Rafael Cardenas set out to become a better photographer. In the process, he captured the definitive picture of life in East Los Angeles.
By William Sawalich >> Photography By Rafael Cardenas
DO YOU SPEND MUCH TIME WITH THEM? SODA GIRL?
The girl with the sodas, I said, “Hey, do you mind if I get a picture of you?” I had already ordered food, and she said, “Yeah, sure.” And she was actually going to give those sodas to somebody, and I said, “Oh, wait, hold it right there!” The people that were gonna get the sodas, they were patient:...
George Simian masters light and subject to convey motion in stillness
By Mark Edward Harris >> Photography By George Simian
Illustrating advertising projects and hundreds of annual reports for major corporations and cutting-edge biotech, software and financial firms have shown off the technical prowess of award-winning photographer George Simian. But after almost three decades as a top commercial shooter in Boston, Simian decided it was time for a change. In 2004, he headed...
Keith Ladzinski's work has taken him across the globe, on assignment for esteemed publications and brands
By Joy Celine Asto
Prior to being announced as one of the new ambassadors for Nikon USA, photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski has already carved a name for himself in the creative industry. His work has taken him across the globe, on assignment for esteemed publications and brands that include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Red Bull, Adidas, Budweiser...
Pastel colors reign supreme in Karen Khachaturov's surreal conceptual worlds
By Joy Celine Asto
Pastel colors reign supreme in Karen Khachaturov‘s dreamy conceptual worlds, and it’s a delight to get lost in the surreal imagery. Her journey to conceptual photography may have started only four years ago, but the 26-year-old photographer from Yerevan, Armenia, seems to have established her own creative style and visual flavor. Her formula...
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Albert Watson
Over the past four and a half decades, New York-based Scotland native Albert Watson has created close to 100 Vogue covers, dozens of commercials and music videos, and advertising campaigns for companies including Prada, Revlon and Chanel. At the same time, he’s pursued personal projects from Las Vegas to Cairo. Among Watson’s long list of accolades...
Hussam Eissa crafts otherworldly sceneries and surreal visual stories that tickle the imagination
By Joy Celine Asto
Given that a good number of photographers are also multi-disciplinary creatives, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Egyptian photographer and artwork designer Hussam Eissa has found inspiration in merging photography with digital art concepts. His goal? To breathe life into his ideas through photo manipulations and double exposure effects. The...
Cinema has inspired this photographer’s sensual visual style, who lives to frame, whether she’s shooting stills or video.
By Mark Edward Harris | Photography By Dominique Issermann
Cinema has played a major role in the life and career of Paris-based photographer Dominique Issermann. This year’s recipient of the Lucie Award for Achievement in Fashion was majoring in literature at the Sorbonne when she moved to Rome with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a student leader of the May 1968 protests in Paris, and French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc...
An Oahu-based travel and landscape photographer talks about his impressive landscape photography
by Joy Celine Asto, Photography by Vincent Lim
With his impressive and wanderlust-inducing landscape photographs, Vincent Lim seems to be living the photographer’s dream. Currently based in Oahu, Hawaii, he never seems to run out of scenic spots to capture. Busy beaches, pristine shorelines, jagged peaks by the seaside, stunning sunsets, and simply being surrounded by nature’s beauty—those...
Portrait photographer Jim Herrington has spent the last two decades photographing the pioneers of mountain climbing and the giants of the music world
By William Sawalich >> Photography By Jim Herrington
Of country music legend Dolly Parton, Herrington says, “She’s one of the friendliest and coolest people I’ve ever met, and we got along great. But, still, when it’s Dolly, there’s an army of people involved. But we did the whole day—a big-label, big-deal shoot. Every situation is different, which I like. But some of the situations can be...
Coming up in the January/February 2018 issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews the legendary photographer
Mark Edward Harris >> Photography By Albert Watson
15 North, Exit 25, Las Vegas, 2001
Coming up in the January/February issue, Digital Photo Pro interviews legendary photographer Albert Watson.
Over the past four and a half decades, the New York-based Scotland native has created close to 100 Vogue covers, dozens of commercials and music videos, and advertising campaigns for companies including Prada,...
Lush, vivid and sometimes a bit insane, the smashup work of this creative duo is a “wonderful mess”
By Mark Edward Harris >> Photography By Ransom & Mitchell
“Bee Bedroom.” The work of the creative duo Ransom & Mitchell isn’t quite photography, isn’t quite photo manipulation and isn’t quite video, either. It’s a surreal mix of fantasy and reality that springs to life thanks to their masterful use of lighting, sets, 3-D modeling software and CGI.
Ransom & Mitchell is a still and motion...
Digital Photo Pro profiles successful commercial photographers who share their techniques for crafting exceptional advertising images, plus pro strategies for getting your portfolio in front of editors
By The Editors Of Digital Photo Pro Magazine
Digital Photo Pro profiles six successful commercial photographers who share their techniques for crafting exceptional advertising images, plus pro strategies for getting your portfolio in front of editors.
1. Tim Tadder: Ever Inspired, Ever Onward
Innovating with new styles and new techniques, this photographer is delivering images unlike anything...