Alessandra D’Innella is a lens based artist living in London. Central to her work lies an exploration of the creative process, how this is affected by cultural identity, memory and influences in art from different cultures and traditions and how these factors can aesthetically affect and transform our perception.
Alexander Newman was born in Oshawa, Canada to Jamaican parents and spent his childhood moving between locations in the Northeastern United States, China, and the Midwest. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Photography in 2017, and has since relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he currently lives and works. His work is heavily influenced by the power of the geographic site. Diasporic identities, the uncanny nature of modernized landscapes, and the presence of ancestral power in physical space are all elements which inform his practice. As a visual artist who works primarily with film photography, he sees this medium as a tool to create a complete and infinite observation of space, a process which allows one to pass through a deeply layered present, informed by both memory and spiritual power. He is a part of an artistic collective, In Rapture, where he is the principal photographer, and his sister, Dr. Rachel Grace Newman, is the creative director. His artwork has been featured in internationally circulated publications, as well as in exhibitions in Europe and North America.
Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen, born April 5th 1994, is currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works as a fine art photographer alongside studying medicine at University of Copenhagen. Ebbesen has always been interested in the painting media, but her passion for fine art photography started recently in 2015, when she came to Georgia Southern University, GA, USA on a Rotary Scholarship to study art from 2015-2016. Ebbesen is interested in reflections and uses reflective surfaces to decompose space and objects within the picture frame in order to create surreal effects in her photographs.
Ebbesen’s photographs have been exhibited both in the USA and Europe, and she has been featured and published by magazines like Blink Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Musée Magazine, and Vogue Italy. Ebbesen has also won several awards and honorable mentions in different photography competitions, including two of Life Framer's monthly competitions. Ebbesen's portfolio is currently featured on Photo Vogue Italia with whom she recently exhibited in Milan, November 2017 during "Photo Vogue Festival", a photo festival organized by Vogue Italy.
My name is Konstans Zafeiri and I would primarily define myself as an artist rather than as a photographer.
I experience photography as a means of expression, an invaluable artistic outlet.
My main need and intention is to explore my inner existence, interpret reality and life, and offer an aesthetic and conceptual alternative to the restrictions we are defined by.
Our perception, the way we experience the world around us, is severely limited by both our bodies as well as by the societal norms that shape our sense of reality; we are born into boundaries.
Through my art I aim to fight more and more towards my personal freedom, to defeat my own prejudices, overcome my daemons and share with others this effort of trying to offer an alternative way of thinking.
Jeff Blucher continues to define his artistic expression through his own balance of calculation and experimentation. He photographs the world around him with intention, creating images that have meaning, beauty, and thought behind them. He is primarily self-taught.
Jeff enjoys using a variety of cameras and techniques, both film and digital, and has a love for the surprising nuances that can be found in a vintage camera, or even a plastic “toy” camera. He does his own processing and enjoys spending rainy evenings with a fresh roll of film in the darkroom in his home.
For subject matter, Jeff often chooses natural subjects, and enjoys creating images that show the juxtaposition of man and nature. He is forever enticed by his love of capturing images on film, and his work is characterized by depth, interest, and the hint of story.
Erika Ritzel lives in Minneapolis. She received her BFA from Webster University in St. Louis and her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. A majority of her photographic work deals with space, family, memory, nostalgia, and loss.
She received a grant in 2002 from the Illinois Humanities Council to complete a project on the flood of 1993, which destroyed her father’s hometown; a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2008, 2013, and 2018; and has been selected for the second round of the McKnight Fellowship of Photographers twice. Her work has been exhibited at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, the Minnesota Center for Photography, the Coalition of Photographic Arts in Wisconsin, the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, the Medium Festival of Photography in California, the Carlisle Photo Festival in England, and at the GuatePhoto Festival in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
During my academic and professional experience, I have developed a strong need to communicate my vision of reality to others through an appropriate language.
Over time i deepened a continuos interest about the human environment, how it is influenced by society and modified by economical interest.I photograph the things that interest me most by exploring various techniques.
Making and using images gives me a personal key to interpreting reality. It helps me to metabolize and connect different interests such as cinema, literature, history, visual arts, philosophy.
1994, Taiwan-born, L.A.-based fine art commercial photographer.
Simona Bonanno was born in Messina, Italy, in 1974, to a family involved in the arts. She received her first camera from her mother when Bonanno was studying photography at the School of Arts in Italy. She has also lived and studied in Paris where she still frequently works. Her photographs have been included in several exhibitions in Europe and abroad.
She currently lives in Messina, Italy. She works between her city and Paris.
Hannah Laycock (1982) was born and grew up in the North-east coast of Scotland. Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography.
Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art. In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’.
This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts I–II, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her father’s diagnosis with motor neuron disease.
Laycock’s two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer.
Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.
Ilka & Franz are a German/ Austrian photographer duo based in London (UK). Their work blurs the lines between portraiture and still life and is often humorous with an unexpected twist. While their unmistakable use of colour is vibrant and bold, their conceptual undertones are often subtle and of child-like naivety. Ilka & Franz draw their inspiration from pop culture, kitsch and surrealism as they put a playful spin on the ordinary. The duo work on editorial and commercial commissions in the UK and abroad.
