Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Nadav Kander photographs Donald Trump, Time magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year

Time magazine this morning announced that Donald Trump is its 2016 Person of the Year, noting that the title is meant to acknowledge “the individual who has had the most influence on events, for better or worse,” says editor Nancy Gibbs. Coming in second place was Hillary Clinton, “who is on track to win the […]

Premiering tonight at 8 PM on HBO: “The Trans List,” Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ highly anticipated new documentary

In The Trans List, acclaimed director and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders shines a light on prominent members of the transgender community. Featuring such outspoken subjects as Kylar Broadus, Caroline Cossey, Amos Mac, Bamby Salcedo, Buck Angel, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Nicole Maines, Shane Ortega, Caitlyn Jenner, Alok Vaid-Menon, and Laverne Cox, the film profiles a diverse group […]

Art Streiber re-creates a famous 1968 “family portrait” of LA artists, designers, filmmakers, and architects for the December issue of Vanity Fair

In 1968, 38 notable artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, and other creatives gathered on the steps of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a “family portrait.” The group represented “what was then a fledgling artists’ community at a museum that had opened a mere three years earlier,” writes Vanity Fair in its December issue, […]

In the new McDonald’s McCafe campaign shot by Jason Hindley, painted hands represent creatures from the rain forests where the coffee beans are sourced

     

Art Streiber on creating a new take on a famous Volkswagen ad, in GIF form, for Bloomberg Markets

  For a feature on the growing popularity of betting on lawsuits—or litigation funding—Bloomberg Markets looks at a case against Volkswagen over its emissions scandal, in which a U.S. law firm is financing the case against VW in exchange for a share of the winnings. “…it’s easy to see the appeal of an asset class […]

PDN interviews Brinson+Banks for a feature on “Photographers Who Can Help Art Direct”

How do you stand out from the pack in the increasingly competitive world of commercial photography? If you’re Brinson+Banks, you highlight the fact that you’re a team of two great photographers, both of whom can deliver and are nimble creatively. And you come not just with ideas but with solutions. In the November issue of […]

For a new ad campaign celebrating 17 of the U.K.’s most compelling YouTube creators, Jim Fiscus created an interactive 360-degree photosphere shot at the National Portrait Gallery

Jim Fiscus’ latest advertising project took him to London, where he shot part of YouTube’s new #MadeForYou campaign celebrating the rich and diverse breadth of talent succeeding on the online platform. Seventeen of YouTube’s brightest stars were brought together for the first time and all gathered at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery, in a room […]

Video: Watch Paris Photo’s truly insightful interview with Nadav Kander

“I always gravitate to the fringes,” Nadav Kander notes at one point in a new interview just posted by Paris Photo. “And if a person is quite mainstream, then maybe it’s fringes of feeling or the fringes of mood. I’m always interested in that edge where people are, I suppose, slightly left out.” Click here […]

Art Streiber photographs the superheroes of The CW for the cover of Entertainment Weekly

What a week for firsts! Never before in this feed’s history! Two BTS images from the same shoot in succession! OMG! On the set of “Arrow” in Vancouver, crashed-their-immigration-server-last-night, Canada, the set up for this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly. Three, count ‘em, THREE CW Super Heroes in one photo!!! The Flash!!!! Arrow!!!! Supergirl!!!! The […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart for The New York Times

TV’s perhaps unlikeliest pairing, gangsta-rap pionner Snoop Dogg and impeccable lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, are hosting their own show on VH1 called Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, so The New York Times invited them to a chic West Hollywood restaurant for an interview. The accompanying portraits for the story—titled, hilariously enough, “What Would You […]