Sorting through the ebb and flow. Rare is the artist who welcomes a line of questions that dig and probe in attempts to uncover the deeper meaning of one’s work. Particular in the visual arts, the work is often said to speak for itself. Freddy Martinez steps up to the challenge in a new interview with Maarten de Boer for PhotoWhoa, eliciting from his subject a fresh and revealing candor that, in its offbeat openness, reflects the spirit we see de Boer capture so consistently in his photography. An excerpt of their conversation:

Were you ever unsure of your talents? When did you realize you could make it?

I really love this question. I think I’m always unsure of my talent. It’s either in my nature to be this way, or its just a healthy state of being. I’m always wanting to learn more, do more, change it up as I go, while maintaining my core sensibility. There is an ebb and flow to the world of photography, things change, some things stay the same, but I feel photographers should always be looking to improve and evolve. It’s what keeps it exciting. I love new and different challenges. And when did I realize I could make it? Hah. I’ll let you know when I do. If you had showed me my portfolio today, 5 or 10 years ago, I would have rejoiced and told you that “I had made it!” But being where I am now, I’m still unsure…There is so much more to being successful in this business than just raw talent. You have to be resilient, business savvy, good with your money, knowledgeable and most of all prepared for your lucky breaks.

Click here to read the full interview at PhotoWhoa, and check out more of Maarten de Boer’s work at DF dot com.

Sea-worthy fare. DF photographer Quentin Bacon’s mouth-watering work christens the online launch of Dynamic Dining, a new realm of “culinary exploration” exclusive to Royal Caribbean's Quantum class ships. For the campaign, Quentin shot an assortment of menu items created for Royal Caribbean by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver, Michael Schwartz and Devin Alexander. Cruise over to the Daniele Forsythe site for a deeper look at Bacon’s fantastic food photos.

Looks like The Dark Side has greatly improved its acquisition marketing.

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Jayde Rossi by Maarten de Boer ft. Black Milk Clothing


Leonardo DiCaprio photographed by Maarten de Boer

Leonardo DiCaprio photographed by Maarten de Boer

(Source: theroning, via soy-su-mejor-amiga)

A sight for sore eye? David Morrissey’s “The Governor” character made a momentous return to The Walking Dead series last week. This portrait of Morrissey by Maarten de Boer is an indelible homage to actor and role.

A sight for sore eye? David Morrissey’s “The Governor” character made a momentous return to The Walking Dead series last week. This portrait of Morrissey by Maarten de Boer is an indelible homage to actor and role.

Donald Graham's Simple Truths celebrates more than two decades of professional photography, focusing on the minimalist portrait work that Graham has made into a signature style. Visit Blurb to preview and purchase this compelling, 128-page compendium that encompasses a breadth of subjects, from celebrities and political figures to blue-collar workers and third-world gurus. 

Donald Graham's Simple Truths celebrates more than two decades of professional photography, focusing on the minimalist portrait work that Graham has made into a signature style. Visit Blurb to preview and purchase this compelling, 128-page compendium that encompasses a breadth of subjects, from celebrities and political figures to blue-collar workers and third-world gurus. 

Hallå! We are thrilled to welcome Lennart Weibull to the DF team. The Swedish-American food photographer extraordinaire is moving back across the pond to NYC and available for booking immediately. He’ll be added to our site shortly—in the meantime, please direct all inquiries to daniele@danieleforsythe.com

What’s red, blacklisted and blue all over? On this week’s TV Guide cover, it’s an azure-clad James Spader, whose Raymond “Red” Reddington character leads the ensemble cast of NBC’s new drama, The Blacklist. 
Maarten de Boer took the cover photo of Spader while on the star-studded TV Guide yacht at San Diego Comic-Con.  ”Even though those three days were a blur shooting celebrity after celebrity,” de Boer says, “shooting James stood out in my head.  He was cool, calm, collected.”
That even keel certainly comes across in this portrait. Great work, Maarten—and a happy 60th anniversary to TV Guide!

