Portraits

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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Geneviève Caron Takes 1st Place in PDN’s Faces Competition

The results are in! Geneviève Caron has taken 1st place in the Professional: Personal Work category of PDN’s Faces Competition.

The award comes for 6 images from her project “Untitled” – an ongoing series of portraits.

Congratulations Geneviève!

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Patriot Guard Riders Series by Rick Wenner Included in 2015 PDN Faces Competition

We’re excited to share that Rick Wenner‘s series Patriot Guard Riders has been chosen as a winner in this year’s Faces Competition from PDN.

The Patriot Guard Riders project was created in honor of Wenner’s cousin, Sgt. Ryan Dickinson, who was killed at Fort Hood, Texas. The PGR are a national organization of American patriots who welcome home soldiers and escort funeral services for enlisted and retired military.

See the full project here.

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John Huet Teams Up with Bank of America for 2015 Special Olympics

John Huet has been photographing the Summer and Winter Olympic Games for the past 13 years. In 2014,  John brought his passion and exceptional eye to the Special Olympics USA Games for the very first time.

This year,  John has teamed up with Bank of America for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.  Held in Los Angeles, the event brings over 7,000 athletes together from around the world. As part of Bank of America’s #PassTheFlame campaign, John photographed several of these athletes in their element, portraying their inspiring athleticism, camaraderie, and determination.

Check out a few of the lovely portraits below. Great job John!

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Corey Leonhard photographed by John Huet

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Alina & Lilia Ford photographed by John Huet

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Manasa Iyer photographed by John Huet

(Via the Marilyn Cadenbach blog)