Ian Cuttler Dies
GRAMMY-winning art director Ian Cuttler died Feb. 23 in a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 43. Based in New York, Cuttler earned his first GRAMMY nomination in 2000 for Best Boxed Recording Package for Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings. In 2005 he earned a GRAMMY for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for Johnny Cash's The Legend box set. Prior to becoming a full-time photographer, Cuttler spent nine years at Sony Music Entertainment in New York where he was involved in creating visual campaigns for GRAMMY winners such as Marc Anthony, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, and Ricky Martin, among others. As a photographer, his client list included Converse and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, among others. "GRAMMY winner Ian Cuttler was a remarkable photographer and art director," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "His work ranged from fun and glamorous to gritty and dramatic, yet always compelling. ..."