Category: New Editorial Images

01/04/2017

Wired Magazine Documentary on Red Bull TV

james_porto_red_bull_ripple_effect_wired_documentary Red Bull TV just released a short documentary about the improbable creation of Wired Magazine by four unlikely individuals, Louis Rossetto, Jane Metcalfe, John Plunkett and Barbara Kuhr. As Red Bull TV states,  “A group of prophetic technophiles fuse art, design, and technology to become the mouthpiece of the digital revolution. Wired Magazine rides the bleeding edge of new age media and transforms scientists and nerds into the new rockstars.” I was a frequent contributor to Wired in those early years and was thrilled that they included me in the documentary for a few seconds and also featured some of our best collaborations. See it here. I appear at 1:23 and 11:00. The mini-doc is from a Red Bull series called, The Ripple Effect, which takes its title from the following definition, “Like a proverbial pebble dropped in a pond, some individuals have an influence so profound it ripples across oceans and through time”.

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09/21/2015

New York Magazine-The Age of Iron

NYM_Age_of_Iron_tearIf you live in NYC you must have noticed the seemingly hundreds of skyscraper projects rising in every neighborhood. This photorealistic composite that exaggerates this trend features many of the current projects and is running this week in New York Magazine (Sept. 21, 2015 cover date, page 107-8) leading the real estate feature. Check it out, I had a lot of fun creating the Unreal perspective

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03/28/2013

Adobe Photoshop Master Class

James_Porto_Adobe_Photoshop_Master_Class_1This beautiful art showcase book from Adobe Press, entitled Adobe Photoshop Master Class,  features 30 established and emerging Photoshop artists, their masterful work, and tutorials demonstrating their techniques for using Adobe Photoshop. Curated by renowned photographer and educator Ibarionex Perello, this book features an inspiring collection of innovative Photoshop artists and their amazing artwork.   The images represent a mix of techniques and styles and are field-defining works that demonstrate technical excellence and awe-inspiring aesthetics.  I am honored to be included as one of the featured artists.  I highly recommend this book if you have an interest in manipulated imagery.  If you follow this link you can buy this book at a 35% discount by entering the coupon code-PHOTOMASTER.  Enjoy!

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02/19/2013

Planet NYU-Village Voice Cover

What a wonderful and challenging assignment to combine a global array of landmarks into my beloved NYC, right at Washington Square Park.  The image illustrates their cover story about how NYU is creating campuses all over the world but is getting a backlash from the students who are footing the bill.

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09/12/2012

Inside the NFL, Showtime Ad

Premiering tonight on Showtime is Inside the NFL. Legends in their field Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth and James Brown are the hardest-hitting team in sports and deliver expert insight, exclusive commentary and special on and off the field features you won’t find anywhere else.  I was fortunate to meet them and photograph the key art for Showtime.  Another great project with the creative team at Showtime, and it was wonderful to meet these three talented and illustrious commentators.  Phil Simms in particular is a personal hero whose career I followed very closely back in the day.  If you like football, tune in to Inside the NFL Wednesday nights at 9PM on Showtime and get the best analysis in the business.

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01/09/2012

2011 Paranormal Cover Art Awards

The Silence cover and the entire Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush Hush series, for which I created all the covers, in collaboration with Lucy Cummins and Simon and Schuster, has won the 2011 Paranormal Cover Art Awards in 3 categories.  Yee hah, cue the trombones and ice the champagne! To see all the winners and runners up, click here.

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08/10/2011

Village Voice cover

Hitting the newsstands today is this Village Voice cover taking on the issue of gay marriage; now that the Empire State has legalized it, maybe not every gay wants it.  I had shot the Statue images years ago from a helicopter and they sure came in handy for this project.

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06/21/2011

Red

This image is yet another (mostly) monochromatic collaboration with the amazingly talented make up artist Min Min Ma.  The model is Mila from MC2.  Just can’t seem to get away from the red and black palette lately.

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06/07/2011

Silence

With great fanfare, Becca Fitzpatrick revealed the cover of Silence, the third book in the Hush, Hush saga, on MTV Hollywood Crush on May 2, 2011.  This cover was yet another wonderful collaboration with Lucy Cummins of Simon and Schuster.  We continued with the haunting, austere black-and-white mood established with the first two covers and now see the characters Patch and Nora united at last.  For more info on the series and details of the cover shoot go to Fallen Archangel.

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02/06/2011

Crescendo

The follow up to Becca Fitzpatrick’s wildly successful novel, Hush, Hush is now available at bookstores.  It’s Crescendo.  Creating the cover imagery that introduces the heroine, Nora, was a wonderful collaboration with Lucy Cummins of Simon and Schuster to arrive at the sequel cover.  Stay tuned for the third cover in the series, Silence, coming soon!

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