Uli Weber has said that he aims "to take beautiful pictures, which are also relevant." As one of the most accomplished photographers of our generation, with over 25 years of experience, Weber has done just that. His celebrity portraiture isn't just crisp, clean, modern and fresh, it's distinctly his own.
We love how Hasselbad describes Weber's work, "Behind his pictures is his desire to… Continue
Added by alice on May 8, 2011 at 6:00am —
Brooklyn, New York-based Eric Ogden is a celebrity photographer who knows how to create a mood. Using just the right amount of lighting, he's able to capture some of our favorite celebrities looking introspective and even a bit forlorn.
"My portraits are almost always anchored in an environment, so the locations are very important and often play a large part in lending a sense of… Continue
Added by alice on March 19, 2011 at 11:00am —
Though Ben Heine is well-known for his very clever series Pencil Vs Camera
, many might not know about his Digital Circlism set. Heine's created a new technique whereby digital circles are selectively placed onto a black background. Using a sharp round brush in Photoshop CS4, he makes these circles of… Continue
Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Who doesn't love seeing the silly side of our favorite celebs? Photographer Yu Tsai captures their countless, crazy expressions in these black-and-white shots. He must have a great rapport with his celebrity clients...
(For those of you who missed Part I, check it out… Continue
Added by alice on December 4, 2010 at 8:30am —
I think It's safe to assume that New York-based fashion photographer Mark Squire is a perfectionist. After closely examining each of his gorgeous portraits, it's hard to find any visible flaws. What's most impressive is how he controls light and shadows to create extremely captivating shots.…
Added by Eugene on November 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
While we love seeing our favorite celebrities look dark and brooding
or even upset
(no, it's not the sadist in me), it's also wonderfully refreshing to see them like this - laughing, hamming it up for the… Continue
Added by alice on November 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
Before becoming a fashion photographer, Randall Slavin was a struggling actor who worked at a gas station across the street from a headshot photography studio. After watching beautiful women go in and out of the studio all day, he wandered over there and struck up a friendship with the owner. He didn’t know anything about photography but was promptly hired to shoot… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
We've all seen celebrity illustrations before, but these ones by Pablo Lobato are a notch above the rest. Born in Argentina, Lobato's use of color and shape really brings out the personalities of his subjects. Among other publications, he has worked for Rolling Stone, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Daily News, and Time.…
Added by Eugene on October 3, 2010 at 8:30am —
Though we've seen our share of celebrity photographers, we've never seen anyone who could bring out the delectably dark side of them like Patrick Hoelck. By carefully manipulating shadows and light, Hoelck creates a heightened sense of drama, turning our favorite celebrities into strangely intriguing characters.
"When I photographed Ian McKellen," Hoelck… Continue
Added by alice on September 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Like Lorenzo Agius
, photographer Jake Chessum has a gift. He can take photos of A-list celebrities and make them appear completely at ease. There are no grandiose sets and no one looks overdone. In fact, in some of Chessum's photos, it's like he was just at the right… Continue
Added by alice on September 7, 2010 at 9:00am —
These photo booth-looking shots by world-renowned photographer Yu Tsai are great. Pressured to take multiple photos inside a confined space, people become goofy and animated, trying to make themselves look different for every shot. Who's better suited to take these kinds of artistic photos than our favorite A-list actors and… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 7, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Charlize Theron by Anna-Mariaa
It goes without saying that an artist who spends the time and energy to create a piece of art must have a love and fascination with their craft. Nowhere is this more apparent than with pencil art. Spending tens if not hundreds of hours on one piece, these…
Added by alice on April 4, 2010 at 12:30am —
I've always believed that the best celebrity portraits give you an inside look into a glamorous world while maintaining a level of authenticity. The photos never stray far from the personality but they show you a slightly different side you may never knew existed.
Looking through photographer Tom Munro's work, that's…
Added by alice on April 1, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Flip through the latest issue of Esquire, Glamour, Entertainment Weekend, Vanity Fair or GQ and you might just stumble upon the gorgeous work of James White. As a famous celebrity photographer, he's the one who makes all of our A-list actors and actresses seem incredibly sexy. Of course, I'm sure it helps that the famous faces he photographs go by the names -…
Added by alice on March 17, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Social media has really taken off in the last decade. A handful of celebrities have really embraced the trend and used Twitter to engage their fans. Odessa Begay interpreted the celebrity tweets into these humorous illustrations which can be found on her site, Museum of Modern Celebrity… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
British-born Greg Williams is one of the best celebrity portrait takers in the world. He has worked with many of the world's most popular actors including Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightly, and Daniel Craig. Collected here are the sexiest portraits from his collection.…
Added by Eugene on February 10, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Natalie Portman Continue
Swiss-American photographer, Raymond Meier, has shot everything from architecture and still life to fashion throughout his illustrious career. As a contributing photographer to Vogue and The New York Times, his fashion photography stands out and has even gained him the respect of Anna Wintour, the tough as nails Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue.
Added by alice on December 27, 2009 at 12:00pm —
As a top fashion and celebrity photographer, Norman Jean Roy's name is often spoken in the same breath as Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger and Patrick Demarchelier. Whether he's channeling Old Hollywood glamour with Gemma Ward and George Clooney or recreating Hitchcock Classics with Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., Roy has that rare ability of making any picture…
Added by alice on December 15, 2009 at 11:30am —
It's almost as if Patrick Hoelck wants his celebrity subjects to look like villains in a movie. According to Hoelck, his dark photography "does not hide, pervert, destroy, or malign. Instead, it emboldens, signifies, nurtures, resurrects an individual for who they are."
Hoelck began as a youngster in New York City working in the music video world during what… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
The Office Continue
In our quest to uncover the most stunning celebrity portraiture, I came upon the work of Gavin Bond. A graduate of London's St Martin's Lane, Gavin spent much of the '90s backstage at the fashion world's biggest runway shows. (He's even shot the Victoria's Secret Lingerie Show!) Flipping through his work, you'll find amazing pictures of everyone from supermodels to…
Added by alice on November 19, 2009 at 1:30pm —