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Photo series captures beauty of fragments


11.25.2018 News

The secret to Kristen Meyer’s graphically pleasing work? “I am really meticulous,” she says. “Many of my pictures could come together much quicker, but I spend a great deal of time refining the details.” To establish clean lines, she often draws a light pencil guideline, which she later erases. She and her husband, Colin, work together on the images: She styles the look, he shoots with a Nikon D700, and they both edit. They prefer natural light, occasionally with fill, and use... Continue Reading >

Mirrored: Photo series reveals contrasting views


11.25.2018 News

“No cheating,” says Sebastian Magnani of his series “Reflections,” in which the same round mirror is positioned in various environments to reflect different views. What was reflected in real life is what was captured in the photo, he notes—no editing. “I was many times overwhelmed,” he says.INSPIRATION: The concept for the series sprang to mind when Magnani’s girlfriend was holding a mirror. “I was so impressed by the big contrast between the reflecting light (the sky from... Continue Reading >

Science experiments lead to artful photographs


November 2018 issue News

Kaleidoscopes of form and colorEpsom salt, acetaminophen, vitamin supplements: It’s hard to believe these common drug store supplies are the subjects of Justin Zoll’s vibrant microscopy series.“I’ve always been very interested in science,” says Zoll, who often did experiments with a friend who owned a microscope. One day the pair connected Zoll’s DSLR to the microscope, and Zoll liked the result. He purchased his own microscope through eBay and began experimenting with... Continue Reading >

Artful decay: Bobby Neel Adams’ photography in mourning


August 2018 issue Profiles

© Bobby Neel Adams Bobby Neel AdamsThe cat is lying amid purple-streaked chrysanthemums as if suspended in the motion of running. A line of individual petals outline the feline’s form, and a trail of stigmata extend in the lower corner. The cat is dead. In fact, the carcass appears to be roadkill. “I hate more and more what man is doing to this planet by depleting natural resources and raping and pillaging the land,” says Bobby Neel Adams. “We have never been in such disharmony with... Continue Reading >

Photographer composes music to accompany prints


June 2018 issue News

© Ralph GibsonSOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHIf a photograph had a melody, what would it be?Renowned art photographer Ralph Gibson wrestled with the answer to that question for his project recently exhibited at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon in Paris. Gibson, who characterizes himself as a career photographer and “passionately devoted amateur” musician, composed 15 pieces of music to accompany 15 of his silver gelatin prints. To listen to each piece, visitors simply held up their mobile... Continue Reading >

Alan Ross: A little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck


April 2018 issue Profiles

An unpretentious icon shares the greatest lessons of his careerAlan Ross describes his career progression as “a little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck.” It’s a humble characterization of a career that has included an impressive array of experiences, from working with Ansel Adams to creating commercial images for some of America’s biggest brands. Yes, Ross has had an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time. However, what he did with... Continue Reading >
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