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.

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.

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: olyphantss)

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