Photographer Matthew Rolston documents California’s beloved Pageant of the Masters for The Wall Street Journal

  As an 8-year-old, photographer and director-to-be Matthew Rolston was taken by his family to see the Pageant of the Masters, a somewhat offbeat and much-cherished theatrical event in Laguna Beach, California, in which set designers, makeup artists, and amateur actors give their all to faithfully re-create famous paintings in the flesh. The tableaux vivants—or […]

Matthew Rolston’s acclaimed “Talking Heads” series to appear at Paris Photo Los Angeles

Select images from “Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits,” the celebrated fine-art series by photographer and director Matthew Rolston, will be showcased at this year’s Paris Photo Los Angeles. Highly anticipated among collectors, Paris Photo Los Angeles is the U.S. edition of the world’s preeminent art fair for works created in the photographic medium. On […]

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 […]

From the archives: Renée Zellweger photographed by Matthew Rolston in 2006

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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 […]

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 CNN.com, 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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