Daily Update - March 23rd
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.
Half of March is already over, so it is the right time now to introduce you the beautiful work of Carey Nash, a husband, father and passionate photographer from Canada. If you are looking for inspiration and stunning places all around the world, you should definitely check out the amazing images of Carey, who has travelled to more than 75 countries and inspires our community with his beautiful work day by day.
How old are you and where are you from?
I am proud to say that I just had my 40th birthday and I live in Alberta in Western Canada. I know, pretty old. I think my first camera has a bird that sketched prints on stone in it. (Flintstone fans will get that.lol)
Tell us a little bit about your life in the moment?
My life at the moment consists of raising three young children and operating a full-time photography business. As we speak I'm trying to find another back-up method to back up my other back-up method. Redundancy can not be overstated with saving images.haha
How did you end up being a photographer?
Have you ever watched your friends go to college and then you just sell your crappy pick-up truck and fly to Europe? Well that was me. At the time it seemed like I had no idea what to do with my life but did feel the need to head out alone and explore.
I backpacked around the world for the better part of 10 years in my twenties and along the way on one trip I was so very fortunate to spend many months with a Danish photographer and French artist. These two were so extremely talented and open minded and truly gave me a new vision on how to look at the world.
I had purchased my first film DSLR in Asia and with their help gradually learned more about the craft. I never thought it would turn into a career but every time I would return home I would have a few rolls of film to show for my experiences. I was raised in a very small northern town so coming home from very remote places around the world was very exciting for many of my close friends. It was because of my them and my family's support and push that I decided to pursue photography.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
20 years from now seems like a long time but I truly hope I still have my hands on some futuristic camera that takes pictures and also makes cheeseburgers at the same time (patent pending). Photography is more than just it's a career, it's a lifestyle and I just want to be involved, still traveling, and always telling a story. If everything goes right I'll be living in a cabin in the mountains with my wife and then 30 year old Tacoma. The kids better have moved out by then.haha
What gear are you currently using?
I went back and forth between Nikon, the Fuji x-series and back to Nikon over the past two years. I have a number of reasons why but over the years I waffle on what works best for my workflow. I can no longer travel with large DSLR's as they are just dang heavy to backpack (for me) and I love how compact the Xpro 2 is. So, I tend to go between the two systems throughout the year as I travel as light as possible for destinations and as heavy as needed for local work.
What advice could you give out to a new starting photographer?
I have a couple pieces of advice that I think might be important. The first is that you have to treat this art form like a business in order to be successful. You are going to have years where you think the good times will never end and then you may have a year where things don't go so well and you consider switching careers. We all have these times but perseverance and good trusted friends will help you along the way. Treat your clients and your peers with respect and they'll do the same.
For me personally, the most important realization I have had in my 10+ years was that I have never felt better about my business then when I was true to myself and transparent. Once I was honest about who I am and what I loved, it was then it started to show through my work. I'm not going to appeal to everyone, but that's ok.
Did the LLF community changed the way you see or shoot boudoir/weddings etc?
The greatest thing I have enjoyed through LLF is the display of raw and real emotion that all the artists convey. The work I see daily inspires me daily to find that in my own clients.
What plans do you have for this year?
I will be traveling for much of 2017 again as most of the year I work throughout the mountains in Western Canada and I'm also feeling very fortunate enough to have a few trips to Europe. The rest of the year is spent with family by my fire pit in our backyard or with family at the lake.