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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: Joni Burtt


When it comes to photography, Canadian based Joni Burtt’s passion is in her personal work and finds her muse in her best friend (husband) and her children. She doesn’t hesitate to break the rules when it comes to her art, and has even employed an old beat-up Pentax lens filled with scratches. When you view Joni’s work, you are instantly transported to the moment; you feel the mood, hear the laughter, breath the dust in the air - it invokes hidden childhood memories tucked away as life goes by. Joni’s work is the testimony of her world view, keenness in storytelling and her passion in approaching photography without fear.

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

Wow, this is a big question! Life to me is about the culmination of all kinds of small moments into one large purpose; maybe not even something tangible, but a feeling like you’re doing what you’re supposed to do.  A lot of it plays into it in my life - my faith, family, what brings me joy, how I spend my time, goals, and what kind of legacy I leave.  Ask me again tomorrow and I may have a different answer.


2. There are a lot of professions out there - why be a photographer?  

I didn’t go into photography expecting it to become a profession (though, for me, my personal work is where I am most passionate).  But doing something every day where creativity and profession intersect is extremely fulfilling. I actually don’t take on very many clients but when I do, I love being able to capture emotion on a regular basis.  


3. What is your favourite non-photography pastime?  

We love to be outside.  Hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, running, all of it. We get a great deal of joy out of waking up on the edge of a secluded lake, tromping through the forest, skipping rocks in the surf, and we have even scheduled our last three vacations around hiking in Maine and Utah.  I also love thrift shopping, cooking, and naps.


4. What movie did you love recently?  

I honestly cannot tell you the last movie I watched!  The only things I watch with any regularity are nature/travel documentaries.  In my downtime I read, to the detriment of my cluttered house sometimes.  I’ve recently read through a few Jon Krakauer books and loved them, and The Lonely Polygamist by Bradley Udall has been one of my favourites this year, and of course, I always love to sit down with a book of Alice Munro’s short stories.


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

I would love to do more destination shoots.  I love traveling but we currently have a very modest life and extensive travel is something we’re saving for the future when our children are older.  


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

Right eye.


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

I really enjoy taking photos of my husband with our children.  I took this image a few days ago with my Lensbaby.  I love how he sees fatherhood as an extension of himself.  If he’s going to the woods, the toddler is on his back, the big kid is in his footprints.  I’d love to extend this into a project on what fatherhood looks like to different people.  


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

I have friends who are these amazing artists and take such poignant photos of their children, and I respect that they have done so much and come so far within their own gorgeous little worlds.  I respect artists who are constantly pushing the limits and breaking the rules.    


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

I don’t know that I’d change anything about my actual art.  I started out like everyone else does and have finally found my niche, and the experiences I’ve had directly point to what I’ve become.  The only thing I might change is to document more of my children’s lives in those days.  I do it all the time now, and it is my absolute passion, but early on I got a lot of really horrible, cheesy portraits.

10. Where do you see yourself in 10 year’s time?  

I hope I’m even better at what I do, but this is a creative medium that is always in flux.  I will always be learning.  I do still see myself in my little white house in the woods with my best friend and children. Perhaps with more dogs.


11. Bonus Q: Do you think the gear you use affects the way you photograph? Why?

Yes and no.  I don’t have anything terribly fancy and I don’t feel limited by that.  At the same time, I am a rule-breaker (not by nature, but at least in art) and I absolutely could not do without my two freelensing lenses.  I free lens a lot of photos (and, with similar results, also use a Lensbaby Composer + Edge80) because I love the dream-like effect, and the way it makes photos look like memories.  My gear includes: Nikon D600, Sigma ART 35 f/1.4, Nikon 50mm f/1.4, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Lensbaby Edge80, Tamron 90mm Macro, and an old beat-up Pentax 100mm lens I use for 'freelensing' (it’s covered in scratches and dents but boy, that thing is a beaut!).

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