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It's about that time of year again! With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, it's time to dust off your summer cookbooks and put that grill to good use...
...and what better way to do that than with tasty burger dishes?
In the latest issue of Real Simple, JMI photographer Marcus Nilsson shot the amazing photos below for the article "Top This!" - which offers six delicious burger recipes to kickstart your summer grilling!
Try one (or all) of these twists on that famous summer staple, and for more of Marcus' tasty food photos, be sure to visit the JMI site!
The images below are the latest in a series of ads for H&M Home collection, an extension of the H&M fashion brand, specializing in interior design and home decor.
Photographed by JMI's own Mikkel Vang in Cape Town, South Africa back in January, these stunning interior shots are now featured on the H&M website! Click the link above to check them out, and for more of Mikkel's breathtaking interior photography, be sure to visit the JMI site!!
Did you catch yesterday's Fashion & Style section of the The New York Times?
In it, JMI's own Lee Clower captured the beautiful (and also particularly fashion-forward) Food Network star, Sandra Lee, for the newspaper's "What I Wore" segment. Photographed by Clower in her Manhattan home, the "Semi-Homemade Cooking" host dished about life, fashion influences, and day-to-day style choices.
If you're interested in reading the full article, be sure to visit the link above, and for more celebrity portraiture by Lee, check out the JMI site!
Is this dreary May weather bringing you down?
Check out these adorable new beauty shots by Tom Watson! Photographed for Fashion Salade magazine in London, these bright, playful, and cheery images are sure to brighten your day - no matter what the weather forecast!
So go on, take a look below, and for more of Tom's editorial work, check out the JMI site.
Born and raised in South Africa in the midst of Apartheid, Frank Herholdt grew up surrounded by oppression, segregation, and extreme racism. Dissolusioned by the tyranny around him, Frank became seduced by the romanticism of film in the era of Hitchcock, Fellini, and Bergman. Aside from film, Frank also fell particularly in love with the romantic chiaroscuro utilized in the paintings of Caravaggio and Vermeer: "The light in Johannesburg is harsh and uncompromising...I loved looking at European art and seeing the gentle light used by the old masters," he explained. Years later, Frank now lives in London with his family, but traces of his childhood adoration for film and European art prove indisputably present throughout his work. An established and irrefutably talented photographer, Frank sits down with JMI to talk about his past, present, and the many influences behind his unique photographic style.
JMI REPS: You lived in South Africa for a short while before moving to London, is that right?
FRANK HERHOLDT: I was in fact born and raised in South Africa, right in the middle of a very suppressive era - the Apartheid era. Luckily, my father worked at a very liberal university, and as a child and young adult, I was exposed to numerous professors and lecturers who had liberal views - a number [of whom] were later persecuted and jailed by the state for their anti-racist veiws...This upbringing made me rather angry and anti-establishment. I was hopeless at sport because of my terrible eyesight, and so I was a bit of a nerd that didn't fit in. My main diversion was books, and mags like LIFE, and going to the movies..
JMI: How did you get started as a photographer?
FH: I was studying Fine Art at The Johannesburg School of Art, and in my second year...I ran into an ex-girlfriend on the street. She was a crazy, enthusiastic character, and insisted that I come with her to meet her new husband who was a photographer. He was a really nice, generous guy, and offered to teach me dark room techniques if I would help around the studio occassionally. I started coming after school...but soon I was so hung up on the shots and the processing, I began to drop classes. Eventually, I ended up working for [him] more or less full-time. I never finished my degree! I eventually moved to London and worked with several eminent photographers, including the great American artist, Art Kane, who worked regularly in Europe. That's when I finally started my own career.
JMI: In what ways has your photography evolved since you first started out?
FH: Of course, fashion and techniques have all evolved, and I have endeavored to keep up. I would hope that I have become more and more skilled, and also more mature in many ways.
JMI: How would you characterize your photography?
FH: Narrative. Painterly, mostly.
JMI: What inspires your photography most?
