Posts Tagged ‘martinschoeller’

PROOF: An Inspirational Photo Blog from National Geographic

If you feel like you’ve been lacking for inspiration lately, you’re about to strike the photographic gold mine. In celebration of their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is launching PROOF, a photography blog all their own that is already full of great content — and it’s only been running for 2 days. Read more…

A Conversation with Martin Schoeller

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Flip through the pages of any major magazine published in the last few years and it’s likely you’ve seen a picture snapped by Martin Schoeller therein. The German-born award-winning photographer got off to a rough start upon moving to the United States in the early 1990s, only to find himself as an in-demand iconic picture taker today.

He’s covered every major celebrity you can imagine with his trademark close-up portraiture and fashion photos alike (though, he admits fashion isn’t quite his bag). From Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, Schoeller has worked with Hollywood’s elite and America’s most influential politicians. He’s seen it all.
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Playing Around with Average Faces Using Martin Schoeller’s Celebrity Portraits

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Yesterday, PetaPixel shared photographer Richard Prince’s composite portrat created by blending together 57 faces of girlfriends seen on Seinfeld. I also enjoy playing with the idea of image averaging, and can’t get enough of it. Late last year, I started experimenting with the idea of averaging faces by blending portraits.

I needed a set of faces that were all semi-similar enough to create good averages with. Well, if you haven’t seen the work of photographer Martin Schoeller, you are missing out! He has a series of close-ups that are shot with very similar lighting styles and compositions of famous (and not-so-famous) people. It’s simply mesmerizing to see. I grabbed the shots above to try face averaging out with.
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How Martin Schoeller Photographed Swimmer Ryan Lochte for TIME

Photographer Martin Schoeller recently photographed American swimmer Ryan Lochte for the July 30th issue of TIME magazine. The behind-the-scenes video above offers an interesting glimpse into how the images were made.
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Close-Up Portraits of Identical Twins

Photographer Martin Schoeller traveled to the annual “Twins Days Festival” in Twinsburg, Ohio to photograph pairs of identical twins in his trademark close-up style.
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Martin Schoeller Shooting Portraits of Time 100 Honorees

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes video showing photographer Martin Schoeller shooting portraits for Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people on earth.

(via A Photo Editor)