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Mark Mann Talks About 5 Photos: Alice Cooper, Christina Hendricks, Redman, Antonio Banderas, John Boyega

2/07/2021 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

The stories behind Mark Mann’s portrait photos of Alice Cooper, Christina Hendricks, Redman, Antonio Banderas, and John Boyega. Plus, Mark explains some of his favorite celebrity portrait photography camera and lighting techniques and shares some tips for getting great portrait photos. We’re doing a series of these, so let us know in the comments what photos you’d like to hear about next!

In this episode, Mark talks about what it was like photographing these five very different celebrities and explains why each portrait is meaningful to him. He talks about Alice Cooper’s pre-performance rituals, working within strict rules from Disney during John Boyega’s “Star Wars” shoot, being blown away by Antonio Banderas’ charm and swagger, and more. 

He also talks about some of the camera gear and lenses that work best for him, his lighting techniques, and even the classic artwork that has inspired his celebrity portrait photography. 

About Mark Mann:

Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. His editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade, and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jack Black, the Black Eyed Peas, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Simon Baker, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, Sean Connery, John Hamm, and Jennifer Hudson. Mark loves to shoot people from Presidents to Kids who want to be Presidents.Let's Get Connected: | Instagram | Twitter

About Alex Hooks:

Alex Hooks is a fashion and lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured in numerous internationally published editorials, catalogs, and ad campaigns. He is consistently the worst dressed person at any fashion event.Let's Get Connected:   | Instagram

Text, image and video via Complicated Things | Complicated Things is Alex Hooks and Mark Mann.

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