Martin Schoeller + PDN Photo of the Day

Images from Martin’s forthcoming monograph, “Portraits,” were featured on PDN’s Photo of The Day blog yesterday.  Click over to their site to learn more about Martin’s influences and see the photos from his new book.

In an interview with Smithsonian.com from 2009, Schoeller was asked to identify his influences. He referenced German duo Bernhard and Hilla Becher, whose images of industrial structures were graphic and repetitive. Schoeller continued, “(Bernd and Hilla Becher) have always treated photography as accumulating as a collection of the same, allowing people to compare structures, buildings with each other. And very different places. And that always fascinated me, the idea of taking portraits, in my case, that allow comparison, treating different people from different walks of life and backgrounds all the same.” – See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/10/28965#gallery-2
In an interview with Smithsonian.com from 2009, Schoeller was asked to identify his influences. He referenced German duo Bernhard and Hilla Becher, whose images of industrial structures were graphic and repetitive. Schoeller continued, “(Bernd and Hilla Becher) have always treated photography as accumulating as a collection of the same, allowing people to compare structures, buildings with each other. And very different places. And that always fascinated me, the idea of taking portraits, in my case, that allow comparison, treating different people from different walks of life and backgrounds all the same.” – See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2014/10/28965#gallery-2

Click Here to read the article on PDN. Click Here to see more work from Martin.

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Martin Schoeller + New York Times Magzine + Felix Schoeller

Martin was asked by the New York Times Magazine to shoot his son, Felix, in his bedroom. From Martin “Felix always jumps off that windowsill onto beabags.  I’ve tried to make a close-up portrait of him, but he won’t stop making faces. Moving his nose and ears. Pulling on his ears. Putting out his tongue. I spent many lollipops trying to persuade him.”

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Martin Schoeller + New York Times Magazine

Martin was recently asked to shoot a story for the New York Times magazine that deals with gender identity at all girls colleges. Focusing on Wellesley, the piece discusses the socially perceived issues and tribulations with allowing trans men to attend female only, gender-normative institutions.

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Martin Schoeller + Bill Murray + Variety Magazine

Martin was recently asked by Variety Magazine to shoot their current cover for a story entitled “Saint Bill.”  The article trumpets Murray’s new film, Saint Vincent, where he stars as an alcoholic grump who befriends a young neighbor. The magazine is on stands now and the film is in theaters October 24th.

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Martin Schoeller + People Magazine + Taylor Swift

Martin was recently asked by People magazine to shoot their current cover story that features Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. The issue commemorates People’s 40th anniversary and echoes Mia Farrow’s iconic 1974 cover image from their inaugural issue.

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Martin Schoeller + TIME Lightbox + The Photo That Made Me

Martin recently wrote a piece for the TIME Lightbox’s “The Photo That Made Me” series about an image he sees as boosting his career. In the article Martin talks about the below image, a portrait of Vanessa Redgrave he shot in 1999, an image he captured in only 10 minutes. Not only did this portrait catch the eye of his future clients, but also helped him develop a style he still shoots today.

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Martin Schoeller + Southwest Airlines

Martin recently teamed up with Austin-based GSD&M to shoot his second campaign for Southwest Airlines, after directing a TV spot for them earlier this year.  On the heels of their recent re-branding and new international service, Southwest asked Martin help invigorate their advertising with uplifting and optimistic imagery.

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Martin Schoeller + Hasted Kraeutler + “Portraits” Opening

Images from Martin’s forthcoming monograph, “Portraits,” will be exhibited at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York City. The exhibition, which is serving as a retrospective of Martin’s images, is organized to coincide with the release of “Portraits.” The monograph contains 150 black and white and color images spanning 15 years of Martin’s career. The opening reception for the event is on Thursday, November 13th from 6-8pm. The following week, on November 20th, the show will open in Berlin.

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Martin Schoeller’s + New Book! + “Portraits”

Martin has been busy working with German publishing company, TeNeues, on his latest monograph, “Portraits,” a collection of 150 black and white and color images. The book will be released in October and is currently on pre-order. Below are some Behind The Scenes images from the making of the book!

“Building on the success of his previous titles, Close Up and Identical, Martin Schoeller’s Portraits is cause for celebration. The illustrious photographer’s full range of expression is on display in this unprecedented gathering of editorial images. With an impressive amount of variety and scale, Schoeller shares his signature compositional imagination alongside the wry wit that animates his work. Whether portraits of political leaders, Hollywood stars, business entrepreneurs, or contemporary music royalty, these images are as daring as they are exacting, playful, and precise. Regardless of the subject and setting, Schoeller’s photographs seemingly come to life. While Portraits will surely thrill devoted fans, it will also attract new admirers with images they’ve noted in top magazines. Every frame in this expansive volume is touched with Schoeller’s distinctive flare for creating meticulously realized worlds—and confirm that he’s a talent that consistently resets the limits of photographic portraiture.”

Click Here to pre-order the book. Click Here to see more work by Martin.

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Martin Schoeller + Jeff Koons + Vanity Fair France

Martin’s image of American artist, Jeff Koons, is featured on the cover of Vanity Fair France’s October, 2014 issue.

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