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Record of service: Stacy Pearsall’s veteran portraits


March 2018 issue Profiles

The old man, in his 90s, headed to the seat next to Stacy Pearsall. She avoided him. They were in the waiting room of a Veterans Affairs clinic, and Pearsall’s neurology appointment was already running two hours late. She was feeling “extra surly.” Indeed, she was in a dark, dark place. Pearsall, raised by a single parent “at the poverty line,” had joined the Air Force at age 17 and became a combat photographer. She excelled in that craft, twice winning the National Press... Continue Reading >

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 >

A photo series starring the pencil


March 2018 issue News

© Alex Hammond and Mike TinneySome may say the pencil is a dying tool, but it's vibrant and alive in Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney’s photo book “The Secret Life of the Pencil,” a series of images featuring pencils used by prominent illustrators, writers, designers, and architects. Here’s what we learned about making these works.What are the challenges of making close-up, detailed photos of such small objects?Tinney: The most painstaking part of the project was the post-production... Continue Reading >

Patty Carroll talks about her “Anonymous Women” photo series


February 2018 issue Profiles

Famous in her anonymitySomeone once asked Patty Carroll to describe herself in one sentence. She answered, “I am someone who loves to dance with images.” Sitting in her compact, white-walled, oak-floored Chicago studio, a half-completed “unportrait” installation on an 8x8-foot stage set in front of her, she smiles when reminded of her response.“I love dancing, and I love images,” she explains, brushing back her blonde hair. “Images are everything to me—I’m very visually... 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 >

A primer for deep space photography


January 2018 issue News

It takes more than 100 captures to create one deep-space image, says Chris Garner, Cr.Photog., CPP, whose astrophotography unmasks the hidden colors, shapes, and mysteries of deep-space star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies not decipherable to the naked eye.Photographing these celestial targets requires multiple, precise, long captures, he explains. Garner uses an older Canon 5D Mark II paired with either a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens or an Orion 80mm refractor telescope (480mm, f/6 quivalent). This... 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 >
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