Kelly Slater, a six-time surf world champion, from The Originals
by Robert Maxwell (New york Times).
Robert Maxwell is one of the few fashion and celebrity photographers that is also a unique artist capable of doing remarkable fine art photography as he showed with his first monogram published by Arena Editions (book, images) . You will see at his website beautiful images, including portraits and nudes. As a portrait photographer Robert Maxwell is considered one of the pre-eminent portrait photographers of our time. In 2004, Maxwell was chosen by Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography at the New York Times Magazine, to photograph “T“ Magazine’s ambitious and ongoing “Originals” project. People with unique personalities, famous and otherwise, are the inspiration for “The Originals,” T’s continuing celebration of present-day emblems of individuality. This project has taken him around the world to photograph nearly 200 leading figures in their fields whose one commonality is their “original” sense of style.
You can see his series of “The Originals” here and here. In few months Robert Maxwell will be teaching a workshop at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, May 06-10, 2007 (Robert Maxwell, The Signature Portrait Style). It looks like a very interesting festival, worth to attend if you can, I will.