A still photographer lines up on a subject in this shot by Jacek Laskus, ASC, PSC.

Still Photography is Focus of New May AC

Special issue highlights visual stories told in a single frame.

David E. Williams

Our May 2024 issue of American Cinematographer presents a special focus on ASC members’ still photography; coverage of the nominees for the inaugural ASC Music Video Award; a photographic recap of the 38th Annual ASC Awards; and a look at the art of on-set still photography.

On Our Cover: Bike (2023), depicts “reflections at dawn on the Gulf of Mexico,” says the photographer, Mark Vargo, ASC.


President’s Desk: ASC President Shelly Johnson discusses ways in which still photography has informed his work ethic and instincts.

AC presents three galleries of Society members’ still photography: People, Places and Still Life.

Cinematographers Jon Joffin, ASC; Scott Cunningham, ASC; and Andrey Nikolaev discuss working on their ASC Award-nominated music videos: Jon Bryant’s “At Home” (Joffin), Little Simz’s “Gorilla” (Cunningham) and Cassie Marin’s “Tanto” (Nikolaev).

A photoessay celebrating the 38th Annual ASC Awards shines a light on a festive weekend.

Shot Craft: A look at the skills and approaches that help create good set photography, including examples and tips.

Autumn Durald Arkapaw, ASC plans a shot with actor Winston Duke on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (AC Dec. ’22).

Wrap Shot: Threshold, a still by Alice Brooks, ASC.

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