Connect world-renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland with an iconic, 180-year clothing brand famous for both style and substance, mix in 18 arts, film and music legends, and you get a collection of images that reveals the diverse facets of each
By William Sawalich, Photography By Douglas Kirkland
Douglas Kirkland is a living legend. He has photographed some of the most iconic celebrities of the 20th century—among them, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe—and now he has published a book of portraits centered on an iconic piece of clothing: the parka. Woolrich, maker of the perennial American favorite in winter wear, commissioned...
Angela Marklew is a young, L.A.-based professional whose photography is playful, ironic and full of unexpected elements
By Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Photography By Angela Marklew
At first glance, it seems like any other beauty shot. A lovely girl with exquisite features fills the frame, her styled hair atop those perfect features, accented with nude lipstick, subtle eye shadows and dramatic lines of bright-red rouge leading the eye down her cheekbones. On her smooth and bare neck and shoulders, she elegantly displays two mimicked...
Bold, striking and sexy, photographer Jane Queen’s alternative portraiture is a stylistic blend of gorgeous women, vivid tattoos and a modern approach to classic pinup
By David Willis, Photography By Jane Queen
At 12 years old, Dangerously Dolly, as photographer Jane Queen is most commonly known, began her work in the visual arts by teaching herself how to do digital image manipulation long before she ever picked up a camera. She considers January 2009 to be the start date of her life as a professional photographer, and yet less than two years later, her brash,...
Ron Haviv is the epitome of the modern global photojournalist and one of the founders of VII Photo Agency. Along with his travels to faraway nations, he also documents a war zone that’s much closer to home.
By Brian Davis, Photography By Ron Haviv
Imagine a big-city mayor, the chief executive of a city of more than 1.5 million people, giving an historic speech in front of no one. No one to hear his rhetoric or cheer his charges, only a single photographer at his back and his closest confidantes crowded together in a suite. The mayor is José Reyes Ferriz, the photographer is Ron Haviv, and the...
Michael Kenna’s subdued black-and-white imagery offers respite from the world, for photographer and viewer alike
By William Sawalich, Photography By Michael Kenna
When Michael Kenna was a boy growing up in the small industrial town of Widnes, England, he hid pieces of paper around his house, his neighborhood and the local park. He would write his name, the date and some observation to come back to. The idea was to see how long he could wait before going to retrieve the notes. "During the interval,"...
A big fish in a small pond, Brian DeMint takes an unconventional approach to fashion photography in Small Town, USA
By William Sawalich, Photography By Brian DeMint
It’s suppertime when Brian DeMint returns from his 12-hour swing shift at a rural Missouri power plant—unless, of course, he’s working the overnight. He usually grabs a slice of pizza and kisses his wife, but then he gets to work again. Unlike most folks in Joplin who work two jobs, DeMint doesn’t moonlight as a fast-food worker...
Graphic, minimalist and having a penchant for deconstruction, Michael Crichton transforms the mundane into something unexpected
By David Willis, Photography By Michael Crichton
Product photography isn’t what you’d call exciting. You aren’t working with gorgeous models, you aren’t traveling the world, and you aren’t partying with rock stars. What you are working with, however, are lifeless props and a set of clients who expect you to be able to turn plastic bottles into something truly wonderful....
Using models, stock imagery and digital manipulation, Thomas Herbrich’s work unfolds from his unlimited imagination
By Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Photography By Thomas Herbrich
Digital has unleashed the potential of our imaginations, and few know this as well as photographer Thomas Herbrich. A master of manipulation, he relies heavily on image processing and real-world model-building to create images both comical and impressive in their technical expertise. Herbrich’s unique sense of humor and proficiency with a computer...
Photographer Martin Wonnacott set out to build a kinder, gentler agency—and he has succeeded
By William Sawalich, Photography By Martin Wonnacott, Chris Bailey, Bob Martin And Darran Rees
Martin Wonnacott is a successful commercial photographer in a tough economy. After facing opposition from the very people who were supposed to be making it their job to help him, Wonnacott decided to go it alone as both talent and representation by putting together his own agency, Cake-Factory. Designed to represent his work and the niche portfolios...
Albert Watson is one of the most respected photographers in fashion and fine art. His career has been marked by creating a seemingly endless supply of iconic images and a dedication to perfection in each of them.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Albert Watson
The new book UFO is a retrospective of Albert Watson’s 40-plus-year career as a leading fashion photographer. Never one to be pigeonholed into one particular look or style, the book shows Watson’s incredible range, from edgy to sublime. His legendary attention to detail is evident in the collection of images. Above: Blumarine, Phoenix, Arizona,...
Frank Ockenfels blends light and teamwork to shape his photographs and his career
By Ibarionex R. Perello, Photography By Frank Ockenfels
Frank Ockenfels’ style of commercial portraiture is uniquely personal, and many would even say risqué, but he has an openness that allows him to be receptive during a campaign, sometimes even incorporating the myriad ideas and demands of a client while in the midst of a shoot. His rare talents and his enthusiasm for collaboration have resulted in...