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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.

10 Questions: Lex Gordon

Lex Gordon photographs with a keen eye for art and creates his body of work almost as if it were paintings. 


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10 Questions: Steve Stanton


Based in Denver, Colorado, the well published Steve Stanton photographs weddings for a living throughout the US & worldwide. He also owns a partnership business selling hand-crafted camera accessories called Artisan Obscura. We’ve been treated to Steve’s new documentary series on children of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in this feature. We also love Steve’s 3 main criteria before taking an interest in any photographic project!

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

Life to me is to be experienced, the meaning of which I believe is simply to be; to be loved and to love in return. Life is a verb and must be lived.


2. When did you find your calling in photography?

I started getting into photography a bit later than most I guess, I was about 21 or so when I won what was to be my first camera (a Canon Rebel / 35mm film) at a sales job I had.  I shot everything I saw of course, without restraint. It wasn't until my oldest son was born that I felt the urge to take things much more seriously.  My son's birth I think bubbled up a strange fear in me, always worrying about what I'd miss if I didn't photograph it.


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

I have more interests than there are minutes in a day.  I carve, and have a little wood shop, and I enjoy music and play guitar as well as some piss-poor banjo but only for my family.  I even started a camera accessory company with my friend Preston Utley (an excellent photographer in his own right) called "Artisan Obscura".  It's been a way for us to connect on a deeper level with like minded artists. I created Artisan Obscura to help others fall deeper in love with the act of photography.  By creating products that served both form & function, one would want to engage with their camera more and more.  As one engages with their camera, they want to take pictures, the more pictures they take the more they fall in love with the act of photography and seeing. Simply speaking, we turn machines into personal forms of expression.  Hopefully inspiring more photographers to fall in love with their craft.


4. What movie did you love recently?

I just watched and immediately bought "What we do in the shadows".  A comedy right up my alley!


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

I'd really like to establish a link between visual artists and the 3rd world, teaching ongoing workshops to children, helping them shape a different perspective of their world.


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

Yes and No.  Every photographic project that interests me whether commissioned or personal needs to meet a few criteria:

  1. it needs to take me on an adventure;
  2. it needs to be new or different to me; &
  3. it needs to be hard for me in some way.

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

I tend to shoot with both, depending on if I'm framing landscape or portrait, and if I'm using my DSLR or a mirrorless camera like the Fuji XPro1


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

I wish.  I'm unfortunately way to liberal in my sharing for any hidden gems to still be hidden away, however the series you're showing for this interview is something I'm still relentlessly working on, experimenting with treatments, techniques, etc.


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

I tend to respect anyone who doesn't shout for attention.  Those people who do what they do in the shadows and edges, where you have to discover them.  A few photographic inspirations would certainly be Rodney SmithBarbara BosworthPentti SammallahtiMary Ellen Mark and of course, Richard Avedon.


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

Had I to do it all over again, I'd tell myself not to stress the nagging fear of starting and sustaining a business.  Any gigs over the years I shouldn't have taken, or rabbit trails that sucked up too much time were always based on fear.


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

Absolutely.  Although 99% of my photography is digital now, there's no question that the camera I use directly impacts my style, the speed with which I craft an image, everything.  Of course I'm torn because I love the instant feedback of digital, but I feel far more inspired with my Yashica in my hands.

Lastly, the series I've included here in this interview is the newest essay I'm working on.  I'm trying to blend the feeling and emotion of photo-journalism with a more commercial esthetic to isolate the story and connect to the subject within the frame.  These were taken during a trip last month to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I was tasked with documenting the children of sex workers, expressly those living in extremely unsafe environments whose parents have very limited options for looking after them.  

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