Max Hirshfeld is recognized as a master at spotting decisive moments while revealing the warmth and humanity of his subjects. He has undertaken several focused projects over the past decade. From 2002-2005, in a series titled One Shot, Hirshfeld...
Focus:Photographer, Travel, Fine Art, Documentary, Style, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Art, Culture
Skills:Digital Printing, Adobe Photoshop, Black & White Printing, Photojournalism
On the vaporetto from Accademia to St Lucia in Venice
I frequently shoot in museums, stalking people as they interact with the art. But it's rare when the art is such that its interaction with the light streaming into the building — at just the right time of day — transforms the strength of the art into something best realized through a photograph. (iPhone capture at The Morgan Library in New York)
So much about some images is pre-visualization, and for this classic activity I planned out my strategy several weeks in advance. Only a few blocks from my house, this public soccer field sits at one of the highest points in DC, and in early fall the timing works for practice at sunset. A moderate telephoto and my belly on the ground is all it took.
From the 61st floor of the Aqua Tower in Chicago looking west. Again, the best camera is the one you have with you (iPhone capture)