Left: Liquid Light Study #1081, Camilla Thorsson, photographed in New York City, March 2005 Right: Liquid LIght Study #1050, Kennitta Lindsey, photographed in New York City, January 2005  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Liquid Light Study #1081, Camilla Thorsson, photographed in New York City, March 2005 Right: Liquid LIght Study #1050, Kennitta Lindsey, photographed in New York City, January 2005 © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Amir Khan, junior welterweight, photographed in New York City, October 2011. We threw clumps of salt and asked Khan to hit them so hard that some of it would hit the camera fifty feet away. He did. Mike Tyson, retired champion, photographed for Sports Illustrated in Las Vegas, May 2010. We made images that were tough and serious, and then I asked him to make something ferocious and shocking for the camera. He obliged.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Amir Khan, junior welterweight, photographed in New York City, October 2011. We threw clumps of salt and asked Khan to hit them so hard that some of it would hit the camera fifty feet away. He did. Mike Tyson, retired champion, photographed for Sports Illustrated in Las Vegas, May 2010. We made images that were tough and serious, and then I asked him to make something ferocious and shocking for the camera. He obliged. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Underwater Study #19, Katia Waldo, photographed in Fairfax, Ca., February 1993 Right: Underwater Study #1605, twins Elizabeth and Jenifer Wymore, photographed in Fairfax, Ca., June 1993  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Underwater Study #19, Katia Waldo, photographed in Fairfax, Ca., February 1993 Right: Underwater Study #1605, twins Elizabeth and Jenifer Wymore, photographed in Fairfax, Ca., June 1993 © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Charles Temple and Orville Gill, photographed in San Francisco, December 1992 Right: JoAnne "JoJo" Weir and Rose, photographed in San Francisco, October 1992  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Charles Temple and Orville Gill, photographed in San Francisco, December 1992 Right: JoAnne "JoJo" Weir and Rose, photographed in San Francisco, October 1992 © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Human Body Study #1418, Sidney Wilson, photographed in New York City, January 2013 Right: Human Body Study #1255, Bryan Scott, professional football player, photographed in New York City, October 2011  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Human Body Study #1418, Sidney Wilson, photographed in New York City, January 2013 Right: Human Body Study #1255, Bryan Scott, professional football player, photographed in New York City, October 2011 © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Alisa Swartz and daughters, Alexa and Caylin, born November 17, 1994, photographed in San Francisco, December 4, 1994. Right: Hannah Merrill, born March 7, 1993, photographed in San Francisco, March 13, 1993 Newborns project at random a multitude of faces (simulating human emotion) with no apparent reason or cause.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Alisa Swartz and daughters, Alexa and Caylin, born November 17, 1994, photographed in San Francisco, December 4, 1994. Right: Hannah Merrill, born March 7, 1993, photographed in San Francisco, March 13, 1993 Newborns project at random a multitude of faces (simulating human emotion) with no apparent reason or cause. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Dancers' Flowers #4, photographed in New York City, May 2008. The art director, Craig Smith, challenged me to make all sorts of images with dancers. I had recently completed a major work with flowers which became my book Botanica. So flower anatomy was firmly imprinted in my mind. Right: Dancers' Flowers #3, photographed in New York City, May 2008.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Dancers' Flowers #4, photographed in New York City, May 2008. The art director, Craig Smith, challenged me to make all sorts of images with dancers. I had recently completed a major work with flowers which became my book Botanica. So flower anatomy was firmly imprinted in my mind. Right: Dancers' Flowers #3, photographed in New York City, May 2008. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, photographed for Sports Illustrated on the set of the Warner Bros. film Grudge Match, New Orleans, February 2013. These "before and after" images are all about the makeup. Right: Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, photographed for Sports Illustrated on the set of the Warner Bros. film Grudge Match, New Orleans, February 2013.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, photographed for Sports Illustrated on the set of the Warner Bros. film Grudge Match, New Orleans, February 2013. These "before and after" images are all about the makeup. Right: Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, photographed for Sports Illustrated on the set of the Warner Bros. film Grudge Match, New Orleans, February 2013. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Adam Setliff, US Olympic discus thrower, photographed in Los Angeles, February 2001. This is the path the discus takes before release. Right: Oklahoma Thunder NBA team members: Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, photographed for the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine in Oklahoma City, OK, October 2012. These four images were collaged into one.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Adam Setliff, US Olympic discus thrower, photographed in Los Angeles, February 2001. This is the path the discus takes before release. Right: Oklahoma Thunder NBA team members: Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, photographed for the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine in Oklahoma City, OK, October 2012. These four images were collaged into one. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Beauty Study #1364, Naoumie, photographed for Kurv Magazine editorial in New York City, May 2013. Right: Beauty Study #1365 Naoumie, photographed for Kurv Magazine editorial in New York City, May 2013.. Body painting: Patrycja Korzeniak.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Beauty Study #1364, Naoumie, photographed for Kurv Magazine editorial in New York City, May 2013. Right: Beauty Study #1365 Naoumie, photographed for Kurv Magazine editorial in New York City, May 2013.. Body painting: Patrycja Korzeniak. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Pregnancy Study #1082, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, photographed in New York City from April to November 2004. Bahiyah, a beautiful dancer from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, called to tell me that she was newly pregnant. I asked her to come to the studio right away. We photographed her at approximately 10, 20, 30 and 39 weeks.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Pregnancy Study #1082, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, photographed in New York City from April to November 2004. Bahiyah, a beautiful dancer from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, called to tell me that she was newly pregnant. I asked her to come to the studio right away. We photographed her at approximately 10, 20, 30 and 39 weeks. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: King Kamali #7, bodybuilder, photographed in New York City, January 2001. Right: Beauty Study #1353, Melissa, photographed in New York City, April 2013.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: King Kamali #7, bodybuilder, photographed in New York City, January 2001. Right: Beauty Study #1353, Melissa, photographed in New York City, April 2013. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Dahlia "Rip City" #57, 2002 Right: Lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata) #1, 2002  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Dahlia "Rip City" #57, 2002 Right: Lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata) #1, 2002 © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Folds Study #1315, photographed in New York City, June 2004. Right: Fold Study #1070, photographed in New York City, April 2004.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Folds Study #1315, photographed in New York City, June 2004. Right: Fold Study #1070, photographed in New York City, April 2004. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: K.L.R. photographed in New York City, February 2012. Right: K.L.R. photographed in New York City, February 2012.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: K.L.R. photographed in New York City, February 2012. Right: K.L.R. photographed in New York City, February 2012. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: Masters of Art-Masters of Fashion, Botticelli/Todd Oldham, Kamilla, photographed for BlackBook Magazine in New York City, December 1996. Right: Master of Art-Masters of Fashion, Seurat/Todd Oldham, Alison, photographed for BlackBook Magazine in New York City, December 1996.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: Masters of Art-Masters of Fashion, Botticelli/Todd Oldham, Kamilla, photographed for BlackBook Magazine in New York City, December 1996. Right: Master of Art-Masters of Fashion, Seurat/Todd Oldham, Alison, photographed for BlackBook Magazine in New York City, December 1996. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Left: P.E. prisoner, photographed at Suffolk County Corrections Facility, Riverhead, NY, February 2011. Right: C.R., prisoner, photographed at Suffolk County Corrections Facility, Riverhead, NY, July 2011. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: P.E. prisoner, photographed at Suffolk County Corrections Facility, Riverhead, NY, February 2011. Right: C.R., prisoner, photographed at Suffolk County Corrections Facility, Riverhead, NY, July 2011.© Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

