world communities. Angela also serves as a volunteer photographer to non-profits in developing countries. Most recently, Angela traveled to Haiti to do photography for the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, a Haitian-run organization that provides healthcare, education, and humanitarian outreach to the least served populations of Haiti. She is also a photo contributor to her neighborhood’s primary news outlet, Bushwick Daily, where she has covered everything from club openings to the neighborhood’s participation in the Women's March on Washington, following the inauguration of the 45th President.
Angela has had the privilege of photographing such distinguished New Yorkers as Philanthropist Grace Hightower DeNiro, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Herklots of Nat Sherman and restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone for publications including Private Air Luxury Homes magazine and Cigar Snob magazine. Through her lifestyle and product photography, Angela has worked with such brands as Almay, Baretraps shoes, Cetaphil, Ellen Tracy, Penguin Random House, Revlon, and SkinMedica.
Her private work is made up of mostly local companies and artists that seek Angela’s unique ability to capture the most authentic versions of themselves.