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 […]

Mummy dearest: The Wall Street Journal’s exclusive first look at Matthew Rolston’s startling new fine-art series, “Vanitas: The Palermo Portraits”

. Noted celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston, fresh off the success of “Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits,” his book and exhibition featuring monumentally scaled portraits of vintage ventriloquist dummies, recently completed his latest fine-art project—and this new series is just as striking and unexpected. Rolston’s “Vanitas: The Palermo Portraits” comprises portraits of mummies from the […]

Wired interviews Matthew Rolston about his portraits of ventriloquist dummies

More than a year after being published by Pointed Leaf Press, Matthew Rolston‘s coffee table book Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits continues to beguile the press. Most recently, Wired interviewed Matthew about the project, which features his large-scale color portraits of vintage ventriloquist dummies that reside at the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, […]

Matthew Rolston talks to Slate’s photo blog about his book “Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits,” being a “connoisseur of faces,” and the creative freedom in working on a fine-art project

Slate’s Behold Photo Blog published an interview yesterday with Matthew Rolston about his first-ever fine-art book, Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits, which features his series on vintage ventriloquist dummies from the Vent Haven Museum in Kentucky. In the piece, Matthew talks about what inspired him to pursue the project and how he chose from […]

Matthew Rolston and SLS Hotels debut Kubrick-inspired short film “Group Hug”

Photographer and director Matthew Rolston this month premiered Group Hug, a short film he created for award-winning luxury hotel brand SLS Hotels. Shot on location at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills—whose rooms and suites were designed by Philippe Starck—Group Hug is Matthew’s sexy homage to the record-store pickup scene in Stanley Kubrick‘s classic film A Clockwork Orange. […]

Matthew Rolston premieres his first-ever fine-art book, “Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits,” which features 100-plus portraits of ventriloquist dummies from an obscure Kentucky museum. Plus: View the “Vent Haven” trailer.

. We’re thrilled to announce the release of Matthew Rolston’s latest monograph, Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits—his third hardcover book and his first strictly fine-art project ever. The book—which has already been featured by CBS News, The Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Hunger TV—is making its premiere tomorrow night at Art Basel Miami Beach, in an […]

Matthew Rolston directs scorching-hot music video for “Ice,” the sexy new single by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

Hot on the heels of “Wildest Dreams,” Matthew Rolston‘s latest music video for R&B diva Brandy, Rolston has once again created a smoldering clip: “Ice” is the latest single from Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny’s Child and now a major solo artist; the sexy track also features superstar rapper Lil Wayne.   Rowland teased the […]

Photography, TV promos, interstitials, behind-the-scenes docs, music supervision—Matthew Rolston provides all as A&E preps provocative new series “The Client List”

Jennifer Love Hewitt makes a rather provocative return to TV with the new series The Client List, which makes its debut at 10 PM this Sunday on Lifetime. Jennifer plays Riley Parks, a single mom with secrets to hide, thanks to her job at a spa that takes an intimate approach to massage therapy… A&E/Lifetime […]

Video: The making of Matthew Rolston’s “Art of Fashion”

. Remember the “Art of Fashion” 16-page spring-fashion photo spread that Matthew Rolston shot for Neiman Marcus recently? Well, Neiman Marcus associate creative director Margo Weathers, who worked with Matthew on the shoot, has directed a documentary on the making of the campaign. . . Featuring interviews with Matthew as well as with key members […]