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Josh Huskin: Before & After Rugby Portraits

March 24th, 2015

by Liz Ream Outside, under a pop-up tent when it’s 40 degrees and raining hardly sounds like the ideal situation for a photo shoot. Unless, of course, you’re San Antonio-based photographer Josh Huskin and you’re shooting before and after shots of a local Rugby team. In that case, it’s perfect. Josh recently completed this personal project as an extension of his existing Before & After series. …

Matthew Odom: Profiles of Poverty

March 17th, 2015

by Liz Ream Matthew Odom recently got involved with a project profiling poverty in his home state of Georgia. For Matt, this is a way of addressing the so-called “elephant in the room” that is poverty, and hopefully raising awareness about the issue. Matthew was contacted by a local philanthropist, Jeff Batcher, and was thrilled to get started on the project: Having a degree in …

Michael J. Moore: Creative Spaces

December 18th, 2014

by Liz Ream A few years ago, Tuscaloosa-based photographer Michael J. Moore photographed Chuck Leavell (keyboardist for The Rolling Stones) at his pine tree plantation in Georgia. Chuck has a passion for renewable resources, and got “so jazzed up” while talking about his trees with Michael that he played piano and sang until midnight. This kind of passion and connection with a subject inspired Michael to start …

Tears: Lauren Perlstein / Dr. Oz The Good Life

November 18th, 2014


Photo Editing: A Winning Look for Jason Evans

October 17th, 2014

by Sean Stone Rhode Island-based sports and portrait photographer Jason Evans recently worked with us on a Branding and Marketing Plan, after which he began diligently following our recommendations, including a fresh web edit. Jason has years of success shooting major sports events (does it get more major than the Olympics?), as well as editorial and corporate portraits, but decided he wanted to more aggressively pursue …

Behind the Camera: The Live Audience

September 29th, 2014

by Jillian Pekel Living on the palm tree’d streets of Los Angeles creates some unique opportunities for photo projects. Stephanie Diani is no stranger to the celebrities and bright lights of Hollywood. With a cross-country move to NYC approaching, Stephanie recently started on a project that had been on her mind for a few years. The project, called “Live Audience!,” began as an idea in Stephanie’s …

Tears: Rick Wenner/ Long Island Pulse

July 14th, 2014

Solstice People

July 10th, 2014

by Kelley King Since 1974, characters dressed in elaborate, surreal costumes have taken to the streets of Santa Barbara, California for the annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Recently, Santa Barbara-based photographer Kevin Steele released his 2014 Solstice People book, which features unique portraits of the colorful paradegoers. Fifty percent of the proceeds from Kevin’s book benefit the solstice celebration — this year, the 90-page book was finished just two …

Executives Take to the Streets

June 23rd, 2014

by Liz Ream Recently, California-based photographer Carl Costas took on the role of creative director and photographer, shooting some top executives in front of quite an astounding backdrop… all of San Francisco. This was a project for a startup company looking to establish it’s brand identity. Carl had complete control of this project, saying that he knew the city was a perfect backdrop:  San Francisco …

Weaving Charlotte’s Web

June 18th, 2014

by Kelley King Colorado native Matt Nager has been covering stories about marijuana for years. His portfolio features a variety of images — everything from grow houses and dispensaries to political players and pot smokers. Recently, he had the opportunity to photograph a series of portraits for The Times Magazine of Charlotte Figi, a little girl who uses a non-euphoric strain of marijuana to treat …

Five Minutes With Pelé

June 11th, 2014

by Kelley King Three hundred seconds. That’s how much time Sao Paulo photographer Luiz Maximiano had to make a series of portraits of Pelé, a man who is known by many as the greatest footballer to ever play the game. The images, which appeared in ESPN The Magazine and on, showcase the aging athlete’s intimate relationship with the sport that made him famous.   …

Faces of the Gezi Park Protests

February 6th, 2014

By Karrisa Olsen 11 deaths, over 8,000 people injured, nearly 4,900 arrested. This was the chaotic outcome of what began as a plan to turn Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in Istanbul, into a shopping mall back in May of 2013. Hans Hochstöeger knew he had to somehow document the anarchic events that would someday appear in history books. He didn’t, …

Chess Portraits

October 8th, 2013

By Karrisa Olsen “Checkmate.” This is a phrase Francesco Ridolfi learned early on in life, as his father taught him the game of chess at a young age. Francesco has always had a fascination with the game–playing with friends and on his free time. The concept of humanizing the pieces of a chess board came to him a few years ago, and has been brewing …

Urban Surfers

July 8th, 2013

by Maria Luci You must live in a city. You must have a board. You must be wearing your gear. You must be ready by 6 a.m. These are Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot‘s requirements for the subjects of his new urban surfer series, “Dawn Patrol.” The initial idea for “Dawn Patrol” can be traced back to a natural source of inspiration: an attractive woman. Chris …

The Fighters

March 4th, 2013

by Maria Luci Rick Wenner likes to keep things simple. His photographs are clean and insightful, with little in the way of distraction. This style lends itself well to strong and emotional portraits. And it’s the approach he took on his  “New York Fighter Project”—a series of portraits of mixed martial artists (MMA), created in support of legalizing the sport in New York. Rick first …

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