Magnum photographer Eli Reed reveals his technique for capturing the elusive moment, and why he'll always shoot film, at least in black-and-white
"I'm inspired by life. My work is, in essence, a meditation on being a human being.” So says photographer Eli Reed, whose work on assignment for national and international publications has covered the gamut since joining Magnum in 1982. But the invitation to be a part of an organization that has captured iconic historical events since World War II came as quite a shock to Reed.
Iconic American artist Norman Rockwell serves as inspiration for a new series of images by Austin-based photographer Randal Ford
Norman Rockwell is an iconic name and one of the most prolific and recognized artists of the past century whose work has found a place in the American psyche. His oeuvre successfully captured the elusive and transcendental essence of the American spirit.
Jim Richardson explains the pressures and challenges of three decades of photographing for National Geographic
Jim Richardson went to college to become a psychologist. He was a senior at Kansas State before he realized what psychologists did every day, and decided maybe he'd rather do something else. An amateur photographer, he got a job at the student newspaper. Thirty years later, Richardson is perhaps the most prolific photographer for one of the world's most prestigious magazines.
Celebrity photographer Ken Sax has successfully managed an eclectic career with a little luck, a thirst for knowledge and a lot of charm
I don't find that there's much of a contrast between celebrity and typical portraiture,” muses celebrity-portrait photographer Ken Sax. “Obviously, walking into a studio or location, there are a lot of obstacles that both the photographer and celebrities face, but in most cases, friendships seem to develop rather quickly. I don't have time to put much thought into the little things. When you go into a shoot, whether it be celebrity, portrait or editorial, it all comes down to the same thing—the shoot!” Read More...
Fashion shooter Roderick Angle is unafraid to break the rules. When the assignment calls for it, he can go from the latest digital gear to work with prehistoric Polaroid.
When he was a kid growing up in Kansas, Roderick Angle didn't dream about becoming a big-time fashion photographer in New York City, but it happened anyway. As the drummer in a punk band, he probably dreamed of being a rock star—the only job perhaps cooler than fashion photographer. Either way, he now brings a punk sensibility to editorial and advertising assignments, bucking trends and blazing his own trail. He works without an agent or a rep, he doesn't always feel the need to light, and he just might use an antiquated proofing camera for a big-budget job.
Matthew Rolston's photography has graced the world's most renowned fashion magazine covers. In a rare interview, he shares his thoughts on photography, gear and lighting.
Los Angeles-based photographer and director Matthew Rolston has created some of the most iconic imagery of the inhabitants of the celebrity world. He sculptures the who's who of Hollywood and beyond with lighting techniques that are both classic and cutting edge.
Bo Egestroem's undeniable drama and intensity recall the work of Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts. How does he master the elusive fashion moment?
To be influential and innovative in fashion photography takes dedication and talent. Danish photographer Bo Egestroem has tireless amounts of both, but ask him about his work method, and he'll tell you straight: It's the images that should do all the talking.
Photographer Karen Ballard has been at the very center of modern history, and she has the pictures to prove it. Her work has been defined by a passion for life.
Photographer Karen Ballard has accomplished the things about which the rest of us dream, but she's surprisingly humble when asked what it's like to be a consistent witness to modern history. “I've been lucky on occasion to be out there on the front lines of world events and even luckier to record them with my camera. It's what I love doing, and it's a big part of what makes me tick.” Read More...
Shiho Fukada's ability to immerse herself in the stories she photographs is launching her career. It's a far cry from the Tokyo businesswoman her father thought she would become.
Shiho Fukada speaks with an accent about which she's shy; it conjures an image of a young, diminutive Japanese woman—which makes no sense when you see her photography. Her bold, stunning images depict stories in exceedingly dangerous environs. Fukada's career is like that. She's a photographer for whom the rules don't apply.