Editorial Photography

Photographer Spotlight: The Work of Rob Gregory

Rob Gregory is an internationally-recognized commercial photographer, specializing in sports, portrait and composite photography. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, Graphis, Digital Photographer and other prestigious publications. It’s also been featured in exhibits across the globe, including in Paris, London and Atlanta.

With a background that extends well beyond photography and includes work as an agency art director, Rob has worked with some of the biggest brands in the business, including The United States Marine Corps, Intel, Tide, Swiffer, and Capital One.

On a more personal not, Rob is also a cancer survivor. He enjoys donating as much time as he can to cancer and disability related causes. You can feel the care and respect he has for these causes simply by scrolling through his portfolio.

Based out of Chicago, Rob can often be found on location shooting all over the country. To see more of his work, check out Rob’s AtEdge portfolio or visit his website.

 

Creative Showcase: The Best of Sports Photography

Photographing athletes is a dream for many professionals, but it isn’t an easy thing to do. Sports Photography comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are actions shots and promos, gritty pictures and elegant close-ups. The world of sports photography is as diverse as sports themselves.

Sports photography is often a lightning fast process and knowledge of the game can go a long way to getting that perfect shot. Being able to predict where an athlete is going to be or what he or she is going to do before they do it ensures you don’t miss out on what’s coming next. You need impeccable timing, great equipment and a quick trigger finger to be a sports photographer and luckily we know more than a few people who check all those boxes.

Below are just a few of the best sports photographers we know. You can see all the sports photographers AtEdge has on its roster on our Specialties page.

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Philip Haynes

Tom Hussey

Paul Aresu

Paola Marchesi

Kevin Arnold

Finn O’Hara

You can see more incredible Sports Photography here.

 

 

 

Creative Showcase: The Best Celebrity Photographers

From product to landscape and underwater to portraiture, there are dozens upon dozens of different types of photography out there. Today, we’re focusing on celebrity photography.

Taking professional pictures of famous individuals comes with its own set of difficulties. First of all, you’re photographing someone who gets photographed all the time. On the bright side, that means they probably know how to pose and make themselves look good on camera. On the downside, there are already hundreds or thousands of quality pictures of them out there, meaning sometimes you have to be extra creative to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

These types of photo shoots can also be incredibly hard to arrange as well. They often only happen under tight time restrictions with lightning fast turnarounds. Plus, if you happen to be working with a celebrity who is a particular diva, that just makes everything that much harder.

Despite the difficulties, plenty of photographers love shooting celebrities. In this week’s showcase, we’re highlighting five of the best celebrity photographers we know.

Ethan Pines

Nigel Parry

Michael Lewis

Roberto Chamorro

Michael Grecco

To see even more great celebrity photography, visit the Celebrity section on the AtEdge website.

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Remembering a Bygone Era: Nostalgia By Mauricio Candela

Times have changed. A lot. There have been more scientific and technological advancements in the last century than in any century before it. And of course, with all those changes have come a whole lot of drawbacks. After all, advancement rarely comes without its own set of consequences.

It’s been over fifty years since Bob Dylan recorded “The Times They Are a-Changin,'” and even he probably would never have guessed how much more things would change in his lifetime.

Mauricio Candela Nostalgia

Photographer Mauricio Candela’s latest series, Nostalgia, focuses on how times have changed for children in particular. His photographs bring us back to a time before smartphones and the internet. Before kids had to worry about social media and having the latest gadgetry. As he puts it, “imaginations are now at the mercy of tablets and dictated by smartphones and video game consoles.” Nostalgia is all about remembering a time when childhood meant simpler times and an abundance of innocence.

You can see more of Nostalgia below, including the photographer’s own statement about the series.

For more of Candela’s work, visit his official AtEdge page.

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Photographer’s Note

Nostalgia by Mauricio Candela.
What once was childhood.

Childhood and the Nostalgia of it have a curious relationship.
It’s not something that children are conscious of, but as adults, it plays a big part as a reference in their lives.

Remembering our own childhood conjures up images and thoughts of a seemingly simpler, easier time.

When we see today’s children surrounded by technology, it seems as if their own imaginations are now at the mercy of tablets and dictated by smartphones and video games consoles.

Almost like a still silent scream, these photographs are presented to remind us that innocence, simplicity and creativity are the foundations of any childhood. Having any of these elements in our past is what makes the nostalgia for them so strong in present times.

This artwork shows the reality of a child. We can clearly experience a “feeling” in viewing it. It acts almost like a warning to the inner adult carried inside. It’s a reminder that any childhood flourishes by such very basic, simple things within a nurturing environment.

It will serve as a safety net or foundation. By enabling this context, they’ll be armed at defending themselves from the assault of today’s world and its technological tsunami.

The process of creating these images was done over a long and slow timetable. It took almost a year to find all the ideal characters to reflect the meaning of what I wanted to impart in the artwork. Using neutral color palettes and staging each scene organically, without makeup or tricks, without over-producing them.

 

 

Five of the Best Underwater Photographers in AtEdge

Underwater photography is a dream for many professionals. It isn’t always easy, but it often results in some of the most breathtaking images you’ll ever see. The AtEdge community is full of incredible underwater photographers with unbelievable talent and style.

Take photographer David Martinez for example. He’s a globetrotting photographer with a passion for the surf and the sea. According to him, “he’s just as comfortable with a huge production crew as he is alone on his surfboard with his underwater camera.”

Then there’s photographer Christopher Wilson. A former writer, art director and designer, Wilson found his passion for photography after spending 15 years in the advertising world. His underwater portraits have a very distinct feel to them. The endlessness of the water surrounding his subjects creates something that feels both intimate and ominous.

Embry Rucker‘s passion for communicating the human narrative is clearly visible in his underwater photography.

The subjects of Hollis Bennett‘s underwater photography are a bit fishier than most, which makes sense for a man who grew up in Knoxville, loves the outdoors and has lived on three different coasts.

Lastly, we have one of the most talented underwater photographer’s around, Dana Neibert. There’s a lot more to his portfolio than just underwater photography, but don’t let that fool you. Some of his ocean shots are the most stunningly beautiful photos we’ve seen.

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Check out the “Underwater” section of the AtEdge website to see even more spectacular shots from these photographers and more.

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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Geneviève Caron for SOQUIJ

Here’s new work from Geneviève Caron for a poster campaign for SOQUIJ targeted towards legal professionals in Quebec to demonstrate the importance of reliable legal information.

Geneviève’s work can be viewed through her AtEdge portfolio and genevievecaron.com.

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Michael Dwornik for Solstice Magazine

Michael Dwornik collaborated with Solstice Magazine to create these colorful images for their Spring 2017 edition.

Michael is represented by Utopia NYC. Take a peek at more of his work through his AtEdge portfolio and at utopianyc.com.

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Marcus Smith for ESPN Magazine

Marcus Smith‘s recent work for ESPN Magazine features LaVar and Lonzo Ball for a story that follows LaVar, the retired football player, and his journey as his son’s coach.

Marcus is represented by Candace Gelman & Associates. Check out more of his work through his AtEdge portfolio and at  marcussmithphoto.com.

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