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Whether highly stylized fashion editorials or delicately balanced beauty images, Ryan Michael Kelly’s photographs share a distinctive, clean aesthetic. Originally trained as a painter, Kelly switched to photography after encountering the work of Richard Avedon and David LaChapelle. By the time he graduated from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), in 2004, Kelly had already begun building a...
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Rose Callahan is a curator of character. From Florence to Johannesburg, London to Tokyo, she has captured photographs of some of the most dapper gentlemen and rakish beaus one could hope to encounter. Beginning as a blog dedicated to the resurging dandy personality, her project has since evolved into two impressive volumes: I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman (Gestalten, 2013) and We...
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Canon has recently announced the addition of three new tilt-shift lenses to its lineup, a relatively big deal for a type of lens often considered merely a tool for architecture photography. The truth is that tilt-shift lenses are used in many photographic applications, from landscape to portraiture,...
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Photography tends to be a solitary practice, which can often make it hard to maintain a sense of direction, and dedication to a given project amid the hustle and bustle of daily life. One noteworthy resource helping photographers to negotiate such hurdles is the eight-month Portfolio Development program, organized by the B&H Event Space. Above photograph © Danielle Goldstein Goldstein self-...
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Many people dream about a fashion photography career as a life in the fast lane with gilded perks. In reality, it takes a discerning eye, fierce determination, and a penchant for risk. These very qualities were the driving force behind Erin Yamagata’s decision to trade the beaches of Southern California for the crowded avenues of midtown Manhattan. By her graduation from New York’s Fashion...
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The title “The Falling Man” has been acknowledged as the name of the photograph of a man falling from the north tower of the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11, 2001. The image depicts a lone figure falling headfirst against the backdrop of the vertical lines of the twin towers. As an image, it is a striking composition and the casual position of the man’s body bisecting the...
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Since beginning his influential blog, "The Sartorialist," in 2005, Scott Schuman has become a leading figure in the world of street style photography. His photographs have appeared in GQ, Vogue Paris, and Interview Magazine and have taken the form of three books: The Sartorialist (Penguin, 2009), The Sartorialist: Closer (Penguin, 2012), and The Sartorialist: X (Penguin, 2015). I caught up with...
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On today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we continue our exploration of photographic collaboration with photojournalists Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar. In addition to sharing a vocation, they also share two children and a...
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My car companion for the last two hours, and B&H Social Media Manager, Michael Hollender handles our SUV deftly around a bend in the dry dirt road. As we clear the hill, we see the recently vacated cow pasture below us. Nestled in the desert valley is a colony of dedicated workers frantically erecting stages, scaffolds, and tents of all sizes. The gentle whir of a generator can be heard...
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Cristina Mittermeier was hardly seeking to change the world with photography when starting her career as a marine biologist. Trained as a scientist and armed with a degree in biochemical engineering in the exploitation of marine resources from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), in Mexico, Mittermeier’s early work consisted largely of scientific papers filled with...
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I don’t think I’ve ever seen Allan Weitz as happy as he was during our recording of this episode and, if you are into vintage cameras, lenses, and all things film photography, just sit back and enjoy our conversation with Bellamy Hunt, aka the Japan Camera Hunter. The palpable enthusiasm between these two camera lovers cannot be...
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Gregory Diamond has been working in the B&H Photo Used Department for about a year. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Diamond is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Photography and Brooks Institute. After getting his graduate degree from Brooks, he worked in the Rental Department at Samy’s Camera,...
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The sun is a lot larger than people think. When we see it in the sky, it looks small (as big as our Moon looks, in fact). However, it only looks this small because of how far away it is. The radius of the sun is 690 million meters—109 times the size of the Earth. To put that into perspective, if the sun were a balloon blown up to about one foot across, the earth would be the size of a peppercorn...
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Structure and limitation is the key to the artistic process. This is the idea that opens our conversation with photographer and publisher Brooks Jensen. In addition to his work as a fine-art photographer, Jensen is well recognized as the publisher of LensWork, the...
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We tried something a little different with this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. We took three writers from our Explora blog along with us as we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the much praised photography retrospective,...

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