Zack Arias: Master Of The Balancing Act

Based out of Atlanta, the photographer is omnipresent on the web, with an absolutely massive Facebook and Twitter following.

When we spoke for this article, Zack Arias was in the midst of preparations for several new adventures, including a trip to London, where he was slated to lead a small speedlight workshop, as well as a total overhaul of his website, with new PhotoShelter integration and another brand-new site, Dead Pixel, which is destined to become a central resource... Read more

Marco Grob: Master Of Faces

Observing the light, Marco Grob uses chiaroscuro to create his captivating images

New York-based Marco Grob worked for 20 years as a still life/product photographer in his native Switzerland, but it wasn’t until he packed his bags and left Europe in 2003 to focus on people photography that he feels his love affair with the medium truly started. It wasn’t where he shot, but what he focused his cameras on that made the... Read more

7th Annual Emerging Pro Finalists

Check out the stories behind the final projects of some of the top filmmakers who were selected to produce original films for our contest

Thanks to support from RED, Zeiss and Adobe, this year’s Emerging Pro contest was a huge success. It was the most unique contest we’ve ever put together. The contest was open to still photographers, as well as filmmakers, and it was promoted to readers of Digital Photo Pro and HDVideoPro magazines. The competition was held in two distinct... Read more

Kristian Schuller: Master Of Epic Fashion

A flair for theatrics gives Kristian Schuller’s fashion photography a dramatic edge

For fashion photographer Kristian Schuller, art imitates life. He embraces each with a high-energy approach: Everything epic, all the time. Based in Berlin, he has worked in Paris the last four years, and at this very moment, he’s settling into a new SoHo apartment. He has relocated to New York City in an effort to take his career to even greater... Read more

Mark Edward Harris: The Omnivorous Explorer

Mark Edward Harris is part historian, part explorer, and a photographer through and through

Mark Edward Harris may be familiar to readers for his regular bylines in Digital Photo Pro. What may be less familiar, however, are the details of Harris’ 20-plus years as a globetrotting documentary and travel photographer. A lifelong student of the medium and its history (he earned his master’s degree in Pictorial/Documentary History),... Read more

Xi Sinsong: Fashionably Young

Just starting her career, Xi Sinsong is producing work refined beyond her years

Xi Sinsong is a fascinating fashion photographer. She uses the same lighting, camera and computer tools as anyone else might and yet her work is clearly special. Her photographs, while technically exceptional, aren’t about technique. What makes her story most interesting is that it’s one from which all commercial photographers can learn—not... Read more

Tyler Stableford: It’s In your Nature

Landing the assignment of a lifetime required master still photographer Tyler Stableford to master the medium of motion

Change is afoot in commercial photography. Depending on how one chooses to see it, the convergence of stills and video is either a new opportunity or a sign of the coming apocalypse. Photographer Tyler Stableford has chosen to embrace the change. It’s energizing his creativity and reinventing his business. Stableford couldn’t be happier... Read more

Dean West: Clarity Of Vision

Dean West’s images can be described as surreal within surreal. The imagination that gives rise to such images is driven by a desire to have viewers constantly question what they’re seeing.

If anything is in abundance in the world of photography, it’s passion. But when passion is combined with vision, you immediately recognize that there’s something special, and it’s found in the work of Australian-born photographer Dean West. His work is obviously driven by passion. Even a cursory glance of the images on his website... Read more

Sarah Silver: Putting Motion In Motion

Sarah Silver’s annual collaboration with the Stephen Petronio Company is taking a fresh new turn as the photographer incorporates motion capture in the project

Creative collaborations can yield magic, proven on a yearly basis in the images resulting from photographer Sarah Silver and choreographer Stephen Petronio’s shoots. Two heads and four feet are better than one and two of the same appendages, as this dynamic duo proves. Silver’s fascination with photography began as a child in her grandfather’s... Read more

Joey L.: Ripping!

Joey L.’s youthful appearance may fool you into thinking he’s the assistant, but his sophisticated and multidimensional style is the product of experience and his collaborative mind-set

Brooklyn-based photographer Joey Lawrence, known professionally as Joey L., has an unusual problem when he encounters new clients on a set. They think he’s the assistant. A woman of the Bodi tribe has fallen ill and died. The elder women of the village shout to the spirits and chant of her death to bring her soul to peace. The men perform a... Read more

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

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... Read more

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.

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 to the craftsmanship of photography as a teenager... Read more
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