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Precarious perch: Jay Philbrick’s riskiest photo shoot


January 2017 issue News

This wasn’t Jay Philbrick’s first time photographing a model on a mountainside wearing this purple parachute dress. But the Eaglet spire in Franconia, New Hampshire, was the trickiest location yet.For this session, Philbrick needed a model with climbing skills, as she was required to climb the spire in the afternoon, spend the night at the top, and be ready to work at sunrise. Philbrick hired climbing safety expert Marc Chauvin to accompany the model, Kristina, up the spire and anchor her... Continue Reading >

Jeremy Cowart’s humanitarian hotel


October 2016 issue Business

He’s photographed Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Sting, Courtney Cox, and plenty more high-profile subjects. Now celebrity portrait photographer Jeremy Cowart is taking on a completely different challenge: launching a humanitarian hotel brand.© Jeremy CowartThe Purpose Hotel, which will open its first location in Nashville, Tennessee, will allow guests to give back to charity simply by booking a room. The hotel’s furniture, artwork, and in-room amenities such as shampoo, soap, and... Continue Reading >

Shedding light on light pollution


August 2015 issue News

Cities are consumed by so much light pollution that we forget to look for stars because we see them so infrequently. Photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic want to remind the public what the sky looked like before artificial light washed it out. Through a Kickstarter campaign, they’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund their Sky-glow Project, time-lapse photography work in North America’s dark sky locations (skyglowproject.com). They hope to compile the images into a... Continue Reading >
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