Let’s make a splash. We’re please to introduce Joerg Kritzer as the newest addition to the Daniele Forsythe Photographers roster. A still-life specialist renowned for exploring and capturing the play of liquids in motion, Joerg also caught our eye with his rare talent for producing spectacular dark-on-dark compositions. His long list of high-profile clientele includes Coca Cola, McDonalds, L’Oreal, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Swarovski, Ikea, Mars Foods, Phillips, and Deutsche Bank.

Let’s make a splash. We’re please to introduce Joerg Kritzer as the newest addition to the Daniele Forsythe Photographers roster. A still-life specialist renowned for exploring and capturing the play of liquids in motion, Joerg also caught our eye with his rare talent for producing spectacular dark-on-dark compositions. His long list of high-profile clientele includes Coca Cola, McDonalds, L’Oreal, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Swarovski, Ikea, Mars Foods, Phillips, and Deutsche Bank.

The stylist. When interiors, food, and still life need to be styled just so, give props to Glen Proebstel. Our favorite stylist deploys the perfect mix of panache and refinement, on shootand on social media. So it’s no wonder that Glen’s new website, a labor of love unveiled this past Labor Day weekend, delivers such a satisfying user experience and sumptuous arrangement of visuals. Do yourself a favor and peruse glenproebstel.com.

Venus in furs. At Toronto’s historic Casa Loma, Chris Nicholls recently photographed chanteuse Lana del Rey in a lush assortment of vintage outfits for Fashion Magazine. As Nicholls tells us, it turned out to me a rather intimate session. “Several times she asked that the entire crew leave us to shoot in privacy. I never thought that I would find myself lying on a bed, in the master bedroom of a gothic castle, alone with Lana del Rey discussing the next shot.” 
Back to school! As sad kids (and happy parents) know all too well, this week marks the beginning of the new school year in many towns. Some of our photographers have captured the classroom spirit as well. See the pic above for a sassy take on detention by Beth Studenberg, and over at the Tse me blog, peep the deets on a great new shoot James Tse did for Target’s Today’s Parent magazine.

Back to school! As sad kids (and happy parents) know all too well, this week marks the beginning of the new school year in many towns. Some of our photographers have captured the classroom spirit as well. See the pic above for a sassy take on detention by Beth Studenberg, and over at the Tse me blog, peep the deets on a great new shoot James Tse did for Target’s Today’s Parent magazine.

"Last night apple.com launched this page on their site. I am truly humbled by the fact that with all the thousands of amazing images of the late Robin Williams, they chose mine to honor him with. I’m in awe." 
-Maarten de Boer
Photo by Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images

"Last night apple.com launched this page on their site. I am truly humbled by the fact that with all the thousands of amazing images of the late Robin Williams, they chose mine to honor him with. I’m in awe." 

-Maarten de Boer

Photo by Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images

"I’m a warrior, an assassin. I don’t dance." Steely bon mots like this one characterize Gamora, the Guardians of the Galaxy role that currently has Zöe Saldana lighting up the silver screen. But in the August issue of Fashion Magazine the hard-working actress opens up about her personal life, as well as the bevy of forthcoming film projects in which she also features, including the Nina Simone biopic and multiple Avatar sequels.

The cover and photos accompanying the interview are by Chris Nicholls, who shot the actress at Milk Studios with stylist Zeina Esmail. Nicholls tells us, “I chose to light Zöe with what looks like natural sunlight. We had lots of laughs and she looked so radiant all day long. She is such a happy, approachable person. Her little dog followed her everywhere, including on to set.”

Check out more of Chris Nicholls’ work at DanieleForsythe.com.
The right place, but it must have been the wrong time. 
"A team of photographers roamed the city to capture Angelenos doing whatever it is they do between dusk and the paling hours of Sunday morning.” That breezy description punctuates  Los Angeles Magazine's intro to the guerrilla project, Saturday Night. The one-night event generated a range of material, from outdoor film screenings to sedate teens kickin’ it on their living room couch. DF Photographer Maarten De Boer was on hand for a more adventurous scene. At the Nickerson Gardens complex in Watts, De Boer captured an image of…well, of a capture. His entry in the project featured a young man who, moments before, had fled when LAPD attempted to pull him over for erratic driving. According to our star(-shooting) witness, “the driver was an 18-year-old kid who didn’t have a license and panicked when he saw the cops. He stopped the car in front of his mother’s house.”  All’s well that ends well, we guess—according to the magazine, no arrests were made. Check out more of Maarten De Boer’s work at the Daniele Forsythe Photographers site.

The right place, but it must have been the wrong time. 

"A team of photographers roamed the city to capture Angelenos doing whatever it is they do between dusk and the paling hours of Sunday morning.” That breezy description punctuates  Los Angeles Magazine's intro to the guerrilla project, Saturday Night.

