Daily Update - April 27th
Meet Bob Sala. You might have come across his work - cinematic 60s-70s ambient stills that remind you of your mother’s childhood (or for some, your own). His (portrait) images go beyond making a fashion statement on a particular era; they tell a story of society and culture.
Milan based photojournalist Vittore Buzzi's photography is fuelled by the search to understand and accept reality - which translates into an exceptional eye for capturing moments and stories.
When you view Salem based Meg Umberger’s work, you can’t help but to feel the warmth, and the tingling feeling of her passion for creativity.
Alex James' work brings drama and cinematic atmosphere into life - making ordinary moments and landscapes extraordinary.
Twyla Jones' work is both honest and surreal to me; it evokes emotions that hit you deep down and leave an imprint.
Darina Stoda was born in Estonia - a place of forests and rivers straight out of folklore, and has since lived for many years in Norfolk (UK) surrounded by large wild spaces and ocean. Even though I’ve never been to Norfolk or most parts of the UK, when I see Darina’s work, I can almost smell and feel the crisp air - her dreamy approach to incorporating nature in her story telling is inviting.
What is very inspiring is Jakub Fabijanski’s work, which brings a kind of dreamy cinematic take to photojournalism that you can’t help but to fall in love, along with the people in his photographs.
Portugal based photographer Jesus Caballero, traded in a career as a biologist for photography. Trained professionally in photojournalism (even mentored by a Magnum photographer), Jesus skillfully combines lifestyle with photojournalism to give wedding a fine art visual voice.
Berlin based photographers Susann and Yannic created a food blog “Kraut | Kopf” 2 years ago to share their love on making good food during the off Wedding season (Winter months) and have not looked back since.
Auckland based New Zealand photographer, Danelle Bohane, started photography when her grandfather bought her a camera when she was still young. From there it has been a journey of discovery inspired by her love of people, art and connections.
Australian photographer Jessica Tremp shoots Weddings to pay her bills whilst also being an accomplished fine art photographer. With no formal training in photography, Haunting, poetic and mesmerising - with a strong narration and fluid energy - Jessica’s work draws you in, hungry for clues; wanting more.
French photographer Thierry Jourbert blends childlike openness, and philosophical ideas of trace and sign, with a skill for telling other people’s stories. Unafraid of dreaming big - Thierry’s work showcases his mastery of light and the depth of human emotions.
For those in the wedding industry, Junebug Weddings is a familiar name. Based in Seattle, Junebug was formed in 2006 and is now one of the leading international wedding blogs. In this special interview with Junebug Weddings, we reveal what it takes to be the world’s leading wedding resource, and where Junebug predicts the Wedding industry will be in 10 years’ time.
Sasha Leahovcenco’s passion for documentary photography is evident through his personal work. Sasha’s Eagle Hunter work provides a striking sense of what it must be like living in those amazing landscapes and harsh conditions, and you feel their pride in keeping with their long standing traditions. Come read our special 10+4 Questions interview.
Yoris Couegnoux's work showcases great skill in capturing light, combined with sensitive narration. His work transports you to a cinema set, as if you were watching a modern interpretation of a classic film.
Melbourne based photographer Lilli Waters' photos are widely exhibited and published. Her practice draws inspiration from nature; there’s a rawness and openness centred around female themes, and strong narration that leaves you wanting more.
Sam Hurd is well known in the photographic industry for his ‘prisming’ and ‘lens chimping’ techniques - and epic portraits series (of celebrities). Sam is not afraid to experiment. His works reflects a sense of experience, skills and maturity beyond his years yet it still has that freshness in it that is charismatically attractive.
Niki Boon’s work marries fine art and photojournalism so delicately that the energy and spontaneity captured in her work transports you as if you had lived it yourself, viewing it now almost nostalgically. It’s a testament to what life should be when growing up.
Gary Lashmar's work, commercial and personal, especially his street photography, is the proof of Gary’s passion in life, his unique point of view and approach to life - a style that he alone defines - and he shoots from his heart.
David Heirdrich’s work reminds you of fairytale stories - art and emotion evoked by out-of-this world settings in ethereal light that David so perfectly and intricately captures.
When you look at Victor Hamke's work, you feel his sensitivity - his storytelling vision marries surrealism with documentary - a style so unique and poetic that it completely mesmerises you.
Clare Barker Wells' family and newborn work not only captures key moments but also the in-betweens artistically.
Cristina Venedict's fine art captured our eyes - it not only showcases her skills as a photographer, but her imagination and creativity. Her work is painterly, poetic and romantic.
Zalmy Berkowitz's artistic vision describes rhythm and movement amongst the chaos of life’s candid moments. His film work makes you fall in love with analog all over again.
It's time again for our new Artist of the Month. We're very happy to present you the work of the talented Alexia Mercado from Mexico. As a steady featured Photographer in our Daily Updates it is absolutely worth to get to know Alexia better and we're sure you will hear a lot more of her in the future. Alexia is 21 years old, so be prepared for what is yet to come...
How old are you and where are you from?
I'm 21 years old and I am from Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico.
Tell us a little bit about your life in the moment?
I live in my hometown and have my own studio. I travel every month to a close place near my state to do collaborations or just to enjoy.
Something that I’ve done since I started shooting is to take pictures of my younger sister. At the beginning it was pretty easy because she took direction well but as growing up her attitude was more distracted which made it more difficult to photograph her, but even then it's still something we both enjoy.
A time ago I met a friend that owns a dress store and since then we've started to work together with a makeup artist. Both of us make publicity of our work and the results are absolutely favorable.
How did you end up being a photographer?
My father inherit the liking for photography. He has always been curious of photography and video. In college I realized that my true vocation is photography and I didn’t think twice about it. I quit college to start studying photography and by that time I had already practiced taking portraits and shooting a few weddings. Since the photography studies finished, I haven’t stopped working.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I see myself with an important trademark, shooting weddings outside my country and documenting photos of my sister.
What gear are you currently using?
Canon Rebel T2I
50 mm f/1.8
24 - 105 mm
What advice could you give out to a new starting photographer?
At the beginning all of us think that having a good equipment is the best, but it is a mistake. The best way is to practice with the equipment you have, to view a lot of photos, get inspired and start creating. If you don’t have any models available, take pictures of yourself or anything that you can reach. It’s not necessary to make something big in production, simplicity is better.
Did the LLF community changed the way you see or shoot fashion, lifestyle, portraits etc.?
Of course! I already had my style determined but the day I had heard about LLF, my perspective got expanded. Every photo that I take or think about to create gets me a Iot of feedback in the LLF groups and helps me to establish my focus. It’s an inspiring community.
What plans do you have for this year?
This year I have weddings, fashion photoshoots, collaboration trips on my agenda and finally, anxious to take part in a proximate workshop with three great photographers of the same community: Lukas Piatek, Israel Arredondo and Pablo Béglez.