Author: Max Hirshfeld

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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 […]

Faneuil

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 […]

Funhouse Selfie

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 […]

Kevin Plank for Barron’s

A ‘simple’ portrait on white seamless is not always simple. Our recent ten minutes with Kevin Plank, CEO of one of the most remarkable companies in America took place in the lobby of the HQ building at Under Armour’s campus in Baltimore. With the global director of […]

PHOTO CRUSHES_2

Operating from a base in remote Idaho, my friend Andy Anderson has carved out a niche unique in American photography. His glorious work is grounded in a beautiful reality that mines the black seam where art and commerce coincide and create a visceral engaging of […]

Medifast

Between securing a location, assembling a crew, casting talent, and coordinating schedules, producing an advertising shoot is like making a small movie. With lots of players and lots of moving parts, keeping everyone satisfied and in the loop is an exciting challenge and one that […]

Science News

We had a great time working on this cover for Science News, the terrific bi-monthly magazine from DC-based Society For Science & The Public. Big thanks to Stephen Egts, Justine Hirshfeld, Molly Telfer and Seymour Kankel, our intrepid model. Watching Seymour make his way through […]

Willamette University

“Willamette is a rising star — a place that does its work well and has momentum to claim its rightful spot among the few colleges in this country that prioritize undergraduate education.” This quote from Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope pretty much sums […]

Chicago – City of the Big Shoulders

My father had a beautiful Telefunken radio that sat atop his dresser in our house in Alabama. Soon after I discovered rock ‘n roll (immeasurably enhanced because of that radio) I discovered WLS, the great rock station beaming strong out of Chicago. Though I have […]

A Day at the Races

On a close-to-perfect spring day I drove to Broadview, a spectacular 500 acre site near The Plains, Va. where the Virginia Gold Cup has its home. I wanted to wander around one of America’s most famous steeplechase events and shoot some of the pageantry and festivities. […]

APA/LA Off The Clock

Thrilled to have two of my images accepted for APA/LA’s ‘Off The Clock’, the annual exhibition of personal work. Of the more than 900 images submitted only 100 were selected by the curator, legendary fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The one night exhibition was packed and […]

PX3 – Photographie de la Paris 2014

PX3, a highly respected competition for amateur and professional photographers, has awarded prizes to my work. Big thanks to the jurors for highlighting my photographs from among the thousands of entries. In the portrait category for professional photographers, three images from my ILLUMINARIES series received the […]