Here’s a fantastic interview of photographer Steve McCurry by Riz Khan which traces McCurry’s photographic path to India and his love of exploring the planet and understanding the world. Hear the story behind McCurry’s iconic National Geographic cover image of ‘Afghan Girl’ and how he was reunited with his most famous portrait subject.
Here’s your chance to show off your red, white and blue in the Popular Photography and American Photo Campaign 2012 Contest brought to you by Sony Artisans of Imagery. Challenging our nation to document this historic election year with pictures and the ability to capture moments in time and tell a story without narrative, no medium is more powerful than photography.
Portrait, Americana, Photojournalism, Humor, Civic Pride, and Atmosphere.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Popular Photography and American Photo magazines will fly the Grand Prize winner and one guest to New York for a 3 day 2 night stay. The winner and his/her guest will attend the Popular Photography and Sony Annual Party where their winning image will be displayed.
Six (6) FIRST PRIZE CATEGORY WINNERS: Sony NEX 5N cameras with lens (NEX5KN/B)
Entry Fee: This contest is FREE to enter.
Deadline: September 2, 2012
Heaven’s Disco must be cranking this week as Robin Gibb joins Donna Summer on the dance floor behind the pearly velvet rope…
I shot this portrait of the Bee Gees for Entertainment Weekly back in 1997 when they were making their comeback tour and as you can see from this photo, the lads were a lot of fun. The background of this conceptual celebrity portrait photography was a set we built in the studio after imagining they should each have a room filled with gold records. When I told them the concept, the brothers laughed and said “you know we’ll have to look into that…”
Just imagine how great that would look under a disco ball in Heaven’s Studio 54…
This is beyond surreal… Much L-O-V-E to everyone at X Factor and Sony for my prime-time debut photographing celebrity portraits of The X Factor Finalists with SONY NEX-5N then passing the cameras out to all the contestants so they could see how easy it was to get great professional results with a camera small enough they can take it with them everywhere.
Check out Season One’s Episode: ‘One of Ten Voted Off’ of The X Factor (USA) for these portraits of Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Marcus Canty, Rachel Crow, Drew, Astro, LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Lakoda Rayne
To all the finalists for welcoming me to their show this week – you guys rock!
To Steve Sommers and Kayla Lindquist of Sony…thanks for believing!
To my personal fashion stylist, my lovely wife Fazia, I love you baby!