I was born in Poland in 1980 and graduated from the University of Silesia with a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005.
My main passion is painting and drawing but I have never lost my interest in the medium of photography, which in some sense, is an essential accomplishment of my artistic language.
I use my camera to transfer and materialise the emotions which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colours and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of my camera.
I am interested in the perceived dichotomy between the transient and the permanent and the fluidity of the experiential relationship with these states. I’m drawn to vegetation and natural elements as an expression of this, and in connection to place. My work combines analogue and digital technologies with alternative processes to create “a unique mood and energy”, tracking my physical and emotional experience both in process and subject matter. My work is intended for print, projection, and site-specific installation.
I an an award-winning and globally exhibited aerial photographer.
My ambitions are:
- To reveal the world from another perspective: the aerial view, pushing the boundaries between photography and painting to offer a truly unique perspective. With aerial photography, she adds an extra dimension, a degree of confusion which offers incredible views, the "wow factor".
- To be witness of her time, to take reality by surprise, to anticipate events with news pictures, to inform the public and to raise awareness, with ethics.
Abstract and Landscape photographer originally from Venezuela living in Los Angeles.
I live in Johannesburg South Africa with my wife and daughter. I work as a consultant in a mechanical engineering firm by profession, so I get to spend quite a bit of time on the road, and sometimes in remote locations. I studied photography, graphic design and visual arts back in the 90's which I still have a great love for. I grew up using film which was mainly shot in black and white. I would consider myself as an intimist when it comes to my photographic work which can be found in my landscapes, portraits and still life. I find photography an excellent medium to express myself and hopefully resonates with my audience on a spiritual level.
I don’t consider myself a "photographer" but an image-maker, as I create work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, I found my perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in my current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces.
My work is shown and published internationally.
I was awarded “Special Photographer of The Year” in the 2017 International Photography Awards.
I was 1st place winner in the 2017 International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category
I was one of 15 women photographers chosen to receive the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
Along with the honor, I participated in the Berlin Biennial that took place in October 2016.
I was also awarded First Place (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) in the Moscow International Foto Awards, 2016 and First Prize, Fine Art in the prestigious PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris for my series "Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature"
My work has been shown in galleries and museums world-wide as well as numerous web-based sites. I am represented by, among others, the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach CA, the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis MO and Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe NM.
Claudia Cuomo is a young photographer from Naples (Italy) living in France since 2012. She started to take pictures at 18yo, following demonstrations and protests.
Her work deals specially with street photography, social reportage, travel and lifestyle.
Her photo essay Battle of Algiers made the short list of World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship 2017.
Winner of EnGENDERed contest in November 2017, her series Humans In Their Skin was exhibited at International Photography Festival of Tel Aviv.
Full interview at: https://www.eyeem.com/blog/take-ten-claudia-cuomo/
Photographer, living in San Francisco.
Servaas Van Belle (°Belgium, 1978) prefers to photograph things that do not talk to him. He prefers to search for interesting objects / shapes in the landscape, sculptures with a story. After 9 years of Art school Servaas left for Africa for a few years where he developed an elementary school. On his return, his camera was one of his few possessions. A precious commodity that became his only breadwinner. For several years his work has been published regularly in Belgium and The Netherlands.
Aerial photographer based in Moscow. Photography is a serious hobby that combines his love of travelling with a passion for aviation. Past few years, he’s been actively engaged in aerial photography while flying in light aircraft and helicopters in different parts of the world. During this time he visited over 15 countries.
Stas is convinced that mother nature is the most sophisticated painter and he sees it as his mission to capture its beauty in its perfect form. He calls his style of photography “aero-art”.
/ International Photo Awards 2016
/ International Photo Awards 2016 - One shot competition Climate change (3-d place)
/ Moscow International Photo Awards 2017, Gold and Silver awards
/ Frequently featured at Photo of the Day and Daily Dozen at natgeo.com
Born in 1982, Felipe Fittipaldi is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Rio de Janeiro. Bachelor in journalism and post graduated in Communication and Image, he is currently engaged in personal projects related to social and environmental issues. He collaborates with some of the main news publications such as El País and National Geographic. Felipe has been selected to participate in exhibitions and festivals in Brazil, New York, Paris, Arles, Colombia, Rome, Tokyo and was recently given first place recognition at the Life Framer Award by Katerina Stathopoulou (MoMA). He has also been awarded by Lens Culture Emerging Talents Award 2017, POY Latam Award, National Geographic Photo Contest, SEBRAI Journalism Award, CCSP 2017 Exhibition, Magnum Caravan Workshop 2017 and PEF 2017. In 2018 he was selected by the World Press Photo Foundation for the second edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program.
