In 1975, after a brief career as a diplomat and then enrolling at the Corcoran School of Art, Firooz met Andy Warhol and went on to become the Washington DC correspondent for Interview magazine. This enabled him to showcase his portrait photography in that publication. Around the same time, he became friends with Elizabeth Taylor who took him to Hollywood in 1978 as her personal photographer. Settling in Los Angeles he pursued a career as a portrait and advertising photographer. In time, he was shooting editorial and advertising campaigns featuring major celebrities. In the early 1990’s he was placed under contract with Vanity Fair magazine for which he shot many layouts and several covers.
He went on to work with a multitude of magazines including Entertainment Weekly, Town and Country, Time, Glamour, New Yorker, New York magazine, Tatler, British GQ, Vogue Paris, Esquire, Premiere and many others. Firooz created many iconic movie posters including Pulp Fiction, Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family I &II, Father of the Bride II, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown. Other advertising clients include Coca Cola, Ebel, L’Oreal and Bulgari.
Besides portraits, Firooz has photographed interiors for major publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful. His true passion has always been to exhibit his fine art photography and his collages which he has succeeded to do at several prominent galleries and museums including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Staley Wise Gallery and Leila Heller Gallery, both in New York as well as Craig Krull Gallery and Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2016 his book of photographs and short essays about his friend and mentor Elizabeth Taylor titled ‘My Elizabeth’ was published by Glitterati Incorporated.