AtEdge Commercial Photographers

Maxine Helfman Captures a Different Side of James Franco

Photographer Maxine Helfman recently had the opportunity to photograph James Franco the artist, not James Franco the actor. The shoot was for the New York magazine and the goal was to capture a different side of Franco.

You see, James Franco isn’t just an actor, he’s also a wildly hated artist. There are tons of articles all over the internet about why you should hate him and his art. He’s regularly slapped with labels like “poser” and “faker,” and the art world seems to love to hate him as a whole.

That’s where Helfman comes in. The feature article was about Franco sitting down and having a discussion with one of his biggest critics and Helfman was tasked with creating a cover image for the piece. According to New York photography director Jody Quon, Helfman “has a very vivid sense of photography and a painterly quality as well.” This is what led to the cover image being “van-Gogh-as-tortured-artist,” as Quon put it.

The end result of the campaign was a series of brilliant images that portray Franco in a delightfully new light.

To see more of Helfman’s work, check out her AtEdge portfolio.

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Markku Lahdesmaki Is Heating Up Vanity Fair

Finnish photographer Markku Lahdesmaki may have grown up in a place known for it’s cold weather, but now he’s bringing the heat to Vanity Fair. Lahdesmaki’s photos are front and center of a new piece in this August’s issue. “How Extreme Heat Could Leave Swaths Of The Planet Uninhabitable” focuses on extreme heat-waves in Death Valley and Kuwait and discusses how they could spell disaster for the future of our planet.

Lahdesmaki’s scorching images of the Death Valley landscape help to illustrate the kinds of extreme heat that can be hard to imagine for those who have never truly felt it.

Grab the August issue of Vanity fair to see the full article and more of Lahdesmaki’s work or check out the article online.

You can also see more of Markku Lahdesmaki’s photography and all his latest projects on his AtEdge profile page or on his website.

Microview 54 Just Released!

Featured Image: ©Chris Gordaneer

Microview is back with its 54th issue, now making its way to the desks of creatives all over the globe!

The edition’s chilling cover was produced by Chris Gordaneer. Chris’ portfolio is filled with energetic, atmospheric images that give off a feeling of intimacy. His work for brands like MasterCard, Honda, Bosch Appliances, has taken him all over the world and has earned him over 100 awards in the past 12 years.

Inside this new release, you’ll find over 300 pages of remarkable images from a group of unique commercial photographers invited into our exclusive program for their unconventional vision.

Browse through the full 300+ pages of Microview 54 now.

We hope you will reference AtEdge books & whenever you need to hire a truly distinctive photographer. Our publications are distributed 5 times a year. To be considered for distribution of our books, please click here.

Here are a few sample pages from Microview 54:

23 AtEdge Photographers in Communication Arts Photo Annual 57

Featured image: ©Christopher Griffith

This year’s Communication Arts Photography Annual is filled to the brim with AtEdge photographers and we couldn’t be more excited to see them get the recognition they deserve!

Congratulations to the 23 photographers that were handpicked by the exclusive group of judges for the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography.

Check out our winning photographers.

©Satoshi Kobayashi | Multimedia

©Satoshi Kobayashi | Category: Multimedia | “Dove Chocolate”

©Harold Lee Miller

©Harold Lee Miller | Category: Advertising | “Portrait of Josef Newgarden for 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500”

©Patrick Molnar

©Patrick Molnar | Category: Advertising |”REDLine Aerospace LLC”

©Paul Elledge

©Paul Elledge | Category: Advertising | “Joe Clay, Rockabilly Royalty”

©Richard Schultz

©Richard Schultz | Category: Advertising | “Dunira Estate”

©Russell Rutherford Group

©Russell + Rutherford | Category: Advertising | “Nutri Mexico Farms”

©Tyler Stableford

©Tyler Stableford | Category: Advertising | “Canon USA, The Farmers Series”

©Christopher Griffith

©Christopher Griffith | Category: Editorial | “Foot Soldiers”

©Jonathan Kambouris

©Jonathan Kambouris | Category: Editorial | “Ask Men’s Health”

