Fulvio Bonavia shoots fashion still lifes for Vogue Accessory inspired by upcoming cultural events throughout the world

The theme of Vogue Accessory’s fabulous winter issue is cultural events taking place throughout the world over the first four months of the year—everything from art exhibitions in Paris, New York, and DC, to an ice festival in China and a lace festival in Slovenia. The magazine commissioned Fulvio Bonavia, a master at interpreting high fashion through inventive conceptual photography, to shoot still lifes using each of the events as his inspiration. The experience, he says, was “an honor.” Below, some of the published highlights.



Harbin Ice Festival, Northeast China. The world’s largest ice festival. Learn more: http://www.icefestivalharbin.com/.


“Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrors” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. This exhibition “is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s 65-year career and promises to be 2017’s essential art experience. Enjoy an unprecedented chance to discover six of Kusama’s dazzling mirror rooms at once, alongside whimsical installations, vibrant sculpture, and colorful, large-scale paintings making their U.S. debut.” Description courtesy http://hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirrors/#collection=yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirrors.



“Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim” at the Guggenheim in New York City. “On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the institution will display in the rotunda over 170 modern works from the permanent collections held in New York and Venice. Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim will explore not only avant-garde innovations from the late 19th through mid-20th centuries, but also the radical activities of six patrons who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day.” Description courtesy https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/visionaries-creating-a-modern-guggenheim.


Transmediale, Berlin. A “festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture, and technology. All activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies.” Description courtesy https://transmediale.de/.


Burning the Clocks, U.K. “Burning the Clocks is a unique community event on the 21st of December, created by Same Sky, that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day of the year. Local people make their own paper and willow lanterns, using our kits, and after parading through the city, they pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.” Description courtesy http://www.samesky.co.uk/events/burning-the-clocks.


Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach, Sydney. Learn more: http://www.australianopenofsurfing.com/.


Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, the West Coast debut of the NYC-based popular art fair. Learn more: https://www.artslant.com/la/venues/show/28234-affordable-art-fair-los-angeles.


Paris Refashioned: 1957–1968 at the Museum at FIT in New York City. This exhibition “highlights one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press.” Description courtesy http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/paris-refashioned.php.


Carnival of Caretos, Portugal. “Caretos are masked young men dressed in suits made of yellow, red, black, blue and green fringe wool quilts, wearing brass, leather or wooden masks and rattles in their belts.” Description courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Careto.


Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara, Japan. “Just behind Nara Park, stands an old, extinct volcano, called Mount Wakakusa, that rises gently to a height of 350 meters. From its peak, one can have unobstructed views of the entire city. … The mountain is covered by grass, and lining the slope of the mountain are cherry trees that are usually in full bloom around early April. But as winter approaches, the grass begins to die and the cherry trees lose their leaves and the mountain looks very bald. This is when the famous Wakakusa Yamayaki festival takes place. On the fourth Saturday of each January, the dead grass is set on fire. This is known as ‘Yamayaki,’ which is literally, ‘mountain roast.’” Description courtesy http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/06/wakakusa-yamayaki-mountain-burning.html.


The cover image, also shot by Fulvio, is the only photo not connected with a cultural event.

Three gorgeous portraits of actress Helen Mirren by Miller Mobley


Helen Mirren. Photo by Miller Mobley.


Photo by Miller Mobley.


Photo by Miller Mobley.

Jan Steinhilber shoots campaign for the Renault Megane


Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Renault.


Photo by Jan Steinhilber for Renault.

Three more posters from Nino Muñoz’s key art campaign for the movie “Hidden Figures”

Last fall, the first of the Hidden Figures key art shot by Nino Muñoz was revealed. Below, three more ads from the campaign…



Janelle Monae. Photo by Nino Muñoz.


Octavia Spencer. Photo by Nino Muñoz.


Taraji P. Henson. Photo by Nino Muñoz.

Liz Von Hoene photographs dynamic designer wedding dresses—think capes, pants, and illusion sleeves—for the spring/summer issue of D Weddings


Designer: Isabelle Armstrong. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings, spring/summer 2017 issue.


Designer: Nha Khanh. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Monique Lhuillier. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Naeem Khan. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Odylyne the Ceremony. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Oli Zavozina. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Monique Lhuillier. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Watters. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


DesignerL Tadashi. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Sareh Nouri. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Liancarlo. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.


Designer: Nha Khanh. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for D Weddings.