Portland OR USA
I was born in Cape Town in 1981 and I continue to live there today. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch and during the course of my studies I was drawn to photography and I have remained passionate about it ever since.
My work has often isolated and emphasised specific features of a particular landscape, from suburban areas to more desolate rural scenes – usually elements that illustrate how we engage both deliberately and unintentionally with the world around us.
2017 - Diamonds Aren't Forever, Gallery Momo, Cape Town, South Africa
2016 - For What It's Worth II, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014 - For What It's Worth, Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Landmarks I, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - Lay of the Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 - Africa Reframed, Commerce & Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 - Africa/ Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
2014 - Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2013 - Present Tense, Next Future, Lisbon, Portugal and Paris, France
2013 - POPCAP'13, Piclet.org, Basel, Switzerland, Dublin, Ireland and Lagos, Nigeria
2013 - ExtraOrdinary, Noorderlicht, Drenthe, Netherlands
2013 - The Benediction of Shade, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Material / Representation, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 - Landscape Re-Orientation, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - A Natural Selection: 1991 - 2011, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 - e-SCAPES, Workshop Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 - Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 - Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
Yukari Chikura was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Music University, she became music composer, computer programmer, designer and photographer.
Yukari is the winner of STEIDL BOOK AWARD 2016 and her work will be published by STEIDL.
She is the winner of LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016 and one of the Photolucida Critical Mass Top50 Winners in 2016 and 2015. And also she won the International Photography Award, Sony World Photography Awards,PX3, Photo Basel, National Geographic among others.
Her photography was selected as "IPA Best of Show photographer 2013" and also selected as the “TOP 15 Emerging and Established Asian Photographers” by IPA (Lucie Foundation) in 2016.
She has held solo exhibitions of photography and multi-media at 12 places in Japan, and group exhibition in lots of museum and galleries around the world.
Yukari participated “Review Santa Fe 2014” , “Eddie Adams Workshop 2014” and "RPS Photobook Masterclass 2015". She was the Artist in Residence at the Rokko International Photo Festival 2015.
She lectured at Tokyo Zokei University in 2013 ,2016 and 2017.
Yukari’s photographs has been published New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wallpaper*, Vice Magazine, Fraction Magazine,GQ, Conde Nast, Aint-Bad, OnAther etc.
Some projects are collected by the Griffin Photography Museum in US, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and will be collected in K*MoPA
Born in 1976 in Strasbourg, a Frenchman with Indian origins, Réza Kalfane is a specialist photographer of Arctic circle destinations. He first visited Iceland in 2012 and immediately fell in love with its enigmatic and vast landscapes. Over the course of his visits, Iceland became a second home for Réza, as well as a source of photographic and cultural inspiration for him. Its rugged landscapes became his enduring obsession. Each change in the weather and the changes of season offer a new reason to go and explore the island. Réza shares his passion with others by organising photography workshops in various areas around Iceland. His tours are committed to offering a spirit of adventure and are restricted to very small groups allowing the participants to veer off the beaten track.
My work is part of the contemplation and then the capture of abstract, remote, rough, extreme and poetic landscapes. I try to remain as honest as possible in each of my image. Whether in black and white or in colour, each of my photographs refer to an atypical sweetness, an authentic modesty and is deprived of all artifice. It highlights a texture, a shape, a colour, a panorama or a detail with the same interest.
Some photographers such as Sebastião Salgado, Ansel Adams or Josef Hoflehner are for me great sources of inspiration, while other like Michael Kenna or Hiroshi Sugimoto enrich my thinking on nature, time or lack of time.
Real Estate videographer turned aerial travel photographer. Fan of aesthetic and sharing memories made. Seattle born and bred. Communications major and student-athlete at the University of Washington.
Its always aerial szn.
Laura Thompson was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and moved to Scotland in 2007 to attend the University of St. Andrews. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in business and international relations, but realised she wanted to do something more creative so in 2012 attended the London College of Communication where she received her postgraduate diploma in photography. A year later, Laura began at the Glasgow School of Art where she received her Masters in Communication Design. She currently lives in Glasgow.
