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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 - Yaky Di Roma O'Reilly

Before and After: Kala Rath

 Kala Rath Photography

Kala Rath Photography

Kala frequently pulls on the maternal/paternal heartstrings of many with her work. All of her images get positive responses and even though her work is very niche, the scope of variation in how she captures is very broad yet very stylised. I couldn't pick just one image to feature, so here's a few! 

A little about Kala and her work:

I am a Northwest Arkansas based motherhood photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and breastfeeding photography. I love my images to express raw emotion and connections while maintaining minimal processing. I want people to feel what I see when I capture photographs. When I am not working, I can likely be found spending time with my husband and our husky, Lizzy, cruising in my Challenger. :)

I haven't always had "this" look or style. In fact, it was just last year that I did a major overhaul and did a full rebrand. I used to be very technical with my work, lighting and posing. I did studio newborns and posed them in shapes known as "taco" and "froggy" etc. I had a major change of heart at the end of 2013 and realized that it was those pure emotions I captured of mom and dad with their newborn in between setups that made my heart happy. I love to see the way a mother looks into her new babies face while she is sleeping. I love watching dad staring at his wife who has just become a mother in the most tender expression you have ever seen him look. I love being in their home where they are building memories. But I am not going to lie, It was honestly the most terrifying thing I have ever done - to throw away a business I had spent three years building to change everything when I had no idea if it would even work. All I knew is where my heart was. My current work may not be as technically "perfect" or as "good" measured by standards of the type of work I was doing before, but my work is exactly where I want it to be now. It is a reflection of me and my heart. I photograph with my heart first and my eyes second.

I shoot with a 5d MKIII. While shooting indoors, I likely have my 24-70 or 50mm on and while outside it is usually always my 135 and occasionally  the 24-70. As far as my processing....very very minimal. I will generally make minor adjustments in Bridge while adjusting the exposure, shadow and/or highlight sliders and my go to film is Fuji160, Kodak BW400 Contrast + Fade (and remove grain) and Agfa Vista 100+ or +cool. I try to keep consistency with my processing, but I have a tendency to both shoot and process with my emotions. I just use what suits my mood first. I will give it a couple days and see how I am feeling and sometimes I end up re-doing everything all together. I just see where my mood takes my work overall. 

Baby In Crib

5D MK III, 24-70/2.8 - shot at 24, 1/100, 3.5, ISO 800.

 Baby In Crib - Agfa Vista 100++ - Kala Rath Photography

Baby In Crib - Agfa Vista 100++ - Kala Rath Photography

 Baby In Crib - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Baby In Crib - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Breastfeeding Mom

5d MKIII, 24-70/2.8 at 57mm and 3.5, 1/60, ISO 40.

Kodak BW400CN - I brought the exposure down to -.70 and shadows -37 then removed grain. 

 Breastfeeding Mom - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Breastfeeding Mom - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

 Breastfeeding Mom - BW400CN - Kala Rath Photography

Breastfeeding Mom - BW400CN - Kala Rath Photography

Laying down nursing

5D Mk III, 24-70/2.8 shot at 46mm and 3.5, ISO 400, 1/100.

Applied Fuji 160, brought highlights completely down and that's it :)

 Laying down nursing - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Laying down nursing - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

 Laying down nursing - Fuji 160 - Kala Rath Photography

Laying down nursing - Fuji 160 - Kala Rath Photography

Mom holding baby in peach orchard.

5D MK III, 135/2.0 at 2.0, 1/6400, ISO 200.

 Mom holding baby in peach orchard - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Mom holding baby in peach orchard - SOOC - Kala Rath Photography

Adjusted highlights and applied Agfa Vista 100+.

 Mom holding baby in peach orchard - Agfa Vista 100+ - Kala Rath Photography

Mom holding baby in peach orchard - Agfa Vista 100+ - Kala Rath Photography

Website: www.kalarathphotography

Blog: www.kalarath.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kalarathphotography

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