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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: Jim Pollard


Jim Pollard is an ex professional Snowboarder (nice!) living in Wanaka, Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand - one of the most beautiful places on this planet I have to say. Jim ‘found’ his way into Wedding photography when he was looking for something fulfilling for work on while raising a family with his wife. Did we mention Florence, his white vintage Beetle? You can see a photo of her on Jim’s website. Check out (admiringly!) Jim’s photographs and read what he has to say.

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

Jeepers off to a deep start! I'm going to keep it simple. Life to me is about a series of experiences, some are good, some are bad, some make you cringe or weep and some make your heart leap with joy. The important thing is try to draw from them when you face the next one. It doesn't always work that way, but the important thing is to keep having those experiences.      


2. When did you find your calling in photography?

For as long as I can remember, I've been taking photo's. Then travelling around world for a decade or 3, you can't help but take photos. When we settled down in one spot to create a home and family, I ended up doing whatever it took to make that happen. I was pretty lost for a while, and I guess was really looking for something more fulfilling. Did I think it would be as a Wedding Photographer? Never. But it started taking shape about 5 years ago and I went full time about 2 and half years ago. Pretty fricken awesome.


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

Nope it's all about photography right now. In a past life (20s) I was a professional Snowboarder, following winters all over the world. We now live about 15 minutes from a skifield, handy.


4. What movie did you love recently?

We just watched McCullin this week, that was pretty epic.


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

I'd love to spend sometime each year capturing life and landscapes on small islands, like St Helena, The Lofoten Islands, The Faroe Islands, The Chatham Islands etc etc. In my late teens I spent a long summer on the Isles of Scilly, one of the best times of my life.  


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

No I don't think so. I'm a big believer in doing your commissioned work as if it's personal. That way you can enjoy what you do, it's pretty hard to fake that.


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

Right, hunt with the left.


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

Nope, nothing experimental. I just play with stuff when I'm shooting. Sometimes it even works.


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

Hmmm, I think I respect anyone that's enjoying what they're doing and making a viable sustainable business out of it.


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

Er, I think things worked out ok so far. Sure there were a things I may have done differently, maybe not worked with certain people, or taken some jobs or even listened to certain people. But I think that's how you learn what you want and how you want to do it. I'm happy thus far! 


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

Ha yeah I guess. I've noticed I shoot pretty much entire weddings in landscape. I think it's happened since I started using the Holdfast Moneymaker, it's just that little bit more awkward shooting portrait. Also I tend to centre my subject in the frame, basically because I trust the centre focus point the most. 

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