©The Voorhes

©The Voorhes | Category: Editorial | “Drugstore Tank for ‘The Billionaire Behind Walgreen’s Quest for Dominance'”

©Chris Gordaneer

©Chris Gordaneer | Category: For Sale | “Morning Kayak”

©Morgan Silk

©Morgan Silk | Category: For Sale | “Saturn V Dynamic Test Vehicle”

©Tyler Gourley

©Tyler Gourley | Category: For Sale | “Waves”

©Andy Anderson

©Andy Anderson | Category: Self-Promotion | “Reindeer in Rut”

©Christopher Wilson

©Christopher Wilson | Category: Self-Promotion | “Alberta”

©Paolo Marchesi

©Paolo Marchesi | Category: Self-Promotion | “Fish Jump”

©Simon Harsent

©Simon Harsent | Category: Self-Promotion | “Hermann Nitsch”

©Stewart Cohen

©Stewart Cohen | Category: Self-Promotion | “Baby Beards”

©Beth Galton

©Beth Galton | Category: Unpublished | “Food Bouquet”

©David Emmite

©David Emmite | Category: Unpublished | “Book Club: Gone with the Wind”

©Dwight Eschliman

©Dwight Eschliman | Category: Unpublished | “Lake Shasta”

©Marc Tule

©Marc Tule | Category: Unpublished | “Pale Morning Dun”

©Sue Tallon

©Sue Tallon | Category: Unpublished | “Roots”

Microview 52 Now Available

We’re excited to share that Microview 52 is now on the desks of select creatives around the world.

Staying true to its predecessors, this book features compelling work from a unique group of commercial photographers including an outstanding cover image by award-winning photographer Bonnie Holland . Bonnie’s work is often described as vibrant, playful and wildly creative. She has more than 30 years of experience in the photography field as well as the vision, skill, and passion for creating magical work on a routine basis. With its’ original, optimistic and perfectly crafted point of view, her photography regularly attracts clients like Target, Benefit Cosmetics, BEBE, Coke & Philips and  more

Inside Microview 52, you’ll find innovative photography from the most talented advertising and editorial assignment photographers working today. Each photographer has been invited into our program because his or her work communicates a unique and independent vision.

Browse through the  full 300+ pages in Microview 52 now.

AtEdge publications are distributed 5 times a year. To be considered for distribution of our books, please click here. We hope you will reference AtEdge books & whenever you need to hire a truly innovative photographer.

Take a look at a few excerpts from Microview 52:



Microview 50 is Out Now

Featured Image: ©Matthew Turley 

Microview 50 is here! The book is jam-packed with 200+ pages of extraordinary images from an exclusive group of commercial photographers.  The cover is an exceptional image by Matthew Turley.

AtEdge publications are distributed to a select group of creative buyers 5 times a year. See if you qualify for a free copy here.

About Matthew Turley
As a commercial photographer, Matthew has gained over two decades worth of experience working with big names such as Home Depot, Chevron, Chrysler, RAM, & Biltmore. Throughout his career, Matthew’s work has been recognized for international awards including CA and PDN. He is represented by Marianne Campbell Associates.

See more of Matthew’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and at

Here are a few examples of images you’ll find in Microview 50:


9 Portraits of Children That Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Featured Image: ©Lisa Wiseman

Have you heard the quote, “The creative adult is the child that survived”? Children are spectacular reminders of the innocence and purity of life. They have an amazing ability to laugh often, love unconditionally, and enjoy the little things.

Here are 9 portraits of children that are guaranteed to make you smile, shot by some of the world’s most talented creative adults.

Jimmy Williams
Jimmy Williams

Dennis Welsh
Dennis Welsh

Laurie Frankel
Laurie Frankel

Jonathan Robert Willis
Jonathan Robert Willis

Lisa Wiseman
Lisa Wiseman

Raina + Wilson
Raina Wilson

William Huber
William Huber

Catherine Ledner
Catherine Ledner

Paul Ruigrok
Paul Ruigrok van der Werven

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