With a studio at the gateway to the Old West and the American Frontier, Brian Kuhlmann's St. Louis operation lands big clients who are drawn to his high-energy style
A commercial photographer faces a host of challenges in running a profitable business, and those obstacles actually can be compounded as the photographer achieves more success. Whether it's pressure from demanding clients, the technical challenges of mastering a large-scale digital workflow or simply fighting to keep the jobs from going stock, success can bring its own set of headaches. For St. Louis-based photographer Brian Kuhlmann, those challenges include the task of courting clients who are used to taking their jobs to New York or Los Angeles.
Like the very best fashion photography, Michael Thompson's vision is defined by looks and styles, which are in a constant state of flux
While there's no shortage of aspiring fashion photographers today, few have garnered the praise of art directors, fashion editors and fellow fashion photographers as much as Michael Thompson. His work is original and captivating, and in his book, Images, every page shows a visual sensibility of an artist at the top of his creative game.
Jeffrey Green relies on a minimalist collection of lighting gear and the latest digital cameras to photograph efficiently and to get the shot the first time
There's much to be said for being a big fish in a small bowl. The explosive growth in Las Vegas in recent years has created opportunities for the relatively small group of top-tier pros who live and work there. Jeffrey Green is a multifaceted photographer who has garnered a reputation for getting the shot efficiently and getting it the first time.
When you see TOGASHI's photographs, with their pure white highlights, rich black shadows and perfectly placed details, his visual sense of style is immediately recognizable. TOGASHI's photographs have been instilled with his style for three decades irrespective of the tools or the medium he uses. The longtime studio perfectionist finds that, now more than ever, photographers are in a squeeze as they struggle to keep up with rapidly evolving technology and a rapidly evolving business climate.
Chris Rainier completes a seven-year project culminating in a unique photo book
Opening Chris Rainier's latest book, Ancient Marks, you find yourself absorbed by the black-and-white photographs that reveal an array of body modifications, including tattoos, ritual scarring and body piercings. As you turn each page, you're enthralled by the myriad of ways people around the world modify their own skin, not only for beauty, but also to create a sense of connection, of community.
Hywel Jones relies on simplicity and spontaneity to create images that reveal a keen appreciation of form and beauty
Simplicity. From the beginning of his professional career, the idea of simplicity has stayed with Hywel Jones and remains a guiding principle to this day. With his equipment, his lighting techniques and even his approach to retouching, Jones believes that less is usually more.
Dubbed 'The Manipulator,' photographer Jill Greenberg won't let technology dictate her distinctive style
Standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, the latest edition of Los Angeles Magazine caught my eye. A very confident beagle donned the cover, the pure breed's tongue stretching upward and winding around the top rim of its black nose. There was a clean pop to the image with slight highlights falling around the sides of the dog's face and ears. Besides the technical aspects presented through the use of lighting and digital manipulation, there was an emotion, a distinctive personality that the photographer had managed to capture. “I know that style,” I thought. “That's Jill Greenberg.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman has spent more than three decades on the road capturing subjects from the meager to the momentous
Jay Dickman chases the sun. As a select member of National Geographic’s trusted stable of photojournalists, Dickman has circumnavigated the globe many times over, with more than 60 different countries under his belt. Read More...