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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
Artist of the Month - Maryline Rivard

Artist of the Month - Laura Wood

ARTIST OF THE MONTH - LAURA WOOD

The Summer is nearly over but that is no reason why we should not continue to present you our Artist of the Month. It is the amazing Laura Wood from England. When it comes to family photography, her name and her beautiful moody images of children, are always an institution within our LLF community. Take your time and have a look at Laura's beautiful work.

How old are you and where are you from?

I’m 31 years old and I live in South Yorkshire, England.

Tell us a little bit about your life in the moment?

I live with my boyfriend Paul and son Arthur in a town surrounded by beautiful countryside. I am expecting another baby in December and can’t wait to see my two year old son become a big brother. I have been a professional photographer for a year now and aside from shooting a few weddings a year I mostly photograph families.
I am inspired by my son and try to tell the story of his world through my photography.

How did you end up being a photographer?

I have always been interested in photography but didn’t use a DSLR until Arthur was born in 2015. My friend kindly loaned me my first camera after having belief in my ability through seeing photographs I had taken and edited on my phone. I started to post photographs of my son online and interest started to grow so I kept learning and improving and then set up my business last year.
It was a huge leap of faith and I’ve learned so much in a couple of years – the pressure was enormous as I’m entirely self taught and I’m still learning all the time, but I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Personally - Living in the middle of nowhere with my boyfriend in a home that my children love to come and visit. I’m a real home-bird and don’t like to be far from my mother for long. I hope my kids will grow up to treasure family time in the same way as I do.

Professionally - Photography is something I will always love now – it’s become such a big part of who I am and how I see the world that I can’t imagine my life without it. Learning to appreciate this medium and all the types of art that inspire it has truly enriched my life – I basically walk around wearing rose tinted glasses. I would love to teach more as I would like to pay some of the kindness forwards shown to me by other photographers who have taken the time to help me grow.

What gear are you currently using?

Canon 5d Mark 3
Sigma Art 35mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.8
A few kit lenses

What advice could you give out to a new starting photographer?

Don’t be disheartened when feeling stuck creatively or feel like your work doesn’t compare to that of others. It’s so easy to look at other photographers and feel discouraged because you believe their work to be better than yours – instead of being down about it be inspired by it and know that everyone starts somewhere and we’ve all taken photographs that we would rather no one ever saw again!

When I first posted in this group last year I received one like on my photo, and that was from a friend. It was a photograph I was really proud of at the time and I remember feeling all sorts of disappointment and self doubt, but instead of never posting again I just tried to get better. I studied and took photos every single day to improve. My work started to attract more engagement and I now post regularly and with more confidence. I still post photos that really don’t attract much engagement at all and I’m ok with that – I believe in documenting the journey and trying new things whether they work out or not. Have the confidence to create B-side work as well as feature-worthy photos – it’s all part of your art and your journey.

Did the LLF community changed the way you see or shoot families/kids/newborns etc.?

Absolutely. I wouldn’t have learned half as much or half as quickly if it wasn’t for this group. The talent in this group has inspired the steepest and most rewarding learning curve of my life. The uniqueness of the artists has given me the confidence to find my own style and to shoot the way I see the world and to tell the story I want to tell.

What plans do you have for this year?

Giving birth! After that I will take a couple of months off work and focus on raising my children and documenting the beautiful chaos that is everyday life. I hope I will spend more time blogging and focussing on teaching others. I will look forward to working with clients again in the Spring and to continue defining my style and working on projects that make my heart sing.