Art Streiber is one of the best-known, most-prolific portrait, entertainment, and advertising photographers in the country. He has been commissioned by every major culture-oriented magazine in America, from Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone to Esquire, Wired, New York, The New York Times Magazine, and Time, resulting in an archive of portraiture representing the most intriguing celebrities, athletes, and newsmakers from the beginning of the 21st century.
Art is a frequent contributor to, and collaborator with, all of the major Hollywood studios and networks. He has shot key art and/or publicity images for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Pop, A&E, TV Land, Comedy Central, Fox, FX, Fuse, ScyFy,TBS, MSNBC, and MTV and photographed movie posters for Universal Studios, DreamWorks, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures. He has also shot ad campaigns for clients including Mazda, Lincoln, KFC, Heineken, Farmers Insurance, Baker, Oakley, Chase, Verizon, and Nissan.
Art’s images connect with people immediately and stay with them long after they’ve fallen in love at first sight. This ability to produce classic, iconic photographs—so rare in an age of the ephemeral—has won him the loyalty of his clients, not to mention numerous awards. He has been honored by the APA, Communication Arts, and American Photography, among others.
At the heart of it all is Art’s passion for photography and his unfailing ability to be on point at all times. “I think it’s incredibly important to take photography seriously and present myself and my work as professionally as possible,” he says. “I want my clients to come away from every encounter with me and my crew thinking that they’d like to work with us again.”
Despite the incredibly fast pace at which celebrity shoots move, Art is just as careful to ensure his famous subjects have a positive experience. “Being photographed can be surreal, so I try to make it as natural and unpretentious as possible,” he says. “The same goes for the style of my photography. I try to achieve a look that is organic and accessible, but at the same time I want to keep my portraiture elevated and noble. I’m attempting to celebrate who my subjects are and what they have accomplished.”