Ralph Pucci L.A. exhibits “Art People: The Pageant Portraits,” a new fine-art series by Matthew Rolston

Each year in Laguna Beach, California, participants in the “Pageant of the Masters” arts festival are costumed to look like key figures from famous works of art and take the stage to enact those masterpieces. It’s a slightly surreal event that draws crowds from around the world, as well as Southern California locals who make […]

Rare 1986 Matthew Rolston portrait of Madonna from his new book, “Hollywood Royale,” commands top price at benefit auction in Los Angeles

Earlier this month at a glamorous benefit auction for PHOTO17: The AIDS Monument hosted by Paddle8 in Los Angeles, art collectors were presented with the first opportunity to buy a portrait featured in Matthew Rolston‘s upcoming monograph and exhibition, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles. The piece in question was an extremely […]

Deluxe monograph “Hollywood Royale” secures Matthew Rolston’s place in the pantheon of Los Angeles image makers

There have been several lush coffee-table books showcasing Matthew Rolston’s iconic portraiture, notably beautyLIGHT and Big Pictures, but his latest monograph takes the important next step of contextualizing him from an art-historical perspective. Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles examines Rolston’s contribution to the standard-setting era of 1980s magazine photography, a period […]

Revlon commissions Matthew Rolston to photograph pop star Gwen Stefani, the beauty brand’s new global ambassador, for its Colorsilk campaign

Video interview: Photographer/director/creative director Matthew Rolston featured in Art Center’s Change/Makers series

In a new video interview, Matthew Rolston neatly encapsulates how he got his start: The first time he was published was a portrait of Steven Spielberg for Interview magazine. His second client: Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone. Third client: Michael Jackson. And fourth: Harper’s Bazaar. “I literally cold-called and went in there and showed my […]

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 […]

Matthew Rolston launches ROLSTON@LArge, an ambitious start-up whose mission is to provide fashion and beauty clients with refreshingly modern motion content

As a photographer, director, and creative director, Matthew Rolston is renowned for his striking visuals, as well as his keen understanding of image-making and branding. And with his latest venture, he is bringing that 360-degree vision to the rapidly growing motion-content arena. Rolston has joined forces with @LArge Productions & Post to launch ROLSTON@LArge, a […]

Matthew Rolston, Sam Nazarian, and Danny Meyer to host the grand opening of The Redbury New York on October 25

The grand opening of The Redbury New York, the first New York location of the illustrious Redbury boutique hotel chain, will be celebrated with a private invitation-only party on October 25.     Hosting the event will be renowned photographer and director Matthew Rolston, who is the creative director of The Redbury; famed restaurateur Danny […]

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 […]

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 […]