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September 12-13, 2012
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Peter Yang // Photographer

Editorial and commercial photographer Peter Yang has photographed some of the biggest celebrities of our day: Donald Trump, Steven Colbert, Tracy Morgan, and Will Ferrell, to name a few. Peter takes us through how he brainstorms his portrait sessions, and why he believes that photographing someone eating a sandwich will always make for better picture.

Peter Yang
Peter Yang

Peter lives in Brooklyn, hails from the great state of Texas, and photographs subjects all over the world. Peter shoots lots of rock stars. He gets along with them because he's a nice guy and not intimidating. This is confusing to Peter because he thinks he totally looks like a rock star. He has photographed covers featuring Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, LeBron James, Stephen Colbert, and Iggy Pop, among others. He is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine and has shot campaigns for RayBan, Pepsi, Tylenol and Gillette.