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October 26th, 2010
|All photos © Peter Ash Lee/Art + Commerce
New York-based editorial and commercial photographer Peter Ash Lee photographed Sir Ben Kingsley for his magazine Corduroy. The night before the shoot, Lee re-watched Kingsley’s movie Sexy Beast, so he was quite nervous to meet “Don Logan” (his character from the movie). He ended up being a really nice guy and worked with Lee for over two hours on location at the Handel House Museum where Frederick Handel composed “Messiah.” Jimi Hendrix also lived in the house for a few years before it was converted to the museum.
Lee was recently named one of PDN‘s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Join us tonight at the School of Visual Arts for a free seminar, moderated by PDN‘s editor Holly Hughes, with PDN‘s 30 photographers Peter Ash Lee, Ryan Pfluger and Sam Kaplan; photo editor Clinton Cargill from The New York Times Magazine; and Sony Artisan of Imagery, Andy Katz. The event takes place at the SVA Auditorium, 333 W. 23rd Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (a reception will follow the event). (more…)
© Daniel Kramer. Above: Bob Dylan With Peter Yarrow & John Hammond Jr. Hailing Taxi 1965, NYC.
On October 12th, the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) hosted their second annual award ceremony and benefit auction at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Six young photography students were presented with cash scholarships by photography icons Barbara Bordnick, Timothy Greenfield Sanders, Ron Haviv, Eric Meola, Doug Menuez and Michel Tcherevkoff. The scholarship awards are one of the programs YPA runs with the aim of nurturing talented young photographers to emerge as tomorrow’s top visual artists and documenters of our world.
Nearly $10,000 was raised on the night of the event, yet many highly collectible prints, including the images featured here, are still available for purchase online. This important fundraiser supports YPA’s mission to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of professional image makers. To view and bid on any of the 140 available prints from industry greats, click here. Bidding will close at 9PM EDT, October 28th, 2010.