Elegance In Action: Photographer Dave Black

Longtime photographer Dave Black combines love of previsualization with a penchant for dramatic lighting to capture iconic sports images
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,... Read more

Fine Art Meets Fantasy: Nadia Lee Cohen

The photographer finds inspiration from the art, cinema and social upheavals of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s
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... Read more

Ron Haviv

Reflections on a career as one of the world’s foremost photojournalists
Ron Haviv
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... Read more

Day In The Life Of Photographer Marta Iwanek

A freelance photojournalist creates new stories by staying rooted in her family’s past
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... Read more

Photographer And Multimedia Artist Jonathan Shoer

A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single click
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. In... Read more

Eye For Action, Head For Business

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
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... Read more

First Takes: Emerging Pro

Digital Photo Pro tracked down our 2014 Emerging Pro contest entrants to see how they’re doing, and if they have finally emerged
Braxton Wilhelmsen, Digital Photo Pro Emerging Pro
This is a photo that makes you smile. Or at least it makes me smile. I shot it as personal work, but it has been licensed for use in 500 stores on the East Coast for an in-store ad and was recently on the cover of Popular Photography. Getting that cover was a first for me. Braxton Wilhelmsen In 2014, Braxton Wilhelmsen was the winner of our annual “Emerging... Read more

Tim Tadder, Ever Inspired, Ever Onward

Legendary advertising photographer on innovating with new styles and new techniques, and delivering images unlike anything he’s done before.
Tim Tadder's Brita Steph Curry Ad
Brita’s “Make Every Drop Amazing” campaign wanted to highlight the importance of clean, fresh water. Tadder’s CGI work showed how water is, literally, part of an athelete’s performance. If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. That’s the idea behind master image-maker Tim Tadder’s forward-looking... Read more

Glen Wexler’s Visual Playground

Hollywood-based photographer Glen Wexler has the ability to make fantasy believable by combining classic techniques with state-of-the-art technology.
Glen Wexler
His career is one of utilizing the latest tools while staying true to classic visual traditions. During and soon after his studies at Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design, Wexler’s first major successes were in the music world creating album art. He collaborated with legendary bands including Van Halen, Yes, Black Sabbath and ZZ Top, a daunting... Read more

Day In The Life Of Tour Photographer David Bergman

Private jets, all-access passes, and 18-hour days are all part of covering a rock road tour
Photo (c) 2010 David Bergman / www.DavidBergman.net -- Bon Jovi opens the New Meadowland Stadium with their show in East Rutherford, NJ on May 26, 2010.
I’ve had the honor of traveling the world to cover music and sports events for over 25 years, and my most enjoyable gig is when I’m embedded on a tour with a band. I want bands to see the value in working with a professional photographer, so I founded the company TourPhotographer.com. We sell prints, produce books, and are involved with other projects... Read more

Days In The Life Of A Travel Photographer

Long days, hard work and the best office view anywhere ­— it’s what a travel photographer can expect
Days In The Life Of A Travel Photographer
In planning my trip to Myanmar, I knew that I was going to be photographing in many Buddhist temples, and that wearing shoes is a no-no, so I traveled with slip-on shoes. © Photo by Rick Sammon As a photographer who has traveled to almost 100 countries, I relate to these two quotes. Over the past 40 years I have had wonderful trips that have yielded... Read more

Charleton Churchill

Practicing the art of extreme wedding photography put this photographer at the scene of Nepal’s most deadly earthquake
Charleton Churchill
YOSEMITE: A favorite place for weddings, this outdoors couple hired me to get the epic adventure wedding photos and Churchill spent the day wandering though the park with them. © Charleton Churchill Destination wedding photographers can run into all sorts of issues from inclement weather to gear malfunctions. But pros prepare, which, when combined... Read more
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