Lucas Ziegler, born 1978, is a swiss-based photographer, who has recently finished the art school ZHdK in Zurich. During his studies he started to pursuit his own long-term projects. Also he has started to photograph for several indie magazines. In his work, he focuses on faces but also objects, such as empty paperback-boxes in the city's streets and lumps of dirty snow underneath travel buses. What has started as a childish game with every day objects or empty places, reveals a close look at habits and behaviours – a look into how we consume, love and move forward. Faces, materials, interactions, that’s what catches Lucas Zieglers interest and lets him study topics and things over a long period of time, until he is satisfied with the examination of those objects, or gets bored.
Mia Krys is a visual artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is centered around women, the female form, and movement, pairing old school darkroom techniques with an experimental approach to portray moody, thought provoking narratives.
Jake Mein, born in Ngaio, Wellington, 1988, is a photographer based in New Zealand. He holds a BDes (Hons) in Photography from Massey University. His work explores the sense of belonging, home, and the deterioration of familiar places. His recent work has looked into his hometown, Christchurch, following the 2011 earthquake which destroyed the city. Jake’s work has been exhibited locally as well as in shows in London and Australia. His project Six for Gold was published by the independent publisher Bad News Books.
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.
Matthias Forster is a swiss-based photographer. He attended a self-taught photographer class and graduated in photography at the Swiss school of journalism. He is primarily working on long-term projects. His field of work are mainly subjects of public and urban space. In the last 15 years he traveled Asia extensively and spent a lot of time exploring major cities. Furthermore he is working on projects focusing on the balancing act between photography and painting.
Rob grew up in sunny Dorset, United Kingdom where days at the beach and long walks in the countryside fuelled his love of natural landscapes. Rob wasn’t born with a camera round his neck, much to his mother’s relief, but started his photographic career in a foundation course at Bournemouth Arts University. Another degree and a lot of practice later, Rob started assisting in London. He was lucky enough to work and learn alongside some of the industry’s big hitters.
Rob turns the ordinary into extraordinary. He takes everyday scenes, landscapes or objects and creates a unique atmosphere around them using light, colour and composition. This ‘atmosphere’ is hard to pinpoint. It has been described as ethereal and unearthly with an otherworldly feel about it. The atmosphere can of course change depending on the feelings that the picture is trying to evoke. Rob likes to think it’s something that people might easily overlook but once captured in a photograph has a permanence, palpability and quiet beauty for all to see.
Originally from Singapore, I moved to Brisbane to pursue my degree in photography as an advertising major and I am doing freelance photography and doing assisting work to learn how the pros do it.
Miltiadis Igglezos was born in 1981 in Davleia, Greece, where he lives until now. He has studied architecture in the Department of Architecture of University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece) and photography in the Leica Academy (Athens, Greece). He is a freelance photographer. His professional work focuses in architectural photography. His personal work is mainly characterized by the depiction of the transformation of natural, agricultural and urban landscape.
I was born in France in 1992. I’m graduated from a two year degree in digital graphic design (Paris-2014) and a two year higher degree in fashion image, media and editorial (Paris-2016). I currently live and work in Montreal.
My work is the development of a magical universe where the visible and the invisible encounter. I want to offer my own perspective - phantasmagoria. To depict a supernatural universe gives me the chance to step away from reality and speak about it from a different point of view.
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.
Cara Louwman (The Netherlands, 1967) is a contemporary fine art photographer specialized in creating images that tells a story. She uses photography as a mean to stage an idea and to present new perspectives on contemporary subjects. Het photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. She creates images that are often different from a direct representation of reality. At this moment, Cara is particular interested in portraying the interface between art and science.
In July 2017, she has completed her study Photographic Design at the University of Applied Photography. Cara's photographs have been exhibited at BredaPhoto Festival (September-October 2018), ZomerExpo in Museum de Fundatie (May-August 2017) and Kamp Amersfoort (from April 2015 onwards).
Nina Röder was born in 1983 in Germany and graduated with a Master of fine Arts from Bauhaus University Weimar with the focus on staged photography. Next to her artistic activities she is a PhD candidate with the research topic about performative strategies in contemporary photography.
Nina's photographic work is exposing hidden structures of biographical stories in which she is combining aspects of the theatre, performance and stage with the timebased image space of photography. Her photographs have been shown in international exhibitions and photofestivals such as Voies Off Festival in Arles, the European Month of Photography in Berlin or the Goa Photo Festival in India.
Nina lives and works in Berlin.
Zoe Barker often shoots in locations that have been abandoned or are on the verge of major change, and there is a poignancy to these projects that reminds us of the transience of things and the fragility of life. She has always been particularly drawn to domestic settings. Her images are full of stillness and yet also filled with life, the everyday details she captures resonating with the lives of those who have occupied these spaces - portraits in absentia. Seeking out the 'extraordinary in the ordinary,' she believes if you take the time to look you can find beauty anywhere. It could be something as mundane as an old chair, a door handle, a light switch - the beauty is always in the details.