Over the last three years of my BFA in photography, my creative process has oscillated between photographic self-portraiture, video and installation practice, with a strong focus on the exploration of the 'gaze'.
My earlier self-portrait photographs explored tropes of traditional gender roles in the age of social media, and the parallels between the domestic family photo album, Instagram and selfie culture. However, my recent interest has focused more on female experiences from the perspective of the female-gaze, examining the interaction and connection between the female body and natural landscape.
Stefano Gardel, born in Milan Italy in 1980, is an award winning fine art photographer based in Lugano, Switzerland.
His mysterious and fascinating photographs often depict lonely landscapes and gloomy urban scenes, where common and familiar sights take a unique perspective, acquiring an out of worldly and symbolic dimension.
Collaborating with different art galleries, Stefano Gardel travels the globe extensively to capture the magic through a camera lens.
Photography is the instrumental and conceptual basis of my work. My career started in photojournalism, but soon migrated to a type of photography that has in experimentation its narrative axis.
The landscape is my main theme, basing the conceptualization of my works in the re-signification of the elements that compose it, as well as in the human interferences on it.
Every time I step into a new landscape, I feel as I imagine early explorers felt as they first arrived in unknown lands: feasting their eyes on the new world and looking at how civilizations have adapted to the environment around them. From the bustling streets of New York to the Swiss Alps and Dutch flatlands, every place is a wonderous world with its own story to tell.
My work focuses on the intersection of the natural and built environment, intertwining and layering naturally present and manmade subjects. I look for the marks left by humanity on our world, I seek out sites and regions that show how we “conquered” territories.
I am often drawn to the ordinary and even mundane: the grey matter between the visual planes. To compensate, I use large format photography and scale to highlight the glory and romance of a landscape. My photos are taken at dawn or dusk, when the light is gentle enough to highlight the otherwise forgotten details.
I take a neutral perspective in my images, creating geospatial visualizations without deciding what is allowed or supposed to be beautiful and what is not. I leave that decision up to the viewer.
Francesco Canova (1992) is an italian screenwriter, director and photographer based in Rome and Venice. He graduated from the University of Padua with a Philosophy BA in 2015. Since then he has been working as an assistant director and a screenwriter for several short and medium films. In particularly, "Under the Ground" and "The Way Home" by Federico Olivetti gained more than 50 official selections in festivals around the world. In 2017 he has worked as a screenwriter for a feature film that will be produced in 2019.
He has practiced photography since he was 16 and his work has gained several recognizements including Premio Combat and Urban Photo Awards. He is interested in the relationship between human beings and the spaces in which they live, exploring the multiple connections that bond them.
Paul Thompson (b 1977 UK), graduated with a H.N.D. in photography from the Newcastle Art & Design College in 1999 and opened his London studio in 2005 after assisting leading advertising photographers.
Since opening his studio, Thompson has been recognised and honoured by leading institutions. Thompson has received both a Gold and Silver award from the Association of Photographers, two Silver and one Bronze award from Creative Circle, a yellow pencil at D&AD. He was also shortlisted in the Terry O’Neill Photography Award.
Thompson has exhibited three times at the National Portrait Gallery – London. In addition, he has shown work at The Strand Art Gallery, Design Week’s Awards exhibition, as well as at Creative Review’s Photography Annual. Thompson has appeared twice in the D&AD book, and he’s had work featured in national and international print and online publications.
While continuing to build an extensive commercial portfolio, Thompson has devoted recent years to a collection of ongoing, interconnected bodies of fine art work. His minimal, abstract photographs are often (but not always) made on the coast, usually late into the night, using a large-format film camera. Instead of adding artificial elements, Thompson subtracts them, stripping his compositions down to their most essential features.
In Thompson’s world, art is about sacrifice and dedication, and it shows in the work. In engaging with a rich and layered history of photography and visual art in general, his work also raises questions about the future of our world– the land and the sea– and mankind’s ever-shifting place within it.
Ryota Kaji Kajita is originally from Japan, completed his MFA degree in photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, worked at the University of Alaska Museum of the North as a collection photographer, and taught at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan.
His photographs have been exhibited in the Japan Professional Photographers Society Exhibition (2011), Alaska’s Rarefied Light (2012, 2013 & 2015), The Aesthetica Art Prize (2012 & 2013), Aperture Summer Open (2014), Geo-Cosmos Content Contest (2014) of The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, FotoFilmic17 Winter Shortlist Show (2017) , FotoFilmic SOLO IV Winner Exhibition (2018) and other shows.
