On Photographing Dr. Fauci
Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:42 — 63.7MB)In this week's episode, I sit down with New York City-based celebrity portrait photographer Jesse Dittmar. We discuss the psychology and mindset behind preparation and pre-visualization for high-profile jobs. We also discuss his experiences shooting controversial figures like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Roger Stone.
About Jesse Dittmar
Jesse Dittmar is a portrait photographer working with publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post and brands like Apple and Hulu. The New Yorker, People, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine have all published his work.
He has photographed the most accomplished figures of the 21st century, including Denzel Washington, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Tom Hanks, Patti Smith, David Letterman, the Star Wars cast, and hundreds more. Typically using black and white film, Jesse's photographs invoke a sense that one is standing in front of the subject.
He humanizes our most renowned figures and photographs those who are not famous in an equalizing manner. His portraits are iconic in their simplicity and intimacy.