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The Jealous Curator /// curated modern artwork /// “reside from ny”


Are you able to think about photographing icons like Betty White and Prince? Nicely my podcast visitor at the moment doesn’t need to think about… it’s HER JOB!?! Yep, American photographer Mary Ellen Matthews has been the in-house photographer at Saturday Evening Dwell since 1999. She’s shot a few of the most iconic entertainers on the earth, however at the moment, Mary Ellen is the one within the highlight! You may take heed to our dialog underneath that fabulous shot of Betty, or obtain ART FOR YOUR EAR wherever you get your podcasts.

Alright, first up, just a few of my favourite pictures that we talked about:

Yep, two Pauls… to not point out Andy Samberg as an olive, and Lizzo being fabulous, as common!

Now, there have been a bazillion shoots I needed to ask her about, however I knew we had been crunched for time. Listed below are a bunch of beauties that I’ll need to ask her about in particular person, sometime:

How’s that for a lineup of amazingly gifted individuals?! Betty White, Prince, and Chadwick Boseman… I imply, wow. Additionally, I’ve at all times needed to be mates with Tina Fey and Will Ferrell. That’s an inexpensive aim, proper?

Okay, subsequent… we shortly touched on the truth that Mary Ellen and her staff have been creating animated items, and movies too! Listed below are couple that includes Will Forte (as a model of the ‘Sea Captain’), Melissa McCarthy, Donald Glover, and Oscar Isaac:

Improbable! Now, as I discussed, we recorded this dialog on a Friday. She had simply photographed that week’s host, Benedict Cumberbatch, the day earlier than, and was in the course of modifying/photoshopping once we talked. Clearly the photographs wanted to be prepared for Saturday. Nicely, she received them accomplished… these are a few of these photographs:

Ahh, Benedict. Any time I hear his title, I can’t management myself and instantly hyperlink to this video of him studying a letter from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse. “JUST DO.”

Subsequent up, the photographs Mary Ellen took of Ashley Longshore at her home in New Orleans:

So. A lot. Enjoyable! And at last, I can’t end this publish with out exhibiting you a few of the photographs shot by Edie Baskin. She was the girl who introduced Mary Ellen into the world of SNL, after which handed her the reins:

An icon capturing icons… LOVE. Thanks a lot to Mary Ellen for taking the time to do that with me; and due to you for listening to the episode AND to my preamble about the way forward for ART FOR YOUR EAR. See you in a few weeks for a model new episode, as we head towards the large 2-3-0. ~ Danielle

Different hyperlinks:

  1. Mary Ellen on Instagram
  2. Ashley Longshore / Final time she was on AFYE
  3. Amy Sherald on AFYE


/// 05.13.2022


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