Stockland Martel welcomes Art Streiber

Art Streiber: "I attempt to celebrate who my subjects are and what they have achieved.”

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Art Streiber, one of the best-known, most-prolific portrait and entertainment photographers in the country, has just joined the Stockland Martel roster. And we’re thrilled to be representing him.

Over the past 17 years, Art has been commissioned by every major American culture-oriented magazine, from Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone to Esquire, Wired, and Time, resulting in an archive of portraiture of the most intriguing newsmakers at the start of the 21st century.
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Jodie Foster. Photo by Art Streiber.

Director Kathryn Bigelow. Photo by Art Streiber.

Christina Hendricks, of the TV series "Mad Men." Photo by Art Streiber.

Neil Patrick Harris. Photo by Art Streiber.

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Based since 1993 in his hometown of Los Angeles (he’s a fourth-generation Californian), Art is also a regular contributor to and collaborator with all of the major Hollywood studios and networks, having shot posters and related promotional collateral for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, MTV, Universal Studios, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures.

His imagery is clean and graphic, and he prefers to photograph his subjects in their natural environments, or in a situation that helps tell their particular story. “I come from a reportage background and from environmental portraiture,” Art explains. “Using context to help the viewer understand the subject is key. I always fall in love with the available light in a given space and either attempt to use it to my benefit or to mimic and enhance it.”

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For a portfolio in the August 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, Art re-created the 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath" using the cast of Ang Lee's movie "Taking Woodstock."

Art's portrait for the movie poster for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" has become an icon.

Writer Christopher Hitchens. Photo by Art Streiber.

Comedian and talk-show host Chelsea Handler. Photo by Art Streiber.

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“I’m heavily influenced by Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz, in terms of making the portrait appear to be ‘found’ and yet at the same time seem very subtly designed,” he adds.

Art not only delivers great imagery on every assignment, he also makes the process enjoyable for everyone involved. “Being photographed can be a surreal experience, so I try to make it as natural and unpretentious as possible,” he says.

“The same goes for the style of my photography. I try to achieve a look that is organic and accessible, but at the same time I want to keep my portraiture elevated and noble. I’m attempting to celebrate who my subjects are and what they have achieved.”

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To view more of Art’s work, please visit stocklandmartel.com/talent/art-streiber/photography or artstreiber.com.

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