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Inspiration Tuesdays: Martin Schoeller Close Up (Updated)

by Philippe Dame on August 9th, 2011

Yet another German guy for this Tuesday Inspiration post. This week it’s Martin Schoeller who is well summarized by Wikipedia:

Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in The New Yorker, Outside Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Vogue.

The recognizable work mentioned is a collection called “Close Up

Not all his work treats his subjects uniformly. In fact much of his other work is amazingly concept rich. See Martin Schoeller’s full portfolio of portraits.

UPDATE August 16, 2011: Here’s an audio slideshow by Martin Schoeller and Steve Pyke from the exhibition Portraiture Now: Feature Photography,” with audio commentary by the photographers. Thanks @LasseAlm for the link.

UPDATE May 10, 2012: Martin Schoeller is responsible for the provocative May 2012 TIME Magazine cover story, “Are You Mom Enough“. It’s about attachment parenting and will certainly draw out many emotional reactions!

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