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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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Artist of the Month - Twyla Jones

SHOW YOUR GEAR - Thomm Brauchle

Who are you? Introduce yourself and tell us what kind of photography you are into!

I’m Thomm and i’m living somewhere in south germany and got more serious into photography the last 2-3 year. I traveled a lot in the last years mainly in southeast-asia and iceland, that’s how i came to photography. In 2014 i got the first wedding to photograph (of my brother) and i liked it so much, that this part of my photography got more and more and since last year i’m doing the wedding photography stuff as a business called Lichtbildstories together with my amazing partner Oliver Prager. Photography for me is the compensation for an usual office job in a big company, where i’m working as a software engineer and sadly don’t have much contact with any other people outside the company. But this job gives me the ability to travel and do my hobbies, the photography gives me all the fun i need and the great ability to meet many amazing people! :-)

Which Camera(s) do you use?

Sony A7rII and Sony A7
DJI Phantom Vision 2+ (photo drone)

What are your lenses? What do you like about them?

Walimex 14mm 2.8:
It’s a cheap and very good 14mm for fullframe! Great for landscapes and some architectural images if you undo its strong lens distortion.

Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH:
My favorite lens for everything except portraits! Very small and amazing quality (i also fell in love with its focus ring) :-)

Mitakon 50mm 0.95:
For sure the aperture is amazing! But the bokeh of the lens thrills me every time i use it! So soft and special, this is my standard lens for doing all my portraits!

Leica 90mm Summicron:
Nice and handy tele lens, great quality even if the lens is almost 30 years old!

Which is your favorite lens and why?

Not sure if i prefer the Leica 35mm or the Mitakon! This changes from time to time! But most of the time i’m using the Leica lens which gives me a very compact camera to use during the weddings and travels. For portraits for sure the Mitakon is better, but the small combo of an A7(rII) and the Leica lens fits in every pocket. Many people don’t recognize me that much as a photographer like i would normally do using some big cameras like an Canon 1Dx or Nikon D4 or something similar, but i have almost the same (or even better) image quality!

What do you use for carrying your Equipment? Bags, Straps tell us everything!

I prefer my Dakine Mission Photo camera bag for all my travels! Everything fits in it and the bag doesn’t look like a typical camera bag, which can also be helpful in some areas. I made some camera straps by myself using some nice belts, which works quite well and looks cool.

What´s your favorite “everyday” Camera?

Sony A7rII! Ok the images are sometimes a bit too large with max. 42MP and the Sony Menu is way too complicated, but the dynamic range of the sensor is outstanding, the silent mode often very useful and the sensor stabilization works very well! As a former (and a bit disappointed) Leica M9 shooter, this is a great, compact and very useful camera because i can use all available lens (no matter which company or age) via an adapter!

What are your Accessories? Tripod(s), Flash, Filter etc.?

Nothing special! A small travel tripod and a heavier one for some stormy travels like iceland! I have a cheap flash (Yongnuo) for doing some second curtain images at weddings and concerts, but i love to use only available light. I have some filters (nd, gradient, polarizer) but i don’t use them very often. When i need to mention my favorite filter, it’s a ND40000 for long exposure photos.

Which Computer System do you use? Mac or PC? Why?

I edit all my photos using a MacBook Pro! It has quite stable OS and has almost the same performance after some years, and Windows is probably the complete opposite! As an external hard drive a LaCie Thunderbolt 500 GB SSD is quite useful and handy during my travels.

Where do you edit? On your Desktop? On your couch while drinking beer? On the road?

Mostly on my comfortable couch with a good cup of espresso! I’m traveling a lot so a good laptop is the best option for me to edit the pictures.

Which editing software do you use? Lightroom, PS, Capture One? Anything else?

Lightroom 6 and afterwards ASE 7 for grain and bokeh effects.

Tablet or mouse for editing?

Nothing, touchpad must be sufficient!

Favorite Music while editing?

Big spotify mix between indie and old school hiphop!

What is on your whishlist?

Maybe a new Leica M somewhen, but this will take me a long time to save the money for it! :) I prefer to spend my money in travels, and there are many many places on my whishlist before any Leica gets real! :-)


This article was written by Sven Malojlo | Portrait and Wedding photographer.