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Capturing an intimate moment: ‘I just see two women who love each other’

“Love is just love” Juri Pozzi knows how to make himself invisible. “Often when I’m taking a picture people don’t even notice me, and that’s what I like,” the iStock by Getty Images photographer said recently from his home in Florence, Italy. “It’s the only way to take very natural, candid pictures.” The intimate moment […]

How Miroslav Georgijevic got to the top of the mast – in work and life

“As an adrenaline guy, the first thing I saw on that boat was the top of the mast. The problem was how to get on it.” Miroslav Georgijevic has taken some chances in life. In addition to the mast — the story of a magnificent day on the Adriatic Sea he recounted recently from his […]

She covers pirates, fights ‘simplistic view of the world’ | Behind the lens

Veronique de Viguerie provides an insight into her career, discusses some of her most iconic work and tells us about one of her most memorable assignments.

Into the Deep: Tyler Stableford’s hauntingly beautiful shark images

As he waded in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, watching his model as she gasped for breath in between takes, Tyler Stableford had one thought going through his mind: “I just bit off more than I can chew.” The award-winning adventure photographer had flown to Cancun, Mexico with his family,  and crew to shoot […]

Photographer follows refugees’ path to tell a complex story

“This was a journey fraught with danger and mired with uncertainty.” As record numbers of refugees began arriving on Europe’s shores this year, the situation flooded Dan Kitwood’s mind with questions. “What makes someone leave his or her home to embark on a journey, knowing of the dangers that lie ahead? To lead their husband, […]

Jonathan Daniel: Three tips for shooting sports in challenging conditions

Sports Photographer Jonathan Daniel tells the story behind one of his most challenging NFL football moments.

Behind this Kanye photo: Finding beauty amid chaos

 “I want to make everyone looking at these images feel what I’m feeling.” The entertainment industry isn’t particularly known for predictability and calmness. But photographer Christopher Polk likes it that way. “I thrive off chaos. To be able to create amazing imagery with all these elements stacked against you is so rewarding,” he said. “I […]

Photographing true beauty at The London Tattoo Convention

“I found the absolute loveliest people” Getty Images photographer Gareth Cattermole, known for his portraiture of top celebrities, always wanted to shoot a tattoo feature. The difficulty, he said, was finding not only the people, but also the right situation in which to photograph them, all in one place. So when he learned about The […]

Runway to Red Carpet: Catching up with ‘alt view’ photographer

“The rain had started to come down … and all the photographers were shouting ‘put the umbrella down, get that guy away,’ because it ruins their shot. But for me, it really made the shot.” — Getty Images Photographer Gareth Cattermole on his image of actress Reese Witherspoon in the rain Based in London, Gareth […]

Photographer saved Yosemite, changed history

“The great thing about photography is that it has no borders, it’s an international language.”

Award-winning Art Directors show the fruits of creativity + collaboration

“We know that photography can ignite, inspire and change the world.” — Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content at Getty Images With each of our art directors winning industry awards this year, it’s the perfect time to highlight how they work with photographers to craft stunning imagery. “Great content is at the heart of […]

Boxing and beyond: Photographer Ezra Shaw’s up-close look at sport in Cuba

Getty Images photographer Ezra Shaw went to Cuba to photograph sport — boxing, stickball, soccer — and found dedication and warmth. This is his story.

Photographer goes to great heights for shot of Olympic fencer Azza Besbes

This image is of fencer Azza Besbes, of Tunisia, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For me, it sums up what the Olympics is all about; that one moment after all those years of hard work. And getting the Olympic rings in the picture is the icing on the cake. We had amazing up-top access which […]

Real bodies, preserved: Photographer covers 90 people in honey and the results are stunning

“The honey has a way of softening people’s features … It democratizes people.” Photographer Blake Little covered 90 people of different ages, ethnicities and body types in honey for his latest project, “Preservation.” But how did he persuade people to cover themselves in the sticky substance? “When I cast for it, I didn’t tell people […]

Photographer calls for mainstream advertisers to include gay couples in their campaigns

“When we’re used to seeing this kind of imagery on a global scale, it will soften the hate in people.” Photographer Braden Summers felt frustrated with how gay relationships were often depicted in imagery, as either highly sexualized or hiding in the shadows – especially in cultures where acceptance is still a challenge. So the […]

Wild Tales: Photographer captures the adventurer’s spirit through the eye of a hurricane

Lifestyle photographer Brook Pifer focuses on catching moments brimming with life, with an energy that radiates through her imagery. Here she describes a wild weekend with a pair of adventurers in the truest sense of the word.