Posts tagged: editorial photography

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.’

Celebrity ‘Pin Art’ Portraits

Jackie-OnasisJackie Onasis

Philip Karlberg is a Stockholm based photographer who splits his time equally between editorial and commercial projects. In this series Pin Art, commissioned by Plaza Magazine, over 1,200 sticks were used to ‘sculpt’ the celebrity faces. Karlberg is represented by MINK MGMT.

Portraits of Hip Hop Artists from the Early Days

Biggie Smalls Dana Lixenberg photographyBiggie

Dana Lixenberg lives and works in New York and Amsterdam. She studied photography at the London College of Printing and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 1993 she was awarded a project grant by the Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture) for a series of portraits at the Imperial Courts Housing Project in Watts, Los Angeles. She soon received commissions from a wide variety of magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vrij Nederland and Vibe, among many others. Many of these collaborations continue to this date. All the while, Lixenberg continues working on long-term personal projects, mostly focused on individuals and communities on the margins of society. This a selection of her portraits of hip hop artists.

Stanley Kubrick’s photographs of New York

Stanley-Kubrick photographs New York

Stanley Kubrick was a writer and director famous for movies such as: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.  Before he began directing he was a photographer for LOOK Magazine from 1945-1950.  The Museum of the City of New York and VandM have recently chosen 25 of Kubrick’s photographs out of 10,000 negatives to sell with the majority of the proceeds going to the Museum of the City of New York.

Stanley-Kubrick photographs New York

Stanley-Kubrick photographs New York

Nikita Gale, Atlanta

Nikita Gale Jack Preston

Nikita Gale is a self-taught conceptual artist and photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Nikita has a BA in Anthropology from Yale University and has exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Atlanta. In 2010, she presented her debut solo show, ‘BOOLESH1T’ at Atlanta’s Mint Gallery. Gale primarily shoots 35mm film. Her work has appeared in a number of international magazines and online publications including Waxpoetics, Paste Magazine, 944 Magazine, Okay Player, (blog of The New Yorker’s pop-music critic), Creative Loafing, URB Magazine, and many others.

Tina Barney: Players

Tina Barney Players

In Players, Tina Barney expands her subject matter to include fashion, performers, and actors, as well as her own circle of friends. Emboldened by the cacophony when photographing on stage, Barney has embraced a more casual aesthetic that is visually exhilarating. Editor and designer Chip Kidd has translated this excitement to the pages of this new book. And Michael Stipe has contributed his poetic vertigo.

In her two previous books, Barney chose to look at families in America and their milieu and then carried on this examination of families in Europe. Now she combines commercial assignments dating back as far as 1988, with editorial, fashion, and portraiture. Selections from her personal work complete the mix. Barney has always been fascinated by the circumstances in which her subjects operate. Whether performing publicly or privately, they are all “players”.

Tina Barney Players

Lifestyle Imagery by Seattle Editorial Photographer Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson photography

Twenty-seven-year-old photographer Kyle Johnson loves shooting people, no matter whether its portraiture, fashion, or working with a band, which he does quite often in his current town of Seattle, Washington. Kyle strives to create images that are classically executed, often with a hint of humor. His photos have been featured in VICE, DAZED & Confused, Wallpaper*, and most recently Popular Mechanics Magazine. He drinks far too much coffee & is always blasting music.

Jessica Sample, Los Angeles

Jessica Sample photography

Jessica Sample (formerly Jessica Schwartzberg) grew up in Los Angeles, where she is currently based. Before coming home to California, she was previously the Deputy Photo Editor of Travel + Leisure in New York and a frequent photographer for the magazine. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the International Center of Photography. Jessica finds inspiration in new environments, cultures and people and has traveled to 36 countries.