Nadav Kander photographs architect Norman Foster for Mondial, the artful biannual magazine published by cycling brand Rapha

“I needed this to be good, as in my opinion my first sitting was not good enough,” wrote Nadav Kander of these portraits of Norman Foster. “A wonderful hour talking about light. A man taken by surprise by these photographs. A formative time for me watching him just stare at the end result without saying a word. Then a nod and a smile. A good lesson. Shhhh, then talk. Still cycling in the Alps at his age. The Alps ain’t easy. My hat off to him.”



Norman Foster. Photo by Nadav Kander for Mondial.


Photo by Nadav Kander for Mondial.


Photo by Nadav Kander for Mondial.


Photo by Nadav Kander for Mondial.


Photo by Nadav Kander for Mondial.


Art Streiber photographs screenwriter Max Landis for Empire magazine’s January issue


Max Landis. Photo by Art Streiber for Empire, January 2017 issue.


Photo by Art Streiber for Empire.


Photo by Art Streiber for Empire.


Making Waves. From a shoot a few weeks ago…a portrait of a very talented and prolific screenwriter on a unicorn float in a swimming pool in Encino for a British movie magazine. Wait. Scratch that. It’s THE British movie magazine. That’s a Profoto B1 over the camera making the blues blue and the pinks pink. That’s @photobuffalo in the foreground making sure the water has just the right amount of ripple. And that’s Mr. #setlife himself, Sherman Lee doing his best Aqua-Man-meets-Bruce-Lee. Sherman’s job? Merman. And unicorn wrangling. Thank you to @lnorfolk for the always-incredible location. Thank you to @zacharybako for keeping his shirt on. Thank you to @luvlouella for another seamless, seamless-less production. @profotousa @hasselblad_official

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Jim Fiscus shoots key art and cast portraits for season six of Showtime’s award-winning series “Homeland”

Season six of Showtime‘s Emmy-winning series Homeland finds CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) living in Brooklyn after a peripatetic life abroad. The network commissioned Jim Fiscus to shoot the key art and publicity images for the show on location in New York, marking the third time he’s photographed Homeland‘s campaigns.

For the key art, the concept was to picture Carrie in front of the famous U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square, in the reflection of the giant illuminated American flag, but actually shooting there, with the crowds and the permitting, would have literally been a major production. So Jim and his crew came up with a clever alternative that produced the same gritty, dramatic effect but without the hassle.



Photo by Jim Fiscus for Showtime.


For the cast portraits, he needed to capture the NYC setting as well as the forever-tense characters who keep viewers on the edge of their seats each week. Jim’s process is always to meticulously work out every production detail ahead of time so that his shoots run smoothly and rapidly, so he was able to get what he needed from each of the Homeland actors in mini sessions that sometimes lasted only 30 minutes. This being his third time photographing them, he’s got an easy rapport with everyone that lends an effortlessness to the whole affair.

“These people are such amazing actors that they get on set, I encourage them to be who their character is, and they forget it’s a photo shoot and do their thing in their way. And they do it so well that it just doesn’t take long,” says Jim. “We all have a great time together.”



On the promenade in Brooklyn Heights (from left): Rupert Friend, Claire Danes, F. Murray Abraham, and Mandy Patinkin. Photo by Jim Fiscus for Showtime.

Photo by Jim Fiscus for Showtime.


Photo by Jim Fiscus for Showtime.


Matthias Clamer to give talk on “5 Images and How I Crafted Them” Jan. 14 in L.A.



As part of MOPLA (Month of Photography LA) this month, Matthias Clamer, a celebrity, entertainment, and portrait photographer known for his creativity and sly wit, will be giving a talk on the technical, business, and creative aspects of his work. “5 Images and How I Crafted Them,” which begins at 3:30 pm and will take place at the Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, is being presented by Phase One, Digital Transitions, and the Lucie Foundation. Afterward, Matthias will be at the Lucie Foundation booth to answer questions and show large-format prints.

To purchase tickets for his talk, click here. And for more details on MOPLA, which runs January 12 through February 12, click here.


Jimmy Chin photographs 15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s best rock climbers, for The North Face’s #urbanexploration collaboration

Ashima Shiraishi is only 15 years old but has taken the sport of rock climbing by storm. As a recent profile of her by The New Yorker noted, she’s been called “the most talented rock climber in the world.”

Jimmy Chin photographed Ashima in New York City for an #urbanexploration collaboration with The North Face featured on Instagram. Below, some highlights from his shoot with Ashima, whom Jimmy says is “endlessly talented.”

“Last year, Ashima became one of the only people in the world to climb 5.15 and V15,” he notes, “which, for a lack of better words, is so gnarly.”



Ashima Shiraishi. Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.


Photo by Jimmy Chin for The North Face.

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