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.
Douglas Kirkland is one of the great masters of photography. Today, he continues to shoot and spends time speaking to students and up-and-coming photographers around the world.
For someone who has built a career photographing the famous, Douglas Kirkland gives off the amiable air of the kind neighbor who lives down the street. But when you walk into his home in the Hollywood Hills that also serves as his office and studio, you quickly realize that this man's life and work embody something of the extraordinary.
Using a lens modifier, sports photographer Axel Heimken gets a look that allows him to isolate his subjects for creative effect
Whether at the Olympics, the World Cup or international championships of the world's most beloved sports, the excitement of competition often hinges on a single moment when the crowd roars, muscles flex and the world fades away for an athlete for just a second.
John Paul Caponigro is the complete artist. He's constantly striving to achieve meaningful art as he experiments with new tools and new ways of thinking about what photography means to our culture.
He's the consummate artist, but that doesn't mean that John Paul Caponigro locks himself in an ivory tower where he can spend his days in contemplative isolation. On the contrary, anyone who knows Caponigro knows that he's an artist who also loves to be an educator and something of an evangelist for photography and art. The son of one of the most famous photographers of all time, Caponigro has forged a path full of experimentation and the embrace of new tools to achieve his vision.
The former head designer for ELLE Japan, Nahoko Spiess uses the unpredictability of natural light to bring creative unpredictability to her photo shoots
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.