Photo Journal: Gregory Heisler, Exploiter Of Light

Mar 19, 2014
The cover of Gregory Heisler's new book, 50 Portraits.
The cover of Gregory Heisler's new book, 50 Portraits.

DURHAM, NC (March 19, 2014) – George Eastman, the founder of the Eastman Kodak company, once said: "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."

In the next installment of NPPA's Photo Journal by veteran photography editor Jim Colton, we see how few in our industry embrace, admire, love and know light as well as photographer Gregory Heisler.

Colton talks with Heisler about his favorite shoots, his controversial 1990 clash with the White House, life in academia, his new book, and "being a go-go dancer" in a Canon booth.

NPPA's Photo Journal "Gregory Heisler: Exploiter Of Light" begins online here.