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THE ENTIRE SHOOT WITH THE ONE AND ONLY CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, FOR US GQ.

“ANATOMY OF A PORTRAIT SITTING”
Kira Pollack, Editorial Director Vanity Fair and former Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise TIME Magazine

People of power have historically been captured in portraiture by the greatest artists of their time. For centuries they stood or sat for painters who meticulously crafted their expressions, perhaps generously, who immortalized them as civilization developed and innovated. Today, being photographed by Marco Grob is a worthy equivalent. He doesn’t just make portraits, but rather creates them.
In an age when photographs are ephemeral, when a picture can be shot and shared in seconds, Marco’s signature is a lasting portrait of someone who for better or worse impacted the modern era. When he meets his subjects he plays off them. He harnesses their energy, transforms timidity into confidence and vulnerability into strength. He makes us see them as we hadn’t—couldn’t—before. He prides himself on efficiency and precision to make it happen.
One of the great privileges of working with Marco is watching him on set. He choreo- graphs his team to execute the perfect stage for each photo shoot; everyone has a role and no one is expendable. Organized cases of equipment have been hauled across the country or around the world, unloaded and set up in a hallway or conference room inside an office or a palace, for a shoot that may last all of five minutes and involve three different backdrops. He knows when he gets the picture.
There is immense value in Marco’s portraiture. His vision is brought to life on maga- zine covers and billboards and movie posters. With the click of a shutter—and with everything that built up to it—he turns moments into history and people into icons.

Making of what unfortunately turned out to be the last portrait sitting of Steve Jobs. It was held in April 2010 at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California. The material of this sitting was used for two TIME MAGAZINE covers and three TIME MAGAZINES inside pages. The whole session took 41 Frames, taken in 3minutes 18seconds. The cover was the first frame - taken 45 seconds after Steve entered the room.


MAKING OF "A DAY AT THE MoMA"  WITH THE INCREDIBLE BILL MURPHY.

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 BILL MURRAY and VINCENT VAN GOGH'S "STARRY NIGHT". AND YES......  THE REAL ONE.

BILL MURRAY and VINCENT VAN GOGH'S "STARRY NIGHT". AND YES......  THE REAL ONE.

This shoot took place on a Wednesday afternoon in October 2016 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.