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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Monday, December 11, 2017

Behind the Scenes of the STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI photoshoot by Annie Leibovitz

Daisy Ridley’s Rey hones her lightsaber skills—and channels her inner Force.
Photographed exclusively for V.F. by Annie Leibovitz. For The Last Jedi: costume design by Michael Kaplan; production design by Rick Heinrichs. For V.F.: set design by Mary Howard. For details, go to VF.com/credits.



Daisy Ridley as Rey, at the helm of the Millennium Falcon, with Joonas Suotamo as co-pilot Chewbacca.

Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran as the rebels General Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rose Tico, with droid BB-8.
Neal Scanlan (seated), creative supervisor of the Star Wars creature shop, and guests at the Canto Bight casino.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, with droids R2-D2 and BB-8 and the Droid Department’s Brian Herring, Dave Chapman, Matthew Denton, Lee Towersey, and Joshua Lee.

Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa), writer-director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and producer Kathleen Kennedy with Fisher’s dog, Gary, and Hamill’s daughter’s dog, Millie.

Fisher, who passed away last  December, with daughter Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Kaydel Connix).

Fisher and Hamill, with whom she first worked four decades ago.
Benicio Del Toro, as the shifty “DJ,” a newcomer to the saga.

Adam Driver, in character as Kylo Ren, Han Solo’s son and slayer, wields a crossguard lightsaber.

THE DARK SIDE
First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, and Gwendoline Christie.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Go Behind the Scenes with Lighting Master, Albert Watson, As He Photographs Preeminent Dancer Sergei Polunin

I had the good fortune to meet one of my photography idols a few years ago. Albert Watson was gracious and generous with his time and knowledge.  He is a living master who continues to inspire and push his creative vision well into his 70's.


"Behind Albert’s vision and his subtle play with light is great skill that takes his images to a higher level of art. He transforms a great image into an artistic experience." [Via Profoto]


Sergei Polunin by Albert Watson





Albert Waston at work










Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Behind the Greatest Photo of Muhammad Ali Ever Taken ~ By Photographer Neil Leifer





Muhammad Ali Vs. Liston II

Watch video below - full sceen!


 The undisputed champ of boxing photography, Leifer has delivered some of the sport’s most iconic and memorable images in Sports Illustrated’s 60-year history, none more so than Ali posed over Liston. 



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photographer Profile ~ Ramón Masats

Ramón Masats' (Born 1931 Caldas de Montbui, Spain) interest in the world of photography began when he performed military service . Bored, he discovered the magazine Foto Art  and this inspired him to acquire his first camera. He made his first photos and enrolled in the photographic circle of the Casino del Comercio de Tarrasa . His eye for composition and form caught the attention of numerous collectors and magazines throughout Spain.
























Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2016 Issue ~ Trump

For the 2016 Person of the Year issue, TIME commissioned Nadav Kander to photograph President-elect Donald Trump—the person deemed to have most influenced the year’s news, for better or worse—for the cover of the magazine.


 
"It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse." ~ Time Magazine's NANCY GIBBS
 
 

 
Past Issues of Time's Person of the Year:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Light Painting With A Drone ~ By Landscape Photographer Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu is an artist with a profound interest in the ways that advancing technology can foster new forms of creative expression. Using a Fiilex AL250 in tandem with the 3DR Solo drone and Phase One XF 100MP ( yes a 100) camera system, Reuben has developed a method for selectively “painting” nocturnal landscapes with light via multiple exposures.  The results are otherworldly. [via Fiilex ]




Lux Noctis from Fiilex LED on Vimeo.
















Thursday, January 14, 2016

2 for 1 Celebrity Portraits by Photoshop Artist Gesichtermix

Impressive... and sometimes freaky results from these celebrity mash-ups by Gesichtermix. Try and guess who the celebrities are before you look at the description below each photo.


Leonardo DiCaprio / Sean Penn

Jennifer Lawrence / Claire Danes
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Sylvester Stallone


Natalie Portman / Scarlett Johansson

Ewan McGregor / Colin Firth


Jennifer Lopez / Halle Berry


Robert de Niro / Kevin Spacey


Emily Blunt / Christina Ricci


Pharrell Williams / Channing Tatum


Rihanna / Katy Perry


Ben Affleck / Daniel Day-Lewis


Charlie Sheen / Ashton Kutcher
 
Steven Spielberg / Woody Allen


Robin Williams / Brendan Fraser


Shaquille O'Neal / 50 Cent