I recently read a great interview of Michael Halsband at White Hot Magazine written by the brilliant writer, Jill Connor whom I often read about in other magazines as well. Turns out, I am in love with this photographer so it is no doubt that I would take a moment in discussing him.
American portrait photographer Michael Halsband has had a good share of memories and hands-on experience in capturing the American popular culture since 1980s. He's rubbed elbows and worked with a range of individuals including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Rolling Stones, Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias. Combining his contextualized visions and casual approach to photography, he exposes the dense layers of personality, creativity and talent. Halsband is known to study his subjects religiously; photographing the same characters repeatedly to reveal more depth abut them, as well as himself as an artist.
As you can see, throughout his collection of work, Halsband appreciates simplicity and allows the images to have their own unique souls. In simple words, he positions himself to become a part of the picture as much as he puts himself away from it in order to have the "invisible hands" effect.