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One of my partner judges on the assignment was Gregory Heisler.
Hasselblad H1 set up about 20 inches in front of me.
had a vertical softbox close to my face on the left side.
An assistant held an opaque black card in between the camera lens and the softbox to cut out any flare.
shot wide open, and that was it.
Off we went for Chinese food in Turners Falls, MA.
A fun sidebar - my daughter Jaime was going to photo school at Boston University at the time and wanted to know how he did the shot.
wanted to try a similar technique in her
called me a few days later.
, I don't get it, I'm shooting wide open, and I'm frying every one of my subjects!"
Oops, remember she was a student at the time.
I forgot to tell her he
only used the modeling light and never turned on the strobe.
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A conversation with Gregory Heisler
, on his
instantly iconic Sports Illustrated cover of the Boston Marathon finish line.
"People have said I'm crazy a fair bit," chuckles legendary photographer, Gregory Heisler.
Heisler famously convinced the then New York City mayor to pose atop a parapet on the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center, some seventy floors above Sixth Avenue.)
Heisler-whose book, Gregory Heisler
: 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer's Photographer, was published earlier this year-has photographed every familiar face you can imagine, from Al Pacino to Mikhail Gorbachev.
We joined Heisler
in Boston, and spoke with him about the making of the cover and about his
extraordinary body of work.
Read the rest of the interview
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Gregory Heisler is a New York-based photographer whose technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness allow him to creatively interpret an unusually broad range of subjects.
is perhaps best known for the more than fifty Time magazine cover portraits he
has created, yet his
trademark editorial portrait covers and essays for Life, Sports Illustrated, Gentlemen's Quarterly
(GQ), Esquire, ESPN, House and Garden and The New York Times Magazine
have also received wide acclaim.
has photographed award-winning advertising campaign's for American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar's Profiles, Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Zocor
has been profiled in magazine articles in Esquire
, Communication Arts
, and numerous industry periodicals.
Among the kudos he
has received are the ASMP
Corporate Photographer of the Year Award (1986), the Leica Medal of Excellence (1988), the World Image Award (1991), and the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (2000).
Gregory is a sought-after lecturer and teacher at scores of international seminars.
Nationally, he has taught at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and The New School for Social Research, the National Geographic Society, The Smithsonian Institution (Masters of Still Photography Program), the William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture series, and in the Master of Fine Arts Program at New York's School of Visual Arts.
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is an award-winning, New York-based photographer.He
has created more than 70 covers for Time, as well as dozens of covers and essays for ESPN, Esquire, GQ, Life, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times Magazine
. A sought-after lecturer, Gregory has taught at the International Center of Photography, the National Geographic Society, the New School, the Smithsonian Institution, and in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, among many others.
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKUâ€™s Mass Media and Technology Hall. | WKU Photojournalism
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKUâ€™s Mass Media and Technology Hall. | Continue readingâ€¦
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKU's Mass Media and Technology Hall. | WKU Photojournalism
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKU's Mass Media and Technology Hall.
Gregory Heisler, us a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness.
enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his
hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process.
iconic portraits and innovative essays have often graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Time
, Sports Illustrated
and The New York Times Magazine
has also photographed advertising campaigns for clients such as American Express, Merrill Lynch and Nike
will be speaking at Mass Media and Technology Hall at Western Kentucky University
on Thursday April 9th at 8:30pm.
is sponsored by Canon USA