The popularity and amazing applications of digital photography techniques provided Lloyd the opportunity to pursue his hobby full time.
“My state-of-the-art camera and computer equipment really opened doors for me. I didn’t go to the 7-11 store without my camera,” said Lloyd, describing his passion for both his trade and his love for capturing spontaneous life in his lens.
Earning an MBA degree and law education from Nova Southeastern University in 2001, he continued to make strides with different formats of computerized photography. Lloyd Goradesky Photography was initiated through local weddings and high-end party pictures. Photography became a full-time occupation as commercial work with Aventura Mall and Ocean Drive Magazine assignments filled his calendar.
To take the perfect photograph, Goradesky will go to extremes. He has been hoisted 35 stories above Las Olas Boulevard to obtain a vista shot looking down on a luxury high-rise under construction and has placed himself in front of ferocious big game cats to photograph their fangs.
An animal lover since childhood, Lloyd’s free time was devoted to several local wildlife organizations. The Marine Animal Rescue Society (MARS) on Key Biscayne and Flamingo Gardens in Davie benefited from his time, skills and talents. Four years ago, while reviewing Lloyd’s photographs of rare eagles recuperating at Flamingo Gardens, employees noticed an abnormality in one bird’s eye and sent the eagle to a veterinarian's office for treatment. This was merely one example of the precision and intimacy reflected in Lloyd’s work.
He was the first photographer on the scene in Key Largo as the Marine Mammal Conservatory (MMC) volunteers struggled to save 88 beached dolphins.
He received worldwide recognition for his wildlife pictures, which caught the eye of officials at Vanishing Species, an organization dedicated to the management and survival of animals in danger of becoming extinct. He was hired as the organization’s official photographer and is allowed to get ‘up close & personal’ with predatory, wild animals.
A September 2005 photo shoot for the Latin Playboy centerfold proved a lot less dangerous and a lot more glamorous. The semi-nude centerfold photo of model Julia Ferretti, shot at his east Hollywood home, appeared in the February 2006 issue.
Past assignments include photo shoots for the City of Miami, the City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, AAA, RE/MAX, Cartier, wine vineyards, aquariums & zoos.
He also received an award from the world-renowned organization The International Library of Photography for his wildlife portfolio.
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