The March issue of Essence celebrates what proved to be a triumphant year for African Americans in cinema, from Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Fruitvale Station to 12 Years a Slave‘s Best Picture win at the Oscars. Late last year, the magazine asked Kwaku Alston to photograph some of the key players who helped make […]
Kwaku Alston photographs Oprah, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Forest Whitaker for the cover of Essence
Our tumblr, which features new and archival images by our photographers, is about a year old now, so it’s a good time to take a look at which photos have best connected with our audience there. Each of the images below has so far garnered at least 75 notes, with the most popular photo set […]
In “The Studio Issue” of PDN, published this month, Kwaku Alston takes readers inside his Venice Beach, California, workspace—a cute two-story building on Abbot Kinney Boulevard that he purchased 13 years ago. At the time, the area was known for grit and crime, and Kwaku recalls that after he bought the place, people told him, […]
Presenting SMart Book 2014, our latest photo annual showcasing the work of the entire Stockland Martel roster
SMart Book 2014, our new photo annual, is hot off the presses and was recently shipped to our clients and colleagues in the creative industry. Designed by Design: MW and printed by GZD in Germany, it showcases images—and new self-portraits—by the entire Stockland Martel roster. We’re very proud of the book and even more proud […]
Professional Photographer magazine recently published an interview with Kwaku Alston in which he talks about photographing celebrities and other public figures. Below, an excerpt: . . Over the past 20 years, Alston has photographed dozens of celebrities and other prominent figures, from entertainers to business people to high-octane politicians. They all have one thing in […]
Presenting the stars and shows of the fall TV season as photographed by Kwaku Alston, Matthias Clamer, Jim Fiscus, Nadav Kander, Jeff Lipsky, Michael Muller, Nino Muñoz, and Art Streiber… . . .
Of her many achievements, Betty White‘s latest one was, well, the most time consuming. The indefatigable 91-year-old comic actress has made it into the 2014 edition of Guinness World Records, which comes out today, in the brand-new category of “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female).” Kwaku Alston, Matthias Clamer, and Art Streiber have all had […]
. At its blog, Los Angeles–based creative consultancy Industry recently launched a series of interviews called “The Studio Visit,” in which they meet and chat with photographers in their workspaces. The series kicked off on Tuesday with a visit to Kwaku Alston‘s Venice Beach studio, which he has dubbed Art of Studio. Unlike most photographers’ […]
Kwaku Alston is both an avid observer of Venice Beach, California, and a prolific Instagrammer (follow him at instagram.com/kwakualston). Below, 25 of our favorite Venice photos from his Instagram feed… . . .