photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited in museums and photography galleries
internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. He has
received international acclaim for his work which has been published in
Schatz's 20th book,Caught in the
Act: Actors Acting" was just published (October, 2013). In it he gives us
a unique window into the world of stage and screen as he explores the magical
transformation that happens when an actor takes hold of words on a page and
becomes another person. Schatz directed and photographed 85 actors to explore
an enormous range of scenarios in one-on-one improvisation, capturing the
dynamic energy of the actors in full creative flight. The book includes
powerful and compelling portraits of each actor along with an extensive
interview, focusing on the creative process.
In 2012, his 19th book, "AT THE FIGHTS: Inside the World of Professional
BOXING" was published. Born out of a six-year study and exploration,it is
a magnificent collection of fantastic and award-winning photographs and
revealing interviews of boxing’s current champions and key movers and shakers
including promoters, managers, announcers, referees, judges and trainers.At The Fights: Inside the World of
Professional Boxingis published
by Sports Illustrated Books is Schatz's nineteenth book.
Published in 2011,WITH child, is
the result of a 20-year long exploration of the landscape of the human body in
the last two weeks of pregnancy. It is his eighteenth book.
In 2007, Bulfinch Press published the third in Schatz's series of explorations
of imagery made on, over and underwater. It is a breathtaking feat of
underwater photography and a visionary celebration of movement and form.
Working with uncommonly graceful and aquatically gifted dancers, models, and
performers, photographer Howard Schatz has found joyous inspiration underwater.
The images in H2O take advantage of water's unique properties- light, clarity,
buoyancy, and reflectivity-to create a delightfully serene and otherworldly
aesthetic. At once uncanny, lithe, athletic, and mysterious, the figures in
Schatz's photographs transform the pool into studio and stage. Howard Schatz
first established a following in the 1990s with two collections of underwater
photography, Water Dance and Pool Light. With H2O, Schatz takes the magic of
weightlessness and the beauty of dance to new heights. Whether in single
portraits or as part of a larger, spectacular ballet, his dancers are as
utterly elegant as they are phantasmagorical. They appear before the camera as
though borrowed from a dream.
In Character: Actors ActingSchatz's
sixteenth book of photographs, was published in April 2006 by Bulfinch Press.
Schatz photographed 100 actors of stage, screen and television, directing them
in one-on-one improvisation.Botanica(Bulfinch 2005) andAthlete,
(HarperCollins, 2002) were Schatz's two other most recently published books of
photographs. Schatz's books are known worldwide; other titles include:Nude Body Nude;Body Knots,Passion & Line, andPool Light. Schatz's editorial work
has been published in magazines around the world, includingTime, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vogue
Italia, GQ Italia, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Stern, Life,
Black/White, American Photo,Photo
France, andPhoto Italia. His
work has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox Sports
Network, the Discovery Channel and widely in Europe.
He has made extraordinary images for such advertising clients as Ralph Lauren
RLX, Escada, Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Reebok, Wolford, Etienne Aigner, Sony,
Adidas, Finlandia Vodka, MGM Grand Hotel, Virgin Records, and Mercedes-Benz.
Howard Schatz's fine art work is represented in New York by the Staley-Wise
Gallery, in Denver, by Gallery M, and in Los Angeles by the David Gallery. A
full listing of other galleries in the United States and abroad can be found in
the Galleries section of the website.