Richard Branson

A Book 30 Years in the Making

For the past six months I’ve been hard at work on my second book ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous‘ Coming this fall from Peachpit Publishing’s New Riders, the book that’s actually 30+ years in the making. Drawing upon the best lessons I’ve learned over the last three decades photographing …

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Foto Flock Interview

Interview from Fotoflock.com by Anna Pande Q: You say that, “I’ve got the greatest job in the world. My worst days as a photographer might be the greatest days in the lives of many people.” What is it that drives your passion for photography? As a photographer, you see the best and the worst of …

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Featured in Professional Photography Magazine

Professional Photography magazine features behind-the-scenes look at Brian Smith’s Time Magazine shoot of billionaire Richard Branson on Necker Island. For more, please see: http://briansmith/blog

Coolest Cover…Ever…

An international delivery from Japan just showed up with the latest issue of Courrier Japon with my photo Richard Branson wearing a spacesuit on Necker Island on the cover. Over the years of shooting magazine cover photography – I just gotta say this is the COOLEST cover I’ve ever had… Big Shout Out to their …

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Richard Branson goes into Space for Time

“Richard Branson…on Necker Island…in a Spacesuit…” That was the pitch from Time Magazine deputy photo editor Dietmar Liz-Lepiorz. As pitches go, that was as good of a pitch as I’ve heard. But to be honest, he had me at Branson… Richard Branson is the type of subject every photographer simply loves. He gets a good …

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