When their son, Oskar Peacock, directed a music video for And the Kids, Guzman—a.k.a. Connie Hansen and Russell Peacock—became intrigued with the colorful East Coast indie band. “We thought they would be amazing to photograph,” says Connie, “so we contacted ATK and arranged to photograph them when they were in town performing.” Below, some of […]
PBS to air Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ award-winning documentary “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart” next week
. PBS has announced plans to broadcast Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart on November 7, as part of its American Masters series, USA Today reports. The 1998 documentary on the pioneering artist, who died on Sunday, was directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who was a close friend of Reed’s. The film went on to win […]
Matthias Clamer recently photographed hip-hop’s rising star A$AP Rocky in Newark, backstage after a show… . . .
Matthias Clamer on photographing chart-topping electronic duo Daft Punk for Q magazine exclusive cover story
Daft Punk, whose album Random Access Memories debuted in May at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, are a pair of French electronic musicians immediately identifiable by their shiny, face-obscuring helmets. Matthias Clamer photographed them for Q magazine’s exclusive interview with the duo, and his portraits—set on “the beach”—brilliantly capture Daft Punk’s sensibility: futuristic […]
Today is Aretha Frankin‘s birthday, and to mark the occasion, The Guardian chose this photo of the Queen of Soul—taken by Walter Iooss in 1969—as the Picture of the Day. Happy birthday, Aretha! . . .
Matthias Clamer re-creates classic album covers—from Beyoncé to Devo—with 14 pro athletes for ESPN The Magazine
ESPN The Magazine recently commissioned Matthias Clamer to collaborate on a portfolio for their Music Issue, on newsstands now, comprising a series of portraits re-creating classic album covers—by artists ranging from Beyoncé to Devo—using pro athletes. Talk about a fun assignment! To prepare, Matthias purchased a suitcase’s worth of books on iconic album art and brought […]
Michael Muller directed the music video “If I Lose Myself,” the first single off the new album by pop-rock Interscope band OneRepublic, and it’s “a jubilant, vibrant thing, a clip that celebrates the endless possibilities of a Saturday night, the unbridled spirit of youth and the power of a really killer party,” says MTV.com. Here’s […]
Jeff Lipsky is known for the feel-good vibe of his shoots, but his recent session with chart-topping country trio Lady Antebellum—shooting the packaging for their new holiday album, On This Winter’s Night—was even more cheerful than usual. The band had won the Grammy for Country Album of the Year the night before the shoot and […]
Russ O’Connell, picture director of British music magazine Q, on Matthias Clamer’s portraits of the Darkness, Wayne Coyne, and the XX
Matthias Clamer has been shooting for Q magazine for a number of years. “He is my go-to guy in New York for stunning high-level portraiture,” says Russ O’Connell, Q’s picture director. “One of the great things about working with him is that I can quite happily leave him to his own interpretation of the brief. […]