celebrity portraits


DMX photographed for GQ in Miami 1999 Rappers and celebrity publicists have a bad rep, but that’s rarely been my experience. When I was assigned to shoot DMX for GQ magazine, my first call was to his publicist, Angelo Ellerbee of Double Xxposure. DMX had a reputation back then for being a no-show on photoshoots …

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Profoto Tiny Talks | Brian Smith

My friends at Profoto posted this short video clip of my talk on ‘Iconic Portrait Lighting’ at their booth at WPPI 2016. If you’re attending WPPI 2017, be sure to check out my full platform talk TONIGHT at 6:30PM!

In Print: Philippe Starck & Sam Nazarian for Haute Living

Our latest celebrity portrait shoot for the cover of Haute Living Magazine features Philippe Starck & Sam Nazarian photographed at SLS Brickell Hotel in downtown Miami. With all due respect to Apple’s Jony Ive, Starck is THE God of Design. The last time I photographed Starck, was on a beach in Puerto Vallarta. This time, …

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Ty Burrell cover of Draft Magazine

In Print: Ty Burrell Draft Magazine Cover Shoot

The latest issue of Draft Magazine features my celebrity portrait cover shoot of funny and fabulous actor Ty Burrell of ‘Modern Family’ photographed at his Beer Bar in Salt Lake City. Huge thanks as always to Draft Magazine Art Director Kevin Robie for another great looking cover! GEAR LIST: Camera: Sony a7RII Lens: Sony FE …

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Hollywood Portraits:
Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits photographed at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Camera: Sony a900 Lens: Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA Lens Lighting: (2) Profoto Acute 2 2400 Packs (2) Profoto Acute 2 Heads Profoto Softlight Reflector White Profoto Honeycomb Grid for Softlight Reflector Elinchrom Octabank 74″