Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose work is distinguished by an almost identical treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. He is most most recognized for his portrait work, which is shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in The New Yorker, Outside Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Vogue.
While he does allow makeup, the extreme close ups and bright lighting provide no escape from the camera’s truth telling lens, and illuminate every square inch of a person’s face, flaws and all. Celebrities have embraced the photographer, jumping at the chance to work with him as if to prove to the admiring public that they are “truly beautiful”
Joan Rivers, we dare you…