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Russell Hart, Senior Editor, American PHOTO Magazine

Russell Hart, Senior Editor, American PHOTO Magazine

But there is more to making good editorial portraits than technique. Grecco always does his “homework,” thoroughly researching his subject before he even thinks about shooting. His vision seems to have been shaped by artists and art history, especially surrealism, the early-20th century movement embodied not only by painters such as Dali and Magritte but also by photographers such as the great Man Ray.