Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Art Streiber photographs “The Women of Hollywood” for the cover of The New York Times Magazine

Last Sunday’s edition of The New York Times Magazine explores “the pervasive sexism” in the entertainment industry that keeps women from running studios and directing blockbuster movies. For the feature, which was written by Maureen Dowd, the magazine asked Art Streiber to shoot portraits of 63 prominent women of Hollywood. “Over six days in New […]

Renowned photographer, director, and creative director Matthew Rolston receives the Smashbox Visual Impact Award, sponsored by Variety and Women’s Wear Daily

Last Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, Variety and WWD teamed up to celebrate outstanding talents in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and style who made an impact on the entertainment industry in the past year. Among the presenters and honorees at the First Annual Variety and WWD StyleMakers celebration, hosted by Smashbox Studios in Culver […]

Brinson+Banks on their nine-minute shoot with Julia Roberts for The New York Times

  The New York Times commissioned Brinson+Banks to photograph Julia Roberts—whose new film, Secret in Their Eyes, comes out Friday—for a feature on the superstar published this past weekend. The shoot took place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica—and lasted all of nine minutes. “We arrived 90 minutes early so we […]

Brinson+Banks photograph actress Rebel Wilson for The New York Times

Rebel Wilson is best known as the hilarious star of the Pitch Perfect movies, but she recently added another credit to her name: fashion designer. The Australian comedian and actress, who this fall unveiled her capsule collection of edgy plus-size clothing for the retail chain Torrid, spoke to The New York Times about her fashion […]

Miller Mobley photographs “American Horror Story” showrunner Ryan Murphy for The Hollywood Reporter

Miller Mobley photographed envelope-pushing producer and screenwriter Ryan Murphy, who currently has two hit shows on the air—American Horror Story and Scream Queens—for a recent Hollywood Reporter cover story. Scroll down to watch a video interview with Murphy, which includes footage from his portrait session with Miller—and to read the article, go here: “Ryan Murphy’s […]

Nadav Kander directs gorgeous video for Dutch department store de Bijenkorf. Plus: Go behind the scenes

Nadav Kander teamed up with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create this beautiful piece, “Autumn/Winter 2015: Identity,” for de Bijenkorf, a chain of high-end department stores in the Netherlands. He also shot campaign images that appear in the latest edition of de Bijenkorf’s Inspiration magazine. Scroll to the end to see several of his favorites. […]

Time magazine features Tobias Hutzler’s photos of the “Elaborate Hindu Dances of Navratri”

Time‘s popular photo blog, Lightbox, this week published a portfolio of Tobias Hutzler‘s photographs offering a unique perspective of the garba, a complex dance performed during the Hindu festival of Navratri in the Indian state of Gujarat. “Traveling across Gujarat during the celebrations in 2014, Hutzler abandoned the street and climbed atop water tanks and […]

Wieden+Kennedy London commission Nadav Kander for Stella Artois campaign promoting clean drinking water in Ethiopia, Honduras, and India

“Stella Artois wanted to do something nice, so we came up with the idea of Buy a Lady a Drink,” explain Thom Whitaker and Danielle Noël, a senior creative team at Wieden+Kennedy London, of this campaign promoting clean drinking water in India, Ethiopia, and Honduras. “Women around the world spend over 200 million hours a day […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing top social-media influencers, celeb hairstylists, and fans at the summer’s biggest music fests

Hair-care and skincare brand Garnier USA commissioned Brinson+Banks for a wide-ranging, spontaneity-fueled assignment that took place both in a New York City studio and at some of the country’s most popular music festivals this past summer. Below, the photo duo share some of their favorite images that have been released thus far. “These images come […]

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 […]


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