PDN interviews Nadav Kander for feature on “How Great Portraits Are Made”

For a feature on “How Great Portraits Are Made,” published in PDN’s March issue, managing editor Meghan Ahearn interviewed Nadav Kander about photographing actor Michael Shannon for a Port magazine cover story. Noting that Shannon is thought of as a bit of a tough guy thanks to his work in Boardwalk Empire and Man of […]

PDN tours Kwaku Alston’s Venice Beach studio

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, […]

PDN names Don Razniewski, Jorg Badura’s digital tech and first assistant, an All Star Assistant

Congratulations to Jorg Badura‘s digital tech and first assistant, Don Razniewski, who was named one of PDN‘s All Star Assistants. Don has been Jorg’s right-hand man for six years, patiently problem-solving alongside Jorg on far-flung locations, on the water and in high altitudes, and in weather conditions of all kinds. “Did I mention he isn’t […]

PDN’s Photo of the Day: Craig Cutler & Victoria Granof for “Killed”

. Thank you, PDN, for making this collaboration by photographer Craig Cutler and food stylist Victoria Granof the Photo of the Day today! Victoria and Craig created the image to promote the exhibition “Killed: Beautiful Food That Never Made the Cut,” which will have a private preview at Craig’s studio on Thursday before opening to […]

PDN interviews Walter Iooss about his longstanding collaboration with sports icon Michael Jordan

. The new issue of PDN explores the long-term collaborations between four photographers and their subjects—including Walter Iooss and basketball legend Michael Jordan, whom Walter first photographed back in 1987 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. In the article, Walter talks about how the two became friends, the deep trust that exists between them, the benefits […]

Folio magazine looks at PDN’s Photo Annual cover featuring a portrait by Nadav Kander

. For the cover of its 2013 photo-annual issue, PDN selected a portrait by Nadav Kander of British actor Bertie Carvel, from a portfolio Nadav shot for The New York Times Magazine. “We worked from a list of 18 potential cover images,” PDN creative director Darren Ching tells Folio magazine, in an article exploring the cover-selection […]

PDN explores how Nigel Cox does “still life photography on a grand scale”

For its August issue, PDN interviewed Nigel Cox about a recent shoot he did for Dwell magazine. The assignment, PDN notes, was to show upholstery fabrics draped over things, but Nigel suggested covering variously shaped objects and arranging them to look like they were suspended in midair. “I always pictured them as floating,” he tells […]

PDN interviews Melanie Acevedo about achieving the ever-elusive work-life balance

The new issue of PDN asks a handful of professional photographers who are also parents about how they balance their career and family responsibilities. One of the photographers they interviewed is Melanie Acevedo, who juggles working for clients such as Target, Land of Nod, Motorola, and Jonathan Adler with raising her two kids—Violet and Rockwell—with […]

Photo District News selects Tobias Hutzler for “PDN’s 30: Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch”

Congratulations to Tobias Hutzler, who has been named one of PDN‘s 30 photographers to watch in 2013. He was selected by the magazine’s editors from more than 300 photographers from around the world. “We are huge believers in Tobias’ talent, and it’s gratifying to know that the editors share our enthusiasm for his work,” says […]

PDN explores the making of Jim Fiscus’ stills-based motion piece for Motorola

In its February issue, PDN takes readers behind the scenes of the mysterious motion piece that Jim Fiscus recently created for Motorola‘s Droid Razr Maxx. We say mysterious because the piece has no moving parts but feels exactly like a motion spot. Learn how he and agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners pulled it off in […]

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