Wayne Maser dropped out of Medical School to study photography at the Philadelphia College of Art under Raymond K. Metzker. His first commercial job with Guess? Jeans introduced the world to Anna Nicole Smith, Yasmine LeBon, Estelle Halliday, Carla Bruni, and his gutsy style. Even at the earliest stages of his career critics compared him to Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton. He quickly drew the attention of creative directors the world over and was embraced by the Creative Director of Condé Nast, Alexander Liberman, who locked him in to shoot exclusively for American Vogue.
In 1990, Wayne moved to Los Angeles where he shot celebrity portraiture for Interview, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar, along with directing commercials and music videos for artists like Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige with RSA-USA, Ridley Scott’s production company.
Since leaving LA, Wayne has created campaigns for Calvin Klein, DKNY, among many others, and continues to shoot covers and major editorial projects for Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Allure, and L’Uomo Vogue. His portraits of Jonny Depp, Rob Lowe, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Clint Eastwood, Brigitte Nielsen, John Mellencamp, Whitney Houston, Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, and Mikael Baryshnikov are classic and timeless as they are courageous.