Just prior to Kris Bryant being picked as Major League Baseball's #2 pick by The Cubs, we had the chance to catch up with him for a portrait at USD during his final days as a Torero.
It was an honor to photograph Kyrie Irving for the new NBA Live 14 cover for EA Sports. The shoot took place in Cleveland, Ohio. This image was part of a series for the new Xbox One and PS4 gaming platforms. The other two covers we shot were Leo Messi in Barcelona for FIFA14 and Adrian Peterson in New York for Madden25.
My show in Russia is coming to a close next week. Thanks so much to the staff at The Lumiere Brothers Center For Photography in Moscow for showing 100 images from Behind Photographs. I would also like to thank the US Embassy for helping to bring me and this project to Russia.
If you are in Moscow and a fan of photography, this place is a must!
Chris Weidman is going head to head with Anderson Silva tonight. Chris was in my studio a few months back for some ad shots for Bad Boy. I can't share the hero images yet, but here is an outtake.
100 images from Behind Photographs will open at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow next week. I will be giving a talk about the project and also teaching a one day workshop.
With the Xbox One and PS4 platforms rolling out for the holidays, you will be seeing our photo of Leo Messi everywhere. The shoot took place in Barcelona and while very quick was one of the most memorable shoots of the year.
Editta Sherman was 98 when I photographed her for my book. She was a smart and kind woman. Editta brought in her 1952 photo of Bela Lugosi that she made of him in her legendary Carnegie Hall studio. On a later trip to New York, I was able to visit Editta at Carnegie Hall during on one of her final days occupying the space.
Here is a photo of the two of us with Editta's portrait of Andy Warhol. I was fortunate enough to aquire an original print of this Warhol image from Editta, an image that is cherished and hangs in my studio.
Editta passed away this month at the age of 101, she will be missed.
Here is a link to here story on NPR. http://www.npr.org/2013/11/07/243780239/photographer-editta-sherman-duchess-of-carnegie-hall-dies-at-101
A few weeks back I was asked to submit an interview and a few photos of my first camera for Foto Hits Magazine in Germany.
I am pictured here with my Olympus OM-2 that I bought of my buddy, Jeff Renati's Grand Dad, for $50. The other image on the top right shows my first 110mm minus the "Flip Flash". You have to love that camera strap!
The portrait of me is by our studio's own "Boston Zach" Barron shot on our Phase One P45. How times change.
Shirt pictured: Line Shot from www.snapapparel.com
Thanks to Jordan Whitley from Fox Sports for the studio visit and covering my shoot with Rally Cross driver, Geoff Sykes. Geoff is not only a talented driver, but a fellow graduate of Brooks Institute!
Several years ago I thought it would be fun to start up a small apparel company that was inspired by photography. Thinking the name "SNAP!" would be cool, I applied for the trademark and as expected found myself in line behind several others that were seeking the mark. Over the course of five years, one by one the others fell out of line, failing to register the mark and eventually the SNAP! became available.
Here are some samples of our first line of gear, custom designed by some of my favorite artist and friends.
A few months back, along with Chris Park and Janet Nielsen, we submitted an idea to KPBS for their Explore contest that was seeking ideas for new local TV content. We won!
Look for six episodes of SnapShot to air in 2014 that will feature us photographing and interviewing a wide range of people around San Diego.
Thank you KPBS for this honor, we can't wait to get shooting. Here is the official announcement.
We had a great shoot with Loma Media in Vegas shooting a couple of players from each team for PR and advertising for the year. Here is one of the spots.
The photo world has lost another great. I can only say that Bill was both an amazing photographer and an amazing person. I am honored to have photographed him and while his is no longer with us in person, his images will live on forever. Thanks for your inspiration Bill and for setting the bar so high.
An honor for Behind Photographs to get a first place award in the book category this year!
Congrats to Jim Hancock on seeing Racing Le Mans through, I think the show is very compelling and well shot. Jim and I met when I interned with Dean Collins in 1989. Both Patrick and Jim are true examples of chasing your passion.
Here is a snap of Patrick from The Baja 1000.
More to come in a couple of weeks about our shoot with Leo Messi in Barcelona. EA is starting to share some of our work!
Here is a shot of the new book, The 100, from Jorge Cruise. Jorge and I have worked together on several shoots over years and I was thrilled when he asked me to shoot this cover. Congrats Jorge on once again being on The New York Times Best Sellers list!
Here is the cover of the Impossible Project's 8x10 Creative Guide. I few months back I tested some film for them and shot this image of a toy gun. I have some more 8x10 to shoot and am just waiting for the right project.
I have been collecting and photographing hammers for a few years now and really enjoy curating this body of work. Each of these hammers has an amazing story to tell. These are shot on our Phase One back and are super high resolution when enlarged. You can see more on my site www.mantoani.com.
I am pleased to announce and share some new work for USD Magazine. For this issue, we not only shot ten stories for the print version of the publication, but also filmed and edited three video stories for their online ePub. We greatly appreciate the editorial staff trusting us with both of these amazing visual projects. A special thanks to Chris Park for the wonderful edit and getting some great water shots for the surf story.