Category Archives: interviews and behind the scenes

Brinson+Banks on photographing the epic new rock festival Desert Trip for AARP The Magazine

Inspired by the enormous popularity of Coachella, the music festival that draws hordes of millennials and thirtysomethings to Indio, California, every year, the new fest Desert Trip Music Festival—also set in Indio—is aimed at boomers drawn to the legendary rock musicians whose songs were the soundtrack of their youth. The festival took place over two […]

Want to own a print from Doug Menuez’s historic “Fearless Genius” project? Now you can take your pick, without breaking the bank, at the new website

Doug Menuez‘s “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000” photo essay has taken many forms: It’s been exhibited around the world, archived at Stanford University Libraries, and showcased in a coffeetable book published by Simon & Schuster‘s Atria imprint. But prints from this historic project have been available only on a select basis […]

Desert dreams: Uwe Duettmann’s surreal Burning Man photos

Award-winning advertising photographer Uwe Duettmann recently realized a long-held dream of attending Burning Man, the famously outlandish annual art and culture festival held Black Rock Desert, Nevada, and beloved by idiosyncratic iconoclasts and the merely curious. Below, Uwe talks about why he finds the fest so compelling and how he decided what to shoot given […]

From Madonna to Marilyn Manson and everyone in between: Director Matthew Rolston takes MTV’s “Videohead” podcast behind the scenes of his iconic music videos

In the 1980s and ’90s, music videos were the proving ground for vanguard directors to showcase their vision. You could turn on MTV and see groundbreaking work by directors like Jonas Akerlund, Mark Romanek, Michel Gondry, Floria Sigismondi, Hype Williams—and Matthew Rolston, who was recently featured on MTV’s new podcast “Videohead.” In the interview, Rolston […]

Jeff Lipsky photographs actor Patrick Dempsey for People magazine

Art Streiber is nearly as well known for how he dresses as he is for his award-winning photography. And as he explains in a new interview, that’s by design

“You’ve always been impeccably dressed,” Heidi Volpe remarks to Art Streiber in a recently published interview for APA. Art, it should be noted, is known for wearing crisp white shirts and blazers on his shoots, pretty much regardless of how hot it is. “How does that change the conversation for you on set and on […]

PDN showcases “The A Lists” of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at PDN Photo of the Day

A big thank you to PDN for featuring Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at PDN Photo of the Day. “Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s diverse subjects all get the same subtle visual treatment—photographed on a large-format Deardorff against a grey background and lit with a single silky light, his portraits both reveal and flatter,” notes PDN in the aptly titled post […]

Legend to legend: Christie Brinkley interviews Walter Iooss for Whalebone magazine

Christie Brinkley was the perfect choice to interview Walter Iooss for a recent issue of Whalebone magazine. Both Brinkley and Iooss are legends in their respective fields, and their paths have crossed professionally too: Walter shot Brinkley’s first-ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance when the budding supermodel was all of 21. “We were at the […]

Steven Lippman shoots American Airlines’ sharp new uniforms for a promotional campaign branded AA Style

For the first time in almost 30 years, American Airlines has introduced a new uniform for its public-facing employees. The change affects more than 70,000 workers—“all of the company’s pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents and airline club workers”—at the world’s biggest airline, notes USA Today. American Airlines commissioned Steven Lippman to photograph the new […]

Celebrated Living magazine surveys the remarkable career of Matthew Rolston, from Hollywood photographer and director to A-list creative director

Matthew Rolston‘s accomplishments as a photographer, director, and now creative director range far and wide, and many of the highlights are captured in a profile of Rolston by Celebrated Living magazine. Below, excerpts from “Behind the Lens,” by writer Ed Leibowitz:     Rolston has photographed generations of music and movie stars ranging from Angelina […]