His photography series of “Ice Formation” is featured in the magazine “Photo Technique” (November/December 2012), “LENSCRATCH.com”(May 2015), “WIRED.com“ (August 2015), “城市画報 -CITY ZINE-“ (January/Februray 2016), and is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California.
His work became part of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affaires and The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank in 2013.
He was selected for Blue Sky 2013 & 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program (“Drawers”) of the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, and won the Grand Prize in ONWARD Compe ’13 International Photography Competition, the Student Abstract Category Award in 2013 American Aperture Awards (AX3), Juror’s Selection / Director’s Honorable Mention / Livebooks Website Award in Natural World 2014 Nation Wide Juried Photography Competition of The Center for Fine Art Photography. He was chosen for a finalist of Lens Culture’s Earth Awards 2015 and CENTER Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice recipient 2017.
His video documentary “Losing Ground” about Shishmaref Island’s severe erosion due to climate change, achieved the Cinema Committee Choice Award in Fairbanks Film Festival (2007), and was broadcast on the Alaska Shorts Program of Alaska One television (2012).
He has traveled to more than 50 remote Alaska villages by a two-seat, light aircraft and snowmobile for scientific research. He loves travelling, backpacking and cross-country skiing with a medium format film camera and always responds to the beauty of nature.
Amber Crabbe holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2012 she received the Jack and Gertrude Murphy Contemporary Art Award and has participated in numerous curated and juried exhibitions at venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, the Berkeley Art Center, SF Camerawork, SomArts, the Pacific Film Archive, and the Grey Loft Gallery. She lives and works in San Francisco, California.
STEVEN MANOLAKIS is an international photographer based in North Canton, Ohio in the United States. At the young age of 18, he moved over to beautiful Sydney, Australia where he discovered his love for photography and travel. He focuses most of his work overseas, drawn towards places of cultural difference and natural beauty.
An adventure seeker attracted to the outdoors, he is always on the lookout for the world's most beautiful landscapes. His passions for travel have already taken him through the great Himalayas in Nepal, the Sahara Desert in Morocco, and to other great places such as Jordan, Israel, Fiji, Spain, UAE, New Zealand, and Australia.
I was born in Bristol, England and now live in Melbourne, Australia.
As a child I was a keen illustrator spending hours pouring over the minutia of detail of each subject matter.
I grew up through the seventies in the UK on a steady diet of North American culture via TV and Film. In the backdrop of this media was an exotic and colourful landscape that became an immediate antidote to the English, every-day life.
I studied Graphic Design and Photography in Bristol and pursued a successful career in Graphic Design.
In the millennium, the digital revolution of photography spurred my interest once more. Yet, ironically it was the North American large format colour film photographers of the sixties and seventies who inspired me. I was fascinated by the seemingly ordinary street scenes and vistas that were captured with fastidious detail.
I discovered a more modern and practical process in the form of a technical camera, digital back, and precision optics, then proceeded to cast my own journey.
When I photograph a scene, I capture everything across the frame in complete focus. Given the theme is so sedate, the detail of the picture is just as important to me as the subject matter and becomes a character of the image in itself.
I use the full-size of the sensor and never crop. I like to restrict myself to these disciplines as the one austere part of the image process – a digital reverence to the era of large format film if you will.
My creative vision is to capture a calm and austere disposition in the landscape and create a scene of discernible simplicity to evoke an emotional response from within.
I’m a freelance photographer and digital assistant based in Edinburgh. Alongside my professional activities I’m currently studying towards a BA in Professional Photography at Edinburgh College.
I originally trained as a classical and jazz musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker, working with leading French boulangerie Eric Kayser. My photographic work is as diverse as my background, bringing together many creative elements in my work. I draw particular inspiration from the art, design and photography that I was exposed to during my time in Paris.
I enjoy working with clients and businesses from all walks of life, capturing their unique stories with authenticity, sensitivity and creative flair. I am comfortable working in many different photographic situations, with a strong interest in composite production and image manipulation, although portraiture and documentary remain close to my heart.
My name is Yvonne Mak, a Dutch installation and photography artist. I graduated at art school in Arnhem at ArtEZ (The Netherlands).