The one-night event generated a range of material, from outdoor film screenings to sedate teens kickin’ it on their living room couch. DF Photographer Maarten De Boer was on hand for a more adventurous scene. At the Nickerson Gardens complex in Watts, De Boer captured an image of…well, of a capture.

His entry in the project featured a young man who, moments before, had fled when LAPD attempted to pull him over for erratic driving. According to our star(-shooting) witness, “the driver was an 18-year-old kid who didn’t have a license and panicked when he saw the cops. He stopped the car in front of his mother’s house.” 

All’s well that ends well, we guess—according to the magazine, no arrests were made.

Check out more of Maarten De Boer’s work at the Daniele Forsythe Photographers site.

Midsummer morn’s dream. This interior shot, taken last fall by James Tse for Sears, suits our meditative mood this AM. More recently, James has rolled out a great new redesign on his ever-active blog.
Check out the new James Tse Photo site at wordpress.

Midsummer morn’s dream. This interior shot, taken last fall by James Tse for Sears, suits our meditative mood this AM. More recently, James has rolled out a great new redesign on his ever-active blog.

Check out the new James Tse Photo site at wordpress.

It’s time the kid got free. The May issue of FASHION Magazine 
made a royal splash, with a cover adorned by the queen bee of pop, Lorde. That portrait and accompanying shots inside the mag—in which Lorde rocks splendid pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton—were taken by photographer Chris Nicholls, who worked with stylist Zeina Esmail and hair/makeup artist Simone Otis on the job. 

Indulging our unflagging curiosity in the New Zealand songstress, Nicholls shares with us some behind-the-scenes details about the shoot:

"I flew to Houston to intercept Lorde at the beginning of her North American tour. Unexpectedly tall and bubbly, she bounced into the tiny studio space explaining that she hadn’t slept the previous night on the tour bus and had been up since 3:00am. Nonetheless, she was generous with her time and excited about the clothes we had brought.

"We chose a lighter hand with the makeup and refrained from giving her the goth look that she is known for. Instead we attempted to reveal an eloquent, beautiful girl at the height of fashion."

Goal accomplished! Feast your eyes on more fashion photography by Chris Nicholls at DanieleForsythe.com.

Praise fit for a king. You may already know Timothy Omundson from the USA network’s Psych, or perhaps have heard about his forthcoming portrayal of King Richard in the new ABC series Galavant. Our own Maarten de Boer shot the American actor in connection with Omundson’s participation in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and was in turn thrilled by his subject’s clear appreciation:
"Timothy’s response to this image was so flattering.  He told me that it is perhaps his favorite image ever shot of him. I love it when such great talent respond so wonderfully to a shoot!"
Further proof of that esteem is on display at Omundson’s IMDb page, where the image you see above is in use as the actor’s main profile pic. Bravo!
Click here to see more of Maarten’s work.

Praise fit for a king. You may already know Timothy Omundson from the USA network’s Psych, or perhaps have heard about his forthcoming portrayal of King Richard in the new ABC series Galavant. Our own Maarten de Boer shot the American actor in connection with Omundson’s participation in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and was in turn thrilled by his subject’s clear appreciation:

"Timothy’s response to this image was so flattering.  He told me that it is perhaps his favorite image ever shot of him. I love it when such great talent respond so wonderfully to a shoot!"

Further proof of that esteem is on display at Omundson’s IMDb page, where the image you see above is in use as the actor’s main profile pic. Bravo!

Click here to see more of Maarten’s work.

Donald Graham recently shot another cover for Le Monde's special edition Le Magazine du Monde. Reflecting on his subject — who for this issue happened to be esteemed L.A. Confidential author, James Ellroy — Graham shares with us one anecdote that is definitely not “on the QT”:

"While we were shooting, a college-aged boy recognized Ellroy and after profusely complimenting him, pleaded for a photo with him. Afterwards, James turned to me and said, ‘I hate it that only guys recognize me. The last time an attractive woman begged for a photo with me John Kennedy was the President!’"

Lucas Allen recently spoke with The Lifestyle Editor about his inspirations and experiences behind the lens, balancing time between offices in Melbourne and Brooklyn, and how a sense of gratitude keeps him focused.

Read The Lifestyle Editor's I HEART WORK interview with Lucas Allen.

Spring has (finally) sprung! Affirming this proclamation is Williams-Sonoma’s May 2014 catalog, the front of which serves as a paean to outdoor dining. The lovely cover was styled and art directed by Glen Proebstel.


image via Williams-Sonoma

Spring has (finally) sprung! Affirming this proclamation is Williams-Sonoma’s May 2014 catalog, the front of which serves as a paean to outdoor dining. The lovely cover was styled and art directed by Glen Proebstel.

image via Williams-Sonoma

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.