Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Nadav Kander photographs architect Norman Foster for Mondial, the artful biannual magazine published by cycling brand Rapha

“I needed this to be good, as in my opinion my first sitting was not good enough,” wrote Nadav Kander of these portraits of Norman Foster. “A wonderful hour talking about light. A man taken by surprise by these photographs. A formative time for me watching him just stare at the end result without saying […]

Art Streiber photographs screenwriter Max Landis for Empire magazine’s January issue

  Making Waves. From a shoot a few weeks ago…a portrait of a very talented and prolific screenwriter on a unicorn float in a swimming pool in Encino for a British movie magazine. Wait. Scratch that. It’s THE British movie magazine. That’s a Profoto B1 over the camera making the blues blue and the pinks […]

Jim Fiscus shoots key art and cast portraits for season six of Showtime’s award-winning series “Homeland”

Season six of Showtime‘s Emmy-winning series Homeland finds CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) living in Brooklyn after a peripatetic life abroad. The network commissioned Jim Fiscus to shoot the key art and publicity images for the show on location in New York, marking the third time he’s photographed Homeland‘s campaigns. For the key art, […]

Matthew Rolston’s “Vent Haven Portraits” inspires essay in esteemed digital magazine The Eye of Photography

L’Oeil de la Photographie, or The Eye of Photography—the highly respected online photography magazine founded by Jean-Jacques Naudet, a onetime editor in chief of French PHOTO magazine and the editor at large at American Photo—recently published a thought-provoking essay on Matthew Rolston‘s Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits. The fine-art portrait series and monograph, which […]

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 […]