Troy is originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma and developed an interest in photography at a young age. He attended the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in 1979 and 1980. While at OSAI, Troy met legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon, inspiring his move to NYC. Living at the YMCA while studying at School Of Visual Arts, Troy began documenting NYC nightlife which gave him a dramatic introduction to the world of celebrity and fashion. Following three years as the assistant to noted photographer Albert Watson, Troy embarked on a solo career. He has since worked internationally for a large base of commercial and editorial clients.
His clients include: Lancôme, Loreal, Pantene, Avon, Bacardi, Macy’s, Harrods, Bobbi Brown, Victoria’s Secret, Lovesac, and Neutrogena.
Editorial publications include: InStyle, GQ, Elle, People, Self, Allure, Glamour, Red, Marie Claire, and Esquire.
Celebrities include: Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé, Julianne Moore, Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams, Heidi Klum, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and many others.
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