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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 - Iiro Rautiainen

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

Hello there! I’m Iiro Rautiainen from Finland, guy with a funny beard and addiction to cute cat videos. I do mainly weddings and portraits but on my freetime I love to experiment with some creative composites.

Which Camera(s) do you use?

At the moment I have two Canon 6D’s.

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

-    Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
-    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
-    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
-    Canon EF 135 f/2.0 L

For a looong time, I haven’t felt the urge to change any of these lenses or even add anything else to my lens bag. Escpecially in weddings, I’m able to tackle almost every possible situation with these beauties. Wide angle lens might be cool for some shots but I’ve done alright without it.

Which is your favorite lens and why?

This is hard. Depends on the situation. If I look my statistics on what lens I’ve used the most, that must be the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art. It’s surprisingly versatile focal lenght! But the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art on the other hand offers this nice bokeh + neutral look that enjoy using when shooting portraits. Both of them are super sharp even wide open so I might have to break the rules and choose both of them!

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

For me, portability is all that matters. I want to be able to easily carry most of my gear on my back. My main camera bag is Lowerpro Pro Runner 350AW. I can fit all my main gear into that so it’s just perfect size. It even fell off from a moving car and all my gear survived without a dent! During wedding shoots, I carry my two camera bodies with this cheap dual strap which name I even don’t know haha.

What´s your favorite “everyday” Camera?

I used to have Fuji X100 and I loved that little beast! But nowadays I have only my Iphone + dSLR kit. If I get an permission, I lend my girlfriend’s Canon EOS M3.

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

Usually when I shoot portraits, I use off camera flash. My go to setup is Elinchrom 53“ Rotalux + Godox Witstro AD -360. That big octa produces some really soft light, love it big time! Usually when shooting outdoors, I need to use HSS –settings so I have YN – 622C triggers to help me with that. On top of those, I have bunch of color gels, couple of speed lights and some lightstands. When it’s time for long shutter speed shots, I reach for my Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod.

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

I use Mac. I used to have a PC but something made me change to Mac, not sure why. I know nothing about computers but it just feels more easier to use! And it looks pretty!

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

I have my Macbook Pro on my desktop with external screen. I usually do the culling part while laying on the couch with my laptop, editing is done with the bigger and better screen.

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

80% of my editing is done in Lightroom CC but whenever I need to do something with layers (retouching, composites, hardcore grading etc) I reach out to Photoshop CC.

Tablet or mouse for editing?

I have a secret for you. I have never used anything else for editing than my laptop’s touchpad. Is it illegal..?

Favorite Music while editing?

There is this really chill Spotify list called ”Afternoon Acoustic”. Really helps in creating that flow feeling when edited photos just fly past you!

What is on your whishlist?

Now that I’ve mentioned it, maybe somekind of an wide angle lens would be nice. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art could be just perfect! Nikon is also really tempting me as the dynamic range of the 6D’s isn’t on the level I would hope them to be. So if Canon won’t step up with their game in the future, I might have to step out to the dark side!


Here are all Images from this articel plus a few more from the awesome work of Iiro Rautiainen!

This articel has been written by Sven Malojlo | Portrait- & Weddingphotographer