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Deconstructed dishes by commercial photographer Mikkel Jul Hvilshoj


January 2018 issue News

Mikkel Jul Hvilshoj’s clean and minimalist style shines in a series of photos made for Danish cookware brand Eva. “The idea is to show a dish in a new way,” Jul Hvilshoj says of the photos he made in collaboration with ad agency Liquidminds. Here’s what we learned about the series.© Mikkel Jul HvilshojSetup: The photos were made in-studio with the ingredients and pots and pans arranged on a gray table-top, which made it easy to change the background in post-production. Some clay... Continue Reading >

Hearing the future: How Lisa Saad reshaped her brand and her style


October 2017 issue Profiles

Three years ago, Lisa Saad was at a personal and professional crossroads. For 28 years, the Australian commercial photographer had been going, going, going, with no break. She’d risen to a level of success in the industry that many would find enviable, but the accompanying lifestyle was no longer sustainable. Saad hadn’t had a real vacation in more than two decades. She worked project to project, constantly jumping at her clients’ requests. The pace and interminable nature of the work was... Continue Reading >

Video raised the bar for this commercial photographer


October 2017 issue Profiles

The addition of "Motion" was exactly what John Sterling Ruth’s clients wantedCalling John Sterling Ruth a perpetual motion machine may be an exaggeration. But it’s a small one.Standing in his massive, 4,000-square foot commercial studio, which he renovated from a 200-year-old barn he rescued in 1995, he explains he’s been hard to pin down for an interview because of his work and travel schedule. “I’ve been called a workaholic, and I suppose I can’t deny that,” the 50-year-old... Continue Reading >

Intersection: Chris Knight’s images fuse soul with technique


October 2017 issue Profiles

Chris Knight is a self-described techno nerd. The New York City-based photographer brings deft technical skills to his portraits—which have appeared in Vogue, People, GQ and other media outlets—and to his adjunct teaching gigs at the Pratt Institute and the New York Film Academy. His recently released book, “The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow” (Rocky Nook), devotes three of its eight chapters to lighting—84 pages covering quality, size, number, position, and... Continue Reading >

Grand Imaging Award 2018 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America

9.7.2017 News

Professional Photographers of America has announced the Grand Imaging Award finalists for 2018.The 100 finalists' images have been deemed the best of the 2017 PPA International Photographic Competition. The Grand Imaging Award finalists, 10 each in 10 categories, were selected from 5,800 entries judged by a panel of 33 jurors.At Imaging USA 2018, the top three photographers in each category will receive awards, with one of the 10 first-place images taking the overall Grand Imaging Award and... Continue Reading >

Stephen Green’s storybook photography career goes beyond baseball


July 2017 issue Profiles

High in a luxury stadium box, Cleveland’s basketball superstar LeBron James went crazy on national television, celebrating. Cleveland Indians’ Rajai Davis had just hit a three-run homer off the Chicago Cubs’ hitherto unhittable closer Aroldis Chapman. It was the eighth inning of the deciding game seven of Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series, and it tied a game the Cubs had been leading since the first inning.Down in the photographers’ pit adjoining the Cubs’ dugout, veteran... Continue Reading >
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