Eric Schneider got his start as a third assistant on a shoot for the cover of Forbes Magazine.
The photographer, Manuello Paganelli, had brought him aboard, as the executive, that they were photographing,
was giving them 15 minutes of his time for the shoot. As it turns out, the first and second assistant didn't show up,
and he was thrust into the first assistant role, helping with the lighting and loading Hasselblad backs to pull off the shoot.
He never looked back. After assisting for years, he moved to New York City and from assistant to photographer, then to
film editor and eventually cinematographer. Since then, he has photographed and or filmed numerous
musicians, actors/actresses, models, bohemians, luminaries and everyday people, places and things.
They all have a story to tell, and he wants to tell it.
He is currently building some work for a gallery show.
The true loves of his life are his wife, two princess daughters, and super hero son.
He resides in Manhattan.
Please contact for a full resume/portfolio.