Mary Ellen Mathews is the staff photographer for Saturday Night Live (SNL) who photographs the guest host’s images for the slides that go before and after the commercial breaks. This video takes us behind the scenes to show how Mary Ellen creates some of those iconic images.
Since 1999 Mary Ellen Matthews has been photographing Saturday Night Live’s weekly celebrity host, including Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey and Ashton Kutcher. She talks to us about her creative process and about how she manages the turnaround from week to week.
Mary Ellen has been with SNL since 1993 and too over the photography from Edie Baskin and even directed some of the video clips used on the show since 2010. If you are an SNL fan, you won’t want to miss this video!