Welcome to the art of the everyday. Here you will find our latest issues of People and Lifestyle Photography Spotlight Magazines featuring the best people and lifestyle photographers working in the advertising industry worldwide. It includes everyday life captured moments, inspirational photography, portrait shots, real-life events captures, and simple but beautiful scenery. You´ll find the best of authentic in-the-moment photography.
Most of the professional photographers featured in our magazines have been collaborating with prestigious worldwide brands such as Disney, Nestlé, Philips, Coca-Cola, Nivea, BMW, Ikea, Chevrolet, and many others.
We have built a strong reputation through the years publishing the most qualitative content in our Spotlight Magazines. Production Paradise released its first Spotlight on People and Lifestyle Photography back in 2007 and now we have four issue a year. Art buyers, creative directors and other professionals from the visual media industry use the People and Lifestyle Photography issues as a source of inspiration, bookmarking each new release to find the best international photographers for their upcoming campaigns.
Chris Sisarich captures beautiful little moments and tells us why he loves his job so much:
“I love the variety, the fact that every day is different. That I get to work with so many different and amazing people, that it takes me to far flung corners of the world. That I get to work on projects that are visually rich, emotive, striking, fashion forward or just plain sexy. What a job!"
Patryce Bak on shooting real people vs. professional models:
“I really enjoy working with both professional models and real people. In some ways they’re similar and other aspects of working with either group are unique. There used to be a much wider gap between the two, but now with social media and the prevalence of digital photography most people have a greater sense of self awareness. In either case, there’s a raw energy that I’m attracted to that can be drawn out of most any subject.”
Robert Houser reveals how to connect with people on a photo shoot:
“Photographing people for 25 years, I have come to realize one of my strengths is to be able to quickly connect with my subjects. Bringing them out of themselves, their day, their last meeting or tonight’s concerns, it may be as simple as noticing something small about them, their outfit, their workspace. I have always had a knack for noticing things and it’s amazing how useful this can be on a shoot. For example, I was once photographing a woman for a magazine story about computer security. An expert in her field, she wanted to come across very serious to her colleagues, but the magazine wanted images of her smiling. That was not going to happen, until I noticed a bracelet on her arm. I asked her if she owned some of the office art on the floor below the level on which we were shooting. (Earlier, during my scouting, I had noticed a painting that was the exact colors and geometric shape as her bracelet). Instantly she warmed up – I had noticed something about her, her life outside work – an immediate connection.
And real, this comes hand in hand with the connection. I don’t want to photograph someone where they feel forced, the emotion is forced or the pose is forced. I want it to be genuine. I’ll often ask them to switch places with me so that I can feel the environment we have put them into – how does it feel, what would be natural, what would feel right as well as look good?”
Dave Kennedy on how he combines being an international photographer with family life: “It’s strange because I never thought that becoming a husband and father would ever have an impact on my work, but it has. Raising a child is such a magical and real experience and I think that rubbed off on my work somehow? Of course I started taking pictures of my two girls from birth and after a while I really saw the beauty of shooting kids and the images that I was creating. It’s innocent and natural and there is magic in that. We are lucky enough to live footsteps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so I am constantly taking pictures of my family – My family is my inspiration.”
“I tend to create sorties of things that I really love to do… Things that inspire me in real life tend to make really good stories”
And when we ask him who has inspired him in his work, he answers: “It wasn´t one person. Photographers take inspiration from everything and it’s a journey. You never stop learning and being inspired. It’s a constant change or evolution of your style. I find myself learning all the time. There are of course images that have inspired me along the way, but I would say that it was my experiences that shaped my style.”
You can read full interviews with Chris Sisarich, Patryce Bak, Robert Houser and Dave Kennedy on our blog. You can find them and other top people and lifestyle photographers in our directory.