I filmed this film on the 7D for my graduate documentary class. As I began to study cinematography a few years back, I became fascinated with the history of photography, especially, but not limited to, high fashion photography.
Photographer's Style was filmed/edited in the style of the ASC produced "Cinematographer Style". Photography is such an interesting art, and I wanted to merely learn more about it, opposed to telling a story in the traditional sense. I also didn't want to get to bogged down with the technical side of photography, but rather the STYLE of each photographer, and how they approach their subjects.
In my studies, I've learned that artistic success in photography and cinematography, and in all art, isn't tied to technical knowledge alone, but rather heavily determined by the unseen passion, inner turmoil, and vision of the artist.
If a person learns something that they didn't know before watching this film, then I will have done my job. :)
Brian To briantophoto.com
Jason Christoper JasonChristopher.com
Eugene Biscardi EugeneBiscardi.com
Elijah Star ElijahStar.com
Duffy together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary" fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them "The Black Trinity". Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.
Learn about lighting technique from Houston-based commercial and portrait photographer, Robert Seale in this online webinar. Robert walks us through a shoot with local Austin musician Michael Scott Creature, demonstrating 3 drastically different lighting techniques using Canon, Profoto, Elinchrom, and Plume equipment.
Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf (1959) is on the threshold of an important year: his most recent photographic series, Hope, Grief and Rain appear to have given him an international breakthrough. His work has been criticized since the 1980s as being produced merely for its shock value, thus eliminating it as art. But now that important art dealers and museums all over the world are showing his works, and huge crowds are visiting his expositions, it seems as if his years of hard work will finally lead to serious recognition. Yet this is occurring, of all times, in a period of his life in which Erwin Olaf is contending with emphysema, a debilitating disease that obliges him to deal cautiously with his energy reserves. Whether his body can keep up with his work pace is uncertain.
Director: Michiel van Erp
Producer: De Familie and NPS Television