What is a Times Magazine celebrity portrait? Kathy Ryan, the director of photography, doesn’t believe in boundaries. That’s one reason it’s so hard to define.
What makes a good celebrity portrait? It has a lot to do with finding a presence. Avoiding the superficial. Rendering an individual almost dreamlike.
Kathy Ryan, the director of photography of The New York Times Magazine, describes it as “that split second when something intense seems to be happening with the person in the portrait.”