Gregory Heisler Shares the Techniques That Go Into His Portraiture

October 21, 2013

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A portrait of actor Hugh Grant, which Gregory Heisler shot for the cover of GQ magazine. Read about Heisler's approach to this portrait and others in the excerpts included below.

“The making of the portrait is fraught with unease,” writes Gregory Heisler in the introduction to 50 Portraits, his new retrospective book that showcases images of A-list actors, musicians, athletes and other notable people he’s photographed since the 1980s. “There is always a silent negotiation; a push and pull. The sitter doesn’t want to face reality; for the photographer, that’s...

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