Zoe has a passion for the qualities of film and shoots on 120 roll film on two very different cameras - a Mamiya RZ67 and a Holga.
Zoe is a contributor to Millennium Picture Library. Selected exhibitions include:
- Honourable Mention in Documentary Category, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2019
- QuayCrafts 'Out of the Box' - Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, 16 Feb - 3 Nov 2019
- 'RetroSpective' - Solo exhibition at Space5 Gallery, East Cowes, 4 - 28 Oct 2018
- Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London - 2017 & 2018
- Visual Arts Open Finalist - November 2017
- QuayCrafts 'Out of the Shadows' - Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, Oct - Dec 2017
- 'Out of the Ordinary' (collaboration with Paul Waite) - Paul McPherson Gallery, Greenwich, 7-28 Nov 2015
- QuayCrafts 'Beyond the Red Rope' Convalescent Home for Officers - Osborne House, 7 Sept - 1 Nov 2015
- 'Saba - Rust of Time' - Solo exhibition at Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, July - Oct 2016
- Winner Documentary Category British Life Photography Awards, 2015 (Mall Galleries, London) -
'House of Two Sisters'
- 'Relative Spaces' - Solo exhibition - Geffrye Museum, London, Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
Joel Jimenez (b. 1993) is a photographer based in San José, Costa Rica, currently pursuing a B.A. in Photography while working on personal and collaborative projects.
His work is influenced by the theoretical and conceptual analysis of space and its possibilities to convey human conditions, emotional and psychological states, and how it correlates in a broad sense with social issues in our contemporary society.
Throughout his images, he reflects on the dynamics of identity and memory between people and the environment they inhabit and reveals landscape itself is a practice that constructs, rather than records, the world.
Nathalie Dekker (1976, The Hague) is a Dutch photographer, she lives and works in Overveen, near Haarlem and Amsterdam.
She has a fascination for translating words into images, in the purest simplest way. She jot down words that fascinate her. The words themselves trigger her imagination and she knows how to capture their essence in a contemporary way. The unique way she looks at them is both unexpected and accessible. Just with a little bit of difference and playfulness, she knows how to amaze you with her work.
Nathalie graduated with honours from the Amsterdam Photo Academy in May 2018. She was selected as New Dutch Photography Talent 2019 by GUP and one of the 100 greatest emerging photographers of Europe, Fresh Eyes 2019 by GUP. The series Wallflower has been selected by Editors' pick of the open call of 2018 by Life Framer and she won 2nd place (Silver Star Award) ND Awards 2018.
For 15 years I am working as a freelance photographer (people/ portrait) editorial as well as corporate. B2B and B2C. Born and raised in Austria, based in the Munich area and in Vienna. I work in the studio and on location.
All my demands for quality, reliability, and dedication. I contribute 100% to my job and my work. To get something good you have to give something of yourself. In fact everything. Whether you like my photographs and my look, I think you have already decided.
The people that I portray come from many different backgrounds, which is a great asset to my work and to myself. My photographs and my own projects have been published in numerous magazines, campaigns, and books.
call me +49 176 2353 0809 or write me [email protected]
Johanna Laleh von Holst is a Berlin based photographer and art director. Her projects are primarily on women, objects and surreal surroundings, while she always tries to flip the obvious around. She sticks to colors, like flies to honey.
I was born and raised in Almere, Flevoland, The Netherlands, while most of my familie lives spread across the world. Flevoland, a flat and dull, yet pretty area, is my country’s youngest province and the world’s largest artificial island. About a hundred years ago, the Dutch drained a bunch of water and created land in its place. My hometown Almere didn't exist before the 1970s and is still very much developing itself.
With my personal written and visual stories, I reflect on my identity and how it’s influenced by my culture and surroundings. At the same time, I investigate how the identity of a place can be affected by a person or people. How does this interaction work? I use my thoughts, observations, experiences, conversations with others, and literature to investigate how I relate to my surroundings and the other way around. I am my own case study, because I believe the more personal and intimate a story is, the more universal it becomes.
You'll often see my photographs and texts combined with each other. I tend to use both media separately as well, depending on the project.
I currently live in NY with my husband and 3 kids.
I am a 48 year old artist and I earned my Masters degree in Fine Arts and since have gone on to work as an Art Educator for over 20 years. I tell my students that it’s never to late to do something you love. I decided to take my own advice and turn my passion of photography to the next level and show my images to the world.
Two of my great passions in life are nature and photography. I seek to document the things I see from different and unique perspectives and to share with others how to “see” things and not just “look” at them. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. I want to get people to see things in a new way
Everything has beauty in it but sometimes you have to look at it from a different perspective to find it. I like to find it in a way that nobody has ever seen before. Even something that is already beautiful has a “beauty secret” which I am determined to find in everything I photograph.
Im hoping people walk away with a sense of awe and wonderment about my images and appreciating its unique perspective.