PDN Video: Photographing Celebrities (and Others) at Home

Posted by on Thursday March 16, 2017 | Celebrity

Don Lemon, CNN News anchor. ©Tom Atwood

Over the last 15 years, Tom Atwood has made hundreds of environmental portraits of LGBTQ Americans from all walks of life. He recently published Kings & Queens in Their Castles (Damiani), his second collection of portraits from the project.  The photographs, all shot in the homes of his subjects, reveal fascinating details about their work and interests, their tastes and esthetics, and their socioeconomic status. Among his subjects are a number of celebrities, including Don Lemon, John Waters, Simon Doonan, Meredith Baxter and George Takei, to name just a few.

 

In this PDN video, Atwood explains how he makes the portraits. He offers insight about the settings he chooses, his lighting techniques and his strategies for getting his subjects to relax in front of his camera. (See more images at Tom Atwood’s project site and Facebook page.)

Related:
The Gays Next Door


COMMENTS

MORE POSTS

Secret Service Not Amused by Photog Staging Trump Beheading

Posted by on Thursday June 1, 2017 | Celebrity

Photographer Tyler Shields and comedian Kathy Griffin are under Secret Service investigation for a photograph of Griffin holding what appears to be the bloody, severed head of Donald Trump, TMZ has reported. The website quoted unnamed law enforcement sources. Shields is known for his slick, provocative, and frequently degrading images of models and celebrities that... More

Natalie Brasington’s Breakthrough Portraits of Amy Schumer

Posted by on Wednesday December 7, 2016 | Celebrity, Fun

Natalie Brasington, a New York based photographer specializing in conceptual portraits of comedians, explains how she got started, and shares practical advice for aspiring celebrity photographers. In the video below, she shows how she conceived some of her early portraits of comedian Amy Schumer, and more recent portraits of other comedians. PDN: What draws you... More

How to Get Work As a Social Media Influencer? Hope the CEO’s Kid Likes You

Posted by on Friday May 13, 2016 | Celebrity, Media, Social Media/Web

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on May 7, 2016 at 5:45pm PDT Digiday’s Shareen Pathak has published a revealing–though anonymous–interview with a social media executive about the business of finding and cultivating social media influencers to promote brands. (A subject we’ve tackled quite a bit — here and here.) Reading it, you’ll learn... More