The Candid Frame #106 - Lou Manna


Lou Manna is a renowned commercial food photographer based in New York City. For over thirty years, he has produced beautiful and effective photographs of every type of food imaginable, earning him a reputation as the one of the finest practitioners of his craft, because of his nuanced use of color and light. An Olympus Visionary as well as the author of the best-selling book, Digital Food Photography he continues to produce images for his commercial clients as well for over forty cookbooks. You can discover more about Lou, his workshops and his photography by visiting his website and his blog.

Lou recommends the work of Alfred Stieglitz.

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The Candid Frame #84 - Stephen Marc


Stephen Marc, Olympus Visionary photographer and art professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger College of Fine Arts, is recognized for his unique and powerful photographic montages that explore the African Diaspora. His images combine family snapshots, antique photographs and images from his own extensive body of photographic work. The dual themes of all his work are an attempt to tell both his personal story and the story of a culture.

Marc’s current project, Passage on the Underground Railroad, explores North America’s Underground Railroad, which moved escaped slaves to freedom. For over four years, he took more than 30,000 photographs of people and places in 21 states and Canada. The project culminated in a book and exhibition of Marc’s Underground Railroad artwork. You can discover more about him and his work by visiting this website.

Stephen Marc recommends the work of Jerry N. Uelsmann.

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The Candid Frame #76 - Anne Day


Anne Day is a freelance photographer and writer based in New York and Connecticut. Her work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, Vogue and other publications. An Olympus Visionary, she has worked as a photojournalist and has covered events in Haiti, Cuba, South Africa and Namibia, as well as American Presidential Inaugurations, school picnics, and weddings. In addition to working in journalism, she has many years of experience photographing architecture with a view camera. She is the principal photographer for three books in the W.W. Norton Series on Classical Architecture on The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, and The US Capitol. You can discover more of her work by visiting her website.

Anne Day recommends the work of David Hilliard.

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The Candid Frame #74 - Maki Kawakita


Maki Kawakita is an Olympus Visionary whose work covers as diverse a range of photographic work as the cultures — Japanese, American, and European — that have most influenced her. Fashion, editorial, advertising, portraiture, fine art and dance all provide areas for her expression and for her professional work. Kawakita has been featured in Time and Marie Claire, shot advertising campaigns for Coors Light, Olympus, Kodak, Canon, Levi Strauss & Co., and Smirnoff, and photographed celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Paris Hilton, Missy Elliott, Beyoncé, and Hilary Duff. You can discover more of her work by visiting her website.

Maki Kawakita recommends the work of Guy Bourdin.

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