Founder and CEO of Still Moving Pictures. Still Moving Pictures Inc., located in New York City.
Native New Yorker, James A. Ruggiero is a well-respected and experienced photographer. After a thirteen year career of many achievements in law enforcement his creative talents lead him to photography. His start in photography was working with world-renowned still photographer “HASHI” from whom he learned the art of still photography.
He has lived and worked in several countries around the world including Japan, Austria, Italy and the Caribbean. He has worked with the world’s most prestigious photographers and companies including Hashi, Richard Avedon, Shiseido Cosmetics, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and Dentsu Advertising.
As Ruggiero’s talent grew he was recognized by legendary Fashion/Beauty photographer Francesco Scavullo who over the course of twenty five years shot covers for Conde Nast publication Cosmopolitan Magazine. Scavullo hired Ruggiero as first assistant photographer and studio manager.
While working with the afore mentioned photographers and companies Ruggiero worked with many of the top names in the fashion industry such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Paulina Porizkova and Elle Macpherson.
In addition, he has also worked with many of the top talent in the motion picture industry such as Paul Newman, Bill Cosby, Heather Locklear, Barbra Streisand and Kim Basinger.
Ruggiero’s executive titles include Executive Producer, Producer and Director, he has also owned and operated two successful New York based modeling agencies. He has had the honor to work alongside Mr. Dan Petrie Sr. (“A RAISIN IN THE SUN and FORT APACHE, THE BRONX”), and as Executive Producer of his documentary “Try To Remember: The Fantasticks” on the world renowned longest running Broadway hit theatrical The Fantasticks; Liza Minnelli, Jerry Orbach, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, Rita Gardner and many more.
Most recently he accepted appointment with United Spirits Film Company and studios where Ruggiero is executive responsible for design and build of production studios and their operations as well as directing and producing. Still Moving Pictures reopened its photography division in the summer of 2010. Reopening the company is represented worldwide by public relations, talent agency and management