Live from New York: Shooting SNL Portraits with Mary Ellen Matthews

Sunday, November 17 · view days & times
Price: $30 | $27 ArtsQuest Member
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Venue: Crayola Gallery

Sunday, November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m.

Join SNL photographer Mary Ellen Matthews as she talks about her experiences as the top entertainment portrait photographer for over two decades. Matthews will discuss her inspirations for the creative portraits she captures for the SNL bumpers that go between the show and the commercial breaks. She will also discuss the equipment she uses as well as tips and tricks she utilizes to represent each subject’s creative personality in the short time she has with them between rehearsals.

A New York native, Mary Ellen Matthews has been a top entertainment portrait photographer for over two decades. She has created colorful, iconic images of every well-known personality of the age. Her work documents the uber-famous in myriad fields, from pop stars (Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars) to politicians (Al Gore, George Bush, John McCain), sports legends (Tom Brady, Derek Jeter) to rock gods (Mick Jagger, U2, Jack White, Neil Young). Her experience includes film and television stills, publicity, advertising campaigns and rock tours. Since 1999, she has been the photographer for Saturday Night Live, where she is responsible for creating (and recreating) the distinctive look of the show’s still images. Through creative and playful styling and a demeanor that puts her subjects at ease, she produces unique portraits under the deadlines of live television. Recent clients include Warner Brothers Studios and Television, The Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Films. Her work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Marie Claire and the Spanish edition of Harper’s Bazaar. @maryellenmatthewsnyc

Venue Information
Crayola Gallery
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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