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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 - Molly Gilholm

Review - The Leather Presidio from ONA

 

REVIEW: THE PRESIDIO SERIES CAMERA STRAP FROM ONA

TODAY, I WILL BE REVIEWING THE PRESIDIO SERIES CAMERA STRAP FROM ONA . AS MOST OF YOU IN THE INDUSTRY KNOW, ONA IS KNOWN FOR THEIR HIGH QUALITY, HANDCRAFTED LEATHER PRODUCTS. THEY ARE ESPECIALLY KNOWN FOR THEIR CAMERA BAGS, WHICH ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR EXCELLENT QUALITY, DESIGN, AND FUNCTIONALITY.

SO, ANYWAY, THE PRESIDIO SERIES OF STRAPS ARE HANDCRAFTED WITH ITALIAN-TANNED LEATHER. WHEN COUPLED WITH THE NEOPRENE-PADDED NECKLINE, IT MAKES FOR NOT ONLY A BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE, BUT ALSO EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE.

THE STRAPS FEATURE CHROME HARDWARE ACCENTS, WHICH AS YOU CAN SEE, ARE SIMPLE AND CLEAN. THINK "LESS IS MORE" WITH THE HARDWARE. SIMPLICITY GOES A LONG WAY.

CONNECTING THE STRAP ENDS TO THE CAMERA IS ALSO VERY SIMPLE. THE LEATHER IS VERY EASY TO PULL THE TROUGH BOTH THE CAMERA CLIPS AND THE STRAP BUCKLES, ADJUST AS YOU SEE FIT, AND LOOP BACK THROUGH THE STRAP BUCKLES TO TIGHTEN. I AM USUALLY VERY, VERY CLUMSY WHEN IT COMES TO LITTLE FINICKY THINGS, SUCH AS PULLING A SMALLER PIECE OF ANYTHING THROUGH A SMALLER OPENING. I HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN FRUSTRATED WITH THESE FINICKY THINGS, BUT THIS STRAP WAS VERY SIMPLE. I BELIEVE IT TOOK ME UNDER A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO COMPLETE. WHICH, FOR ME, WAS A PERSONAL RECORD!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEATURES OF THIS STRAP IS THE LENGTH! IT IS 63" IN TOTAL LENGTH. WHY DO I LOVE THIS? BECAUSE I CAN WEAR IT ACROSS MY CHEST, RATHER THAN JUST ON MY SHOULDER, OR AROUND MY NECK. IT MAY BE A PERSONAL PREFERENCE, BUT I JUST FEEL LIKE IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO MOVE AROUND WHEN THE CAMERA IS NOT HANGING IN FRONT OF ME, OR ONLY HANGING OFF OF ONE ARM. THE PEACE OF MIND BY HAVING THE ABILITY TO WEAR IT ACROSS MY CHEST IS IMPORTANT TO ME. THE DROP LENGTH IS ALSO ADJUSTABLE UP TO 4", ENSURING THAT THE STRAP WILL BE A GOOD FIT ON ANYONE.

HOW MUCH CAN THE STRAP HANDLE HOLDING? IT WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD ANY CAMERA KIT UP TO 6 POUNDS. I USE THIS STRAP WITH MY SONY A7 AND A WHOLE PLETHORA OF LENSES. SOME OF THE LENSES ARE OLD FILM LENSES, WHICH CAN GET FAIRLY HEFTY IN WEIGHT. I HAVE EXPERIENCED NO SCARES WITH THE STRAP NOT BEING ABLE TO HANDLE THE WEIGHT ONA HAS PUBLISHED ON THEIR WEBSITE. IN FACT, I WOULD SAY IT COULD LIKELY HANDLE MORE, BUT SINCE I HAVE NOT TESTED ANYTHING OVER THE 6 POUND MARK, I CANNOT ACTUALLY CONFIRM THAT OR SUGGEST TRYING IT.

THE STRAP IS AVAILABLE IN 5 DIFFERENT COLOR CHOICES. I CHOSE THE ANTIQUE COGNAC FOR MY STRAP, BECAUSE IT WAS THE COLOR THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME WHILE PERUSING THEIR OPTIONS ON THE WEBSITE.

THE PRICE? THE STRAP YOU SEE HANGING HERE IS PRICED ON ONA'S WEBSITE AT $109.00USD. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT IT IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT. WHY? THE HARDWARE IS SOLID AND SECURE. THE CONNECTOR STRAPS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY AND AS DURABLE OF STRAPS I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT HITS AN ABSOLUTE 10 OUT OF 10 ON THE COMFORTABLENESS SCALE. THERE IS JUST NO BETTER STRAP THAT I HAVE WORN IN MY 4 YEARS OF SHOOTING. PLUS, IT IS A STRAP THAT WILL LAST A LONG TIME, IN MY OPINION.

OVERALL, I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE LEATHER PRESIDIO. MY CAMERA WILL LIVE ON THIS FOREVER.

Review by Jacob Loafman