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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: Katie Forbis


Katie Forbis, from St Louis, despite initially swearing blind never to work as a wedding photographer now admits she’s in love with it. Working in the midwest (Missouri), Katie pushes the limit of her locations by exploring the city and outlying areas for unique places to shoot. Her biggest muse is her 2 year old son. 

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

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

For me personally, life really centers around my family. My husband is an awesome designer and he inspires me all time. He’s constantly learning and trying new things, from homebrewing to app ideas to gardening to woodworking. My 2-year-old son has taught me to be a more patient, loving person and his existence has only increased my love of photography - he is by far my favorite subject to photograph. I take pleasure in the little things: a good cup of coffee, a great beer, a pretty bunch of flowers from the farmer’s market, long conversations with good friends.


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

I grew up and reside in St. Louis, Missouri. I’m not sure that growing up here necessarily played a big role in my decision to pursue a creative job. I attribute that more to having parents that always supported and encouraged me. My mom especially has always been creative - when I was young she was always painting, crafting, playing the piano, and singing, so I think I get it from her. Living in St. Louis has definitely had an impact on the way I shoot. In the midwest we have no sweeping landscapes with mountains or deserts or oceans. I’ve found that getting creative with locations is important. I do a lot of exploring around the city and outlying areas to find new and unique places to shoot.


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

Such a loaded question for me! After a few years of uncertainty in college, I decided to major in photography with no real plan for what I would do with that degree, but I distinctly remember stating once or twice that I would “NEVER photograph weddings.” I had visions of showing my work in galleries and creating a lot more conceptual-type images, so it’s funny that eventually I really fell in love with portraits and weddings. My photography is something that has evolved over a span of many years, with a lot of ups and downs and trial and errors - and more to come, I’m sure. It’s a constant learning process. When I first started out what I really loved about being a photographer was capturing intensely special moments. I still love that. But after becoming a mother it’s become equally as important, if not more so, to capture everyday life. Time is so fleeting, and sometimes I can’t help but think about all the things I’m going to forget as my son grows older. Since I’m not a great writer and can’t keep up with a journal, the images I take of him kind of serve as a visual journal for me.


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

I do a little bit of crafting here and there. As lame as it sounds, wrapping presents is one of my all-time favorite things and a big reason why I look forward to holidays. In the warmer months I love being outdoors. My parents have a little house out in rural Missouri that’s been in the family for years and we go there on the weekends whenever our schedule will allow. Campfires, fireworks, s’mores - the works. We love it.


5. What TV are you watching?

Only about 13 years behind the times on this one, but we are currently binge-watching The Wire for the first time.


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

I don’t know that this qualifies as a “project” but traveling more is definitely on the agenda. For work, for pleasure, for both - just more traveling is definitely needed. I’ve also always wanted to recreate a project I did in school where I constructed miniature landscapes and photographed them. I would love to do that again, only better this time.


7. Do you make more personal images or are they mainly for other people?

Lately it seems like I’ve been making more personal images, but really because we are just starting spring and winter tends to be my slower time. When work is slow, my child gets a LOT of camera time. This year is setting up to be my busiest yet, as far as wedding bookings go, so I’m super excited about that.


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

I had to hold my camera up and see. Right, all the way. When I looked through it with my left, I got that weird feeling you get when you put the wrong pant leg on first.


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

Nothing super crazy. Last summer I dismantled an old manual-focus 35mm lens I had laying around and since then I’ve been trying my hand at freelensing every once in a while. It’s hard! I think I need more practice :)


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

There are a number of little things I can say I would change if I had the chance, probably too many to list. However, I feel like all of my failures have helped me learn and grow, so I would maybe just leave it as-is. I’m really very happy with my career and life in general these days. The one thing I will mention is that I wish I would have upgraded to a full frame sensor SO much sooner than I did! It has really made a huge difference.

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