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.
Arwe’s passion for the arts started in his early twenties when he became an avid art collector. At the height of a successful business career, a burn-out caused Arwe to reconsider what was truly important in life.
His fascination with human behavior and his passion for the arts have merged into a unique creative vision, utilizing the mise en scene as his palet and the ambiguity of human behavior as his voice.
Working closely with his models, Arwe searches for the moment when they are ready to shed their projected self-images and show who they really are.
At this moment of release, he registers their true vulnerability and openness.
In order to reach this state of release and freedom, Arwe lures his models out of their comfort zones with what he calls ‘dramatizing elements’, causing a conflict between the models’ assumed identities and their true self.
I was born in Italy (1977), currently based in Milan.
I explore social and gender related issue in our society.
My artistic research investigates the "self", exploring its relationship with the world, with the social and natural space that surrounds the human being.
Body, identity, and emotions are my key words.
I got a degree in Natural Science for which I carried out a research project about lions in Tanzania and for five years I had been a geological and naturalistic guide in Iceland and Morocco.
I visited Sarajevo several times after the war for humanitarian purposes where I shot a documentary.
I am now working using photography, video, installations and mixed media.
I am a Leica Camera Ambassador.
If I could live a different life, I would only swap with an extreme mountain climber: one who pushes his mental and physical limits and makes discoveries.
Micaela Mau (born in 1986) is a German-Italian artist. She has studied visual communication at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and at the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as Foreign Languages and Literature at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.
While studying and working abroad in Tokyo, Frankfurt and London she developed an interest in photography, fascinated by the ambiguous relationship between photographic image and reality.
She currently lives and works in Florence, Italy.
I am currently working on a series of colors that will be grouped under the title "Sitons" and will include 6 series relating to a color (black, yellow, green, blue, pink and a mysterious color). A color inspired by the encounter of a model, which I don't necessarily know, but which I imagine and dream, trying to reveal it while metamorphosing it by color.
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.
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.
Katarzyna Heeringa (b. 1969) is a photographer of Polish descent. Upon completing her studies she moved to the Netherlands. At the age of forty-five, after a long career in a different branch, it was time for a change. She decided to enrol at the Amsterdam Academy of Photography (Fotoacademie Amsterdam). This rigorous three-year programme allowed her to fully develop herself as a photographer, to choose the right path and to be where she is now.
She lives in Woerden.
2018-7 "A handful of strange", diploma collective exhibition, Espace Doret, CEPV, Vevey, Switzerland. Curators: Virginie Otth
2017-7 "Des mondes meilleurs", collective exhibition, Espace Nonante-neuf, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France, Curators: Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Virginie Otth
2017-2 "Évidences du réel. La photographie face à ses lacunes", collective exhibition, Musée d’art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland, Curators: Stefan Burger, Patrick Hari
2016-9 "Des mondes meilleurs", collective exhibition, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland, Curators: Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Virginie Otth
2015-9 "Sehnsucht", collective exhibition, Vitrines du Rivage, Vevey, Switzerland, Curators: Reiner Riedler, Publications
2017-7 "The Fallen", collective publication, Vision Magazine, #169, Beijing, China, Art director: Eric Nehr, Stylist: Elin Björsell
2016-9 "Album 06", Théâtre de l'Arsenic, collective publication, Lausanne, Switzerland, Directed by: Sandrine Kuster, Giorgio Pesce, Virginie Otth
2015 - 2018 The Higher School of Photography, CEPV, Vevey, Switzerland, Diploma in Visual Communication Design
Workshops with Balmer Hählen, Valérie Belin, Philippe Brault, Adam Broomberg, Bureau A, Stefan Burger & Patrick Hari, Asger Carlsen, André Cepeda, Donigan Cumming, Petros Efstathiadis, Gilbert Fasteneakens, Claus Goedicke, Anne Golaz, Geert Goiris, Roberto Greco, Stanley Greene, Yann Gross, Guillaume Herbaut, Bogdan Konopka, Eva Leitolf, Laura Lewinsky, Helen Van Meene, Awoiska van der Molen, Eric Nehr, Christian Patterson, Reiner Riedler
Fern Berresford is a London based director and photographer.
A storyteller with work spanning across film, music videos, TV commercials and photography.
Fern’s work combines clever concepts with beautifully bold aesthetics.
She has a witty and distinctive visual style, often creating quirky characters that belong to the weird and wonderful worlds she constructs.
Whatever the medium, film, TV or photography, Fern’s imagery is full of atmosphere and cinematic drama.
Her work has been recognised across the industry picking up 2 British Arrows for her commercial work, a film funding prize from Ideas Tap, a nomination for the Young Directors Award at the Cannes Lions and her first film ‘Man Made’ was the winner of Best Film at the Women In Film Festival.
Fern’s photography has also received numerous awards including D&AD, Creative Circle and the International Photography Awards in New York.
Following on from the success of her short film "Fell", Fern is currently developing her first feature film and has plans for a solo photography exhibition to take place in 2019.
I'm a professional photographer based out of Nairobi. My latest body of work includes a celebrated coffee table book, The Unsung Heroes commissioned by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Sunday Best at Weekend Studio featured above. I was born in Kenya, educated in Britain with a major in Anthropology.
I frequently take pictures of female models with body types that aren’t normally featured in photography. I often frame these models in a fine art context (e.g., by portraying them as sculptures in a museum, paintings, etc.) in an effort to halt the viewer from making an immediate sexual value judgment, and hopefully open the door for the viewer to find aesthetic interest in the geometry and textures that make the models’ bodies unique.
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.