Tag: Editorial Photography /
New York Magazine-The Age of Iron
If 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
At-Edge interview-Is it REAL or is it Porto?
At-Edge, the monumental photo industry sourcebook that features only 155 select photographers in their illustrious collection of global photographic talent, has honored me with a blog interview. It features the latest major project I was involved with, The Real Cost, a nationwide anti-smoking campaign awarded by FCB NY ad agency and their client the Food and Drug Administration. It also delves into several other projects that I’ve been involved with lately (Powder, Overload, and Rockettes); this is some serious eye candy folks, don’t miss it, feel free to check it out here, and of course share if you are inspired.
Interview on Workbook Blog
I’ve been advertising in The Workbook since 1996 and they have honored me with an informative, image-rich, interview on their blog titled 5 Things You Didn’t Know About James Porto. If you are curious about the history of my photo illustration work and career, it’s a brief tour of some of the highlights and well worth the read, click here.
Adobe Photoshop Master Class
This 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!
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.
1996 Sci-Fi becomes 2012 Reality
Back in 1996 I was commissioned by Daniel Carter at Wired Magazine to illustrate a Science Fiction story that takes place 100 years in the future after sea levels rose from Climate Change and flooded New York City. At the time we decided on this playful image with a Jet Ski messenger blasting up the rivers of water between the skyscrapers. The last thing I expected was to see this occur in my lifetime, let alone a mere 16 years later. The photos in the gallery below show the reality that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York, eerily similar to our fantastical sci-fi illustration.
Subway Love at Photoshop.com
This image, Subway Love, was made as a portfolio piece. Adobe Systems is featuring the image at Photoshop.com as the 4th image in the slideshow through February. I guess they thought it would align well with Valentine’s Day. I am honored and grateful that they chose my work because their software has been central to my image making for 20 years. I’m still amazed at what this incredible program can do with images; it helps turn my dreams into realities.
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.
There is a brand new site update at jamesporto.com. You’ll find new, classic photography in REAL and fantastical, surreal, hyper-real photo illustrations in UNREAL. You are invited to take a look and enjoy all the new work. Thank you for your time and attention.
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.