Discover what it took for Jimmy Chin and his crew to document Alex Honnold’s ropeless ascent up El Capitan in the award-winning documentary movie "Free Solo"
By Mark Edward Harris | Photography By Jimmy Chin
Alex Honnold prepares to rappel off the summit of El Capitan in order to climb certain sections of Freerider.
Colorado-based climber, mountaineer, skier and photographer Jimmy Chin can now add the title “Academy Award-winning film director” to his already-prestigious resume and ever-growing list of accomplishments.
That’s because when Jimmy Chin,...
Steve McCurry’s most recent book reveals more about the photographer behind the great images
By Mark Edward Harris | Photography by Steve McCurry
September 11, New York City, 2001
If you search the internet for lists of the most well-known photographers working today, American photographer and photojournalist Steve McCurry, who has been responsible for capturing some of the most captivating images of the past 50 years, is almost always among those distinguished names.
However, for a more personal...
Sally and Dan Watson share tips on successfully shooting wedding photos and video that are vivid, emotional and tell a great story
By Terry Sullivan | Photography By Sally & Dan Watson
When you watch Orlando, Florida-based photographer Sally Watson photograph a model or bride, you may not notice anything all that unique at first. Sally might tell the subject she loves that pose or look, but that’s nothing uncommon.
But if you get a little closer and listen carefully, you realize it’s not so much what she’s saying but the tone...
Tracie Maglosky’s passion for crafting beautiful and timeless wedding photos means she continually needs to find ways to up her game
By William Sawalich | Photography By Tracie Maglosky
Thirteen years ago, Tracie Maglosky’s life changed when she photographed a wedding as a favor for a friend and found that she was immediately hooked on the rush.
But it was more than just the excitement of the event: Yes, she thrives in stressful situations and enjoys the challenges unique to wedding photography. But she also loves making brides feel...
How this photographer uses photojournalism techniques to document nuptials
By Mark Edward Harris | Photography By Cliff Mautner
Mautner shot this photo during a Bedeken, an element before a Jewish ceremony where the groom veils the bride. “It’s literally the moment where the bride and groom set eyes upon one another on their wedding day,” says Mautner. “The bride’s name is Shira, the groom is Jake, and it was taken at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.”
By Jill Waterman | Photography By Rachel Boillot, Joshua Rashaad McFadden and Fred Lyon
“Eugene Hensley of the Jesus Rock Ministry, Jamestown, TN.” 2014, from the Moon Shine series, by Rachel Boillot.
In the world of fine-art photography, there’s no one more knowledgeable or passionate about the production, presentation and promotion of images than Mary Virginia Swanson.
With early credentials that include working with Ansel Adams...
An award-winning photojournalist collaborates with six other environmentally conscious fine artists around the globe to produce art installations that will help raise awareness for conservation
By Mark Edward Harris | Photography By Ami Vitale
Ami Vitale shot this image in Colombia: It depicts a local initiative, which aims to plant coffee bushes and support development of sustainable farms by training local communities to use new farming techniques and by providing Internet access. The photo, along with the others in this story, were included in Lavazza’s 2019 calendar and focused...
In this age of fake news, alternative facts and countless digital selfies, Jess Richmond takes an unusual approach to self-portraiture
By Terry Sullivan | Photography By Jess Richmond
Self-portraits, that seemingly narcissistic offshoot of the much broader genre of portraiture, have always been a bit problematic, if only because they’re almost indistinguishable from the larger group. In other words, you can’t tell from the image itself whether it’s a self-portrait or simply a portrait of another artist. Even when the artist...
Maine-based photographer Tillman Crane combines the latest digital technology with older analog darkroom processes to make nuanced, luminescent platinum prints of his beautiful black-and-white images
By William Sawalich / Photography By Tillman Crane
Big Bend National Park: “I was invited to be a guest in [a workshop] with Justin Black and Jack Dykinga,” says Crane. “It was my first real outing for an extended period of time working with the Fujifilm GFX. In this image, I wanted to push the limits of contrast and see just what the camera would capture and how the file would look. I was stunned...
Whether working on a commissioned or personal photo project, Hiroshi Watanabe attempts to “blank out his consciousness” by having a “blind mind” when approaching the subjects he shoots
By Mark Edward Harris / Photography By Hiroshi Watanabe
“Jun Masuda as Oyanagi, Matsuo Kabuki” from the series Kabuki Players.
Read through the names Southern California-based photographer Hiroshi Watanabe gives his photographic series—Lotus Dreams, Dunes, Bull City Summer, Ideology in Paradise, I See Angels Every Day—and you’ll find that each one has an almost haiku-like, understated quality....
Why the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Fellowship winner focuses on youth, patriotism and the poetry of long-form photography projects
By Terry Sullivan / Photography By Sarah Blesener
Artyom Baklashkin (17), a student at the local secondary school in the village of Diveevo, stands guard in an abandoned building with a group known as the “Survivalists,” April 6, 2016, Russia. Survivalists train young adults to survive future wars and post-apocalyptic life and meet weekly for tactical drills. They use air-soft guns for...
A photographer collaborates with renowned actor John Malkovich to create an homage as a thank you to past masters
Mark Edward Harris / Photography by Sandro Miller
Chicago-based Sandro Miller is a sculptor of sorts, using light as a chisel to bring out the essence of the sitters before his camera lens. His photography series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, exemplifies this mastery of advanced lighting techniques.
To create the series, the Lucie Award-winning photographer set out...