New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller, a regular with The New Yorker, has shot a wide range of subjects from the breast-feeding mom for the notorious Are You Mom Enough TIME Magazine cover to identical twins for National Geographic. He has also done numerous celebrity portraits that veer towards the surreal. Take for instance the one of Batman of the moment, Christian Bale. Well-groomed. Dapper suit. By the sea. On the rocks. Fishing. Reeling in the catch. Surrounded by seagulls. One of which has cocked its head looking like it’s judging him.
I’m always in awe when I see illustrations that catch the essence of a person and I am all the more puzzled when that works with just a few lines, colors and shapes. Pablo Lobato from Argentina is a master in this category. His celebrity portraits are amazing little masterpieces.