Photographer Stories

Renowned fashion photographer Cathleen Naundorf creates art. She tells stories. She does not want to just shoot haute couture, but to captivate the viewer with an aura from her chosen models and the settings she places them within. Departing from merely having her models as figures upon which to place haute couture, Naundorf’s work embraces the individuals wearing them, giving them equal measure along with vibrant environments to create romantic and painterly vignettes. Surprisingly, the roots of...
Rites of passage have persisted for thousands of years since the beginnings of human culture and remain an integral part of the human experience. “From Africa we have learned the value of rites of passage, which define what is required by a person in each stage of their life,” comments renowned photographers, artists, and travelers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. For over 35 years they have devoted their lives to photographing and documenting as fully and artistically the traditional rituals...
"The difference between a good picture and a mediocre picture is a millimeter," said Henri Cartier-Bresson in the documentary, "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment." And he knew exactly how to achieve that difference. The father of the photographic style described as the “decisive moment,” Cartier-Bresson's method was straightforward and brilliant. He sought to almost instantly and instinctively detect a perfect geometry in what he saw, a "structure of...
Imagine for a moment that you are walking down unfamiliar country roads. Further imagine that you are transported to eastern block Communists villages. You travel from one small village to the next. In your journey you encounter some of the following sights: a shepherd leading a heard of 100 or so ship down a dusty road, a man walking his performing bear from village to village, an old woman helping carry another woman from the threshold of her house, a Gipsy girl canning vegetables from the autumn harvest...
Holden Luntz Gallery is pleased to announce the United Sates debut of photography by the London based photographer and film director Jim Lee. Mr. Lee has developed a fresh and unique photographic style. His ‘auteurship’ developed from the late 1960’s to the present. He has shot campaigns for Ossie Clark, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Valentino among others. Jim Lee’s work has appeared in Elle, Vogue, the London Sunday Times, Harper’s...
Are you curious to see New York City’s Central Park at night? The romance, mystery and beauty of nature at night? The lush photographs of Michael Massaia awaken us from our dreams and seduce us with their gorgeous blacks, greys, milky white surfaces. Michael Massaia's nocturnal studio becomes the park where from 4:00 – 6:00 AM he captures in half light the beauty that old growth trees, winding paths, leaves, and old lamp posts create. The body of Central Park photos is called, “Deep in a...
Imagine the innumerable clicks of a camera during a fashion shoot. Envision the countless rolls of film a photojournalist exposes during an assignment. Over the course of a photographer’s career, the number of images a photographer produces is immense, but they are constantly in search of that perfect shot, or to capture “the decisive moment” as famed Humanist photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson termed it. Having a prolific career and life come down to one or several, well-known photographs may seem reductive...