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View digital photo portfolios for some of the best professionals out there.  Our photographer profiles showcase a vast array of styles and provide inspirational insight from the person behind the lens.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Nahoko Spiess - Master Of Ambient Illumination

The former head designer for ELLE Japan, Nahoko Spiess uses the unpredictability of natural light to bring creative unpredictability to her photo shoots

Nahoko Spiess - Master Of Ambient Illumination

To turn her dream of becoming a fashion photographer into reality, Nahoko Spiess left Tokyo and a career as head designer for ELLE Japan to live, study and work in Paris. Like renowned ex-pat photographers Helmut Newton and Peter Lindbergh and multitudes of other past and present creative artists, Spiess found Paris and the French landscape an unending source of visual inspiration. The City of Light also attracts the best clothes designers, models, stylists and hair and makeup artists—vital components for a successful photo shoot.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Alison Wright - Master Of Disaster

Sure, you've heard of Murphy's Law, but what about Wright's Law?

Alison Wright - Master Of Disaster

Murphy's Law states that “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” Documentary photographer Alison Wright may actually find that statement comforting, especially in light of the fact that, for her, anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment in the worst possible place.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Jeff Schewe - Master Of The Impossible

Jeff Schewe has forgotten more about Photoshop than most photographers have ever known. His images aren't overloaded with special effects; they're seamless and perfect in their use of technology.

Jeff Schewe - Master Of The Impossible

He looks a little bit like a mountain man or maybe a Hell's Angel—the kind of guy who bites the tops off beer bottles and yells at old ladies. If you met him in a dark alley, you might be tempted to run. But Jeff Schewe isn't nearly as dangerous as he appears. He's really a meticulous craftsman, a digital genius with a delicate touch for creating amazing avant-garde photographs.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

David Stuart - Master Of Keeping Fluid

David Stuart's source of inspiration for his high-concept imagery is constantly changing, and that, in turn, keeps his photography fresh

David Stuart - Master Of Keeping Fluid

Social theorist Erich Fromm stated, “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” For David Stuart, this maxim couldn't ring more true. It's a rare gift to be able to let go of preconceptions and allow the circumstance to dictate the destination.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Art Brewer - Master Of The Stoke

Capturing the surfing culture takes more than hanging out in the tube at Pipeline. Art Brewer's photography gets at the core of the lifestyle.

Art Brewer - Master Of The Stoke

Renowned surf photographer and Laguna Beach native Art Brewer has captured the essence of surfing since the early 1970s. Cutting his teeth for Surfer Magazine while still in high school, Brewer went on to embrace surf culture's elite and photographed an era of definitive moments. His images capture the zeitgeist of a bona-fide religion, each symbolic of a lifestyle that has captivated the imagination of would-be surfers around the world.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

David Mendelsohn - Master Of Simplicity

David Mendelsohn's work is a master's composition of vivid color, finely proportioned space, surrealist sculpture and outlandish humor—plus everything in between

David Mendelsohn - Master Of Simplicity

Known for unconventional photography in a field that prefers convention, master photographer David Mendelsohn has fine-tempered a commercial and fine-art career without ever betraying a dedication to his own sensibilities. Mendelsohn's style is a kind of surrealist minimalism and, as you can readily see from his work, the real problem with trying to define him is that it's hard to find only one way to sum him up. After all, there's Mendelsohn's mantra: “There is nothing quite so complicated as simplicity.”

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Markus Klinko and Indrani - Masters Of The Creative Partnership

For the team of Markus Klinko and Indrani, the world of fashion photography is their muse

Markus Klinko and Indrani - Masters Of The Creative Partnership

"We love fashion,” says Indrani, of the photo team Markus Klinko and Indrani. “We love beautiful things and appreciate the art that goes into fashion, so we do our best to find out what our clients' innermost personalities are.”

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Howard Schatz - Master Of Underwater Serenity

For physician-turned-photographer Howard Schatz, the ultimate photo studio is the pool he had built for photography. The iconic images speak for themselves.

Howard Schatz - Master Of Underwater Serenity

Given the quality of his work, the number of books he has published and the high profile he has achieved, Howard Schatz is the epitome of a modern master. He has amassed an enviable lifetime of work in a scant 15 years, and he shows no signs of slowing. Perhaps what's most amazing about Schatz isn't his skill with a genre like underwater photography, but the fact that it's only one facet of his vast talent.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Robert Glenn Ketchum - Master Of Transitions

How crisis became opportunity for one of North America's most celebrated landscape photographers

Robert Glenn Ketchum - Master Of Transitions

After 40 years of developing a signature style and body of work, Robert Glenn Ketchum found himself confronted by dramatic and simultaneous changes in his personal and professional life, which precipitated a departure and reinvention of his photographic expression. What followed was an entirely new direction for both himself and his image-making technique and vision.

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