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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: Phil Chester


Portland based destination wedding photographer Phil Chester says he can be a bit of a ‘sarcastic asshole’ - but by that he means being as happy as you can be in life and not take anything too seriously. Also, he thinks people who shoot with their left eye are weirdos - hey! But we love someone with a wicked sense of humour. Lucky for you Phil! When not photographing weddings, you’ll find him on his guitar playing indie-folk music. We love Phil’s work; the openness and honesty he captures so well. And definitely check out Phil’s personal work in fashion /portraiture.

1. Why do you making images mean to you?

It’s kind of wild. I feel like I’ve found some weird loop hole in the world where I’m able to take a passion such as a photography and turn it into a business. So what does making images mean to me? It’s everything.


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

I ask myself this question quite often as sometimes it’s easy to get sucked into the business or the wedding world and I forget that there’s more to life than that. Life, to me, is simply about being as happy as you can be as often as possible. I try not take anything too seriously. If anyone knows me, I’m a sarcastic asshole :) I also understand that the only way to grow is through pushing yourself through the tough times and that there’s no such thing as a perfect happy all the time kind of world. So when I get stressed out or things seem difficult, I know there’s some big lesson just ahead.


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

I’ve merged my biggest passion into a business. I work for myself. Complete and total freedom.


4. How much is your family an influence on the way you view life, see things?

I’m not too sure how much of an influence my family is on the way I view the world. I was raised very Christian which I feel limited my exploration of the world and different points of view growing up. I feel like since I’ve given myself the freedom to explore all thoughts and opinions of the world in which we live, I feel more free and more connected to everyone/everything.


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

I’m an avid cover song guitar player. I have a deep love for indie-folk music and spend a lot of my free time playing guitar.


6. What are you reading now?

Biocentrism” by Dr. Robert Lanza.


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

Right eye. Does anyone shoot with their left? Weirdos.


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

I have a site of personal work that I sometimes contribute to that I don’t really push out on the interwebs:


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

I respect literally anyone who can find a rhythm in this crazy world. Also Bob Ross, what a badass.


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

Nope, not at all. I’ve taken the weirdest path from dropping out of college, to serving 4.5 years in active duty Army being deployed twice, to starting college again, dropping out again, and then ending up somehow where I am now. And I love who I am and who I am becoming.


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

Totally. I feel very comfortable with my digital setup so every now and then I pick up my Leica or Pentax 67 to limit myself to a certain crop or a non-limitless amount of frames. Makes me slow down and become more intentional about each shot.

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