Matthew Rolston shoots famed contemporary artist Francesco Vezzoli in vintage Hollywood style

. Matthew Rolston moves nimbly among many worlds: celebrity photography, fine art, creative direction, and brand creation. And his latest portrait commission brought two of those worlds together, with stunning results. For a recent exposé on the life and times of celebrated artist Francesco Vezzoli, commissioned by Italian Vanity Fair, Rolston drew on Vezzoli’s art […]

From the archives: two portraits of Charlize Theron, circa 1999, by Matthew Rolston

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Matthew Rolston’s “Talking Heads” exhibition makes some noise in Los Angeles

The opening reception early last month for the exhibition “Matthew Rolston: Talking Heads” was well received, drawing a crowd of collectors and celebrities (including Diane Keaton) alike. The show, at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art in Los Angeles, was also well received by the press. . . “The photographer’s striking, monumentally scaled portraits of ventriloquist dummies […]

Los Angeles art dealer Diane Rosenstein to host an exhibition of Matthew Rolston’s “Talking Heads” portraits in June

We’re thrilled to announce that selected images from Matthew Rolston’s Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits monograph—which has been featured by, CBS News, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many others—will be on view at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art in Los Angeles this summer. The show […]

From the archives: Amber Heard by Matthew Rolston

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Wired interviews Matthew Rolston about his portraits of ventriloquist dummies

More than a year after being published by Pointed Leaf Press, Matthew Rolston‘s coffee table book Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits continues to beguile the press. Most recently, Wired interviewed Matthew about the project, which features his large-scale color portraits of vintage ventriloquist dummies that reside at the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, […]

The 20 most popular photos on Stockland Martel’s tumblr

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 […]

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 […]

From the archives: Adam Levine by Matthew Rolston

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Matthew Rolston’s “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” screens at SF Shorts: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films

. An aging actress, troubled by the loss of her youth and beauty, contemplates suicide in the privacy of her dressing room in photographer/director Matthew Rolston‘s thought-provoking short film The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. The movie, which premiered last year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, screened last Saturday at the Roxie […]


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