Victoria Will’s use of an early photographic process to photograph modern celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival led to a surprising and rich body of work
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Victoria Will
With the world’s ceaseless appetite for all things "Hollywood," the need for publicists, newspapers, magazines and news agencies to feed the public new celebrity photographs is never-ending. But how does a photographer create a new look in a sea of sameness? Brooklyn-based Victoria Will found a way by going back in time, applying the...
Drew Gurian works within the moment to create photography of music superstars on stage and during more intimate moments
By Ashley Myers-Turner, Photography By Drew Gurian
While still in high school, Drew Gurian was offered the opportunity to photograph a family friend’s band. Of course, this is an exciting proposition for any budding photographer, but particularly so when the band is the American alternative rock group Guster, just as they’re emerging into mainstream Top 40 radio.
At this time, Gurian’s...
Samm Blake takes an artist’s approach to making romantic, nostalgic wedding photos for clients worldwide
By William Sawalich, Photography By Samm Blake
The most important thing to understand when discussing the photography of Samm Blake is that she’s not particularly interested in how photographs are made. Instead, she’s concerned fundamentally with why photographs are made. This philosophy, one that keeps technique utterly subservient to content, was instilled in her at Edith Cowan University...
Ami Vitale roams the globe connecting with people on every continent to create images that bring cultures together
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Ami Vitale
Montana-based photographer Ami Vitale can see rays of light in even the darkest of circumstances. Her humanistic approach to photojournalism and deep understanding of the complex geopolitical world shine through in her images that grace the pages of magazines including National Geographic, Newsweek, GEO, TIME and Smithsonian.
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With his new two-volume retrospective, Howard Schatz reflects on 25 years of passionate photography
By William Sawalich, Photography By Howard Schatz
To commemorate his 25th year in photography, Howard Schatz is publishing a new book. A massive two-volume retrospective, Schatz Images: 25 Years includes work from 32 personal projects, as well as never-before-seen images from throughout his career. On these pages, we’re hosting our own mini-retrospective. Schatz had the very first cover of Digital...
From the Ivy League to shooting covers for Forbes, Ethan Pines has taken his penchant for telling stories into the visual realm
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Ethan Pines
Ethan Pines not only knows how to take a good picture, he knows how to tell a good story. The award-winning editorial and commercial work he produces has underlying backstories that give a depth to images, which often are worth far more than the requisite thousand words of the old adage.
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English photographer Tim Wallace reinvigorates the art of automotive photography, one luxury car at a time
By William Sawalich, Photography By Tim Wallace
Seven years ago, Tim Wallace decided he wanted to photograph luxury cars. So, the newly unemployed executive built a business plan and got to work, teaching himself lighting and digital imaging from the ground up. Today, he creates beautiful, emotive images for the most prestigious brands in the industry, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari...
MJ Kim’s rich black-and-white celebrity portraits are crafted to create timeless elegance
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By MJ Kim
There are dream jobs, and then there are dream jobs. Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based MJ Kim has spent much of this year on tour with the legendary Paul McCartney as the former Beatle’s personal photographer. Rather than resting on his laurels while he’s home between tour dates, Kim heads to his studio to work on intimate, carefully crafted...
Analog technology in the digital age: a mobile collodion darkroom and life-sized wet-plate camera
By David Willis, Photography By Ian Ruhter
Dating back to the 1850s, wet plate is also known as the collodion process, and a process it is, with single image exposures that require lengthy exposure times and a meticulous, demanding development and fixing process in a chemical darkroom. As time has become quite the luxury in the digital age, it’s a very meditative style of photography that...
Starting from homemade skateboarding and wakeboarding videos in his native Alabama, 20-something Miller Mobley, now living in New York, is making an impact with his stunning celebrity and portrait work.
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Miller Mobley
You have to be brave to be a great people photographer. To go up to total strangers on the street or to come face to face with A-list celebrities in the studio with the goal of creating an intimate portrait is daunting. Yet, Brooklyn-based, Tuscaloosa, Alabama-born-and-raised Miller Mobley, still in his 20s, has managed to navigate the difficult roads...
Philip Habib’s use of color, composition and whimsy in his portraits gives his photos a youthful and exuberant look
By Mark Edward Harris, Photography By Philip Habib
Though New York-based photographer Philip Habib has been plying his trade for three decades, his style is cutting-edge contemporary while retaining a classic elegance. It’s youthful without being adolescent. Habib’s work is polished and stylized, and when people are his subject matter, the resulting portraits reveal his ability to tap into...
Photographers are continually drawn to portraits, as they can create deep connections and express powerful emotions to a viewer within a single frame. After looking through thousands of entries, the winners of DPP‘s The Face 2013 Photo Contest have been chosen, whose images exemplify this dynamism of the portrait. Congratulations to our winners...