Nino Muñoz photographs Neil Patrick Harris for the covers of Modern Luxury’s suite of regional magazines

Neil Patrick Harris. Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photos by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Modern Luxury.

Miller Mobley photographs writer Aaron Sorkin—whose directorial debut, “Molly’s Game,” has just garnered multiple Golden Globe nominations—for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter

Aaron Sorkin. Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter, November 29, 2017, issue.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo by Miller Mobley for The Hollywood Reporter.

Nino Muñoz photographs Grammy-winning recording artist Flume for GQ Australia

Flume. Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photos by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

B&H Photo interviews Doug Menuez about his decision to switch to Leica after decades with Nikon

After many happy years with Nikon, Doug Menuez recently made the switch to Leica, taking up the Leica SL as his camera of choice both for client work and street photography. Why the change? B&H Photo‘s Explora blog got the inside scoop. Below, an excerpt:

“I got really interested in mirrorless systems that might replace the bigger Nikons,” he notes. “I always had Leicas and their insanely great lenses, so once I really started looking for the perfect mirrorless system, the Leica SL just hit me.” He got his hands on an SL, in January 2017, and tried it out during a significant personal event.

“I immediately realized this ticked all the boxes,” he says. “The camera fit me like a glove.”

He says, “I still had a lot to learn about the camera, and wanted to get the whole system, so I jumped right in. That’s something I’ve always done—I just go for it, and learn on the fly. It’s a way to force myself to adapt and learn. I realized this was a new tool for a different era, so by April, I had switched 100 percent to all Leica, all the time.”

Despite the risk of using a totally new system, Menuez dove into commercial projects, from inventive portraits at the EG Conference in California for Adobe, to troubled teens for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in Massachusetts, to a New York University Hackathon, when he used the SL’s video capabilities for his Fearless Genius documentary.

The ultimate test came in May, when Menuez used the Leica SL for a FedEx campaign on the tarmac and runway of one of the world’s busiest airports for freight, in Memphis, Tennessee. “It was super high pressure,” he says. “Things could not have been trickier, working around jets loading and unloading on the runway, all night in the pouring rain. There was nothing anybody could do, and I couldn’t miss a shot, but it was flawless. These things are waterproof tanks,” he adds. “And they’re also great in low light—much better than I had expected.”

 

Read more: “Why I Switched from Nikon to Leica: Doug Menuez”

 

 

Nino Muñoz photographs Jeff Goldblum, one of GQ Australia’s Men of the Year

Jeff Goldblum. Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Art Streiber shoots campaign for the Hulu original series “Runaways”

Photo by Art Streiber.

Photo by Art Streiber.

Resource magazine highlights “freaking genius portrait photographer” Michael Muller in round-up of “17 Portrait Photographers Worth Checking Out”

Michael Muller: You could call Muller one of the best celebrity portrait photographers today, and almost all will agree,” raves Resource magazine in the article “17 Portrait Photographers Worth Checking Out.”

“There is not an A-list celebrity he hasn’t shot, and he’s been in the game for quite some time now. From Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith, Megan Fox, and Ethan Hawke to Ben Stiller, he’s done it all. Enough said, this guy is a freaking genius portrait photographer, so make sure to follow his every move on Instagram.”

 

Martin Sigal shoots campaign for multinational banking company ICBC

Photo by Martin Sigal for ICBC.

Photo by Martin Sigal for ICBC.

 

credits

CEO: Papón Ricciarelli
general creative director: Gabriel Huici
creative director: Mario Crudele
art director: María Gutierrez Ruiz
head of art: Martín Bernasconi
art buyer: Hernán Mouriño

 

Nadav Kander directs “The World Is Watching” for Christie’s auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”

To announce its auction of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi, “the greatest artistic rediscovery of the last 100 years,” Christie’s commissioned Nadav Kander to direct a short film that expressed the significance of this rarely seen portrait of Christ and the feeling of being in the presence of a true masterpiece.

But instead of featuring the painting itself, Kander and ad agency Droga5 chose a decidedly different perspective.

“Working with the world-renowned portrait photographer Nadav Kander, it was decided to honour the significance of Salvator Mundi…by turning the tables and documenting its profound effect on those looking and pointing their camera phones,” the auction house explains at its website.

“Within the beautifully lit Christie’s exhibition space in Rockefeller Center, a camera was set up beneath the Salvator Mundi  to record a video portrait of those who came to spend time with it. Using the wide range of responses to the masterpiece, a single piece of film has been created that shows the divine moment of connection between this powerful, mysterious, enigmatic portrayal of Christ and those who have felt compelled to observe it.

The film is cut to four minutes and 14 seconds to reflect the fact that in his painting, Leonardo presents Christ as he is characterised in the Gospel of John 4:14: ‘And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the World.’” (Read more here.)

Adweek called the short film, in which Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio makes an appearance, “sublime.” The painting went on to break auction records, selling for $450.3 million, reports ArtNews.

 

 

Nino Muñoz photographs Amber Heard—actress, women’s rights activist, and GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year

Amber Heard, named Woman of the Year by GQ Australia. Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

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