Posts tagged: editorial photography

Portraits of Underground Cirque Troupe Lucent Dossier



In collaboration with the Lucent Dossier underground cirque troupe, photographer August Bradley presents A Theater of Darkness, an enchanting visual narrative filled with curiosity and terror. As if birthed from the pages of an H.G. Wells novel, Bradley’s circus characters are confined to an old, anachronistic vaudeville theater—long after their performances, they lurk in the steampunk underground, yearning for the outside world and hoping for escape.

What’s In Your Camera Bag?: Sports Illustrated Photographer Walter Iooss

Walter Iooss

Walter Iooss

Kate Upton, shot for the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Iooss has shot over 10 covers of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, the first one being in 1973.

What’s in your camera bag?
My gear is Canon. I carry 1 EOS 1D, 1 EOS 5D, 24-105 zoom f4, 50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.2, 1 extra camera battery, 1 card reader, 1 hard drive, 4 Sandisk cards, a lens tissue, swim goggles and golf glove for my two favorite pastimes, and mints for safe breath.

What’s in your bag that’s specific to the type of work you shoot? I shoot mostly portraits and all the lenses are geared for that—my action days are few. For the swimsuit shoots I would bring a 70-200 f4 zoom and a 300mm f4, along with 3 portable Profoto strobes. Sunlight is only good for a short period of time, early and late, especially for women. Light is always the most important element in my pictures, if I am free to control it. Some jobs are only cover shoots—for those, you start with light and backgrounds, and go from there with the poses.

What’s the most unusual item in your camera bag? My goggles and golf glove—I use these anywhere I can swim or hit balls.

Bence Bakonyi’s Floating Portraits

Bence Bakonyi

Bence Bakonyi

Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi carries on the Moholy-Nagy tradition of creating alternate ways of visually representing reality and making us see with photography what we might not with our own two eyes. Currently based in Budapest, Bakonyi has worked on a number of series that all ask us to consider this ‘new’ reality—to suspend belief, to imagine, and to go with it.

Lifestyle and Editorial Photographer Collin Hughes on What Makes a Great Website (Sponsored by Squarespace)


NYC-based lifestyle and editorial photographer Collin Hughes is an adventurer at heart and that same energy is echoed in his work—you can find him chasing after subjects and mixing up the scene with a fresh and modern style that combines classic portraiture with the story unfolding before him. Connecting brands and clients to their audiences through visual storytelling is Hughes’ day-to-day. When he’s not shooting commercial work, he is at play with personal projects like Any Meal, a recently born series of sit-down meals and experiences with people Hughes meets around the world.

40s Pin-Ups Models Re-imagined And ‘Dressed’ In Only Milk

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has come up with quite the new fashion in his reimagined tribute to 1940s pin-up models, Milky Pin-Ups. Referencing vintage pin-up paintings from the late calendar artist Gil Elvgren, Wieczorkiewicz dressed the models in real milk, orchestrating splash after splash. The final ensembles are incredibly impressive and a product of meticulous layering of hundreds of photos of the milk in its various flight patterns. There’s no denying it this time—milk, it does a body good.

Idyllic Arctic Landscapes Photographed by Lottie Davies

Lottie Davies

Lottie Davies is a UK-born photographer who is based in London. Her series North features images from Iceland, Finland, Greenland, Svalbard (Spitzbergen), an Arctic archipelago that belongs to Norway, and the UK.

Parisian Men Photographed in Their Stylish Surrounds

Baudouin Irié, fashion designer, FrenchIrié, fashion designer

A young performer stands beside books and records piled high, his clothes scorched for reasons unknown. A fashion designer gazes stoically at the photographer’s lens while a toothy reptile lurks near his feet. Holding his skateboard, a sociologist returns to the room he lived in as a child.

A Look Inside Norway’s Poshest Prison

Halden Prison Norway Gughi-Fassino

Italian photographer Gughi Fassino became interested in Norway’s Halden prison after he came across an article about the recently opened facility online. He pitched a photo-driven piece to a weekly magazine he regularly works with and through that connection (and after a bit of negotiation), he was granted access to photograph the prison and inmates for three days.

Dramatic Photos of Cliff Diving in Ireland

Greg-Funnell cliff diving photography

Just over a month ago I was lucky enough to be commissioned by Red Bull’s magazine RedBulletin to fly to Ireland and cover the 4th stop on the Red Bull Cliff diving tour. The competition was to take place on the Arran island of Inis Mór, jutting out from the Atlantic off of the west coast of Ireland.

I was in the fortunate position of having got the commission on the strength of my feature ‘Mountain of Hell‘, a story I shot in the French Alps last year. This meant that they wanted a similar style and approach, and were keen for me to shoot it in black and white, but equally were more or less happy for me to do my own thing. For photographers these are generally seen as dream assignments as it shows that the commissioning picture editor trusts you to explore the story in your own way, thus giving you much creative freedom. Finding this can be rare, especially when it’s your first time working for a new client.

Youth, Freedom, Love and Summertime Photographed in Los Angeles

R-J-Shaughnessy stay cool

‘Stay Cool is a collection of an entire summer’s worth of images. The idea behind it was not simply to document subjects or happenings but to document the essence of an experience, to try and capture the feelings of youth and freedom and love and summertime and Los Angeles. I think often times the trap of documentary photography is in the waiting. We wait for our subject matter to provide for us, I know I fell into that trap in much of my shooting over this past decade. With this work I felt like there was an opportunity for me to transcend beyond a level of waiting into a level of stimulation, a level of participation, in creating the experiences or creating the jumping off point for the experiences and then capturing the magic that unfolds. In that respect this book and what it means to me has a lot less to do with photography and a lot more to do with life – initiate unique experiences and pursue the magic that results.’