Folio Friday - Paul Pepera
One of the best in the industry for hard surface modeling, it’s hard to not have seen his work around Artstation or polycount. Reference folders of aspiring 3D artists everywhere have his work in for reference. Paul Pepera’s eye for both composition and detail is almost unmatched. He has lent his talent to titles such as Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad, Section 8, TF2, and Halo 4. Currently he works at Oculus VR.
While not making some of the best models around Paul practices photography, choosing specifically film over digital, and has a separate website for it you should absolutely check out. Its not hard to see how an eye for composing city shots can lend itself to composing hard surface machinery.