Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

At the Spring Hackathon in New York this month, college students competed in a high-pressure 24-hour coding spree. Doug Menuez, who was there to document the next generation of fearless geniuses, takes us behind the scenes

What’s the tech counterpart to marathons and triathlons? Hackathons. And earlier this month, New York University was host to a big one organized by hackNY, a nonprofit organization whose stated aim is “to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community.” The Spring Hackathon—there’s also one in the fall—drew hundreds of […]

Art Streiber photographs NBA star James Harden of the Houston Rockets for the cover of Texas Monthly

“The beard is AMAZING! And it’s INSURED!” says Art Streiber of Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, whom he photographed for the cover of Texas Monthly‘s Apri issue. “And the beard is attached to a guy who is averaging 29.2 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, and 11.2 assists per game. LOVE the decimal […]

Art Streiber photographs Maria Sharapova for the cover of Vanity Fair Spain

  It takes a village. And some foam core for a backdrop. And a 4x floppy to block the direct sun. And a beautifully revived modernist house in Palos Verdes. And @hoooooov on a matthboard. And @hairbyadir using a 2×3 flag to give our subject’s hair a lift. And @karayoshimotobua (in the orange knit cap) […]

PDN interviews Melanie Acevedo about her approach to lighting for clients like Dove and Hush Puppies

PDN recently interviewed Melanie Acevedo about her approach to lighting for clients like Dove, for which she shot a global campaign centered on natural beauty (see the ads, and behind-the-scenes video, here and here), and Hush Puppies, which involved creating the feeling of warm sunlight (see the campaign here). Below, an excerpt. Melanie Acevedo’s advertising […]

Art Streiber on shooting/directing the print and motion campaign for the new Pop comedy “Nightcap”

“Nightcap is the brainchild of comedian Ali Wentworth, who plays the executive producer of a fictitious late-night talk show hosted by a guy named Jimmy. The entire show takes place in the hallways and offices backstage at the show, and we never see Jimmy (but that’s his fake desk)!” explains Art Streiber, who shot the […]

Steven Lippman shoots Malibu Magazine fashion story featuring Oliver Peoples eyewear

    View the story on Readymag: oliverpeoples.stevenlippman.com   credits stylist: Cat Wennekamp hair: Nico Doniele makeup: Sarah Denman production: Liz Komroy models: Jesse Somera, Amanda Smith, Rayne Ivanushka, Simon Kotyk, and Linde Derickx 1st assistant: Jonnie Chambers 2nd assistant: Justin Mehren video: Tyler Kindred digital tech: Paul Salveson  

Brinson+Banks photograph actress/writer/director Noël Wells at her home in Silver Lake for their “LA Woman” portrait series

Brinson+Banks recently photographed comedic actress, writer, and director Noël Wells in her new apartment in Silver Lake for their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series. Wells, who has appeared on SNL and costarred in the Netflix original series Master of None, is writing her own show for Comedy Central and recently wrote, directed, and starred in […]

Brinson+Banks on shooting an image library for Samsung in Hawaii and Iceland

“When we aren’t working, we’re dreaming up our next trip. Often, that’s just a couple of days exploring California in our VW Westfalia van with our dogs,” explain Brinson+Banks, who share their adventures on Instagram with the hashtag #WestCoastExplorersClub and on their website. “So last fall, when the amazing team at Edelman reached out to […]

Art Streiber photographs musician and actor John Legend for the cover of Delta Sky magazine

  Up on the roof…The last shoot of last year and a cover shoot for Delta Airlines in-flight magazine, Delta Sky @deltaskymag. This is the first of two set ups on the roof terrace of the new Penthouse Suite at the London Hotel West Hollywood. When you’re shooting outdoors in the open shade, but you […]

Kwaku Alston photographs Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay for the cover of Essence magazine