Friday, June 29, 2012
Two Portrait Photographers Prime For Emulation
Today I'm bringing you not one but two interviews with world class portrait photographers. Rather than just plain conversation, though, each of these is more of an in-depth lesson in the making of masterful portraits. The first, courtesy of the Fast Company Create blog, is Nadav Kander. He's photographed presidents and celebrities, and his portfolio includes images that eventually are almost certain to become iconic. His interview sheds light on technical approach and philosophy, even as he stretches his talents into the world of motion picture portraits—no easy feat. Kander's candor, pardon the pun, is not unlike the second interview, which comes via the A Photo Editor blog. It's with celebrity portrait photographer Chris Buck, whose images demonstrate a unique sense of humor without being kitschy or campy. They also manage to transcend the world of pedestrian portraiture, making these interviews with two different artists, who take two different approaches, both invaluable lessons for portrait photographers of all stripes.