Photographer Profiles

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Cynthia Boylan  |  May 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Designer toys got their start in Japan and China but their uniqueness (and the fact that they are so freaky/cute) soon propelled them to red-hot global collectable status. Produced as limited editions, some of these vinyl creations can be worth thousands of dollars to dedicated collectors.

Nashville-based photographer Ryan Roberts began by creating whimsical images of vintage toys but he soon discovered the odd (and a bit warped) world of designer vinyl toys by artists such as Frank Kozik (Mongers Menthols series), Doma (Acid Sweeties series) and Pete Fowler (Monsterism series). It was then he knew he had the perfect photo subject for the fantastic scenes he saw in his head.

Suzanne Driscoll  |  May 01, 2015  |  0 comments

“What happens to a dream deferred?” asks Langston Hughes in his famous poem. Photographer Robert Weingarten found a way to fulfill his dream, even though it happened much later in life. In high school, a guidance counselor advised he would have to choose between a career in photography and working in the finance world if he wanted to make some decent money. “I grew up in a tenement in Brooklyn, New York, and hated being poor,” Weingarten recalls. “But I always had a passion for photography and loved taking and developing pictures.”

Jack Neubart  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as the celebrities he photographs have to reinvent themselves for every role, Patrick Ecclesine is constantly putting on new hats as a photographer.

“As photographers, we have to remember what got us here today may not work tomorrow, in the sense that we constantly have to reinvent ourselves,” Ecclesine astutely affirms. “As a photographer, you’re there to capture a moment. Well, moments change, life changes, things evolve, and so you have to be open to that and not rest on your laurels or get stuck in your ways.”

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Ottawa, Canada is home to Daniel Picard, a talented graphic designer and a noted photographer who has a true passion for pop culture. An avid collector of high quality action figures and statues, Picard expertly integrates these pop icons into his photography by posing them in various action scenes and comical situations.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments

The jury of the world’s largest photography competition recently announced American photographer John Moore as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ L’Iris d’Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year, amongst other awardees.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 03, 2015  |  0 comments

When the rain stopped, Shawn Clover was on the pedestrian bridge over the street at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, waiting for someone interesting to come by. He ended up photographing 14 interesting people, one frame for each. This is the image he chose to post to Flickr.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Humanity has always been fascinated with (and attracted to) the creatures of the night. Every culture has legions of deadly monsters that lurk in the dark corners waiting for an unfortunate victim to wander too close. Much of our popular fiction and films are based upon these fears, to the ghoulish delight of the fans.

In 1995 Joshua Hoffine graduated from Kansas State University with a B. A. in English Literature but he soon decided to embark upon a totally different (and far more strange) road. He began his career in photography by studying with commercial photographer Nick Vedros and working as a photo assistant at Hallmark Cards. In 2003 Hoffine started creating horror themed images and his work soon exploded across the Internet. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 31, 2015  |  0 comments

Unlike landscape, portrait, wildlife, or even sports photographers, the first shots taken these days by advertising photographers on the job are almost always instantly seen and judged—by the client, the client’s representative, an agency rep, or an art director. Pressure, anyone?

Steve Bedell  |  Mar 27, 2015  |  0 comments

I’ve been following Tim Wallace on Facebook for some time now. The guy seems to have an endless supply of gorgeous photos of cars. And not just any cars. We’re talking Aston Martins, Jaguars, Ferraris, Lambos, and more. The cars pimply-faced teen boys drool over and Paris Hilton’s buddies roar down Ocean Drive on most Saturday nights.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Pets are beloved members of the family and increasing numbers of pet parents (as well as shelters and rescue organizations) want good quality portraits of these funny, furry “kids." Brooklyn-based photographer Brooke Jacobs is answering that call by creating beautiful portraits that expertly capture the unique personality of her client’s pets.

Jack Neubart  |  Mar 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Jim Karageorge has been an eyewitness to the changing face of corporate photography over the years. “Today, the stories that corporate clients want to tell are different from those we told in the past,” Karageorge, a corporate/industrial photographer, observes. “They are geared more toward the human factor than the technologies.”

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  2 comments

American photographer Courtney Colantonio-Ray was recently named the winner of the US National Award in the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Colantonio-Ray’s winning image “Dancer in Pause” was chosen as the single best photo taken by an American photographer entered into any of the 10 Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (the world’s biggest photography competition).

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Darrell (from BGZ Studios) is an award-winning photographer who specializes in capturing out-of-this-world fantasy portrait creations. Using lavish costumes, dramatic sets, and art to bring various comic book, video game and manga characters to life, Darrell creates his art by discovering unique places that breathe life into these fantasy characters. In short, he helps turn his subjects into superheroes.

Steve Meltzer  |  Mar 04, 2015  |  0 comments

My dog-eared copy of Josef Koudelka’s Gypsies sits in the bookcase next to Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moments and Robert Frank’s The Americans. Like those books, it was fundamental to my development as a photographer. From the moment I saw it I was mesmerized by its stunning black-and-white images. Published by Aperture Books in 1975, it contained page after page of Koudelka’s dark and brooding photographs of European gypsies; the Romani or Roma people.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments

American photographer Neil Craver has been announced as the overall winner of Professional category with the title: Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2014 and $2000 in prize money. His winning image, called “Manufacturing Content” is a unique glimpse into the subconscious of the mind.

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