Douglas Kirkland | ‘Out of Character’ Oscar Portrait Exhibition

Douglas Kirkland‘s ‘Out of Character’ exhibition -which features portraits of all 20 of this year’s acting nominees- will be open for viewing at The Academy from February 11th to March 18th. You can view the portraits in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. ‘Out of Character’ will be open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free.  We hope to see you there!

Below is Douglas hard at work today, signing portraits before the installation goes up this afternoon. You can also check out the portraits and behind the scenes shots here!

Disney Hall Gets Standing Ovation from H&A

Last night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  What a thrilling night it was – soaking in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 3 with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.  It was a standing ovation all the way around – BRAVO!!!

Held & Associates Visits NYC

It was a whirlwind week of portfolio reviews in New York for agency owner Cynthia Held & photographer Dave Krovblit.  They had a blast running around the city and meeting the talented creative teams.  According to Cynthia – it was one of the most successful trips she has ever had to the Big Apple.  Thanks to all of the agencies who hosted us along the way, for making this week possible!

Mike Powell | US Open SI Photos of the Day

Mike Powell is currently in Flushing Queens, NY covering the US Open Tennis Championships…Actually just spoke to him a moment ago and could have sworn I heard grunting players in the background in between crowd roars.

His shots of Serena Williams & Rafael Nadal were chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Photos of the Day, congrats Mike !

Fashion & Fame

Stretching His Luck

Mike at work

Douglas Kirkland | Coco Chanel Exhibition | Tokyo Japan

Mark your calendar for Douglas‘ upcoming exhibition in Tokyo, Japan: September 4 – September 29, 2011. Curated by James Cavello, the exhibition features images captured by Douglas in 1962 of pioneering French fashion designer Coco Chanel.  Chanel’s extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

Mike Powell | Tour de France

The latest from Mike Powell, currently shooting the Tour de France.

LOURDES, FRANCE - JULY 15: Stage 14 of the 2011 Tour de France from Pau to Lourdes on July 15, 2011 in Lourdes, France.

LOURDES, FRANCE - JULY 15: Stage 14 of the 2011 Tour de France from Pau to Lourdes on July 15, 2011 in Lourdes, France.

LOURDES, FRANCE - JULY 15: Stage 14 of the 2011 Tour de France from Pau to Lourdes on July 15, 2011 in Lourdes, France.

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Mike Powell | Sports Illustrated Photo of the Day

Mike Powell is 3 for 3 on Sports Illustrated’s “Snapshot,” the 10 best sports pix chosen daily. Congrats Mike ! Via google chrome you can see Mike’s Tour De France pics on SI’s Snapshot site here. Once downloaded check sportsillustratedsnapshot.com for the best daily sports photos.

National Support. Samuel Sanchez of Spain and team Euskatel- Euskadi rides on his way to winning stage 12 of the Tour de France from Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden.

Showers of Joy. Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and team HTC Highroad leads the bunch sprint on his way to winning stage 11 of the Tour de France from Blays-Les-Mines to Lavaur.

Mega Win. Andre Griepel of team Omega Pharma wins Stage 10 of the Tour de France from Aurillac to Carmaux.