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Award-winning photographer and director Lauren Greenfield on “My Most Important Photograph”

Lauren Greenfield has shot countless significant photo projects over the years, but which image does she regard as her most important? The award-winning photographer and director recently answered that question for Time‘s Lightbox blog, which is written by the magazine’s photo department. “The photo that really launched my career was called Mijanou and friends from […]

This Wednesday: Tune in to Doug Menuez’s online lecture on how he adapted his photo project “Fearless Genius” across multiple media platforms

The American Society of Media Photographers has asked Doug Menuez to share the success story behind his photo project “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985 to 2000,” which has been published as a monograph and curated as a traveling exhibition, and is being adapted for TV, the Web, a documentary, and education […]

Los Angeles exhibition “The Stand-Ins,” featuring Art Streiber and others, offers an amusing look at “the shot that comes before the shot”

For an exhibition now on view at Month of Photography Los Angeles, Los Angeles magazine photo director Amy Feitelberg decided to put a unique twist on the usual behind-the-scenes concept. Her group show, “The Stand-Ins,” features “the shot that comes before the shot”—the image that is made “before the celebrity stands on their mark, before […]

Ryan Reynolds tweets a first look at his “Deadpool” costume—and it’s a photo by Michael Muller that pays tribute to Burt Reynolds’ famous Playgirl pose

Michael Muller shot the key art for the upcoming blockbuster Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as “Deadpool, a.k.a. Wade Wilson, a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly.” (Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.) And though we can’t show you the images just yet, we can share this first look […]

Ben Stiller tells Seth Meyers about the time he swam among sharks with photographer Michael Muller

We’re excited to announce that this year, Taschen will be publishing a monograph of fearless photographer Michael Muller‘s shark imagery. “What he does is amazing,” Benedikt Taschen told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview about how he chooses the 50 or so books he publishes each year. And he’s not the only fan of Michael […]

Video: Doug Menuez on what Steve Jobs taught him about commanding respect

Inspired by the iconic images in Doug Menuez‘s book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000, Inc. magazine interviewed the award-winning photographer about the lessons he learned during this pivotal era. In the “Playbook” series of videos at inc.com, Doug talks about insights he gained from Apple and from Steve Jobs himself, as well […]

Sign up for Art Streiber’s “Editorial Photography Crash Course” at the Palm Springs Photo Festival

At this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival, Art Streiber will be giving a one-day workshop titled “The Editorial Photography Crash Course.” The class will span both business and marketing. Register here. Details below. To see an overview of Art’s editorial photography, click here.     ART STREIBER: The Editorial Photography Crash Course Morning Session: MANAGING […]

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

. “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, […]

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 […]

New York’s icy temps fail to freeze out fans of Michael Jordan, who waited in line to tour Jordan Brand HQ and see Walter Iooss’ iconic portraits

A wide selection of Walter Iooss’ most famous photographs of NBA superstar Michael Jordan were exhibited last weekend in New York City at Jordan Brand, where hundreds of basketball fans lined up—despite the biting cold—for the chance to tour the headquarters and view the portraits. The show featured “large reproductions on canvas that decorated a […]

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