Matthew Rolston

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Matthew Rolston
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Born Matthew Russell Rolston
(1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Photography

Matthew Russell Rolston (born March 1, 1955) is an American photographer, director, and creative director. Rolston is known for his signature lighting techniques[1] and detailed approach to art direction and design, and has been repeatedly identified throughout his career with the revival and modern expression of Hollywood glamour.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, Rolston was "discovered" by Andy Warhol [3] for Warhol's celebrity focused Interview magazine, where he began a successful career in photography. Soon after, he began shooting covers and editorial assignments for founding editor Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone. Shortly, other well-established publications began to recognize[vague] Rolston’s work, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan,O: The Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.

Extending his vision beyond still photography into the moving image, Rolston began conceiving, writing and directing music videos and television commercials for such diverse clients as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, L’Oreal, Revlon, Estée Lauder, Clairol, Levi's, Pantene, Elizabeth Arden, Gap, and Polo Ralph Lauren, among others.

Rolston has also appeared as a guest expert on a spectrum of beauty-oriented broadcast programs, from Bravo's Shear Genius and Make Me a Supermodel to the CW's America's Next Top Model. Adding the title of creative director to his résumé, Rolston also works in the area of experiential design, including hospitality, product design, and new media ventures.[4]

Music video filmography[edit]

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Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Photographer Matthew Rolston: How to light yourself at home"". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ Krier, Beth Ann (October 22, 1991). ""Guardian of Glamour : Photographer Matthew Rolston Focuses on Images of the Past to Capture Today's Stars."". The Los Angeles Times (Articles.latimes.com). Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ Mark Edward Harris. "Matthew Rolston - Simply Glamorous." Digital Photo Pro: Monday, March 3, 2008
  4. ^ November 2012 ""Photographer-Turned-Hotel-Creative Director Matthew Rolston"". Travelandleisure.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.  Rolston’s representatives for his commercial still photography work include Stockland Martel Inc., New York and Kathrin Hohberg, Munich. His music video work is represented by LARK Creative, Los Angeles. In the areas of environmental and product design as well as creative direction and brand creation, he is represented by Culture + Commerce, New York. For entertainment and new media, Rolston is represented by William Morris Endeavor. Rolston's fine art photography is represented by the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles and Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles.
  5. ^ "Brandy Shoots ‘Wildest Dreams’ Video". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 

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