What’s red, blacklisted and blue all over? On this week’s TV Guide cover, it’s an azure-clad James Spader, whose Raymond “Red” Reddington character leads the ensemble cast of NBC’s new drama, The Blacklist

Maarten de Boer took the cover photo of Spader while on the star-studded TV Guide yacht at San Diego Comic-Con.  ”Even though those three days were a blur shooting celebrity after celebrity,” de Boer says, “shooting James stood out in my head.  He was cool, calm, collected.”

That even keel certainly comes across in this portrait. Great work, Maarten—and a happy 60th anniversary to TV Guide!

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Jayde Rossi by Maarten de Boer

Timothy Olyphant by Maarten de Boer

(Source: the-imag-i-nation)

Mo’ Miley, no problems. What a week for Ms. Cyrus. While nowhere near as frenzied as the aftermath to her performance at the VMAs, the days leading up to her gig hosting SNL this weekend were scandalously framed by a quickly spiraling feud with Sinead O’Connor.

At the same time, a more understated side of the pop star was revealed, as shots from her shoot for Fashion Magazine with photographer Chris Nicholls emerged. While Cyrus’s tweets elicited wrath, her Instagram-ed outtake from the session with Nicholls received more likes than any other image on Miley’s Instagram account.

"We had a great day together," says Nicholls. "We shot the images at my friend’s amazing house in the Hollywood Hills a week after the VMAs. [Cyrus] was funny, sexy, confident and relaxed. I took her passport photo for her—she was leaving for Germany the next day. I think she is having the time of her life."

Check out more of Chris’s work here. For booking inquiries, contact reine.gonnet@danieleforsythe.com.

Vee Dub Love. Thomas Schwoerer's 2014 Volkswagen brochure covers are parked in a great space—the current “La Creative” advert spotlight at Le Book

When was the last time you ate at a great Jewish deli? Was it recently? If so, you’re fortunate—some would consider genuine institutions to be a dying breed. Fret not, latke lovers; a new cookbook entitled The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home is here to help you bring the authentic experience into your own kitchen.

Written by Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman (the original owners of the Portland, Oregon eatery Kenny and Zuke’s Deli), the book includes not only recipes to classic and updated dishes, but also anecdotes about food origins, interviews with icons of the industry and profiles of matzoh meccas like Katz’s Delicatessen in New York. More than 75 color photos by Daniele Forsythe Photographer Caren Alpert bring to life this tasty tome. Get or gift a copy today!
When was the last time you ate at a great Jewish deli? Was it recently? If so, you’re fortunate—some would consider genuine institutions to be a dying breed. Fret not, latke lovers; a new cookbook entitled The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home is here to help you bring the authentic experience into your own kitchen.
Written by Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman (the original owners of the Portland, Oregon eatery Kenny and Zuke’s Deli), the book includes not only recipes to classic and updated dishes, but also anecdotes about food origins, interviews with icons of the industry and profiles of matzoh meccas like Katz’s Delicatessen in New York. More than 75 color photos by Daniele Forsythe Photographer Caren Alpert bring to life this tasty tome. Get or gift a copy today!

Lip looks.  DF photgrapher Melissa Scheetz has shot ads for beauty and fashion brands including L’Oreal, Hamilton Watches and Q-tips. Her work has graced the pages of Cosmopolitan, W, and Harper’s Bazaar, as well. The NYC-based professional spent a good deal of last year in Paris to focus on her book, The Other Woman. Now, Le Book is giving visitors to their site a glamorous glimpse of Melissa’s upcoming opus. Check it out!

Jason Loucas's recent shoot for travel mag DestinAsian focuses on Sydney’s growing and eclectic food scene. “The flavors may vary from nouveau Turkish to French fusion to homegrown Australian,” notes the story’s author, Natasha Dragun, “but they share an inspired vision.” Jason tells us that for the gourmand in him, the highlight of this project was most definitely the grilled octopus at The Apollo. Be sure to dive in, next time you’re Down Under.