FH: I can't answer this one too easily. I am not good at leisurely pursuits, I don't get golf or fishing, and I cycle to keep fit (but secretly hate it). So, really, the thing I love doing most is taking pictures that work - but that isn't always easy.
JMI: Do you ever find yourself influenced by other artists' work?
FH: I constantly visit both art and photography exhibitions, and look stuff up online. So yes, I am definitely inspired by other artists' work - Bill Brant, Guy Bourdan, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Alex Prager, Ryan McGinley, and Steven Meisel.
JMI: You've shot everything from conceptual pieces to portraits to lifestyle work...Do you prefer one style of shooting to the others?
FH: I just like taking pictures, and the cooperation and interaction between the crew and the subjects. I guess my favorite is conceptual.
JMI: Really? Which conceptual piece of yours is your favorite?
FH: The guy smoking in the foreground with the girl on the bed.
JMI: I love that photograph! My favorite of yours is the one you shot for Brooks saddles, where the hounds are chasing down the man and woman holding the fox (pictured above). Every aspect of that photograph is absolutely perfect. What's the story behind this shot?
FH: The original idea was from a modest but wonderfully crazy art director, Fabio Fedrigo. He is Italian and looks at British culture with a different perspective. The shot took weeks to prepare and negotiate. None of the hunt clubs would cooperate because they thought it was too "anti-hunt," and the producer struggled to find someone who would provide the hounds. Also, it was shot in late-October, and the weather was awful. I had about 7 assistants on this shoot, and they were run ragged - chasing dogs, covering light from the rain, and pumping smoke across the background. Everybody was covered with mud by the end of the shoot.
JMI: That sounds chaotic! What is your typical approach on shoot days? Do you walk into a shoot with a particular focus, or are you more "go-with-the-flow"?
FH: I am a maniacal researcher...no way "go-with-the-flow." I try to research and plan every aspect of the shoot - even the catering (a happy crew is a well-fed crew)! Clearly there will be spontaneous moments, but only within the original planning.
JMI: Looking forward, is there anything new and exciting on the horizon for you?
FH: There's this woman I met who makes these really strange masks - decorative, gold masks. She's an artist and is doing really well in London. I have an idea to do something with that soon. I've also been shooting portraits lately, of mothers and children we've met in the park, etc. I have various projects up my sleeve...
With his trip to the U.S. now over, JMI photographer David Sykes will be saying his goodbyes to the Big Apple today as he boards his plane for London.
In light of his departure, we'd like to share this stunning photo of David's: a retro period piece featuring the American airline that became one of the most prominent cultural icons of the 20th century - Pan Am.
Click on the image below to view more of David's work, and a special thank-you to all those who met with David in New York and Chicago during his visit!
Have you seen this article in the latest issue of Parenting? Photographed by Marcus Nilsson, the story discusses the hotly-contested issue of weapon regulation in the U.S.
Powerful and affecting, Marcus' photographs offer a visual realization of the seriousness of gun control. Check out the article with Marcus' photographs below, and for more of Marcus' work, visit the JMI Site!
Check out these amazing new portraits from Sue Parkhill!
Sue recently snapped these incredible portraits of Australian novelist, Andrew McGahan (top), and London-based American poet, Barbara Marsh (bottom), as part of the promotion for the writers' latest book releases. While the image of McGahan will appear on the author's promotional handouts, the photograph of Marsh is set to appear on the back of her new book!
Take a look at the portraits below, and for more of Sue's work, visit the JMI Site!
Check out the latest beauty shots from Tom Watson!
Photographed in studio last month in Paris, these adorable beauty shots are outtakes from an advertisting job Tom had with DIM brand underwear and 3 Suisse, a widely circulated catalog in France!!
Interested in viewing more work by Tom? Visit the JMI site!
Back in February, David Sykes was commissioned by Irving & co to shoot Carluccio's 2013 Easter ad campaign!
Appearing on the Italian restaurant's Easter ads, David's beautiful photographs of Carluccio chocolate candy eggs are the perfect treat to round out the Easter holiday. Check out the images below - and to read more about David's experience shooting this ad, or to view the video he filmed while on set, click here!!!!