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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 - Alê Bigliazzi

Artist of the Month - Meg Loeks

ARTIST OF THE MONTH - MEG LOEKS

Here we go. It's a new year, our 2017 Artists of the Year have been honored, so it is time now to focus back on our Artists of the Month-features. We are so excited to start this year with the amazing Megan Loeks from Michigan. Are you looking for inspiration in family photography?  Then you should definitely have a look at Meg's beautiful and unique work, which is full of stories and emotions...

How old are you and where are you from?

I’m 33 years old and from a small farming community in West Michigan.

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

I live with my husband and three little boys, ages 2-6, in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I’m a photography instructor through Click Photo School. I recently stopped doing client work to allow for more family time. I spend a good portion of my time outside with my family. That is where I feel most comfortable and grounded. We enjoy hiking and make a point to explore a new area once a week.

How did you end up being a photographer?

I started out shooting film in high school. My favorite part of film was always the developing stage. I loved spending time in the dark room. I switched to digital while in high school after I joined the yearbook staff. It wasn’t until I started having children that I found my voice and developed my style. My children and nature became my greatest inspirations. I’m drawn to lifestyle, environmental portraits and fine art and love to merge the different genres together.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Twenty years from now my children will be grown and forging their own way. I know that there will come a day when they are not my main subjects. I’ve always been drawn to nature and see myself eventually transitioning to more of a landscape photographer. I also hope that in 20 years I’m still actively teaching photography.

What gear are you currently using?

I shoot with a Canon Mark IV. My favorite lenses are the Sigma Art 85mm, Sigma Art 135mm, Canon 35mm 1.4L version ii and Sigma Art 24mm. I also love to occasionally shoot with my Lensbaby Velvet 56mm.

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

I think one thing most photographer’s struggle with at some point in their career is finding their voice. I think it’s important to know that it takes time and that you’re not alone. For some it could take years. Not only that but it’s ever evolving. My advice is to let go and embrace change. Study those who inspire you. Figure out what it is that you love about their work. Incorporate that into your style and make it your own.

We know the photography field is heavily saturated. I guarantee you will only find passion by shooting and producing what you are drawn to, regardless if that is what everyone around you is doing or not.

Did the LLF community changed the way you see or shoot kids, lifestyle etc.?

I have found a lot of incredible artists through the LLF community. That alone has been a huge inspiration. I’ve learned new creative techniques both in how I shoot and in post processing because of the community. Many of the artists I’ve been inspired by don’t even shoot the same genres as I do. I think the diversity is one of the things that makes this community so wonderful.

What plans do you have for 2018?

Some of my personal goals for 2018 are to create a monthly video, take a couple of workshops (one on video) and dabble more in artificial light. Every year I try to take several photography workshops. I always learn something new and I value the CC.



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