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Photographer Documents the Drama of Storytelling


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Much of a story is told through the subtle (and not so subtle) movements of the face and hands, as evidenced by Neal Schlosburg’s photo series “My Picture Tells a Story.” For the sessions, he asks each subject to tell him a story as he silently makes photographs with his Fujifilm X-T2. “Sometimes I shoot more rapidly than others,” he says. “The stories always dictate the pace of those shots.”He makes as many as 500 to 1,000 photos in a session and selects just six for each final... Continue Reading >

Photo series celebrates hardbound children’s books


March 2020 issue News

The feel of the pages. The colorful illustrations at beginning and end. Observing that many children read books on e-readers, Ellen Cantor became nostalgic for her favorite hard copy volumes from childhood. Using a mixture of her own books, her mother’s, and her friends’, Cantor created a photo series that honors the loved and worn hardbound books. She made her images in camera (not Photoshop) with a Nikon D800 on a tripod with one on-camera flash and one soft box, she explains, using a... Continue Reading >

Photographer Rus Khasanov creates liquid lettering


March 2020 issue News

Remember the silver side of the CD? The way it shimmered with a rainbow of color when you tilted it back and forth in the light? That unexpected iridescence inspired Rus Khasanov to create his photo series “Marmalade Type.” He spotted a scratched CD of ’90s music lying on the street and was hypnotized by its hues, he says. “I immediately had a great desire to experiment in this direction.”To create his images, Khasanov collected CDs and DVDs and wrote letters on their surfaces with... Continue Reading >

Creative analysis with Julieanne Kost


January 2020 issue Profiles

© Bob Coates Dennis Chamberlain and Julianne KostMany Photoshop users are familiar with Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost. She’s a must-see at conferences and conventions as well as a helpful tutor via her blog, YouTube and Adobe Help videos, and her books “Window Seat” and “Passenger Seat.” She is looked to as the one person who can answer any Photoshop question.I first saw her in 2004 as she took command of an auditorium of about 2,000 Photoshop World attendees with her... Continue Reading >

Ode to Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture


January 2020 issue News

Andrew Pielage is crazy about Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. So crazy that he plans to photograph all 532 of Wright’s designs. The timeline? “Definitely going to happen before I die,” he says. So far he’s photographed more than 70 sites.© Andrew Pielage Taliesin WestInspiration: Pielage’s first Wright experience was a tour of Taliesin West, the architect’s winter home, which appealed to Pielage’s longtime love of the outdoors. “It wasn’t actually the architecture... Continue Reading >

How personal work helps Jenny Risher stand out from the crowd


December 2019 issue Profiles

When you ask Detroit-based portrait, editorial, and advertising photographer Jenny Risher what makes her work unique, she starts talking about banana pudding.Huh?© Jenny Risher“To be a really successful photographer you need to have something that sets you apart from the competition; something that makes your work unique,” she says.But what’s that got to do with banana pudding?“It’s something I tell my fashion photography students: If you want to be noticed you have to... Continue Reading >

Todd Antony chronicles Bolivia’s Flying Cholitas


December 2019 issue News

“Each year I try to undertake one to two personal projects to keep myself fresh from a creative standpoint,” says commercial photographer Todd Antony. Often these projects highlight a subcultural group he finds intriguing, e.g. his recent series on Bolivia’s Flying Cholitas, a group of women wrestlers who wear traditional dress while engaging in their sport. The Cholitas first began wrestling in the early 2000s, says Antony, partly for recreation and partly as a way for women who’d... Continue Reading >

Photographer Denis Smith creates light sculptures from water


September 2019 issue News

Splashing a light tool around in open ocean at sunset? “It is the most free I have felt,” says light painter Denis Smith, whose latest series, “Liquid Light,” was made in the warm, shallow waters off the coast of his South Australia home.The tools: Smith designs, creates, and sells his own light tools. For “Liquid Light” he needed waterproof torches hardy enough to withstand smacking against the surface of the water. “What we are doing is very aggressive,” he says. “I... Continue Reading >

Boudoir photographer offers sessions to cancer survivors


August 2019 issue News

Rhea Lewis, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, knows breast cancer. Both her mother and aunt are survivors. As a boudoir photographer, Lewis also knows the positive impact such a session can have on a woman’s self-esteem. That’s why, after experiencing her own breast cancer scare, Lewis decided to donate boudoir sessions to breast cancer survivors. “I had no idea that this would be therapy for them until I started doing more and more of them and saw how helpful it was,” she says.Why boudoir: Battling... Continue Reading >
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