Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Take a video tour of Jeff Lipsky’s studio and download his interview with Shoptalk Radio

  Photographer and podcaster Nick Onken recently interviewed celebrity portrait photographer Jeff Lipsky for his Shoptalk Radio podcast and produced a video tour of Jeff’s Santa Monica, California, studio. “Jeff is an awesome, personable guy, which is why he is able to shoot his subjects so well,” says Nick. “He’s passionate about staying true to […]

Digital Photo Pro interviews Doug Menuez about documenting Steve Jobs and the digital revolution in Silicon Valley for his “Fearless Genius” project

The October issue of Digital Photo Pro features an interview with Doug Menuez, who discusses his historic project “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000.” The article is particularly timely given the upcoming release of the film Steve Jobs, which stars Michael Fassbender as the iconic innovator. “By 1985, when I got [to […]

Follow Jimmy Chin on Instagram to see his stunning photos of Alberta’s natural beauty

Jimmy Chin has been photographing scenic Alberta for Travel Alberta, a social-media campaign for which he’s been collaborating with pro athletes like climber Sonnie Trotter and skier Tatum Monod. Posted to his Instagram feed with the hashtag #explorealberta, the images—which are often accompanied by thoughtful captions—have been regularly garnering thousands of likes apiece. Below, some […]

Matthew Rolston photographs singer-songwriter Jewel for her new album, “Picking Up the Pieces”

  Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jewel released a new album this month called Picking Up the Pieces, and Matthew Rolston photographed her for the marketing campaign. The project included several elements, including the album package, outdoor, Web, PR, and merchandise, as well as a book jacket for her latest book. Matthew took the project on because of […]

Tobias Hutzler on “Photographing the Pope From a Different Vantage Point” for Time magazine

Time magazine chose Tobias Hutzler for the incredible assignment of photographing Pope Francis during his recent visit to the United States, a project that involved not only an intense level of security checks and careful preparation but also the daunting task of capturing compelling images of an event that was being widely photographed by the […]

Tobias Hutzler photographs ad campaign for Mercedes’ amazing new driverless car

The new Mercedes-Benz F 015 is an ultra-modern, super-sleek driverless car—a shapely steel icon of the future that is now. And the campaign promoting it is just as innovative. German ad agency Antoni is responsible for the breathtaking creative, and Tobias Hutzler is the photographer behind the stunning images—which were produced in camera. “We created […]

Flashback: Doug Menuez recalls photographing the Grateful Dead’s 1983 New Year’s Eve show in San Francisco

Back in 1983, early in his career as a documentary photographer, Doug Menuez received a gem of an assignment from Time magazine: to capture the scene at the Grateful Dead‘s New Year’s Eve concert in San Francisco. Below, he shares his memories from the shoot, as well as some of his favorite images.     […]

Brinson+Banks head to Joshua Tree for Meltin’Pot jeans shoot

For a new promo effort, Meltin’Pot, a jeans brand that’s hugely popular overseas, commissioned Brinson+Banks to photograph, well, pretty much whatever they wanted. “We received a box full of clothes with the creative direction of, ‘Go have fun and create something that is true to your style,’” explains Kendrick Brinson. “Complete creative freedom is a […]

Professional Photographer magazine features Tobias Hutzler’s aerial photography

In its October issue, Professional Photographer takes note of Tobias Hutzler‘s aerial photographs, an ongoing body of work that he’s produced in New York but that are not about the city per se. “I try to get to the core,” he tells the magazine. “To focus on the people, on their joy, on what they […]

Brinson+Banks on their recent shoot for the Redbury hotel in sunny South Beach

  Brinson+Banks, a.k.a. Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, were recently commissioned to shoot an image library for the Redbury hotel in Miami’s South Beach. Their mission was to show off the updated property, so the shot list included everything from a hotel room to a group enjoying the rooftop pool. “This shoot for the […]


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