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10 Questions: Bob Sala

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.

10 Questions: Vittore Buzzi

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.

10 Questions: Meg Umberger

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.

10 Questions: Alex James

Alex James' work brings drama and cinematic atmosphere into life - making ordinary moments and landscapes extraordinary.

10 Questions: Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones' work is both honest and surreal to me; it evokes emotions that hit you deep down and leave an imprint.

10 Questions: Darina Stoda

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.


10 Questions: Jakub Fabijański

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.

10 Questions: Don & Helen Bringas

Based in Spain, Don & Helen document weddings all over the world. Don & Helen’s work speaks humour, spontaneity and most importantly, the emotional connection to a moment captured in their frame forever.

10 Questions: Jesus Caballero

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.

10 Questions: Susann and Yannic

Berlin based photographers Susann and Yannic created a food blog “KrautKopf” 2 years ago to share their love on making good food during the off Wedding season (Winter months) and have not looked back since.

10 Questions: Danelle Bohane

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.

10 Questions: Jessica Tremp

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.

10 Questions: Thierry Joubert

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.

10 Questions: Junebug

For those in the wedding industry, Junebug Weddings is a familiar name. Based in SeattleJunebug 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.

10 Questions: The Eagle Hunters with Sasha Leahovcenco

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.

10 Questions: Yoris Couegnoux

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.

10 Questions: Lilli Waters

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.

10 Questions: Sam Hurd

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.

10 Questions: Niki Boon

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.

10 Questions: Gary Lashmar

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.

10 Questions: David Heidrich

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.

10 Questions: Victor Hamke

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.

10 Questions: Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells' family and newborn work not only captures key moments but also the in-betweens artistically.

10 Questions: Cristina Venedict

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. 

10 Questions: Zalmy Berkowitz

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.


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10 Questions: Brittany Esther Staddon


How many wedding photographers also have a degree in biomedical sciences? We don't know exactly, but we can report here, at least one: Brittany Esther Staddon. Photography didn’t come to Brittany by chance; she was mentored by her father in her teenage years. Her grandfather was also passionate about documenting his life on camera. Based somewhere in the Canadian mountains, Brittany has travelled to many locations, photographing cultures, and even visiting and photographing Iceland way before it became the hipster photographer’s ultimate destination (did I say that?). Her photography is sensitve, beautiful and amazing. Read more of Brittany’s amazing journey in her ten questions.

1. What is life to you? What it should be?

Life is this grand little venture we are all on and my primary goal is to make the most out of it. Growing up my father always encouraged me to take once in a lifetime opportunities that would arise regardless of they would set me back in the grand scheme of things – and that is something I have referenced repeatedly.  It’s about the experiences, the stories, and the people you meet and lose that make it all worthwhile. I don’t want to wait for retirement to travel or fulfill goals – those are things I’ll do now.


2. When did you find your calling in photography?

Photography was introduced to me as a way to reconnect with my father during a blip in my teenage years. My grandfather had passionately documented his life using his Canon rangefinder on thousands of slides (which I am slowly digitizing). My father followed suit by purchasing a Pentax and building a darkroom with enlarger in his parents’ basement. Our relationship was not so much one of father/daughter but more of mentor/mentee. It took us road tripping through the mountains and traveling overseas to Sierra Leone and Iceland (before it was the photographers’ ultimate destination, promise). As for wedding stuffages, I finished my degree in biomedical sciences only to spend two months driving around the US and three weeks in Australia before deciding doctoring or researching was not where I saw myself in a dozen years. Instead I packed up my bags, moved to a mountain town and started doing weddings full time.  


3. Do you have a “second profession” or passion?

Photography is entirely what I do but on weekdays I tend to fill my time with hiking, as it would be a shame to live ten minutes from Banff National Park and not want to enjoy the outdoors.  There are so many places within an hour of home that I still have not gone to and I hope that in twenty years I can say I am truly a local and will be familiar with the majority of the hikes around here. I have grand plans to take up climbing, whittling and embroidery sometime in the future.


4. What movie did you love recently?

I can say with confidence it was definitely not Pitch Perfect 2. But seriously, A Single Man. I cannot think of many movies that have ended with me feeling completely invested in the roles and the plot. It’s a movie that automatically ricocheted into my top five. It is beautifully filmed, beautifully acted, and a wonderful peace.


5. Is/Are there any project(s) you wish you could do - or might do?

Oh my, this one really hits. When I was twenty I worked with an organization to document their work in the western highland regions of Guatemala empowering and improving the lives of the indigenous people through water and health, forestry and more recently microcredit and women empowerment programs. There was something about documenting culture that fascinated me. With the busy-ness of life it is something I haven’t further pursued but going forward it may be something I may look into.


6. Is there a big difference between your personal work and commissioned work?

I feel like I am slowly closing the divide but I would say that my personal work tends to be darker than my commissioned work. There is a bit of a fear that wedding work shouldn’t be dark and that darker work wouldn’t appeal to customers. The images that I am most excited about are full of shadows and cooler tones. Yet as I gain confidence my commissioned work is darker and there is something satisfying about that.


7. Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

Most definitely right. Although it’s a bit funny since my left eye has perfect vision and my right eye I can’t even read a license plate ten feet in front of me.


8. Are there any unseen experimental images in your attic you’d like to show us now?

Not at this point in time :)


9. Who do you respect - in photography or elsewhere?

Without a doubt my favourite photographer is Emmanuel Smague. I first discovered his work years ago on Flickr and his candid yet simply honest images of every day life captivated me – particularly his black and white work.


10. If you were to start all over again, is there anything you would do differently? Why?

If I were to go back with the knowledge I have at this moment I probably would do things differently – I would shoot more for myself, I would not look at others’ work as much. But at the same time I look but at my first answer and realize this is all a journey and that skittish uncertainty and self-doubt makes me who I am today and formed the inspiration behind my imagery. So quite honestly, probably not. But for anyone just starting out I would definitely recommend finding inspiration in their own work, rather than others.

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