Renowned photographer Martin Schoeller photographs many of the most well know celebrities, sports heroes, royal families and elected officials worldwide. What you many not know about Martin is that he also donates his time to photograph foster children hoping to be adopted through his work for The Heart Gallery of New Jersey and this year he photographed dozens of homeless youth who aged out of foster care for the Do1Thing project.
When Esquire Magazine ran a portfolio of Martin’s images including his cover photograph of George Clooney in May’s issue, Martin also included images of homeless youth. Next to his images of Clooney, Brad Pitt, President Obama, Justin Timberlake, John McEnroe, Denzel Washington, Arnold Schwarznegger, Joe Namath, Alex Rodriguez and so many other famous names were Martin’s images of homeless youths Edrice Cooper, Salif Diarrassouba and Eric Crespin.
Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in The New Yorker, Outside Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Vogue.
Martin Scholler is on a quest to photograph dozens of homeless teens for th do1thing project. His portraits offer a study of characters rather than personalities w
hile seeking to answer the basic question, what can you read in someone’s face?
Every week, Schoeller is called upon to capture portraits of the most recognized personalities of our time, from Britney Spears to President Bill Clinton. This German-born photographer spent the last seven years collecting this series of portraits, otherwise known as his “Big Heads.”
A few early portraits from the NYC Covenant House shoot.
Every week, Schoeller is called upon to capture portraits of the most recognized personalities of our time, from Jack Nicholson, to President elect Barack Obama and now volunteering his time to raise awareness and photograph homeless teenagers for the Do 1 Thing project.
Thanks Martin! View his collection of “Big Heads” on display at MediaStorm.
Invitations to photographers to join the Do 1 Thing project has started to go out and the responses are great.
World renowned photographers are joining out team to photograph homeless teenagers so far they include:
Deanne Fitzmaurice *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
Preston Gannaway *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
David Hume Kennerly *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
David Leeson *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
Matt Rainey *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer
Steve Starr *Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer