Photographing Roger Stone
Podcast: Download (Duration: 26:42 — 23.3MB)In this episode, New York City based photographer Jesse Dittmar joins share a behind-the-scenes perspective on a shoot with celebrity and disruptor Roger Stone. Jesse photographed Mr. Stone prior to his incitement and subsequent incarceration. Jesse has an interesting perspective on Stone's personality before the incitement.
The photoshoot took place in Stone's NYC apartment and Jesse shares a bit about his process when given limited time, an unknown environment, and an unpredictable subject.
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 cast of Star Wars, and hundreds of more. Typically using black and white film, Jesse's photographs invoke a sense that one is standing in front of the subject along with him.
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.