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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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Photographer Profile ~ Matthew Rolston

Matthew Russell Rolston (born March 1, 1955) is an American photographer and music video director.
Born in Los Angeles, Rolston was “discovered” by Andy Warhol for Warhol's celebrity focused Interview magazine, where he began a successful career in photography. Soon after, he began shooting covers and editorial assignments for founding editor Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone. Shortly, other well-established publications began to recognize Rolston’s work, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and The New York Times.

 Extending his vision beyond still photography into the moving image, Rolston began conceiving, writing and directing music videos and television commercials for such diverse clients as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé Knowles, L’Oreal, Revlon, Esteé Lauder, Clairol, Levi's, Pantene, Elizabeth Arden, Gap, and Polo Ralph Lauren, among others. Rolston's has also appeared as a guest expert on a spectrum of beauty-oriented broadcast programs, from Bravo's Shear Genius and Make Me a Supermodel to the CW's America's Next Top Model. Adding the title of Creative Director to his résumé, Rolston also works in the area of experiential design, including hospitality, product design, and new media ventures. [via wiki]

NY Times Magazine, 1995
Model: Salma Hayek

Janet Jackson

Angelina Jolie - Rolling Stone Magazine [United States] (7 August 2003)

Jack Nicholson

George Michael


 Leighton Meester



  1. Me gusta Rolston, tengo un libro suyo. Hacía tiempo que no le seguía el rastro, gracias.

  2. Love the Black and White early work! Some of the 90's pop icon are not my favorite but I can see why he was shooting those types of pics! Interesting photographer! Great videos and pci selection! Thanks for sharing!