Internationally recognized, Holly West is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer specializing in editorial and commercial portrait photography.

“I received a Kodak Instamatic film camera for my birthday when I was twelve years old and have had a love affair with photography ever since.” A San Francisco native, Holly’s early days were comprised of shooting bands and headshots in the bay area. It was then when she realized how much she enjoyed photographing people. She credits music and fashion from all genres as her sources of inspiration in addition to an appreciation for pin-ups and Classic Hollywood Glamour thanks to her grandmother Jessie who raised her. “I love portraying the influences that I grew up with in my work and inspiring my models and clients that have the same vision.”

Her personal passion for music, love of vintage cars & custom hot rods and a childhood crush on Evel Knievel have led to where Holly West has arrived today. After a move to Los Angeles in 2002 to work for a fashion designer, she established Holly West Photography and began shooting editorial projects for various hot rod magazines and furthered explored her passion for retro style imagery. After a few years of working in that arena, Holly landed a position as a feature photographer for Rod and Kulture Illustrated and found her family. Among her recent accomplishments are artist endorsement photography for Gretsch Guitars and Musicians Institute in Hollywood.




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Bachelor Pad Magazine     Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine     Cruzin' Magazine (Australia)

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Easy Rider Magazine     Hot Rod Show World Magazine     Kustom Magazine (France)

Madame Pomp

Ol' Skool Rodz     Pin-Up America Magazine     Pistol Magazine     Retro Lovely

Rod and Kulture Illustrated Magazine     Savage Tattoo Magazine

Scandinavian Tattoo Magazine (Sweden)     The Horse Backstreet Choppers

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