DPP: You often work with groups of celebrities such as the stars of Last Vegas—Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline—for AARP Magazine. How did you approach putting these megastars into a single frame?
I'm looking for the group to have a dynamic, for the group to rise and fall and have depth so that your eye keeps traveling through the frame.DPP: How do you make the shot dynamic with the group in front of you?
Streiber: It's my job not only to coordinate every one of the subjects in front of me, but to make sure that it comes together cohesively—to make sure that it feels like an organic group. I don't want my group photos to feel like I'm photographing a football or soccer team, lining them up shoulder to shoulder. I'm looking for the group to have a dynamic, for the group to rise and fall and have depth so that your eye keeps traveling through the frame. I'm charged with following the performance of every single person in the group and looking at everybody individually, as well as the group in its entirety. That's a specialty that I've developed over the years by studying what works and doesn't work in my pictures and the pictures of others—figuring out that in order to make a group really work, you have to break it up into smaller groups.
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