  Left: A.B. & C.G. photographed by Howard Schatz at the Limelight, New York City, April 1999. Right: C.R. photographed by Howard Schatz at Webster Hall, New York City, November 2002. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Left: A.B. & C.G. photographed by Howard Schatz at the Limelight, New York City, April 1999. Right: C.R. photographed by Howard Schatz at Webster Hall, New York City, November 2002. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Beauty Study #1035, Tatjana, photographed in New York City, May 2007. Nude Body Nude Study #1138, Kameron, photographed in New York City, September 1999. When inside the bubble, she blew upward and formed the bubbles above. Louis Pearl was the bubble master.  © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Beauty Study #1035, Tatjana, photographed in New York City, May 2007. Nude Body Nude Study #1138, Kameron, photographed in New York City, September 1999. When inside the bubble, she blew upward and formed the bubbles above. Louis Pearl was the bubble master. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

 Sergio Martinez, middleweight boxing champion, photographed in New York City, March 2012. My challenge was to show a boxer jumping rope using multiple strobe flashes and a frozen image of him all in one frame of exposure. © Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein

Sergio Martinez, middleweight boxing champion, photographed in New York City, March 2012. My challenge was to show a boxer jumping rope using multiple strobe flashes and a frozen image of him all in one frame of exposure.© Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein