Gillian Laub for the TIME 100
Gillian Laub photographs four people who made TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" list. The annual feature includes icons, leaders, celebrities, moguls, and pioneers, who inspire, entertain, challenge, and change the world. Laub captured Matt Lauer, Stephen Colbert, Louis CK, and Chelsea Handler for the magazine.
Laub shot the four in studio and on location. Today Show host Matt Lauer is seen exiting from a limousine at night in New York City. Stephen Colbert, the satirical host of The Colbert Report, is dressed up and carrying a gun and ammunition, standing against a set backdrop. Comedians Louis CK and Chelsea Handler, shot separately, were photographed looking over scripts. Laub says of her subjects "I respect and admire all of them so it was great in being part of celebrating their work!"
The TIME 100 is on newsstands and online now.
See more of Gillian Laub's photography here.