Martin Schoeller’s celebrity portraits are a welcoming fresh style (15 Photos)

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  • Bob

    #10…How in the hell is she reflecting the image of the painting from that angle??

    • Dick LeGrande

      That is a question that mankind shall ponder until the end of time. Shhhhh!!! Don't tell anybody, that is another painting.

  • 007 BOND

    New way 4 adults to do sex go to

  • Apple

    Seriously? No one? Ok, #13, Stephen Colbert.

  • top dog

    #1 Jack Black is funny as hell!

  • Ryan

    Do it again in HQ

  • Clueless

    Can anyone help me with fill in my list?

    1 – Jack Black
    2 – ?
    3 – ?
    4 – ?
    5 – ?
    6 – ?
    7 – Will Feral
    9 –
    9 – the maid that Arnold knocked up
    10 – Obama
    11 –
    12 –
    13 –
    14 – George Clooney
    15 – Jerry someone?

  • gusto

    i guess nobody has ever seen David LaChapelle's work ?

    • Kevin

      David LaChapelle is a crazy mofo

  • Alexander Cathcart Dobbs

    while I do admire his style I feel like the advent of new digital stylized photography kind of panders to a sort of hollywood feel to the art of photography while abandoning it's raw honesty that made photography stand appart from painting during it's inception… Photographers in need of attention jar at this sort of dramatic sense of the term dramatic and fail to harness a honest, natural and pure drama in the form and in the figure… I think photographers left to the tools they had in the mid 20th century really honed this craft and worked well with it because of the limitations presented yes but also sort of using the camera tool as a means to present a view… Now we have an effect driven surreal photography almost becoming standard in not only images of art but in the comercial sense… or should I say in the other direction as I think these surreal shots were first really used often in advertisements to jar viewers and wrench their attention and captivate them by force… The hard core documentors in the photo world frown at this of course but also people that just observe simple beauty are now sort of ignored or seen as less than presentations such as this by simpler viewership… so these guys get all the money and fame and work and this becomes the major goal… but the honesty in photo and the purity in it is falling casualty… My favorite image making now really falls to purist fashion work and the honest journalist work that often feels almost nameless but there is a honesty in it… but at what point is retouching no longer retouching and becomes a sort of digital painting? I like this work and I think it's effective but at the same time I think it's kind of a cheap thrill as much as a 3D movie ticket… spectacular sure… better… not so sure… but I do like it… but all these concepts are about the style and the quality of the photo it's self is equal to any grad student I've ever met and I fail to see how it's special… the images are special for who is in them… if the subjects were not famous I don't think the images would be famous… That's the funny thing with photo art… when does it become important? where is that magic and what is it anyways? why don't we talk about photographers that convey meaning? like that german fellow with the still life stuff or the british guy with the lower class family? these shots are all too entirely american in so many ways… but I do still like them… but I fail to see the art in it…

    • Clueless

      What are you trying to say?

  • Ren

    Troll post is a post by a troll.

  • Kevin

    Just because there are celebrities in these photos, it doesn't make them good, because they are not.

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