Photographer Alan De Herrera

Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine

Los Angeles Times
Red Bulletin Magazine - International
Catster Magazine
Dogster Magazine
EyeWorld Magazine
Denver Post
Great Taste Magazine
Where Magazine - OC & LA
Riviera Magazine
SouthBay Magazine - Cover shot

Orange County Register
Washington Post
944 Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine

Style Magazine - Ecuador
Crave Magazine - China
Good Food Magazine - Bulgaria
Upscale Living Magazine - Europe
Revista Hogar Magazine - Ecuador
Dessert Professional Magazine
The Bahamas Weekly
Urban Coast Magazine
Laguna Beach Magazine - Cover shot
Atmosphere Magazine
OC Metro
Pastry and Baking Magazine
Pioneer Chef Magazine
Coast Magazine
London Evening Standard
Westways Magazine

Newport Beach Magazine - Cover shot


Published books

Moorish Fusion Cuisine - 2011
The Ruby - 2012
Salsas - 2015
The Gold Edition- 2014
Vegetarian Vegan - 2015
Homegrown Herbs - 2014
Pomegranates and Saffron - 2014


Alan De Herrera

Social documentary photographer and photojournalist Alan De Herrera has always been fascinated with the technical and artistic process of creating powerful images. His vast array of work over the years is impressive. Alan has written, photographed, and produced three documentaries including SEA LIONS, SEAL ISLAND and his current film, The Jumper Maybach Story.

As an underwater cameraman, he's filmed great white sharks in Mexico, photographing humanitarian missions through the mountains and jungles of South America, embedding with the US Navy and US Marines in Haiti and Nicaragua, photographed giant green sea turtle research for national publication and was designated to privately photograph the space shuttle Endeavour for United Airlines. 

In 2013, Alan also directed, shot and edited a feature-length theatrical documentary titled “Seal Island”, which was recently narrated by legendary actor Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver) and will be released in 2015. Alan's first documentary "Sea Lions," was narrated by Hollywood actor Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) and won two film festival awards in 2005.

In 2010, Alan earned the privilege to work along side of the US Marines and US Navy on two humanitarian missions to Haiti just after the devastating earthquake in January of that year. While there, he photographed military operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, aboard the USS Iwo Jima, USS Bataan, and USNS Comfort where he was awarded a "Certificate of Appreciation" by Navy Capt. Thomas Negus (Commodore of CP10 - USS Iwo Jima) for his documentation work on the Continuing Promise 2010 humanitarian mission. In November of 2010, he took a third trip back to Haiti to independently cover the devastating cholera epidemic in the rural northern plateau. While in Haiti, Alan also had the opportunity to document the security and humanitarian efforts of the United Nations Stabilization Mission, "MINUSTAH," and was embedded with the Nepalese Army, Brazilian Army and Jordanian Army. Just recently, Alan joined the crew of US Navy's Continuing Promise 2011 in Nicaragua where he documented the work of US Navy, US Army and several NGOs on and off the USNS Comfort. In May of 2014, Alan also worked on two stories aboard the USS Makin Island LHD-8  Amphibious Assault Carrier. 


Haiti - Long-term project


As a freelance food photographer, Alan's photographed seven cookbooks both in the US and internationally. He's worked for large brands such as Subway, Coca Cola, Jack Daniel's, Certified Angus Beef and Bush's Beans along with celebrity chefs such as Gianfranco Chiarini, Guy Fieri, Stephane Treand, Jaime del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu from the show Top Chef. Alan also shoots regularly for Westways Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine, SouthBay Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine. 

"I have always been fascinated with nature, food. travel and humanitarian projects," says Alan. " Anywhere I can use my skills as a photographer and filmmaker to protect the environment and/or bring more awareness to hardship and suffering, I'm there. Photographs and documentaries are powerful tools for getting important information out to the masses.

Alan resides in Laguna Beach, CA