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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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Artist of the Month - December: Jacob Loafman

Is there a better way to kick off our artist of the month feature than with Jacob Loafman? Probably not ! If you are an active member of the VSCO Group you will know this Taco loving guy from Saint Louis. 

He is one of the most active members of the VSCO group so he is the perfect pick for our first monthly feature !

I’m 30 years old and I love eating tacos, as a lot of your viewers are aware of and will never let me forget.
— Jacob
 This is Jacob without a Taco

This is Jacob without a Taco

 One of his recent pictures that made everyone smile

One of his recent pictures that made everyone smile

How did you get into photography ?

First off, thanks to you all at Lookslikefilm for the feature. Its truly an honor and Im so grateful you asked. Im Jacob Loafman from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Im 30 years old and I love eating tacos.

I got my start in photography back in the high school darkroom, actually. I loved every second of the process from shoot to develop to print. I continued with photography through 2004 or so, then life just kind of happened and I fell away from the art.

In 2011, I saw some of Kyle Thompsons self portrait work on Reddit and it sparked the old flames in me. So, I picked up a Canon XSi on eBay w/ a kit lens and started taking self portraits. THEY WERE AWFUL. I mean, embarrassingly bad. From there, I started progressing over the next 6 months or so and the typical requests for family portraits from friends began.


A year later, I began charging for sessions, as I realized I should be charging for my time.

6 months later, I had grown quite a bit and officially started my business. Here I am in 2014, with about a dozen weddings under my belt and bookings for 2015 are already filling up quite nicely. Its kind of surreal how fast its all happened, but Im forever grateful.

 Long live #windowshotday

Long live #windowshotday

How would you describe your style of shooting ?

My style of shooting is a mixed bag of sorts. I love classic portraits, but I think what makes me stand out, if even just a little bit, is I really, really strive to create interesting, original photographs using the environment around me. Its difficult to stay fresh in this industry, with the amount of talent that is currently out there. Its good, though. It pushes me to try new things and get creative. Its the reason I buy childrens toys off Amazon and incorporate them into my work. I do a lot of shoots in downtown areas, because I love just parking the car and walking around with my clients. Nothing is planned. Everything is winged. My clients are a little curious about this at first, but I ask them to just trust me. They do and appreciate the laid back style of my sessions. Its really just a bunch of laughing for a couple of hours. I also love to play with light in different ways. Dabs of hard light are my favorite. Other than that, I dont know. I just kind of go out into the world with my gear and make some interesting photos.

 One of his personal favorites from the last year !

One of his personal favorites from the last year !

 Another one from Jacob´s favorites!

Another one from Jacob´s favorites!

How do you edit your images ?

My editing is also a mixed bag. I mix the gritty with the clean. Sometimes, I’ll incorporate bold colors in my editing. Other times, I like to desaturate and add some muddy brown tones with gritty shadows. I really edit for the mood of the photo. Sometimes that calls for super moody, emotional tones. Other times, its the more bold, colorful tones.


My black and whites are typically dark darks with pulled highlights and lights. Almost an underexposed feel, but not quite. My main starting points with VSCO for color are Fuji 400H+1+ and Portra 160+1+ from the 06 pack. For black and whites, Im mainly using the Tri-X+3++ now, also from the 06 pack. I sometimes go back to pack 01 for the TMAX 3200. 

What is in your Bag Jacob ?

  • Canon 5D MKII
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 5D Classic
  • Canon EOS M
  • Sigma 35 1.4 ART
  • Canon 40 2.8 pancake
  • Sigma 50 1.4 1st gen
  • Canon 85 1.8 USM
  • Canon 135 2.0L
  • Canon 22 2.0 EF-M
  • Couple of old 50s for free lensing Video Light
  • Yongnuo YN560-II flashes
  • Yongnuo wireless triggers
  • Prisms, mirrors, glasses, fiber optics, convex lenses, lamps, tacos 
 This shot got some Reddit fame recently

This shot got some Reddit fame recently

How do you see your future ?

I feel like 2015 is going to be the biggest year of growth for me. Ive made a lot of progress with my work in 2014, so Im looking forward to even more in 2015. On the business side of things, bookings are looking very good and I have a few commercial clothing line shoots lined up for spring and summer. My focus will be on booking more destination weddings and hitting marketing and advertising pretty hard. Ive also had wonderful success networking and creating true, lasting friendships with photographers from around the world. Its very special to me. Like nothing Ive ever experienced before. I have a large self portrait project in the works for the first quarter of 2015 that Im very excited about. I try to take as many as I can between sessions, but this fall/winter has been super busy. 

 Jacob can turn simple things into special ones

Jacob can turn simple things into special ones

Do you have any advice for starters in photography ?

If I could give one piece of advice for anyone starting out, or anyone in general, it would be just to be yourself. Don’t try to emulate what others are doing. Do your own thing. Do whatever you feel is needed to do to TRY and stand out from the rest. Get creative. Innovate.

Try a different perspective on a shot. Try freelensing a 135mm lens. Climb a tree. Shoot through light up toys. Just anything. Always keep yourself on your toes. Oh, and stop comparing your work to someone elses work. It doesnt get you anywhere. Let it inspire you, rather than frustrate you. Stay inspired.

Some final words about Lookslikefilm ?

LLF has been a wonderful website for me. Its given me great exposure among some absolutely incredible photographers.

Im honored to even have a photo next to theirs on the site. LLF has a great future ahead of them. Its a cool new platform that showcases photographers in a different way. Pure photography, no fluff.

I know they have some good ideas looking ahead and Im excited to see where it goes. 

Thanks Jacob!

 This image finishes of Jacob´s favorite images from last year

This image finishes of Jacob´s favorite images from last year

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