In honor of the end of summer: six photos that celebrate the year’s most free-spirited season

 

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Photo by Annabel Mehran.

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Photo by Jeff Lipsky.

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Photo by Walter Iooss.

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Photo by Melanie Acevedo.

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Photo by Kwaku Alston.

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Photo by Steven Lippman.

 

Art Streiber photographs Twentieth Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos and the studio’s top executives for Variety magazine

Variety commissioned Art Streiber to photograph Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox, for a recent cover story on his leadership of the famed studio. He shot the portraits in Gianopulos’ first-floor suite in the 1920s-era Old Executive Building.

“Photographing Jim Gianopulos in his private office on the Fox lot felt like a throwback to the golden age of motion pictures,” says Art.

Art also shot portraits of some of Fox’s top executives (Vanessa Morrison, Fox Animation president; Sanford Panitch, Fox International Productions president; Emma Watts, Twentieth Century Fox Productions president; and Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000 president) and the execs behind Fox Searchlight’s success (Steve Gilula, Nancy Utley, and Claudia Lewis).

“Gianopulos made a point of wanting to share the spotlight with all of his executives,” recalls Art, “making sure that we were giving equal time to all of the Fox division heads.”

Here’s a look…

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Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox. Photo by Art Streiber for Variety.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Variety.

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Photos by Art Streiber for Variety.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Variety.

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Steven Lippman talks to A Photo Editor about his work as a photographer and director, his passion for his family, and the causes that are close to his heart

Read the full interview here, or click on the screenshot below.

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Three great portraits of Jeff Bridges by Jeff Lipsky

Jeff Lipsky recently photographed Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges for AARP The Magazine. (Yes, the Dude is a man of a certain age. Where did the time go?) Here’s a look…

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Jeff Bridges. Photo by Jeff Lipsky for AARP The Magazine, August/September 2014 issue.

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Photo by Jeff Lipsky.

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Photo by Jeff Lipsky.

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Jeff Lipsky at work.

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Rosie O’Donnell on why coming out was easy, and more revelations from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ upcoming documentary “The Boomer List”

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘ new documentary, The Boomer List—which features intimate interviews by Timothy with 19 notable baby boomers—doesn’t premiere as part of PBS“American Masters” series until September 23, but the buzz has already begun thanks to the press screenings.

The New York Post, for instance, did a Page Six story noting that Rosie Donnell‘s coming out was relatively easy because of her circumstances. “When your mother dies when you are 10 years old, everything else is a speed bump,” she tells Timothy in the film.

The newspaper also notes that Samuel L. Jackson said he wanted to be “the black Jacques Cousteau when he grew up, but his mother refused to allow him to study oceanography at the University of Southern California, and insisted he go to Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he met black activists Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown. Jackson said a production of The Threepenny Opera, with its gangsters and scantily clad prostitutes, steered him toward acting.”

“When I learned about this year’s boomer milestone, I came up with the idea for The Boomer List,” explains Timothy. “The film captures the boomer generation’s dynamic spirit through 19 distinct ‘American Masters’ who had a profound effect on our world.”

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Three days after The Boomer List makes its broadcast debut on PBS, the Newseum in Washington, DC, will present “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.” The exhibition comprises 19 large-format portraits of influential baby boomers, one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964. The exhibit, created in partnership with AARP, will be on display at the Newseum through July 5, 2015.

A companion coffee-table book, published by Luxury Press, and a DVD from Perfect Day Films will be available Oct. 1. The Boomer List is sponsored by AARP and is part of its yearlong program Boomers@50+, which celebrates this influential generation.

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Below, a complete list of the boomers featured in Timothy’s project:

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1946: Tim O’Brien, Vietnam veteran/author
1947: Deepak Chopra, New Age guru
1948: Samuel L. Jackson, actor
1949: Billy Joel, singer/songwriter
1950: Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer
1951: Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
1952: Amy Tan, author
1953: Eve Ensler, playwright
1954: Julieanna Richardson, founder, The HistoryMakers
1955: Maria Shriver, journalist
1956: Kim Cattrall, actress
1957: Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM
1958: Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center
1959: Ronnie Lott, athlete
1960: Erin Brockovich, environmentalist
1961: Peter Staley, AIDS activist
1962: Rosie O’Donnell, entertainer
1963: David LaChapelle, artist
1964: John Leguizamo, actor

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“American Masters” series executive producer Michael Kantor and director, producer, and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on the set of “The Boomer List.” Photo © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

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Jim Fiscus shoots trading-card-style portraits of Georgia’s fierce Classic City Rollergirls

If you’ve ever seen a women’s roller derby in person, you know there’s a lot of wit, grit, and might involved in putting on an awesome show—not to mention punny, pugilistic rollergirl names like Human Missile Crisis and Honey Boom Boom.

