Mark was back at Sundance this past January and had the opportunity to shoot KCRW DJ Jason Bentley and musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Click here for the online version of the article and more images from the shoot!
It’s all about hair in the February issue of Glamour magazine. Check out some of my backstage pics from fashion week — hard to believe the F/W shows are right around the corner!
Check out my photos for story Color Blind in this month’s issue of Foam! My first for the magazine. We had a blast working with Kristin Heitkotter (hair), Anthony Merante (makeup), and styling team JAK (Jessica and Kelly) and Taylor was super fun and easy to shoot. Looking forward to future collaborations!
This update is a little delayed, but in new and exciting news Mark’s images won honorable mention in the following categories of the 2012 IPA contest — editorial: sports, fine art: nudes, advertising: fashion, fine art: abstract, portrait and advertising: fashion. Impressive!
Nigel Lythgoe is amazing. I had the privilege of photographing him while he worked on the sets of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. The story just came out in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
During the moment shown here, Nigel was speaking to all the dancers, and they were loving every minute with him!
In 2011 Mark Leibowitz Photography Inc. partnered with Communities in Schools, the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program, to create an after school program to teach students at Hamilton High School about the art and business of photography. The photo program is now in its second year and on Tuesday we celebrated CIS’s commitment to helping young people realize their goals and reach their potential with a fundraiser. This year we asked our students to create portraits of other CIS students to be displayed during the event; each student photographed one of their peers who then answered questions about success and how CIS has made them successful. In addition to their role as featured artists for the evening, our students ran the photobooth… you can see a few examples after the group photo below!
Mark also donated one of his pieces from his Backstage series to a Charity Buzz auction benefitting CIS. You can bid on the piece here for a chance to own a Mark Leibowitz original AND help CIS… sounds like a good deal to us!
The 2012 photo group and their models (above)
The students with their principal Gary Garcia and CIS site coordinator Dana Henry and Janelle Reonal
Gary Garcia, Dana Henry, Janelle Reonal
The students and special guest Tyrese
Have you heard about this guy? He’s all over the web right now. And for good reason. Ian Ruhter is a self-taught tintype photographer who has created the largest wet plate print ever, turning the bed of his truck into a custom camera to do the job. Ian realized that the part he missed most when digital technology took over photography was using his hands so he set out to make a camera that no one else had to make images that challenged him to use his hands again. Click here for a great article via coolhunting.com and check out the video below to see the process. How will you be inspired to be original?
When I found out that Chanel Iman was going to be one of our house-mates during Coachella last weekend I knew a fun weekend was brewing. I’ve know Chanel since her first season modeling at the shows. On Sunday, she dressed in an awesome outfit that has exploded across the style blogs. That afternoon I kept snapping Chanel because she was clearly the star of the show. Here are a few fun favorites…
And having fun with our other house-mate Heidy De la Rosa!
Mark returned from the fall/winter 2012 fashion shows earlier this month but we’re just getting back to normal here at the office and we’ve finally had a chance to take a look at all the great photos from over a month of shooting.
Here are some shots Mark took with his phone backstage while on assignment for Glamour. We’ll be posting pics from Mark’s trips often so check back to see new stuff. Enjoy! (top: Dries van Noten, middle: Balmain, bottom: DSquared)