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 to the craftsmanship of photography as a teenager...
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 violence, a part...
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 the case of food, an unappealing photographic...
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 photographic career. He traces its beginning to his own bar mitzvah, a fitting occasion...
In her work, you can see the mark of Sylvie Blum’s fine-art influences, like Mapplethorpe, Lindbergh and Gorman. She works with her camera, lights and models like great sculptors work with clay.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Sylvie Blum
As a teenager in Germany, Sylvie Blum had a photograph hanging on her bedroom wall created by famed Hollywood-based celebrity and fine-art photographer Greg Gorman. Decades later, she not only would join the ranks of world-renowned photographers, but she would be enjoying a glass of GKG Cellars’ wine created by Gorman while they sat poolside at...
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 that moment the 10-year-old came to a realization: Boxers are different,...
Finding a new photographic direction to explore, Colin Finlay creates a series of multilayered portraits that bring a more hands-on approach to his photography
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By Colin Finlay
While sitting on a plane headed back to his hometown of Los Angeles from San Francisco, Colin Finlay noticed someone. In the seat beside him was a 10-year-old girl, with multicolored hair and fingernails, dodging and burning images of her Chihuahua with an iPhone. The "aha" moment can reveal itself in many ways. For Finlay, it came in the...
Acclaimed marine photographer Stephen Frink uses the camera to go back to his days as a competitive swimmer
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By Stephen Frink
Every four years competitive swimming has a very big moment. For two weeks there’s global interest in the mechanics of the breast, back and butterfly strokes, the art of the dolphin kick and converting meters into lengths of a swimming pool. Rewind through the years, months and days of training leading up to that point, and it isn’t difficult...
Joel Meyerowitz has been one of the leading fine-art photographers of the last 50 years. His career includes some of the most poignant photos from Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Joel Meyerowitz
Joel Meyerowitz is the recipient of the Lucie Foundation’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. This latest accolade doesn’t signal retirement—far from it. When the news reached him, Meyerowitz was exploring Tuscany with a 4×5 and a state-of-the-art Leica S2.
Meyerowitz was born in New York in 1938 as America was emerging from the darkest...
Melissa Rodwell’s fashion sense is dark and mysterious
By William Sawalich, Photography By Melissa Rodwell
Setting out to become a fashion photographer is a lot like deciding to be a rock star: There’s no proven formula for success. It helps if you relocate to New York, know the right people and cultivate a unique aesthetic. Still, there’s no such thing as a sure thing.
Melissa Rodwell has spent her 25-year career bucking the established route...
Indira Cesarine has an instinct for creating striking fashion images that are always original
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Indira Cesarine
In Bravo TV’s reality show Make Me A Supermodel, the photographer behind the lens for one of the episodes, Indira Cesarine, is so striking that you wonder why she isn’t in front of the camera instead. Yet the photo world would be deprived of one of the most talented fashion and beauty photographers working today. She’s also the editor...
David Alan Harvey is one of the leading Magnum photojournalists. His BURN Magazine brings the vision of the next generation to the attention of the world.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By David Alan Harvey
While David Alan Harvey’s photographs ring true, his personal life is one of legend. Some believe that he was the inspiration for the fictional character Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer in The Bridges of Madison County. Whether he’s the role model, Harvey’s latest photo book (based on a true story), set in Rio de...