But the women of Classic City Rollergirls in Athens, Georgia, raise the stakes even further with community service and volunteering. They’ve raised money for AIDS Athens; Camp Kasem UGA, a camp for kids whose parents are affected by cancer; Athens Canine Rescue; and the Cottage Sexual Assault Crisis Center, among others.

So when they asked photographer Jim Fiscus, who’s based in Athens, to shoot their portraits, he readily donated his time to their cause. Jim’s photos of the women of CCRG were designed as trading cards that the team sold—and promptly sold out of. Below, four of Jim’s favorite portraits from the series…

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Walt Hitman of the Classic City Rollergirls. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Super Smash Fro of the Classic City Rollergirls. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Glitter Bomb of the Classic City Rollergirls. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Lady Voldehurt of the Classic City Rollergirls. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Nino Muñoz shoots key art for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie, “If I Stay”

Nino Muñoz shot the posters for the Chloë Grace Moretz tearjerker, If I Stay—the summer’s best-performing new wide-release film, according to The New York Times—as well as publicity images, some of which the movie studio used to promote the film on Instagram.

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Chloë Grace Moretz photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Photo by Nino Muñoz.

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Call for entries: AI-AP’s International Motion Art Awards 3

Did you produce an outstanding motion piece in the past year? AI-AP wants to know. They’ve issued their call for entries for the third annual International Motion Art Awards and are looking for the best photography, illustration, and animation and design in motion. The competition is open to submissions worldwide.

This year’s jurors are photographer and director Craig Cutler, who is represented as a director by Chelsea Pictures; Jeremy Dimmock and Bob Zagorskis, founders of PolyesterMatthew Duntemann, senior vice president at Nickelodeon; photographer and director Stephen Mallon; Brian Palmer and Brad Palmer, founders of SurroundStephen Price, editor at Stash Media; producer and director Kevin Michael Reed of Kevin Michael Reed Studio, Inc.; Ted Royer, chief creative officer at Droga 5; and Marcel Yunes, chief creative officer at BBDO.

Winners of the IMMA3 will be feted at this year’s Big Talk event on November 5 at the SVA Theater in New York City, where their reel will be screened and they will participate in a panel discussion. Additionally, and the AI-AP website will feature the winning entries in its archive, the AI-AP will promote them through social media and in Motion Arts Pro Daily.

To view last year’s winners’ gallery, go here. For more details and to enter the IMMA3, visit ai-ap.com/cfe/motion/. The deadline is mid-September.

Below, one of last year’s selected entries: “Decanter,” by Cutler + Bremner.

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Sony commissions Tobias Hutzler to photograph CD packaging and visual identity for indie band Magic Man

A while back, we showed you the cover that Tobias Hutzler shot for indie band Magic Man‘s new album, Before the Waves. But that image was just a small part of the assignment for which Sony, Magic Man’s label, commissioned Tobias. In addition to directing a music video for the band, he also shot imagery that is being used for Magic Man’s website, concert posters, singles, and more.

Below, a look at how Sony’s design team used Tobias’ images, as well as some of Tobias’ favorite photographs from the assignment. See more at the Sony section of his website.

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The cover of Magic Man’s CD “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

From the booklet for “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

From the booklet for “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

From the booklet for “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

From the booklet for “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

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The CD tray for “Before the Waves.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

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The cover for the LP “Out of Mind.” Photo by Tobias Hutzler for Sony.

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A screenshot of the Magic Man website featuring one of Tobias’ images.

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Craig Cutler shoots Variety magazine’s cover story on the battle between “Good Morning, America” and “Today”

Variety magazine recently commissioned Craig Cutler to shoot its “Coffee Clash” cover story on the race for dominance between Today and Good Morning, America. Read the feature at variety.com.

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Photo by Craig Cutler for Variety.

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Photo by Craig Cutler for Variety.

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