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Mr. Gregory Heisler

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Local Address:  New York , United States

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Tobias Key Photography, 27 Feb 2015 [cached]
Greg Heisler: 50 Portraits
Gregory Heisler has been a top portrait photographer for 25 years, and has had his work published in such eminent publications as Time, Life Esquire and GQ. He boast over 70 Time covers. This book is a collection 50 of his best portraits, but it's not really a photographer's monograph. It's part storytelling, part technical manual with a little bit of philosophising on photographic portraiture in general. What makes this a great book is not so much Heisler's gifts with a camera as his gifts as writer. Each chapter comes alive with his anecdotes about how he managed to get the shot. The fears and frustrations of being a professional photographer also come across, and he describes the struggles to get the picture vividly and without any sense of ego. Heisler's writing has an infectious charm and a disarming humility. The are lots of technical notes to, but it is not a dry collection of lighting diagrams, it is more accurately a recount of why he did what he did rather than how. This means that the notes aren't necessarily for the novice, you'd have to know the basics of lighting to find them useful, but they are very helpful in describing the thought processes and the effort needed to produce work at the highest level. The technical notes are more of a jumping off point, a way of improving your own work rather that producing rote copies of different set ups.
Gregory Heisler's work is notable in that his style is quite malleable, there is no signature Heisler 'look' . This makes for a interesting book because the set ups are always changing and the look of the photos is always changing. There are many photographers who have a look that they repeat consistently, but here the cameras and lighting changes to suit the subject or the mood to be conveyed, which gives the book a much broader scope. Heisler also comes across as quite a modest man and conveys the frustration and disappointments that anyone who tries to make good photographs feels, that barely repressed panic as you can't get the shot you want and the recovery as you find something else that works and get the shot. That in lots of ways is the abiding experience of photography, trying to get control is a very elusive process, and sometimes the best and most meticulously laid out plans just don't work. Heisler seems to have a an inexhaustible supply of plan B's and a willingness to plug away until he gets things right.
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKU’s Mass Media and Technology Hall. | WKU Photojournalism, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler to speak at WKU’s Mass Media and Technology Hall. | Continue reading… 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.
heisler_poster Gregory Heisler, us a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process.
His iconic portraits and innovative essays have often graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Time, Life, Geo, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazine. He has also photographed advertising campaigns for clients such as American Express, Merrill Lynch and Nike.
Heisler will be speaking at Mass Media and Technology Hall at Western Kentucky University on Thursday April 9th at 8:30pm. He is sponsored by Canon USA.
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behind the scenes > business > dave cross > entrepreneur > Gregory Heisler > monte zucker > MZed > photography > photography ideas > photography news >
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
Canon DLC: Explorers of Light Bio: Gregory Heisler, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
Gregory Heisler
Gregory Heisler Contributor's Website: click here Tags Associated with this Contributor Tags: advertisingjournalismportraitsgregory heisler
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.
He 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. He has photographed award-winning advertising campaign's for American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar's Profiles, Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Zocor.
Gregory has been profiled in magazine articles in Esquire, Communication Arts, Life, 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.
Gregory Heisler, a New ..., 7 Dec 2013 [cached]
Gregory Heisler, a New York-based photographer, will give a presentation as part of the Cannon Explorers of Light Series during the event Saturday, Dec. 7 in Indianapolis. He also will attend the annual photo seminar and [...]
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