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“The Creative Vision of the Tenacious Jeff Lipsky”

“I’m trying to take the most beautiful photo I can, not just for the client but for myself. I like to make women look beautiful and men look cool. I like to portray people in the best way. I like seeing people feel good. That makes me feel good,” Jeff Lipsky tells editor Sierra Davis […]

Art Center College of Design’s film department selects Matthew Rolston to launch its Visiting Artist Program

For artists, success is arguably measured not just by the work one creates but by the influence of the artist himself. So it was indeed an honor when Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, invited photographer, filmmaker, and creative director Matthew Rolston to be the inaugural guest lecturer for the film department’s Visiting […]

Award-winning arts journal Vallum makes Tobias Hutzler’s photography the focus of its new issue

Independent magazines increasingly offer exciting opportunities for photographers to showcase their work, and Vallum is no exception. The magazine, a four-time National Magazine Awards nominee and one of Canada’s top poetry and art journals, shaped its new issue around Tobias Hutzler‘s photography. The theme was speed, “the defining aspect of the contemporary world,” write the […]

London’s National Portrait Gallery names Tobias Hutzler a finalist for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Every year, the National Portrait Gallery in London chooses what it considers that year’s best portraits and exhibits them as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The show, notes the gallery, provides “a unique opportunity to see 60 new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.” And […]

Mummy dearest: The Wall Street Journal’s exclusive first look at Matthew Rolston’s startling new fine-art series, “Vanitas: The Palermo Portraits”

. Noted celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston, fresh off the success of “Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits,” his book and exhibition featuring monumentally scaled portraits of vintage ventriloquist dummies, recently completed his latest fine-art project—and this new series is just as striking and unexpected. Rolston’s “Vanitas: The Palermo Portraits” comprises portraits of mummies from the […]

Come see Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, and Doug Menuez at PhotoPlus this week

PDN‘s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo kicks off tomorrow at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, a four-day event that is the largest photography and imaging show in all of North America. There will be more than 220 exhibits, thousands of new products, and more than 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, and special […]

GQ selects work by Guzman for “Man in Progress,” an exhibition showcasing men’s fashion

GQ has collaborated with the Museo Del Traje in Madrid for an exhibition that looks back on men’s fashion over the past two decades, as well as male identity. The show, “Man in Progress,” features photographs by Guzman, Paolo Roversi, Peggy Sirota, and Inez & Vinoodh, among others. Below, Guzman’s images from the exhibition, which […]

Go beind the scenes of editorial photography with Art Streiber at his ASMP seminar on Wednesday in San Francisco

This Wednesday, October 22, at the Leica Store Gallery in San Francisco, Art Streiber will be talking about what it takes to produce editorial photographs for top magazines, from preproduction all the way through to post. The event, “The Big Picture: Editorial Photography Behind the Scenes,” is scheduled for 6 to 9:30 p.m. and is […]

Doug Menuez featured in “The Masters Series of Photographers” at Leica Camera in Germany

Photographer Claire Yaffa, who has worked for The New York Times and the Associated Press, among many others, has produced a body of portraits she calls “The Masters Series of Photographers” that is now on view at Leica Camera in Wetzlar, Germany. Among the photographers she chose for the project is Doug Menuez, who is […]

Kwaku Alston to talk “Fatherhood” tomorrow night at the Apple store in Santa Monica

A few years ago, celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston learned that he and his wife would soon be welcoming their first child. As he documented the pregnancy and then his newborn son, Kwaku became inspired to explore fatherhood as a subject. Tomorrow, Kwaku and writer/editor Adam Kulakow will be at the Apple store on Santa Monica’s […]

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