Daily Update - July 24th
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.
"Hey Stefano! Tell us a little bit about your walk with your friend Senami through Cologne (Germany)."
"When I'm not shooting weddings, I love to take portraits. However, I prefer not to take traditional portraits. I usually take pictures in motion and shoot mostly 15-35 images which tell a story. They just happen and are always spontaneous. In this photo shoot, we basically just have been out for a walk through this neighborhood in Cologne, but I do have some sort of connection to most of the locations where I'm taking images.
Senami was born in Germany, but she considers Ghana her second home country. She is studying in Cologne and works as a school integration assistant and as a model as well. She made a lots of fashion shoots in the past. So, while shooting with me, she simply enjoys the feeling not to act like a model all the time.
"What is it all about the "NeuLand" - garden in Cologne that has been a basic place for your shoot with Senami?"
After travelling for a while, I came back to my hometown Cologne in 2010.
One day I heard about a gardening-flash mob. A group of people wanted to plant flowers and grow some food on a piece fallow land in their neighborhood. I was curious, so I joined the group. I met lots of new people who were interested in the same thing.
With a lot of effort, the community garden started to grow. I have photographically documented that project since day one. From that day on, the garden has constantly grown. The garden group has also created new kinds of communities such as a beekeeping group, a free bicycle workshop and all sort of other interesting things. The group members are interested in sharing skills and experiences by getting together in a free space.
I've noticed that some people in cities feel the need to reconnect with nature in their spare time and just want to have access to some beautiful places, where they can relax.
The basic idea of an urban, community garden is pretty simple. The community garden is always open for everybody. Everything inside the garden belongs to everybody. People come and go as they please. They can interact and spend as much time there as they want to.
I have heard about urban gardening projects like ours happening all over the world. Each gardening project is unique. In a lot of projects like Neuland Garden you´ll see samples of people crating a very sustainable way of life in an urban environment."
"What gear did you use?"
"I often use two D750 Bodies even on portrait shootings because that’s how I would work on a wedding, too. Only Primes from 24-85 and I have a strong tendency to the Sigma 35 Art.