Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portraits of P Diddy, Kurt Cobain and Kerry Washington

12/15/2014 ISO1200 MAGAZINE 0 Comments

Are you famous? If so, you probably had your portrait taken by Mark Seliger. If not, you have most definitely seen his iconic portraits. Perhaps it was the one of Kurt Cobain, Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie or P Diddy, to name just a few examples.

Profoto recently had the privilege of meeting this master of portrait photography. The meeting resulted in five unique videos, in which Seliger shares his thoughts on lighting and portrait photography.

This episode tells the story of how he made P Diddy look like the king of New York City.

In this episode he explains how the mix of light on a photo shoot with Kerry Washington made the moment feel like it was taken straight from a movie.

Here he explains how Kurt Cobain's rebellious rock star attitude can both turn into a representation of grunge music and an iconic portrait when caught off guard.

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