The choice of background can make or break a photograph. And when I’ve had multiple assignments in the same office building the search for something new becomes ever more important. I love shooting portraits on location, but looking for the right setting — akin to rummaging around in a mine hoping to strike gold — is paramount. […]
I am now represented by Gallery Stock, one of the world’s leading stock photography companies. Part of Great Bowery, a new organization that brings together the leading agencies in the fashion and image-making industry, Gallery Stock offers top-notch images from some of the best photographers working today. You can find my work at http://www.gallerystock.com/Max_Hirshfeld
Approximately one year ago I learned I had been short-listed to shoot the official portrait of Larry Small, the eleventh Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Nine of the ten prior commissions were oil paintings with the tenth (of I. Michael Heyman, Secretary from 1994-1999) completed by Arnold Newman, the legendary portrait photographer. I’ve often imagined […]
Ilona Siller, an art producer at BBDO, has started a great Instagram feed http://www.instagram.com/photograph_with_the_story and I am honored to be featured. Thanks Ilona!
Niki Boon’s images are a revelation to me, a signpost to an outlier world where innocence and simple pleasures fill children’s lives. Her children are the children of W. Eugene Smith and Sally Mann, of Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man. They are our children of course as well as the us we think we used to be. […]
Photography allows me to insert myself into someone else’s world for a short, intense period of time. Whether a traditional office environment, a factory full of dust and noise or the intimate confines of someone’s house, I love relying on my visual instincts to zero in on some of the essential elements that make a […]
Some photos work hard to tap into nostalgia; others seem to offer it up easily. And some linger when the haphazard happenstance builds a certain kind of symmetry. My memories of the county fair when I was 14 or 15 were brought to the surface when I came across this ‘selfie’ from a day spent shooting […]