Category Archives: news & commentary

Stockland Martel, one of the photo industry’s premier talent-representation agencies for more than 30 years, closes its doors

Stockland Martel, the New York City–based photographer repping agency founded in 1983 by Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, announced on January 1, 2018, that it was ending its 34-year run. “After more than three successful, exhilarating, and memorable decades as Stockland Martel, we both decided to retire and begin a new chapter in our lives. […]

Come meet Matthew Rolston on his 2018 multi-city speaking tour in support of his acclaimed book “Hollywood Royale”

  On January 9, celebrated photographer and director Matthew Rolston will be at Soho House in New York to kick off the first in a series of high-profile events centered on his lush new monograph, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles—which Harper’s Bazaar called “a must-have coffee-table book.” Rolston’s Manhattan appearance will […]

Matthew Rolston’s short-form documentary “ART PEOPLE: The Pageant Portraits” debuts as exclusive content on W Magazine’s site

We’re thrilled to announce the debut of Matthew Rolston’s ART PEOPLE: The Pageant Portraits, a new short-forum documentary airing exclusively on W magazine’s website. This engaging video explores the annual Pageant of the Masters arts festival in Laguna Beach, California. In the event, which has earned fans around the world, participants are costumed to look […]

Melanie Acevedo’s “The Authentics” in the news: Town & Country, C Magazine, Garden & Gun, and more

Melanie Acevedo‘s beautiful new coffee table book, The Authentics, continues to build momentum going into the holiday season. Kelly Wearstler Inc. hosted a book signing last week, and the press coverage—which was glowing from the start—has expanded to include Garden & Gun, C Magazine, Town & Country, and others. Below, some highlights, plus a photo […]

B&H Photo interviews Doug Menuez about his decision to switch to Leica after decades with Nikon

After many happy years with Nikon, Doug Menuez recently made the switch to Leica, taking up the Leica SL as his camera of choice both for client work and street photography. Why the change? B&H Photo‘s Explora blog got the inside scoop. Below, an excerpt: “I got really interested in mirrorless systems that might replace […]

Resource magazine highlights “freaking genius portrait photographer” Michael Muller in round-up of “17 Portrait Photographers Worth Checking Out”

“Michael Muller: You could call Muller one of the best celebrity portrait photographers today, and almost all will agree,” raves Resource magazine in the article “17 Portrait Photographers Worth Checking Out.” “There is not an A-list celebrity he hasn’t shot, and he’s been in the game for quite some time now. From Brad Pitt, Robert […]

Nadav Kander directs “The World Is Watching” for Christie’s auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”

To announce its auction of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Salvator Mundi, “the greatest artistic rediscovery of the last 100 years,” Christie’s commissioned Nadav Kander to direct a short film that expressed the significance of this rarely seen portrait of Christ and the feeling of being in the presence of a true masterpiece. But instead of featuring […]

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portrait of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright goes on view at the National Portrait Gallery and is celebrated at the star-studded American Portrait Gala

The National Portrait Gallery held its second annual American Portrait Gala on November 19 in Washington, DC, a starry event that shined a spotlight on five remarkable Americans: former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; Taiwanese American medical doctor and HIV/AIDS researcher David D. Ho, M.D.; artistic director, choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones; […]

Huck magazine showcases the 1960s bohemian Brooklyn photographs of Guzman’s Connie Hansen

In her Huck magazine article “Photos that capture the real Brooklyn kids of the ’60s,” writer Sara Rosen interviews Connie Hansen, of photo duo Guzman, about her distinctive black & white photos documenting her life as part of the freewheeling creative community in Brooklyn in that pivotal era. Connie lived in Fort Greene, now an […]

Melanie Acevedo’s new book, “The Authentics,” is featured in T, The New York Times Style Magazine

“In The Authentics, Dara Caponigro and Melanie Acevedo celebrate the originality of creative people whose homes reflect their unique, uncompromising style,” writes Tom Delavan of T, The New York Times Style Magazine, which features a slideshow of images from the new book. Read and see more here. Order your copy of The Authentics here. See […]