Ron Galella; Paparazzo Extraordinaire!

August 29, 1986 New York Sean Penn at the Columbus Café after a performance of Goose & Tom Tom Intriguing insight into a time when celebrities were celebrities… Whilst studying photojournalism in LA, a young Ron Galella took photographs of celebrities arriving at film premieres – selling them to the National Enquirer and Fotoplay. Seems it became a bit of an obsession, Galella went on … Continue reading Ron Galella; Paparazzo Extraordinaire!

Jan Saudek

Black Sheep and White Crow by Jan Saudek Jan Saudek (born 13 May 1935 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech art photographer and painter. His best-known work is noted for its hand-tinted portrayal of painterly dream worlds, often inhabited by nude or semi-nude figures surrounded by bare plaster walls or painted backdrops. In this they echo the studio and tableaux works of mid nineteenth century erotic … Continue reading Jan Saudek

More Visual Optimism

Agnes Nabuurs by Erwin Olaf Alena Vezza by Yuriy Balan Aline Weber By Matthew Brookes Anna Millonig by Toby Hudson Caroline Wozniacki Chloe Sevigny by Craig McDean Dasha Zharova Edita Vilkeviciute By Lachlan Bailey Irving Penn Jessica Stam By Willy Vanderperre Josh Olins Juliana Schurig by Ellen von Unwerth Julianne Moore by Warwick Saint Karen Elson By Mert & Marcus Karlie Kloss by Greg Kadel … Continue reading More Visual Optimism

Japan’s Most Notorious Photographer Defends His Love For Women

Nobuyoshi Araki has long courted controversy in his native Japan. The photographer who shot to fame after intimately documenting his wife during the couple’s honeymoon, is, by his own admission, obsessed with the opposite sex, and has become known for his graphic depictionsof young women in sexualized situations. He’s also a master stylist with a preternatural sense for color, a strength that gives supporters leverage … Continue reading Japan’s Most Notorious Photographer Defends His Love For Women

Andrew Miksys | Lithuanian Discos

Rural Lithuanian Discos Remind Andrew Miksys of Ancient Pagan Rituals Which could be why Lithuanian city kids aren’t that into his photos. Photographer Andrew Miksys was born and raised in Seatlle, but his family is Lithuanian. The first time he visited his homeland was to meet some distant relatives, back in the 1990s. On his second visit he stumbled upon a small disco in the … Continue reading Andrew Miksys | Lithuanian Discos

Masterpiece Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

“In my photos you can see that I’m not afraid to fall in love with those whom I photograph.” ~ Annie Leibovitz October 2 was born the famous Annie Leibovitz – photographer whose work the whole world knows, but to this day not everyone can easily call their author. Over forty years of her artistic career Annie Leibovitz dabbled in various genres of photography: interior … Continue reading Masterpiece Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Guinevere van Seenus

  Over the last 20 years, supermodel Guinevere van Seenus has collaborated with the most revered photographers in fashion: from Irving Penn to Roe Ethridge to Steven Meisel to Mario Sorrenti to Craig McDean (she was one of the three subjects of Sorrenti’s 2013 book, Amber, Guinevere & Kate Photographed by Craig McDean: 1993-2005, alongside Amber Valletta and Kate Moss). Ask her if any one … Continue reading Guinevere van Seenus

Ferdinando Scianna Photography

Ferdinando Scianna took up photography while studying literature, philosophy and art history at the University of Palermo in the 1960s. He moved to Milan in 1966 and started working as a photographer for L’Europeo in 1967, becoming a journalist there in 1973. Scianna wrote on politics for Le Monde diplomatique and on literature and photography for La Quinzaine Littéraire. He first joined Magnum Photos in 1982, … Continue reading Ferdinando Scianna Photography

Amy Arbus

Photographer Amy Arbus has published five books, including the award winning “On the Street 1980-1990” and “The Inconvenience of Being Born”. The New Yorker called “The Fourth Wall” her masterpiece. Her most recent, “After Images”, is an homage to modernism’s most iconic avant-garde paintings. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New … Continue reading Amy Arbus

Peter Lindbergh Photography

Peter Lindbergh is photographer and video director credited with ushering in a new era of supermodel photography. Lindbergh was born on November 23, 1944, to German parents stationed in Leszno, Poland (then annexed by Nazi Germany). After the war, his family relocated to Duisberg, a coastal industrial town that would later influence the backdrops of his photography. Inspired by Joseph Kosuth, Lindbergh first studied abstract … Continue reading Peter Lindbergh Photography