Houston Treasure for 2010
Photo by: Evin Thayer Studios
Evin Thayer is celebrating more than thirty years as a Houston photographer, and his work is uniquely recognizable for its casual, modern-day approach that reflects today’s lifestyles. During his career Evin has photographed tens of thousands of people and his work is characterized by clean lines, simplicity and versatility.
He has captured images of the Who’s Who of Houston as well as nationally famous actors, sports figures, scientists, politicians, artists and astronauts. Some of his celebrity clients include: President George H.W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, Senator Lloyd Bentsen, astronauts Gene Cernan, John Glenn and Alan Bean, Walter Cronkite, Ben Love, Robert and Janice McNair, Hakeem Olajuwon, Mary Lou Retton, singer Kenny Rogers, actress Jaclyn Smith, Miss Universe Chelsi Smith, Tommy Tune, Carolyn Farb, Joanne King Herring and Lynn Wyatt.
A third generation Houstonian, one of his passions has been to give back to the city he grew up in. He has always felt that everyone, from a single individual to large corporate organizations, can contribute in some way to make our community a better place to live. During his career, Evin has generously provided his business talents to charity projects in the greater Houston area and surrounding communities.
For thirteen years, Evin photographed the Houston Firefighters Calendar, helping to raise over a million dollars for the Children’s Burn and Cripple Fund. He is currently the photographer for the Houston Astros Pet Calendar benefitting the Houston Humane Society. He has helped raise money for charities and non-profits including AIDS Foundation Houston, LIVE Consortium, The Animal Fund, Bering Community Service Foundation, Body Positive, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Citizens for Animal Protection, DIFFA, Spay and Neuter Assistance Program, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and KUHF Public Radio.