Guzman photographs indie band And the Kids, one of the Wall Street Journal’s “8 Music Acts to Watch” in 2015

The Internet may have democratized the music industry, making it easy for bands to distribute their songs without a record label, but it also made the competition that much more intense. Music lovers have so many options, it’s hard for a band to stand out.

So it’s extra gratifying when a major media outlet takes notice of an indie act, which is exactly what happened with And the Kids. The Wall Street Journal recently named the Northampton, Massachusetts–based trio one of “8 Music Acts to Watch” in 2015, predicting that they are “poised to break out this year.” If you’re in New York, you can decide for yourself: And the Kids are playing tonight at 9 at the Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. Details here.

Photo duo Guzman shot the publicity images for the band, whose debut full-length album, Turn to Each Other, just came out. Below, some of their favorite images from the shoot.

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And the Kids. Photo by Guzman.

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Photo by Guzman.

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Photo by Guzman.

 

 

Liz Von Hoene shoots the new collections for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry in beautiful black & white

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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“We had such an amazing crew,” says Liz. “Our producer/friend Julianne Maloney wrangled us all. Our dream team was Ana Marie Rizzieri and Tommy Buckett as the glam squad and Almundena Guerra styling the looks. And, of course, my boys, lighting guru Tim Young and digital artist Dustin Betterly.

“The amazing thing about Jen,” she continues, “along with her jewelry—every piece is a must have!—is that she is so wonderful to work and she does it all: has a successful business, is an involved mother, and still manages to be a genuine, down-to-earth, ready-to-collaborate creative force. She is for sure a card-carrying member of the girlboss club!

“And it is always amazing to me how a model plus a cyc can create such simple yet sophisticated and elegant imagery when done right with lighting, styling, hair, makeup, and great talent.”

See a few fun behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot here.

 

Nino Muñoz reteams with Kate Hudson for Shape magazine cover shoot

Shape asked Nino Muñoz—who shot Kate Hudson for the magazine back in 2013—to photograph the actress and Fabletics cofounder for its March issue. Below, some of our favorite images from the shoot…

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Kate Hudson. Photo by Nino Muñoz for Shape, March 2015 issue.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

 

 

A peek at Entertainment Weekly’s 11-page spread featuring Art Streiber’s backstage photographs from the Oscars. Plus: Art’s morning-after portraits of Common and J.K. Simmons

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Matthew McConaughey and Julianne Moore. Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Eddie Redmayne. Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Clockwise from top left: Neil Patrick Harris; John Travolta and Idina Menzel; Benedict Cumberbatch; and John Legend and Common. Photos by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Sean Penn and Patricia Arquette (top); Best Adapted Screenplay winner Graham Moore. Photos by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Lady Gaga (top) and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Photos by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Clockwise from top left: Oprah Winfrey and Neil Patrick Harris; a rehearsal performance of the Oscar-nominated song “Everything Is Awesome”; Channing Tatum; Felicity Jones and Chris Pratt; and Eddie Murphy. Photos by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Zoe Saldana waiting in the wings (top) and Felicity Jones. Photos by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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Common. Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

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J.K. Simmons. Photo by Art Streiber for Entertainment Weekly.

 

 

Steven Lippman brings Venice Beach’s edgy beach-culture allure to Frye’s latest campaign

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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Photo by Steven Lippman for Frye.

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See Steven’s previous Frye campaign here.

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creative director, sr. vp: Michael Petry
creative director: John Cornette
art producer: Josette Lata
wardrobe stylist: Djuna Bel
makeup: Erin Moffett
hair: Sienree Du
props: David Ross
producer: Barbie Duarte

 

 

PDN explores Tobias Hutzler’s “light drawings” and the commercial assignments they’ve inspired

From using pure moonlight to shoot cars in the desert to casting a net of lights into the sea and setting a long exposure, photographer and director Tobias Hutzler has spent more than a year experimenting with light and how it interacts with the landscape. The results, which he describes as “light drawings,” are striking—and have led to assignments from Sony, GEO, and Road & Track, among others.

“I’m interested in light and its interaction with the landscape,” Tobias tells PDN, which interviewed him about his light drawings for its March issue. (Click here or scroll down to read the interview.) “It’s not me that’s drawing. It’s nature.”

See more of his light drawings at stocklandmartel.com/hutzler and at his website, tobiashutzler.com.

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Tobias tied hundreds of small lights to a large net and cast the net into the ocean for this photograph, one of many he created for the indie band Magic Man’s album Before the Waves. “We wanted to take the idea of an unusual phenomenon in a natural setting to another level. Tobias’ light paintings were thge answer,” Dave Bett, design director at Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia Records division, tells PDN. Click photo to see more.

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From a feature for GEO magazine shot on location in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where Tobias went on an expedition with scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum. “I focused on the magic of the scientists’ discoveries and the fascinating experience of being in the untouched wilderness,” he says. Click photo to see more.

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Tobias shot this cover image for Road & Track in the dead of night, using only moonlight as his light source. Click photo to see more.

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A collaboration with the artist Mariko Endo. Click to see more.

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From a personal series shot at night in the California desert. Click photo to see more.

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From a personal series shot in New York City during the blackout of 2013. Click photo to see more.

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Vanity Fair commissions Jeff Lipsky to photograph legendary record producer Lou Adler

In its March issue, Vanity Fair looks at how Grammy-winning record producer Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco are building on the legacy of the Roxy, the famous rock & roll venue on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip that the elder Adler cofounded in the 1960s. The story is accompanied by this portrait of the Adler men, which Jeff Lipsky shot in the iconic On the Rox lounge above the nightclub.

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From left: Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco Adler at On the Rox. Photo by Jeff Lipsky for Vanity Fair.

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Annabel Mehran photographs Stella Schnabel, daughter of famed artist Julian Schnabel, in her stylish NYC loft

For a feature on Stella Schnabel and her striking sense of style, Porter magazine asked Annabel Mehran to photograph the actress and designer in her gorgeous East Village loft…

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Stella Schnabel. Photo by Annabel Mehran for Porter.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Porter.

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Nigel Cox shoots vibrant nail-polish still lifes for the March issue of Real Simple

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Photo by Nigel Cox for Real Simple, March 2015 issue.

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Photo by Nigel Cox.

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Six portraits of dapper Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne by Nino Muñoz

For its March issue, Men’s Health asked Nino Muñoz to photograph Eddie Redmayne, who took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Below, six of our favorite images from the shoot…

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Eddie Redmayne. Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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