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Liam Gallagher Has a Very Simple Answer For Those Reunion Rumors: 'F--- Oasis'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:14pm
The hearts of Oasis fans soared last week when guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher said he'd consider burying the hatchet with younger...
Categories: Music Industry

ACM Honors Set For August 30 With Lady Antebellum Hosting

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:12pm
Lady Antebellum will host the 10th Annual ACM Honors on August 30 at the Ryman Auditorium [...]
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Paul McCartney: Oprah Said I Shouldn't Do 'All Day' With Kanye West Over N-Word Use

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:08pm
“All Day” didn’t make it onto The Life of Pablo -- or any other album for that matter -- but it’s still one of...
Categories: Music Industry

eBay Buys Spain's Ticketbis, Giving StubHub More International Turf

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:04pm
StubHub just widened its reach following parent company eBay’s acquisition of Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a...
Categories: Music Industry

Adele Says Bruce Springsteen Proved He's a True Gentleman

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00pm
Bruce Springsteen is a good guy. It's no secret that The Boss has a big heart, as evidenced by his decades of charitable work and willingness to...
Categories: Music Industry

Little Big Town Explains Their Happy Hookup With Pharrell for Surprise Album 'Wanderlust'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00pm
If you tried to guess which judges for The Voice you were likeliest to find in Nashville this year, Pharrell Williams probably would have placed, oh...
Categories: Music Industry

Executive Turntable: New Hires at CAA, Spotify, Timbaland's Mosley Music Group & More

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:58am
-- Black River Entertainment has promoted Emily Hungate to vice president of business operations. She first joined the entertainment...
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Bob Dylan Turns 75: Celebrate His Birthday With 75 Lesser-Known Gems, Alternates Takes & More

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:47am
Bob Dylan celebrates his birthday today (May 24), and it's a milestone for the singer-songwriter: His 75th. There's no need to restate Bob...
Categories: Music Industry

Dustin Lynch Links Third Straight No. 1 With 'Mind Reader'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:46am
Dustin Lynch's "Mind Reader" climbs 2-1 in its 34th week on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated June 4), increasing by 6...
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Eric Prydz Shares Two New Ambient Tracks Off Forthcoming Cirez D EP

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:31am
Eric Prydz released his highly anticipated debut album Opus earlier this year, and now he's hyping up fans again with the upcoming...
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'Hadestown': Check Out Clip for Musical Based on Anaïs Mitchell Concept Album

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:31am
Who is up for a tragic love story? Inspired by the 2010 concept album Hadestown by the musician Anaïs Mitchell...
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Justin Bieber Lip Syncs to 'Teadrops on My Guitar' on Instagram

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:24am
After a lengthy Instagram post railing against the "hollowness" of awards shows, Justin Bieber took to Instagram once again, this time with...
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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Return to Italy to Celebrate 2-Year Wedding Anniversary

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:17am
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got lovey dovey in Italy for their two-year wedding anniversary.  The reality star mogul shared flicks of their...
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The Wall Street Journal Magazine: Jennifer Pastore

A Photo Editor's Blog - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:15am


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June 2016 Issue  |   Walk on the Wild Side  | Photography by Mikael Jansson Styling by George Cortina

June 2016 cover story: Click Here


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The Wall Street Journal Magazine

Editor in Chief: Kristina O’Neill
Creative Director: Magnus Berger
Photo Director: Jennifer Pastore
Senior Photo Editor: Damian Prado
Assistant Photo Editor: Meghan Benson
Photo Assistant: Amanda Webster
 Design Director: Pierre Tardif
Art Director: Tanya Moskowitz
Art + Production Assistant: Caroline Newton

Instagram: @wsjmag #wsjmagazine

Location projects always seem to have unique challenges. The Kenya shoot looks flawless but were there obstacles or triumphs along the way that you can share?
It’s true, location shoots are always challenging. It takes a lot to move a large crew into the middle of a 7000-acre conservancy in a remote corner of Kenya. For this particular story in our upcoming June 2016 issue, out on May 28th, photographer Mikael Jansson and stylist George Cortina brought their enthusiasm for the environment and the culture of the area with them to Kenya, which helped to smooth out any bumps along the way. It also resulted in 34 pages of fashion and landscape photographs that I think capture the romance and wildness of this dramatic location. Also, for the first time in the magazine’s history, we had two different covers. One features Anna Ewers and the other Edie Campbell. Some of my favorite photos from the story are of Edie riding a horse through a herd of zebras and Anna in the afternoon light walking through the bush.

When we last spoke in 2014 the magazine had just begun dipping into the celebrity territory. How much has that shifted since then, and is this now a regular cover theme?
We have definitely expanded our coverage of celebrities in the magazine, but we still approach our subjects (celebrity or not) with a light hand in the way that we photograph and style them. We try to capture their essence in the most natural way possible, which usually means making the shoot experience as comfortable as possible for everyone. We spend a lot of time before the shoot thinking about the creative approach that we want to take as well the interpersonal dynamic of the photography team that we assemble and how it will all work together on the day of the shoot. Hopefully this consideration leads to a feeling of ease on set that allows for moments of surprise and alchemy during the shoot.

