Michael Lichter photographs the lifestyle and rolling artwork of today's motorcycle culture
Roger Goldammer has just driven some 20 straight hours to Boulder, Colo., so Michael Lichter can shoot his award-winning bike, “Lowtek.” “He has a reputation as the best,” says Goldammer, whose sweeping green creation rides super-low to the ground. With the recent renaissance and TV popularity of choppers on shows like Discovery's American Chopper and The Great Biker Build-Off, such trips to Lichter's studio have become common.
As a photojournalist, Jeffrey Aaronson is called upon to do everything—from formal portraits of newsmakers to elaborate photo essays—all across the world
Like commercial and fine-art shooters, photojournalists are moving forward with the new digital technology. Today's most talented photojournalists have embraced digital for its ability to allow them to do more to tell a story through photographs. The limitations of film—its bulk, the need to handle it carefully, being tied to a single film speed while you're shooting a roll—don't apply. Digital technology gives a photojournalist the power to shoot much more freely all the time. Using digital gear, photographer and world traveler Jeffrey Aaronson has been able to do some of his finest work.
Digital and film, black-and-white and color, personal and commercial—these are the facets of David Mendelsohn's persona as a photographer
Visit David Mendelsohn's website and you're greeted with a seemingly simple choice. Would you like to see his personal work or the commercial images he's paid to create? Choose the first and you're taken into a world of desaturation: black-and-white and sepia tones dominate this collection of mostly human forms. Choose the latter and you're greeted with the polar opposite: a bold color palette and striking compositions of the unusual and the everyday—all vivid in every sense of the word. Then you ask yourself: Could these two distinct bodies of work possibly come from the same photographer?
For Paulo Filgueiras, the journey from surf photographer in Rio de Janeiro to highly demanded fashion shooter in New York has been more challenging and circuitous than his path to digital technology
Keeping fashion photography fresh. It's a simple statement, but it's much more of an elusive goal to meet. While some well-known fashion shooters have come up with a look that they recycle time and again, the very best in the field, the true talents, are constantly reinventing themselves and their style in a quest for a new and different collection of imagery. The challenge, always, is to create dynamic photographs that evoke emotions in the viewer while not being so outlandish that they're dismissed as overly contrived and silly. Read More...
World-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe is moving in a new digital direction
Art Wolfe is synonymous with nature photography. When the photographer-adventurer got his hands on a digital camera for the first time, instead of doing the expected—photographing the dramatic animal and landscape portraits that are so well associated with his name—Wolfe turned his Canon EOS-1Ds to the extraordinary scenes within ordinary city life.
After pioneering analog color techniques in the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Turner has turned his attention to working with digital technology to create his most visually captivating images yet
More than 40 years ago, photographer Pete Turner crafted the bold, surreal palette of colors that would define his work. Today, as his camera and computer become one, Turner creates images that continue to inspire us. He lives simultaneously in the worlds of science and art, skillfully using one to facilitate the other.
Seth Resnick is the consummate professional. His polished and sophisticated images are mostly shot on location, where he works with portable lighting gear and digital cameras.
Solving problems. Seth Resnick's career all comes down to solving problems. The award-winning photographer lives for those opportunities where he can take a situation that poses a challenge and figure out how to make it work with the tools at his disposal. “I like to make something out of nothing,” says Resnick.
Photographer Nick Vedros has an eye for style and a head for business
As a successful photographer, Nick Vedros has a style that's unique and a client list that includes the largest companies in the world. You've no doubt seen his work, and it's probably made you smile. It's this quirky brand of humor—and his flawless execution—that keep clients grinning, too.
In the 200 mph world of professional motorsports, a photographer needs to be able to get ahead just to keep up with the action. Regis Lefebure relies on experience and the right gear to get the shots.
Speed. Color. Power. Control. Digital imaging has brought these elements to the forefront of my motorsports photography as never before—they're integral to photographing the sport. Computers with 64-bit processors, Adobe's Photoshop CS and Camera Raw, laptops with 17-inch screens, high-speed Internet, and powerful, blazing-fast digital SLR cameras have become my photography tools of choice.