We tend to think of portraits as flattering portrayals of people we love, or celebrities, or of people in power. The selfies and self-portraits that people post on Facebook tend to glamorize their lives and to present themselves as attractive, impressive and desirable according to visual characteristics that are valued in our status-conscious, media-saturated societies. With his new book of portraits of less-than-glamorous people, Bruce Gilden puts us uncomfortably close to people whose faces contradict the idealized faces we encounter in magazines, movies and social media websites.

He once described the way he photographs as “flash in one hand and jumping at people”. On YouTube you can see him on the streets of New York, striding purposefully through the crowds and suddenly thrusting his camera into the faces of unsuspecting subjects.  It’s a very old-school New York style of photography: tough, confrontational, literally in-your-face and, after 40 years of doing it, he is a master of sorts. You love his photographs or you hate them. He probably doesn’t give a damn either way.

DMB Welcomes New Artist Emily Maye!

Get to know the newest Artist to join DMB, Emily Maye!

An Interview with Iva Burkertová

We caught up with one of the inspirations for the Nike 24x24 Campaign, Iva Burkertová, shot by DMB Artist Finn Taylor!

Hamish Stephenson for Puma x Arsenal!

Hamish Stephenson recently directed a short promo for Arsenal’s new 2017/18 Home Kit featuring Puma’s innovative ACTV technology. Produced by DMB. The video is on display at the Puma store on Carnaby Street in London’s Soho.

Behind the Lens with Philippe Starck & Boat International.

An inside scoop on the latest story for Boat International with Photographer Christoffer Rudquist.

Nadia Lee Cohen x Zizi Donohoe Campaign.

Flick through the latest Campaign for Zizi Donohoe by Nadia Lee Cohen.. 

Shooting with Nike.

Travel across Istanbul and Moscow with Photographer Finn Taylor as he shoots the new Nike Air Vapormax Advert..

DMB Welcomes New Artist Alex de Mora!

Get to know the latest Artist to join DMB, Photographer Alex de Mora...!

Behind The Lens with Typhoo & Nigella Lawson..

This week we caught up with Photographer Finn Taylor to find out what it was like shooting Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson for the new Typhoo advert. 

When Christoffer Rudquist met Method-2.

Photographer Christoffer Rudquist gives us a first hand account of his time shooting the mechanical marvel Method-2, for Wired Germany.

Behind the Scenes with Alex Aiono & Hamish Stephenson

Go behind the scenes with Alex Aiono for his single "Question". Original music video directed by DMB Artist, Hamish Stephenson. Production by DMB. 

Load more