Mary McGrath is a freelance writer and photographer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Professional Photographer and Rangefinder magazines as well as Copley Newspapers. To see more of her work, visit marymcgrathphotography.com
Joe Buissink: Every Wedding Tells a Story Unpublished
With his training psychology, wedding photographer Joe Buissink knows how to put nervous couples at ease, making him a popular choice on the high-end wedding circuit.
What do Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Swank and Christina Aguilera have in common? Aside from being beautiful, rich and famous, all have been captured by the insightful lens of Joe Buissink, wedding photographer to the "A-list" crowd.
In a little more than a decade, Buissink has become one of the foremost wedding photographers in the industry. Named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo, and voted one of the top five by the BBC in 2003, Buissink has also received the International Leadership Award in photography from the International Photographic Council at the United Nations. Why Joe? His name kept coming up based upon a consensus of opinions from Photo District News, WPPI, PPA and other renowned photographic organizations.
How did this not-so-average Joe achieve such acclaim...
IN THE LOUPE: Mark Holthusen Unpublished
Location: Holthusen lives in San Francisco but was born in Reno, Nev.
Major clients: SanDisk, HBO, Kohler, Qwest Communications, Chick Fil-A, Cleveland Ballet, Roger Waters, Honda, Target, Microsoft, Sony Music, Pottery Barn, Starbucks, Banana Republic, Adobe, Marie Callender’s, Toyota and others...
Mixing the disciplines of photography, painting and sculpture, this Bay Area commercial artist creates breathtaking composites that have made him the hit of the advertising world.
You’ve probably seen his work. Perhaps you’ve admired the undulating, morph-ing landscapes he’s created for Asian automobile ads: The writhing, shifting trees in the background at first look like the snakes of Medusa, but a closer examination reveals that they’re made of people. In another, a large white moon floats above a vehicle, but the orb is actually composed of globs of bodies. The ads are strange yet fascinating.
Or maybe you’ve stumbled upon his images in Communication Arts, Graphis, American Photography or Photo District News. His work is everywhere, and no wonder: The studio photography of Mark Holthusen is an unusual combination of straight photography, miniature model making and Photoshop, a blend that gives his work an eerie, painterly quality. He’s hot, he’s in demand and he’s dominating a new niche of photography in an ever-more crowded digital world.