Photo Friday: Hans Gissinger

January 9th, 2009 by Jorge

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Back in the saddle for another installment of Photo Friday. I have always been a fan a telling stories; one’s that are worth hearing. My apologies if you have already heard this one:

When I was a student at Portfolio Center, I was handed a rather interesting assignment: Contact your hero (a photographer), and create a photo in his honor. How do I do that? The pucker factor on this was pretty high, but you would be surprised how easy it is to get your idol on the phone. After just one email, me and Hans Gissinger scheduled a phone conversation (while on vacation with his family in Miami no less). At the end of our talk, I asked him why he agreed to speak to me. He simply stated, “I like to talk.”

Hans Gissinger is the man! Currently represented by Stockland Martel, shooting both portrait and still life for such clients as Nike, Conde Nast, Cartier, and Ford; with his lastest project, TARTAS (exploding pastries). So here’s to one of my heroes; enjoy.

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  1. Hans Gissinger interview inspires Jell-O T-bone « Stockland Martel Says:

    [...] Several months ago, I came across a post on Hans Gissinger at the blog run by the creative agency Epidemik Coalition. It was written by photographer Jorge Menes, who recalled an assignment he was given while a student at Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Here’s the part that got me intrigued: “Contact your hero (a photographer), and create a photo in his honor. How do I do that? The pucker factor on this was pretty high, but you would be surprised how easy it is to get your idol on the phone. After just one email, me and Hans Gissinger scheduled a phone conversation (while on vacation with his family in Miami no less). At the end of our talk, I asked him why he agreed to speak to me. He simply stated, ‘I like to talk.’” [...]

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