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The drama of theater photography


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"Theater magic” is a well-worn phrase. William Shakespeare linked theater and illusion in his plays “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (with fairies) and “The Tempest” (with a sorcerer). It applies to what audiences feel at productions as diverse as high school drama club plays and Broadway musicals. And it spurs theater practitioners through the hard work, long hours, and years of study required to be part of such illusion. It also motivates the photographers who capture still images of... Continue Reading >

Greg Anderson: At the intersection of preparation and inspiration


April 2017 issue Profiles

He’s become known as the “beard and mustache guy” and not because of his own facial hair. In 2013, when business was sluggish, Las Vegas-based commercial photographer Greg Anderson traveled to New Orleans to photograph contestants at the National Beard and Mustache Championships—without any assignment to do so. The resulting images went viral, changing the trajectory of Anderson’s career by widening his exposure to potential clients and influencing both the images he produced and... Continue Reading >

Owning his niche: Todd Klassy’s agricultural photography


March 2017 issue Profiles

When Todd Klassy was 9 years old, his father was badly injured in a tractor accident while working on the family farm. He spent months laid up and recovering from his injuries. Devastated emotionally and financially, the family wasn’t sure how they’d get through the upcoming harvest. What happened next was like a scene out of a feel-good TV commercial. At harvest time, all the farmers in the county showed up with equipment to help pick corn. Women arrived with plates of food, and the... Continue Reading >
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