George Steinmetz: The Man In His Flying Machine

George Steinmetz has taken to the air to present views of inaccessible and rare locales around the world
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By George Steinmetz
Beverly Hills-born, N.J.-based photographer George Steinmetz admits that even he can get a bit unhinged by the dizzying heights he attains in the man-in-the-flying-machine contraption—a motorized paraglider—he uses to photograph places inaccessible by traditional aircraft. In 1979 Steinmetz got the idea of photographing deserts while traveling through 17 African countries…

Rodney Smith: Old School With A Modern Twist

Rodney Smith’s timeless photography is instantly recognizable. He explains how and why he shoots film, and how his study of theology plays a role in his whimsical images.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Rodney Smith
The greatest test for a photograph is if the two-dimensional image imbedded in its fibers can stand the test of time. With Rodney Smith's elegant aesthetic and compositional prowess applied to creative concepts, the paper itself may one day fade, but the memory of the imagery will not. First exposed…

Ketch Rossi: Evolution

Ketch Rossi has transitioned from a pure still photographer to a *Cinephotographer, and his latest projects are visually gripping, multimedia philanthropic endeavors
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Ketch Rossi
Ketch Rossi is on the leading edge of the future of photography, capturing still and motion imagery with a single state-of-the-art camera. At the same time, he's firmly planted in tradition, drawing upon his native Italy's classic cinematic legacy. Whether he's doing a fashion spread or a campaign against domestic…

Sam Kaplan: The Problem Solver

Sam Kaplan raises the bar in the realm of studio still-life photography. The innovative professional displays a style that’s exacting and meticulous, yet never dull or sterile.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Sam Kaplan
Product, still-life and food photography aren't for those with short attention spans. The beauty and the devil are in the details. Meticulous positioning of every element within the frame, problem-solving on and off the set, and creative use of light is a must to avoid a potentially sterile, or in…

Stephen Wilkes: Bodies Of Work

Artist Stephen Wilkes continues to push the bounds of what can be done with a still photograph in both content and technique
By Russell Hart, Photography By Stephen Wilkes
If you could go back in time and ask 13-year-old Stephen Wilkes what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd answer with a certainty few of us could have claimed at his age: a professional photographer. In fact, Wilkes didn't even wait to grow up to start his…

Howard Schatz: At The Fights, In The Studio

Howard Schatz’s 19th book is an in-depth exploration of the forms, shapes and textures of all things boxing, and the images are exceptional
By William Sawalich, Photography By Howard Schatz
One day in 1950, little Howard Schatz joined his friends at sports camp. Camp counselors fitted the boys with boxing gloves, then watched as they flailed away for 90 seconds at a time. Eventually, young Howard was struck in the face. He stopped and removed his gloves. It was at…
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