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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: Mark Pacura


This week we have with us Mark Pacura, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland (he’s originally from Poland) who travels worldwide for weddings. Thanks for sharing Mark!

Editor’s Update: Mark will be speaking at Choo Choo Camp this October, 10 - 13th 2016, in NYC! If you want to hear him speak, sign up here.

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

Life is a gift. A gift full of surprises. I try not to take anything for granted and enjoy every single moment of my life. Living in the civilized countries we tend to forget how lucky we are, but you only need to watch the news for a couple of minutes, for a quick reminder that for many of us life can be really difficult.

Life should be more about following your dreams, and less about worrying about things that are not so important. I try not to care to much about the things that I can't change, and appreciate the world the way it is. I'm lucky enough to be married to someone who shares the same vision, and we follow our dreams together.


2.Where did you grow up and how did that play a part in your photography?

I grew up in a village in Poland, that was so small that I knew everyone who lived there. I never appreciated how beautiful and unique it was, until I came back there 15 years later. Most of my friends loved motorsports and that's how my journey with photography started. I bought my first camera to photograph the rally cars going at some crazy speed, there was not much romance in it, but plenty of action :­)


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

There's only one reason why you should be a photographer. It's the same reason why you should be an architect, a policemen or a vet. You've got to love it. I don't think you can succeed doing something, if it's not what you want to do in the first place. I'm lucky enough to have a job I love, to meet different people every week, and to visit some amazing places around the world. I have to admit it's hard not to love it.

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4.What is your favourite non-­photography pass time?

Motorsport is still my passion, and that will probably never change. I don't have much free time these days, so most of the time I watch it online rather than live events, but I'm still as excited about it as I was 15 years ago. I promised myself that one day I will take part in a World Rally Championship round, unfortunately I would have to sell the house to afford it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, as I said, life can be full of surprises.


5. What TV are you watching?

I love documentaries and I'm a big fan of David Attenborough's work. It would be a dream to work on one of his projects. I started to watch House of Cards last week after some strong recommendations by my friends, it's actually the first TV drama I've seen in years. I've watched 16 episodes in 4 days, so I think it would be fair to say that I'm hooked.


6. Are you more of a one­-frame­-tells-the-­story artist or do you prefer collections?

I know the term is being overused these days, but I'm definitely say I'm a storyteller. When I photograph a wedding I want my photos to have the ability to bring back my client's memories back to that day, regardless on when they going to look at them. That's my focus, and that's what I'm aiming for in my work.


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

I've been living in Scotland for the last 13 years, and I'm still as amazed by it's beauty as I was when I came here. This year I started a project called #scotland2015, it's basically one photo from Scotland on my instagram every day. I'm not a landscape photographer by any means, I don't have time or patience to wait for days for the perfect light. The project is more about visiting places I've not seen yet, and exploring this amazing country.


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

I actually don't know. Both, I think. It's complicated as I'm a left hander but I write with my right hand.


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

I shoot for a story and I don't like to over complicate anything. I understand the appeal of different experiments and techniques, but for me photography is all about the moment. I know my gear inside out, but for me it's still the photographer who takes the photo. No experiments in my attic :­)


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

I'm quite happy with my journey so far, so I wouldn't make many changes. I think everyone makes the same mistake of compering their work to other photographers for too long, instead of trying to find their own voice. I try not visit to many wedding photography websites and look for the inspiration elsewhere. At the beginning, I struggled to find the work – life balance, having the full time job and running a photography business at the same time, was really hard at times. So, one thing I would change would be to have courage to leave my job much earlier.

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