Japanese artist Maiko Akiba gave us a glimpse of the future with her series “100 Years Later”. The series features artificially aged everyday gadgets, clothing, and objects. Among the aged objects are: a digital camera, shoes, a coat, jewelry, boots, an accordion, a vending machine, and a calculator. The aging was artfully done with what Maiko calls “aging paint” which is basically fake rust and artificial moss/lichen. It’s basically a homage to today’s accelerated culture where the hottest gadgets today become obsolete in a matter of months.
With Sergey Ivanov as your wedding photographer, you can expect a wacky and fun-filled wedding album. His work has allowed him to travel to travel all over Europe. Most of his images rely heavily on post-production manipulation, but one can’t argue with the results. The only thing his unique wedding photographs have in common with the more traditional ones is the classic, white wedding dress. Everything else is a study in creativity.
Bakonyi Bence is a Hungarian photographer who is known for his strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in photography at Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. In his series “Nameless”, a bunch of objects (plus a rather small dog) is captured as they fall. The whole series elicits a feeling of wonderment. Bakonyi currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.
The skewed, top-down perspective isn’t something new in the world of photography but Christian Åslund’s wide angle shots certainly gave it a new twist. His series of photographs for the shoe brand Jim Rickey had models lying flat on the streets of Hong Kong pretending to walk, sit, and hang on to perfectly upright objects. The height from which these photos were taken sets it apart from other series utilizing this unique perspective. This amusing series is a tribute to the old-school 2D computer games.
Cameron Davidson is a multi-award winning aerial photographer. His work has been featured in multiple prestigious publications such as National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian Magazine, Audobon Magazine, and Ducks Unlimited. He has taken aerial shots from all over the world. It helps that Cameron is a pilot himself and doesn’t have to rely on commercial aircraft for his incredible shots. When not in the air, Cameron also takes portraits. He is currently based in Washington D.C.
Alessandro Venier grew up in Pordenone, Italy. This 26-year old photographer has extensive experience in digital post-production, photojournalism, and still-lifes. He has recently started collecting images for a book. The idea is to capture the fast vanishing traditional crafts and the people who still engage in them. Those ‘women and men, witnesses and architects of a world that, despite the difficulties, and the modernization continue to exist.’ Alessandro want to look forward into the future, without forgetting the past.
Jean-Paul Loyer is a Paris-based photographer who specializes in child photography. Jean-Paul had no formal training and what he knows of photography, he taught himself. He must be a pretty good teacher since the quality of his work rivals those of professionals. His series “Campagnes enfant Jack n’a qu’un Oeil” is a poignant reminder of the fun and imaginative world of our childhood. Jean-Paul currently lives and works in Paris, France.
Mark Bridger describes himself as an “enthusiastic amateur photographer”. Judging by the quality of his work, he could definitely be right up there with the pros. His wife started him on photography when she bought him his first camera as a birthday present. His main interest is nature photography and, lucky for him, he lives a few miles south east of London where he can shoot owls, frogs, kingfishers, and bugs to his heart’s content.
Stephen Emerson was born in Northern Ireland. I suppose it helps that he can point his camera pretty much anywhere and get a great shot. Nevertheless, a lousy photographer still won’t be able to capture these landscapes with the same brilliance. Stephen likes to “experiment with different ways of creating an image to give it a air of mystery”. His loves shooting at dusk and at night to create a dramatic mood.
Sompob Sasismit is a nature photographer who’s lucky enough to live in Thailand with its thousands of acres of untouched forests. Sasismit specializes in bird photography and has captured hundreds of colorfully captivating portraits of birds in their natural environment. He said:”I’m inspired and motivated by Thailand’s natural beauty and the charm of wild animals. I’m lucky enough because we can find several species of birds and wildlife in national parks of Thailand. Although sometimes it’s not easy to access, I find it challenging to travel and shoot pleasant pictures out there.”