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Chris Knight

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Fstoppers Interviews Fashion Photographer Steve Fischer (NSFW)

Steve Fischer is a Los Angeles based fashion photographer specializing in shooting women for the fashion, high fashion, lingerie, swimwear and beauty markets. Steve started shooting about 15 years ago, taking a minor hiatus to write and produce television commercials. Not too long ago, he was in a car accident that nearly killed him and left him physically unable to shoot for several years. He returned to his love of fashion photography about four years ago and is here to stay. [more]

The Average Faces of Women Around the World

FaceResearch.org has published the results of a recent experiment where experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have combined the faces of women around to world to approximate the “average face” of each country. Using a modern version of the technique that Sir Francis Galton pioneered in the 1800′s, multiple images of faces are aligned and composited together to form the final result. [more]

Helmut Newton Reveals the Secrets Behind His Images (NSFW)

In this fantastic little gem of a video, we are able to glimpse at something very few people have had the opportunity to see – images from Helmut Newton’s contact sheets accompanied with the stories that go with them. The clip is taken from the documentary “Contacts, Vol. 1″ and is one of my favorite videos on Newton. By ignoring any narrative beyond Newton’s own words, we are able to witness many subtleties of his character that most documentaries miss. [more]

Vintage Crime Scene Photos Superimposed on Modern NY Streets (Warning: Graphic)

Photographer and historian Marc Hermann has done a beautiful job pulling historic crime scene photos from the New York Daily News archive to blend them with photographs of the same locations today. For those who live in New York now, it may be easy to forget just how rough the city was in the not-too-distant past. [more]

Photographer Rappels Off Skyscrapers to Get the Shot

‘Whatever it takes to get the shot.’ Carlos Ayesta‘s “whatever” involves rappelling from skyscrapers to get his unusual perspectives of Paris. In this beautifully shot BTS video by Guillaume Bression, we see Ayesta rappelling from various buildings and peeking into peoples living and workspaces. [more]

A Look Inside David LaChapelle’s Studio

“VICE Meets: David LaChapelle” goes inside David LaChapelle’s studio in Los Angeles and sits down with him to talk about his early days in New York, what he did in art school and why photography is the parameter that prevents his head from exploding. It’s always amazing to get a glimpse into the mind of a great artist and begin to see what makes them tick. [more]

Helena Christensen & Mary Ellen Mark Join Mark Seliger on Capture

In this episode of the (always) fantastic “Capture,” supermodel Helena Christensen and photographic legend Mary Ellen Mark sit down with Mark Seliger and discuss their unique approaches to making their images. Mary Ellen Mark talks about what it was like to photograph Mother Theresa and how every circus in India was more imaginative than the last. Helena Christensen’s love of photography began when she hitchhiked around the world as a teenager, [more]

‘Conversations’ with Annie Leibovitz

In 2009, Annie Leibovitz was interviewed on PBS’s “Conversations.” As one of the top portrait photographers in the world, she talks about the beginnings of her career (and how she went to school to become an art teacher), her history with Rolling Stone and what it was like to photograph the Queen of England. She also speaks about how photographing John Lennon hours before his death had a massive impact on her life – and how she’s never really gotten over it. [more]

Fstoppers Interviews Swim and Lifestyle Photographer Joey Wright (Semi-NSFW)

Joey Wright is a swim and lifestyle photographer based in Florida. Despite only picking up a camera a few years ago, Joey is a already regular contributor to SI.com with clients ranging from Callaway Golf, the Atlanta Falcons and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and is recognized as a Wescott Top Pro. He’s also really, really likable. [more]

Watch BBC’s ‘Master Photographers: Ansel Adams’ Right Now

In 1983, the BBC aired a documentary series called “Master Photographers” interviewing and showcasing some of the most influential photographers of all time – from Alfred Eisenstaedt to Bill Brandt to Andre Kertesz. In this episode, the great Ansel Adams and his penchant for cowboy hats and bolo ties. Adams was unquestionably brilliant. It’s one thing to read his thoughts from a book; it’s another thing entirely to hear them. [more]

Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin Join Mark Seliger on ‘Capture’

The new episode of Mark Seliger‘s Emmy-nominated ‘Capture‘ is out, showing once again that it’s the best show on photography currently out there. In this episode, Mark sits down with director Judd Apatow and painter/photographer Matt Mahurin as they talk about the stories behind some of their most famous images. [more]

Winners of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards Announced

Yes, the iPhone Photography Awards, or IPPAWARDS, exists. This is, in fact, the seventh year of the competition (it began in 2007), making it the longest running competition of its kind, and there are some genuinely impressive images in the mix. For the skeptics, let’s not forget that the first camera phone only came out 13 years ago, and its pictures looked something like this… [more]

The Difference Between Curves and Levels

In this super useful video by the good folks over at Phlearn, we delve into what separates ‘Curves’ and ‘Levels’ adjustments in Photoshop and when to use one over the other. These reasons ‘when to’ and ‘when not to’ use aren’t the end-all-be-all, but you will definitely walk away with a better grasp on these two types of adjustments after watching. [more]

PBS’s ‘Off Book: The Art of Portrait Photography’

What draws us to portraits? In this video from PBS’s ‘Off Book,’ photographers Matt Hoyle, Bex Finch, Jamie Diamond and Ethan Levitas offer their perspective on portraiture and why it is important to us as human beings. At the core of portrait photography, it is a documention of our existence, but it often surpasses that and becomes art. [more]

Haunting Video About ‘Photojournalists on War’

“Those of us that are lucky enough to survive, we get to come here and be at this museum and do this opening.” ‘Lucky enough to survive’ is not a mantra that many photographers have to deal with – and yet these photographers have worked under this burden and have done so brilliantly. In this video, we get a small glimpse at some of the things they’ve seen – and it is powerful. [more]

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