Portraits

Artist Spotlight: Geneviève Caron

A skilled portraitist, Geneviève Caron believes in the trademarks of minimalism, lightness and restraint to create stylish and sophisticated photos. She’s highly adept at shooting in diverse locations, all while possessing excellent communications skills that put subjects at ease, encouraging better images.

Geneviève’s client list includes photo work for Coca-Cola, Colgate, TD Bank, BMO, Dove, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln, Toyota, Bell Canada, Sony, Target, Bounce, Toronto Tourism, Workoplis, SunLife Insurance and Wal-Mart. She’s the winner of numerous North American photography awards, including first prize at the Canadian Lux contest in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013. Geneviève  has also claimed first prizes at the US APA National photo competition in the fine art category in 2009, the US PDN Pix Digital Contest in 2009 and the Faces PDN contest in 2015.

You can see more work from Geneviève on her AtEdge portfolio page or on her 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.

Gary Land

Philip Haynes

Tom Hussey

Paul Aresu

Paola Marchesi

Kevin Arnold

Finn O’Hara

You can see more incredible Sports Photography here.

 

 

 

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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Jens Honoré: SOS Children’s Villages

For this recent commission, Jens Honoré visited Cambodia and several SOS Children’s villages and FSP (family strengthening programs) whose work is done in and around the local communities.

The FSP work is aimed at the poorest families where parents are unable to pay for basic necessities.

By giving the children food and free education, SOS Children’s Villages are giving them a chance for a better life with improved living conditions.

Jens is represented by CPi Reps. Check out more of his work through his AtEdge portfolio and at jenshonore.com.

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Taylor Castle for Chicago Tribune Magazine

Here is a recent portrait by Taylor Castle of Chicago Cubs third baseman, Kris Bryant. The image was featured on the June cover of the Chicago Tribune Magazine.

Taylor is represented by Held & Associates. Browse through Taylor’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and at taylorcastle.com.

Lisa Predko Photographs Trixie Mattel

Lisa Predko rang in the New Year with a fabulous shoot featuring Trixie Mattel, a previous contestant on Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Lisa is represented by Rad Represents. To view more of her work, please visit her AtEdge portfolio and website: lisapredko.com.

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Michael Prince Photographs Bill Gates for Forbes Philanthropy Issue

Michael Prince is no stranger to photographing celebrities. Over the past ten years, he’s shot everyone from Justin Bieber and Sofia Vergara to business tycoons like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet for The $126 billion Forbes Cover.

Most recently, Michael was asked by Forbes to photograph a series of portraits using a vintage 20×20″ Polaroid camera for the magazine’s December 2015 Philanthropy Issue, featuring Bill Gates and 149 other altruistic billionaires. Check out the article here.

Michael says, “Shooting with the Polaroid camera was a lot of fun. There is about a half inch of depth of field so it is not easy. With Bill, I got one shot, which was just a tiny bit stressful. He was gone by the time the polaroid even processed. I’m so glad he didn’t blink!”

Michael Prince is represented by RIAD Represents. See more of his work at michaelprince.com.

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Adrian Myers for Farnham Rugby Club

London-based photographer Adrian Myers was commissioned to shoot a series of portraits and action shots by Farnham RUFC. Adrian did a fantastic job capturing the intensity and power possessed by these athletes.

Adrian Myers is represented by Michael Ginsburg & Associates. See more of his work through his AtEdge Portfolio, at michaelginsburg.com and at adrianmyers.com.

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Beautiful Portraits of Soccer Athletes by Tim Tadder

AtEdge photographer Tim Tadder just released a new set of beautiful, double-exposure portraits starring 15 Major League Soccer athletes.

From his Behance,

Earlier this year we were assigned to shoot 15 stars from the Major League Soccer league as part of a Capri Sun sponsorship. We were given 15 minutes to shoot action, portraits and players interacting with product. A lot to do in a short amount of time. I knew if I had even one minute with each player at the end of that blitz, I would want to create these double exposure images. Inspired by the many uses of the double exposure technique appearing everywhere from True Detective to portfolios all over behance.net, I decided to put my sport centric twist on them.

Using backgrounds from the location of the 2014 World Cup, like the warm depth filled Rio sunscapes with their soccer fields and stadiums like The Maracana, provided quite interesting insets for the doubles with their unique textures. So much of this sport is played in the mind and these images let the audience imagine the thoughts and aspirations of the professionals that dedicate their lives to this beautiful game.

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