Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Highlights from Lauren Greenfield’s “Generation Wealth” press tour: “In so many ways, Trump and his rise was the apotheosis of Generation Wealth”

  “I did not expect Trump to win the election, but when he did, it was kind of like the content of this work, of the 25 years, bearing out. In so many ways, Trump and his rise was the apotheosis of Generation Wealth. There were so many commonalities between him and David Siegel [one […]

Art Streiber photographs new KFC campaign starring Rob Lowe as Colonel Sanders

  Remember the major national advertising campaign with a major national movie star for a major national sandwich…? Well here it is!!!! That’s Rob Lowe as Colonel Sanders for Kentucky Fried Chicken and…the KFC Zinger Sandwich! Referencing astronaut portraiture from the 1960’s, set designer @photobuffalo and I came up with the Schmidli backdrop, a plywood […]

R/GA honored for its digital campaign, featuring VR by Jim Fiscus, for Samsung’s Rihanna/ANTIdiaRy collaboration

R/GA won a Graphite Pencil in the Branding/Digital Brand Expression category at this year’s D&AD Awards for its campaign promoting Rihanna’s album ANTIdiaRy. The campaign centered on an app comprising eight 360-degree environments, or rooms, that viewers could explore by moving their phone around. Jim Fiscus shot VR, stop-motion photography, stills, closeups, and backplates for […]

CNN Style commissions Brinson+Banks to shoot portraits of legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland and his wife, Francoise Kirkland, at their home in the Hollywood Hills

“What could be more pressure for a photographer,” say Brinson+Banks, “than to take portraits of a highly esteemed, highly talented photographer with a six-decade-long successful career? We were assigned by CNN Style to head to Douglas Kirkland‘s Hollywood Hills home to photograph him and his incredible wife and business partner, Francoise Kirkland.” The story, which […]

Miller Mobley photographs Stephen Colbert for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter. Plus: Watch a behind-the-scenes video

  One day in Times Square with @colbertlateshow (and a lot of 🍕) #THRNYpower A post shared by Hollywood Reporter (@hollywoodreporter) on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:20am PDT

Melanie Acevedo on shooting Weight Watchers’ second annual Body Issue, which celebrates beauty in all its forms

  For its second-annual Body Issue, Weight Watchers magazine wanted to examine beauty in a new way. “So we decided to discuss what members talk about quite often: visibility,” explains senior editor Katerina Gkionis. The resulting cover story, “See Me Now,” features fresh, breezy portraits and upbeat profiles of a wide range of Weight Watchers […]

Time magazine features Brinson+Banks’ “LA Woman” portrait series

“Los Angeles is a hotbed of creativity and promise. But it can also feel isolated and unreceptive. For photographic duo Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, their new project, ‘LA Woman,’ was an opportunity to showcase this wealth of female talent whilst connecting women within their community,” writes Alexandra Genova in her introduction to “The […]

Kwaku Alston photographs author and activist Terry Tempest Williams for the cover of Experience Life


Kelly Ripa on Miller Mobley: “He is the magic photographer. He’s magic, he’s magic, he’s magic.”

Miller Mobley recently photographed Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper, and Andy Cohen for The Hollywood Reporter‘s cover story on “The 35 Most Powerful People in Media,” and the experience really made an impression on his famous subjects. “We all agree that we’ve—all of us have never looked so good in our lives,” Ripa later said on […]

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 […]