Martin Sigal shoots campaign for multinational banking company ICBC

Photo by Martin Sigal for ICBC.

Photo by Martin Sigal for ICBC.

 

credits

CEO: Papón Ricciarelli
general creative director: Gabriel Huici
creative director: Mario Crudele
art director: María Gutierrez Ruiz
head of art: Martín Bernasconi
art buyer: Hernán Mouriño

 

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 the painting itself, Kander and ad agency Droga5 chose a decidedly different perspective.

“Working with the world-renowned portrait photographer Nadav Kander, it was decided to honour the significance of Salvator Mundi…by turning the tables and documenting its profound effect on those looking and pointing their camera phones,” the auction house explains at its website.

“Within the beautifully lit Christie’s exhibition space in Rockefeller Center, a camera was set up beneath the Salvator Mundi  to record a video portrait of those who came to spend time with it. Using the wide range of responses to the masterpiece, a single piece of film has been created that shows the divine moment of connection between this powerful, mysterious, enigmatic portrayal of Christ and those who have felt compelled to observe it.

The film is cut to four minutes and 14 seconds to reflect the fact that in his painting, Leonardo presents Christ as he is characterised in the Gospel of John 4:14: ‘And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the World.’” (Read more here.)

Adweek called the short film, in which Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio makes an appearance, “sublime.” The painting went on to break auction records, selling for $450.3 million, reports ArtNews.

 

 

Nino Muñoz photographs Amber Heard—actress, women’s rights activist, and GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year

Amber Heard, named Woman of the Year by GQ Australia. Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for GQ Australia.

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; film director, producer, writer, and actor Spike Lee; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.

The gala also marked the gallery’s yearlong installation of original portraits of all five honorees. Albright’s selected portrait was shot in 2005 by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who attended the event and was photographed with the former secretary of state and actor Robert Redford, who presented Albright with her award.

Albright told The Hollywood Reporter that Timothy’s portrait “evoked her status as the first woman to serve as secretary of state.” (Read more here.)

 

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 2005. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at the American Portrait Gala on November 19 with Robert Redford and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Martin Sigal shoots campaign for Argentine Internet service provider Fibertel

Photo by Martin Sigal for Fibertel.

Melanie Acevedo shoots lifestyle images for Abreva

Photo by Melanie Acevedo for Abreva.

Photo by Melanie Acevedo for Abreva.

Photo by Melanie Acevedo for Abreva.

Photo by Melanie Acevedo for Abreva.

Sony Pictures commissions Nino Muñoz to shoot cast portraits for the hit movie “Baby Driver”

Ansel Elgort. Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Eiza González. Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Jon Hamm. Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Sony Pictures.

 

Jeff Lipsky photographs the stars of the TBS series “Search Party” for the December issue of Vanity Fair

The stars of “Search Party” (from left): John Early, Meredith Hagner, Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, and Brandon Michael Hall. Photo by Jeff Lipsky for Vanity Fair, December 2017 issue.

Photo by Jeff Lipsky for Vanity Fair.

Photo by Jeff Lipsky for Vanity Fair.

Photo by Jeff Lipsky for Vanity Fair.

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 affluent neighborhood where the median rent for a studio apartment is $2,550 (according to renthop.com) but in the 1960s just an area where the places might have been drafty and decrepit but were sprawling and cheap, and it was a short walk to art school at Pratt.

“There was a whole other thing going on then,” Connie tells Huck, noting that her apartment at the time was $35 a month. “The 60s vibe, the music, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights—everything was exploding. It was anarchistic. You just did your thing. There were a lot of artists, writers, poets, and people creating, very free and they were all deep in their work. I would be floating through and taking pictures.”

“The photographs Hansen took capture the spirit of the times,” writes Rosen, “when students felt completely free to experiment and liberate themselves from all constructs.”

Read the feature, and see more of Connie’s photos, here.

 

“Crochet girl’s bedroom,” late 1960s. Photo by Connie Hansen.

“Missing teeth trouble. My place, Fort Greene.” Photo by Connie Hansen.

“Artists at work.” Photo by Connie Hansen.

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 inside the book here.

 

Click to read the article at nytimes.com.

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