The photographer combines his artful eye and sense of storytelling to make compelling surfing videos and athlete biographies
By William Sawalich / Photography By Justin Jung
Like a lot of photographers, Justin Jung shoots video. Unlike most, though, Jung started his professional career focused first and foremost on moving pictures, not the other way around. In fact, the surfing specialist made the initial decision to shoot video instead of stills because it presented his most likely path to success.
“I originally wanted...
Life isn’t all hugs and kisses when you’re capturing hugs and kisses
Text & Photography By Ariana Falerni
Child and family portrait photographer Ariana Falerni often photographs her children as part of her stock photography business.
I’ve been a professional child and family portrait photographer for six years now, five of those years doing in-person sales with an emphasis on product versus digital images. I’m a lower-volume “boutique” photographer,...
The photographer balances creativity with lighting and technical prowess to tell compelling stories with his images
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Joe McNally
TONY BENNETT: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY. LIFE ’s book on Tony Bennett features some of McNally’s photos of the legendary singer. Here, Bennett sits in a coffee shop in his old Queens neighborhood. McNally worked at Time Inc. as a young photographer with the likes of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, John Loengard, Gjon Mili and Carl Mydans.
In the HDVideoPro interview, Jones talks about his TV show for DirecTV and shooting with the RED EPIC-M DRAGON monochromatic camera
Digital Photo Pro / Photography By Sam Jones
The March/April issue of Digital Photo Pro is our annual Black & White issue, and in it we feature the HDVideoPro interview with Sam Jones. The photographer/director uses the RED EPIC-M DRAGON monochromatic camera to photograph the many celebrities he interviews for his popular “Off Camera” TV show for DirecTV.
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Vincent J. Musi has a way with animals, a fine-artist’s eye and infinite patience
By William Sawalich / Photography By Vincent J. Musi
LION IN PROFILE: This was heart-pounding for a couple of reasons. One is I really wanted to make a great picture, because he’s gorgeous. And I just know that in order to get that, I’ve got to calm him down. I’ve got to say something to him, I’ve got to talk to him, I’ve got to have body language so that he knows he’s in charge—which is...
An interpreter of existences, National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb has traveled the world for three decades, returning with compelling stories that need to be told
By William Sawalich / Photography By Jodi Cobb
PAINTED MEN: It’s one of those that, when you’re taking it, you’re just going, “Oh, yeah, oh, yeah.”
After a career that spans three decades, 65 countries and 30 pieces published in National Geographic, there comes a time when even the most inquisitive, energetic photojournalist wants to take a break. That’s what Jodi Cobb is doing now,...
Longtime photographer Dave Black combines love of previsualization with a penchant for dramatic lighting to capture iconic sports images
By William Sawalich / Photography By Dave Black
2005 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
I first met Dave Black when I attended a Sports Illustrated-sponsored photography workshop 25 years ago. Black’s work stood out even then. As an editorial sports photographer, his striking images were notable even among his S.I. colleagues for their elegant simplicity. They were then, as they are now, minimal,...
The photographer finds inspiration from the art, cinema and social upheavals of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Nadia Lee Cohen
Photographer Nadia Lee Cohen’s style is both modern and retro, familiar and yet somehow shockingly new.
Fine-art photographer and filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen’s still and video images are heavily inspired by the art, cinema and social upheavals of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in America and her native Great Britain. In particular, this recent Los Angeles...
Reflections on a career as one of the world’s foremost photojournalists
By Mark Edward Harris
A displaced Muslim girl takes up shelter at a destroyed mosque after fleeing a government offensive against the Tamil Tigers in Nanathan Sri Lanka.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the photo agency VII, with New York-based Ron Haviv among its esteemed original seven founding members. While the agency has expanded and some of its stable of photographers...
A freelance photojournalist creates new stories by staying rooted in her family’s past
Text & Photography By Marta Iwanek
PRZEMYSL, POLAND. My friend Anita Tuz sets the table for Roman Catholic Easter breakfast in Przemysl, Poland. Her grandfather is Polish, while her grandmother is Ukrainian. Tuz was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada when she was a young child. She met her husband when she returned to visit her hometown in Poland.
Working as a freelance photojournalist...
A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single click
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Jonathan Shoer
Daily life in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
It’s fascinating to trace the serpentine routes legendary photographers have taken to eventually reach the pinnacles of their careers. Alfred Eisenstaedt was selling belts and buttons on the streets of post-World War I Germany; Herb Ritts’ first job was working at his parents’ rattan furniture store in Los Angeles.
How Lucas Gilman made the tough choices that led from a job in photojournalism to a career as an outdoor adventure photographer shooting everything he loves
By William Sawalich / Photography By Lucas Gilman
AERIAL SHOT OF LARGEST PADDLED-INTO WAVE AT “JAWS” IN HAWAII. I’ve been going all over—Hawaii, Tahiti… I shot the largest wave ever ridden, ever paddled into. I was in Hawaii for a job for Red Bull shooting kayaking, and it looked like the swell of the century was on the horizon, and I called ESPN and said, “Hey, guys, if you’re ever...