Going viral: The story behind Freddy Fabris’ “The Renaissance Series”

March 2018 issue Profiles

He was in a car shop when the idea unfurled. The hubcap on the wall? That could be the halo above Jesus’ head a la da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” The worn-in spare parts catalog? The book held up in Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicoleas Tulp.”“I’d had the idea for years to do some kind of revision of classical paintings,” says commercial photographer Freddy Fabris, who also studies painting. But the question was always how to do things in a way that had not been... Continue Reading >

Animal photographer teams up with illustrator for humorous series

February 2018 issue News

It was love at first ’gram. When New York-based commercial photographer Shaina Fishman discovered France-based illustrator Walter Glassof’s work on Instagram, she was hooked. “I love illustration. If I had a talent that I don’t have, it would be drawing,” she says. “Right away I just loved his work.”Shaina had been hoping to one day team up with an illustrator, so she reached out to Glassof to see if he’d be interested in collaboration. “I never thought he would email me... Continue Reading >

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 >