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Keith Barraclough: Portrait whisperer


October 2018 issue Profiles

Keith Barraclough’s most challenging recent session? One hundred sixty portraits of 80 employees in eight hours. It took mental preparation, admits New York-based Barraclough of the corporate job. “You really are a conveyor belt.” Shooting with an assistant, he had roughly one minute with each subject and just seconds between them. As one subject moved over to the computer to check out their portraits, Barraclough was photographing the next. “You have to know that you aren’t... Continue Reading >

Wedding photographer documents longest-married guests


October 2018 issue News

When David Weightman photographs a wedding, he’s focused on one story: the bride and groom. “But there are many other relationships, many other couples, and many other stories that could potentially be told” at a wedding, he says.So as a personal project, at each of his clients’ weddings, he delves into a compelling sidebar—the longest married couple at the wedding and their secret to a successful marriage.Several weeks before the wedding, Weightman asks the couple to identify the... Continue Reading >

Brilliant photos spring from brilliant ideas, says Sandro Miller

8.28.2018 News

Commercial photographer Sandro Miller's greatest pride isn't his ad work; it's the personal projects he's engaged in throughout his career. Here's what he has to say about inspiration, personal projects, and his unique partnership with actor John Malkovich:RELATED: Learn more about Miller's work and see a gallery of his images.   Continue Reading >

Creative side projects fuel Sandro Miller’s success


September 2018 issue Profiles

“I think ideas make great pictures,” says veteran commercial and fine art photographer Sandro Miller. He’s responding to a question about preferred equipment but insists that it’s a non-issue. “I could take a good picture with a $25 camera or a $20,000 camera,” he says. “It’s not about the equipment. …Thoughts make great pictures. Doing your homework makes great pictures. But the biggest thing is having a great idea. That is what makes a great picture.”© Sandro... Continue Reading >

Quintessential Malkovich: Sandro Miller’s project salutes iconic images


January 2015 issue News

The 1999 fantasy film “Being John Malkovich,” finds characters entering a portal in John Malkovich’s brain. Photographer Sandro Miller’s popular creative project required the reverse: Malkovich climbed inside the minds of photography’s most compelling subjects, striking pitch-perfect poses that helped Miller recreate historic works.The images Miller selected to pay tribute to in his series “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters” are those that have... Continue Reading >

Photo series: Ballerinas and dogs


September 2018 issue News

It couldn’t have been simpler. “One day I thought, Wouldn’t it be fun to try to do a photo session with a dancer and a dog?” And after one session, Pratt & Kreidich Photographers’ “Dancers & Dogs” series was born.St. Louis, Missouri-based Kelly Pratt Kreidich and her husband, Ian Kreidich, have been photographing the St. Louis Ballet for four years. They wanted to show a lighter side to ballet dancers, who are typically depicted and perceived as serious. Adding a dog to the mix... Continue Reading >

Photographer donates printed portraits to Cambodian villagers


August 2018 issue News

The power of seeing one’s PORTRAIT for the first timeIn 2014, travel photographer Reuben Teo was on vacation visiting a Cambodian village when a group of local children approached. After playing with them for a bit, he began making their photographs. Each time he snapped an image, the children would grab his arm to peek at the camera’s digital back, searching for their own visages on the screen. Teo later learned from villagers that none of the children had pictures of themselves. “That... Continue Reading >

Adger Cowans explores the art of water and light


5.25.2018 News

Good luck asking veteran photographer Adger Cowans, 81, how he produces his much-praised water and light series of personal art photographs. “People always ask me that,” says Cowans, smiling as if to signal he’s happy to deflect the question. Then, after a lengthy pause, he adds, “They wonder if I put oil or mercury on the water or somehow manipulate the photographs.”© Adger Cowans“Well?” asks a visitor to his Bridgeport, Connecticut studio. “Do you?”“Heck no!”... Continue Reading >

Portrait series celebrates redheads


June 2018 issue News

He’s no redhead. But his portrait series, “The Redhead Project,” has plugged him in to the ginger community. Here’s what we learned from Keith Barraclough about his popular ongoing personal project:Inspiration: It began with a subject Barraclough photographed during a corporate portrait shoot—short red hair, alabaster skin, piercing blue eyes. In the photos his white shirt faded into the white backdrop, making his eyes and hair all the more striking. “I was just taken with him,”... Continue Reading >
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