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“You weren’t a star in the ‘70s or ‘80s if Richard Bernstein didn’t do your portrait.” – So says @vogue in their recent piece celebrating the publication of a new book, “Richard Bernstein: STARMAKER – Andy Warhol’s Cover Artist.” With 189 @interviewmag covers to his name, Bernstein was exceptional at turning editorial photography into works of art. Of course, he worked amongst photographers who were also elevating magazine photography to a new level, Matthew included. Matthew initially met Michael Jackson to shoot a portrait for Michael’s first cover of Interview, which naturally received the signature Bernstein treatment (swipe left to see). #MichaelJackson #MatthewRolston #RichardBernstain
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Happy Birthday to the eternal Queen of Pop! Many people have called @Madonna “the Queen of Reinvention,” and as @nytimes points out, part of the power of her longevity is the power of her reinventions – Madonna has been dominating stages for more than four decades. Matthew’s favorite Madonna persona? “The one she took on for David Fincher’s “Vogue” video.” Maybe it was influenced by Matthew’s image of her above, made four years before that video, where he dressed her like glamour star Marlene Dietrich? This image opens the plate section of Matthew’s recent book, Hollywood Royale (link in bio). Hair by the incredible @peter.savic
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Happy Birthday, @TimothyHutton! Once a rebel, always a rebel. Timothy’s choice of roles throughout his career have always inspired us to question conventional wisdom - bravo, Timothy. It’s been a little while since we shared works from Matthew’s “Hollywood Royale” series. Matthew’s portrait of Timothy from 1983 channels James Dean in the classic film “Rebel Without a Cause." Swipe left to see the inspo image! #TimothyHutton #MatthewRolston #JamesDean #RebelWithoutaCause #bwphotography #portraitphotography #oldphotographs

“Head Over Heels,” the Go-Go’s-inspired musical, has made its Broadway debut! The show presents beloved songs from this groundbreaking grrl group while surprisingly taking fashion cues from Elizabethan England, yet is set in Ancient Greece! Wow. What a mashup. We love the idea of these clashing eras coming together to form something bold, unexpected, and totally unapologetic, just like the Go-Go’s new wave style. Here’s Matthew’s 1985 image of one of our favorite ladies from the band, @travleswithmrsmason! For more on “Head Over Heels,” @nytimes and @vogue have great articles. #BelindaCarlisle #MatthewRolston
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Backseat drivers: Out. Backseat beauties: In. Matthew created this image of the iconic @riccigrams back in 2008, when she was starring in The Wachowski Brothers’ (now sisters!) “Speed Racer,” an action-comedy about speed, racing, and taking the high road. ;) This image now lives forever in Matthew’s “beautyLIGHT” book – link in bio! #ChristinaRicci #MatthewRolston #beautyLIGHT
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WE LOVE @ANDIEMACDOWELL! Matthew is so proud to see a wonderful piece in the @nytimes this past Sunday celebrating ageless style. Andie is one of those actresses who defies Hollywood’s graduation age - she turned 60 this year and continues to secure role after age-appropriate role. Matthew’s worked with her a bunch of times for #L'Oreal and for many magazines, including creating this image for @HarpersBazaarUS back in 1991. He remembers a wonderful day at Jones Beach on Long Island playing in the dune grass, with a small crew and a motorhome full of cashmere. And YES – she’s still worth it! #AndieMacDowell #MatthewRolston #HarpersBazaar #Loreal
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Happy Birthday, @charlizeafrica! She’s a smarty, for sure, but she’s also an amazing philanthropist. In fact, between her HIV/AIDS activism (@ctaop); her LGBTQ activism; and her endless dedication to improving life for women and children in Africa, we move that Charlize Theron gets a dozen extra birthday wishes this year! Here’s Matthew’s 1999 photo of Theron, originally taken for @esquire and now in Matthew’s book, “beautyLIGHT” – link in bio! #CharlizeTheron #MatthewRolston #HappyBirthdayCharlizeTheron #ctaop #beautyLIGHT

In her intro to Matthew’s “Talking Heads” book, art critic @hunterdphilp discusses the influence on Matthew’s portraiture of photographers like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Part of it is the dramatic structure of the photo - part of it is the close proximity to the subject. We’ve also noticed that in some cases, Matthew’s subjects and Avedon’s sometimes look alike because of facial similarity! Swipe left to see Matthew’s portrait of Elmer II, which we find bears a striking (though unintentional) resemblance to Richard Avedon’s portrait of Carson McCullers! MatthewRolston #RichardAvedon #CarsonMcCullers #TalkingHeads
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We’re exploring the surface similarities between Matthew’s Talking Heads portraits and some of Richard Avedon’s images – we’ve found a pair we’re getting a kick out of. Compare this photo of ventriloquist dummy, Anonyma Boy, with our previous post of Avedon’s Warhol portrait. It looks like the two are sharing a thought. In Matthew’s words, “No longer aided by the human voices that once spoke through them, the Vent Haven figures now speak by the simple fact of their physical presence.” For these dummies, as with any subjects, Matthew waited for a connection, an eye roll, a curious expression. He certainly got one here. #MatthewRolston #TalkingHeads
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Both Avedon and Warhol are great heroes to Matthew, and their art holds immeasurable cultural value. While Avedon was a photographer and Warhol a pop artist, they are both considered to be epic recorders of their time—they captured the ‘who’ and ‘what’ of their generation, often creating unforgettable images of the very same subjects. How wonderful, then, to see a portrait of Andy Warhol taken by Richard Avedon, one of a number of Warhol sittings in New York City, where both artists lived, worked, and occasionally ran in overlapping social circles. #AndyWarhol #RichardAvedon
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She’s back! @Vogue is asking the world if @lindsaylohan will become the next @LisaVanderpump on her new reality show, which will follow LiLo as she manages Lohan Beach House, her exclusive beach club in the Greek Isles. Thoughts? The photo above is from Lindsay’s first @rollingstone cover by Matthew back in 2004. Early days :) #LindsayLohan #MatthewRolston #RollingStone #LohanBeachHouse #Lilo #LisaVanderpump

No surprise that the founder of the Vent Haven Museum was, himself, an amateur ventriloquist. The word amateur is derived from the French for “lover.” It can mean somehow who acts purely out of love. Here is Vent Haven Museum founder William Shakespeare Berger, next to him well-known female ventriloquist Dell O’Dell, shooting him an adoring glance – probably inspired by their shared love of ventriloquism. Berger displays a rare turn-of-the-century poster for “Love’s Entertainments.” Couldn’t be more appropriate, could it? #VentHaven #WilliamShakespeareBerger #WSBerger #ventriloquist #bwphotography

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