According to Eric Idle of Monty Python, Glen Wexler is, “A seven-foot Scotsman with a wooden leg whom I met Frog Rolling on an Eskimo trip in Northern Greenland.” Believe what you will. That’s the point. Wexler’s pictures have taken the viewer deep into make-believe worlds that look real. His signature style of “improbable realities” has earned him an international client base and the following of photography collectors. Wexler, at 22 years old, photographed his first album cover for Quincy Jones Productions while still a student at Art Center College of Design. He quickly gained a reputation for his imaginative and elaborate photo illustrations for Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Rush, Black Sabbath, Yes, ZZ Top and many others. During the mid-1980’s Glen’s images began to attract advertising clients, which include Acura, Sony, Jeep, Toyota, Maxell, Adobe, Warner Brothers Pictures and hundreds of others. Wexler also creates feature photo illustrations for TIME magazine.
Photo District News states, “Wexler has assembled some of the most memorable advertising campaigns and imagery for musicians in the past 20 years.”
Wexler commemorated 25 years of his career with a gallery exhibition in Los Angeles and the release of his retrospective book “25:25”. Tim Wride, curator of photography for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art writes in the book’s foreword, “Wexler’s pictorial constancy as a risk taker and his deftness as a problem solver are the characteristics that distinguish his work and make his images both meaningful and memorable.”
Glen was among the original artists to adopt digital imaging technology as a tool in the creative process. Credited as a worldwide leader in the field, he has been invited to speak at the Seybold Conferences, PhotoPlus Expos, and at colleges across the United States.
Awards and recognition for Glen’s images have been received from Communication Arts, Graphis, Archive, Photo District News, Beldings, Icon Awards, International Photography Awards, NPPA and Key Art Awards. Glen has been profiled in many publications including Communication Arts, French PHOTO, Creativity, ZOOM, The Los Angeles Times and Apple’s Pro Stories Series.