To me, art is a mirror of the society. Art is meant to contemplate and to motivate you to start a discussion. My goal is to inspire people to act like a hero, to show people the beauty of the earth and to help the world continue to be a wonderful place.
My work is characterized by frequent use of humor or surrealism, even on heavier topics. It is my belief that this makes people more susceptible to the message by allowing them to adopt an open mindset.
After studying applied arts, visual communication and photography in Paris, I refine my photographic sensibility while I live and work in Canada, then in Germany. Today living in Paris , I develop an engaged artistic career, working on issues of pollution, environment and landscape conservation. In my last works, I adopt an off-the-wall approach and use humour to treat my subject with more relevance.
Artist and Photographer based in New York, orignally from Shanghai, China
Matthew Arnold is an American photographer whose work strives to connect the specificity and significance of history with the topography of the land on which the history is shaped and the experience of the individual on that land.
His work has been exhibited and promoted widely across the United States and around the world in galleries and museums.His latest project was published in 2014 as a monograph entitled, "Topography Is Fate—North African Battlefields of World War II," by the German publisher, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg. It includes a foreword written by Hilary Roberts, the Research Curator of Photography at the Imperial War Museums in Britain as well as an essay by Natalie Zelt, the co-author and co-curator of "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath".
Arnold has two solo exhibitions coming up in 2018. "Topography Is Fate" will be exhibited as a solo exhibition at the Gravy Gallery in Philadelphia. Also slated for 2018, he will have a second solo exhibition at Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery for a new project entitled Ghosts and the Longing for Amelia. Ghosts is a multimedia project born of a long period of introspection, which created in the artist a new perspective on the world closer at hand, and a deeper understanding of how obstructions in the path of life can ultimately lead to a different and possibly more revelatory direction in the creative longing of the artist. Solo exhibitions of "Topography Is Fate" have also taken place at both Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery in New York City as well as at the Metropolitan Gallery in Philadelphia, which was organized by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists where he was a Fellowship Finalist. In 2016 he was a finalist for the Renaissance Prize at the Getty Images Gallery in London. His work was exhibited at the Arsenale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy as part of the Premio Arte Laguna. It was also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala, as part of the GuatePhoto Festival where he also gave an artist talk about his "Topography Is Fate" project.
Awards and honors that he has won include being named a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Traveling Fellow in 2014. He was named a Top 50 Emerging Photographer of 2014 by LensCulture and was exhibited at the Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. He was also named a Photolucida, Critical Mass 2014, Top 50 Photographer and exhibited in Guatemala as part of Guatephoto Festival 2015. Along with this exhibit he was selected to have a larger body of work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Guatemala City. His project was a Shortlist Candidate for the Vevey International Photo Award in 2015. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at Columbia University, in New York City in 2015. Matthew Arnold currently lives and works in New York City.
All of my work is united by my obsession with the two most basic elements of photography: light and time. My projects have ranged from self-portraits to abstract landscapes. I have worked with many photographic processes, ranging from the earliest type of camera (pinhole) to the latest in digital technology. New projects are born out of a need to communicate something internally and curiosity about different ways to work with the medium. I look for the relationships between darkness and light, stillness and movement. My subjects usually demonstrate changes that take place slowly over time, whether it’s in nature or the human body.
I am a photographer living in beautiful Perth, Western Australia. My first foray into photography was taking my first Kodak Instamatic on a trip to Africa when I was 11 and I was a bit hooked. But like 99% of us, have found
so many other aspects of life more dominating, so wasn't able to apply my love for it as much as I'd like. But over the recent few years, I've decided to make the leap and put a big focus on advancing my love for photography and start my own photographic business.
I've had some accolades awarded to me by Australian Photography in 2015 & 2017, awarding my Landscape, Black&White and Nature entries as Highly Commended and Commended. Also in 2017, I was awarded Top 10 Emerging Photographers by Capture Mag in their Photographer of the Year's Art category.
My personal favourite style of photography is landscape and travel (combining two loves is a real bonus). But more recently I am enjoying pushing the boundaries between photography and art, with a particular emphasis on movement in imagery and especially that of the ocean, of which we are so blessed with here in Australia. And my other newfound love is aerial photography. I recently purchased a DJI Phantom 4 drone, which is a lot of fun to play with. This aerial vantage point for photography opens up a whole new way of capturing at the extraordinary beauty of Mother Earth.