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November 2015 / Innovators Issue  | Angelina Jolie Pitt  |   Photography by Peter Lindbergh Styling by Anastasia Barbieri


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For the innovators issue with Angelina Jolie on the cover, why did the magazine choose to celebrate her?
It was a natural fit for us to honor Angelina Jolie Pitt in our November 2015 issue with an Innovator Award for so many reasons. She wears many hats – not only is she a Hollywood icon as an actress and director but she is also a notable humanitarian and has managed to blend these two worlds in a very powerful and innovative way. When it came time to photograph Angelina, Peter Lindbergh was an easy choice for us. Everyone involved with the shoot shared the same goal to create images that were both intimate and very strong. Peter had expressed a desire to photograph Angelina so when the opportunity arose, it was exciting to be able to commission him to photograph her – there was so much respect between them on set which I think comes through in the photographs.


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February 2016 Issue  |  What’s Upon a Time in Antarctica   |  Photography by Jamie Hawkesworth



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Jamie Hawkesworth is primarily a fashion photographer, what was it about his work that you assigned him the landscapes?
I first came across Jamie’s work after seeing his Preston Bus Station project so my first impression of him was as a portrait and landscape photographer, not so much fashion. I think Jamie’s photographic aesthetic is so distinctive, it almost doesn’t matter what he photographs. I know any images that we commission from him will be very clearly him – his palette, his printing (he prints everything by hand himself) and his voice. Knowing that, it is exciting to send him to these far-flung places such as Azerbaijan, Lagos, Kashmir and, most recently (for our February 2016 cover story), Antarctica to see what he will come back with. (Note: we have another very exciting destination coming up this fall so keep an eye out.) There is always a give and take when it comes time to edit which goes with the territory when sending a photographer off on these very special, un-boundaried projects. There is a thrill in seeing where it all lands and of course, seeing it in the magazine. We are incredibly fortunate to have the freedom to publish these types of open-ended travel stories at WSJ.

Are you working with a core group of photographers now?
We have tried to strike a balance between working with a core group of photographers in order to establish the visual point of view of the magazine and the need and desire to bring in new talent.


What are you looking to do with the photography in the next two years?
I hope to continue to nurture our existing relationships with photographers and to continue to find exciting assignments for them. At the same time, I want to push things, bring in new photographers and continually refresh my own eye so I can bring more ideas to the magazine. I work very closely with our editor-in-chief Kristina O’Neill and creative director Magnus Berger and we have a continuous brainstorming conversation going, which never ceases to inspire and motivate me.

Where are you sourcing photographers?
I look at everything: museum and gallery shows, books, magazines, blogs, social media, photo fairs – you name it. I also rely heavily on our incredible photo team Damian Prado, Meghan Benson and Amanda Webster who are out there pounding the pavement looking at work, finding new talent, pitching ideas and generally bringing their enthusiasm and passion to WSJ. Ideas can come from anyone at the magazine; all of our editors are out in the world digesting imagery and ideas so it is always welcome when someone brings something new back to the fold.

Are you on the lookout for emerging talent as well? 
Absolutely, identifying and nurturing emerging talent is a one of the primary joys of this job for me.


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May 2016 Issue |   A Sense of Order  |    Photography by Zoe Ghertner Styling by Brian Molloy

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March Men’s 2016 Issue   |   Who the &%!#@ is James Corden?  |  Photography by Inez & Vinoodh Styling by David Vandewal

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November 2015  |   Innovators Issue Karl Ove Knausgaard  | Photography by Juergen Teller

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November 2015  |  Innovators Issue  |  Thomas Heatherwick  |  Photography by David Bailey




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Pink Freaks Out After Meeting Celebrity Crush Johnny Depp on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:06am
Though Pink sings "Just Like Fire" on the soundtrack to upcoming Johnny Depp film Alice Through the Looking Glass, she's only met her...
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Video: Dierks Bentley Encores With Music Industry Guests

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:06am
When Dierks Bentley performed before a sold-out crowd of over 14,000 fans at DTE Energy [...]
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Stephen Dishes on New Album and the Importance of Self-Love

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:52am
Plenty of artists upload their albums to SoundCloud, but few come with a manifesto. “I believe my generation needs a revolution,” Stephen...
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Watch James Corden Carpool With Viral 'Chewbacca Mom'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:48am
Candace Payne became a viral sensation last week as "Chewbacca Mom," ringing up over 140 million views on her Facebook video ...
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Deadmau5's Soundcloud Account Hacked, Personal Information Leaked

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:47am
A team of hackers using the Twitter handle @_OurMine_ hacked deadmau5's Soundcloud yesterday (May 23). On the relatively harmless end of the...
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The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Has Terminal Cancer, Band Plans Farewell Tour

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:42am
The Tragically Hip says lead singer Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The Canadian band made the announcement on its website...
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