Rona Keller started taking photography seriously in 2007. It has taught her to express herself with more than just mere words. She said: ” [Photography] allows me to capture a moment when it happens. A photo can say so much about other people even when they’re not in them, about a feeling that has changed a long time ago, about everything as it was and never might be like.” For someone just five years behind the lens, she takes pictures like a pro.
At seventeen, Sleet 613 has captured moments even professional photographers are hard-put to replicate. This budding photographer almost instinctively knows how to capture the perfect shot. The interplay between the lighting, angle, and focus make the simplest of things into focal points. Who would’ve ever thought a bunch of shells, drops of water, and a dream catcher could be so poignant?
Brian Cummings is an experienced director and commercial photographer with more than fifteen years under his belt. He has worked with some of the world’s best photographers and directors on advertising campaigns for several global brands. He stands out with his one-of-a-kind conceptual images and ideas. He specializes in fashion, lifestyle, and editorial work.
Olga Valeska is artist and subject all rolled into one. She uses a self-timer to take portraits of herself. She actually majors in literature but you wouldn’t know that based on her work. Olga started fiddling with a camera just over a year ago. Photography allows her to combine the things she loves, such as painting, sculpting, drawing, and making costumes. According to her, she uses her loneliness to create. Olga does her own make-up, scenery, and costumes. She is a one-woman-studio.
Sabine Weiss is fascinated by the individual. As a humanist photographer, she seeks to capture these emotions. She loves to snap pictures of people going about their daily lives. She said: “I take photographs to hold on to the ephemeral, capture chance, keep an image of something that will disappear: gestures, attitudes, objects that are reminders of our brief lives. The camera picks them up and freezes them at the very moment that they disappear”.
Julia Tsoona has joined the ranks of the obviously talented yet relatively unknown artists. She hails from Izhevsk, Russia. That is all we know about her, yet a fleeting glance at her photos and you can see she’s bursting with talent. I won’t at all be surprised if I hear of her winning some prestigious award for her work.
Christoffer Relander is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer currently based in Finland. He is a former Finnish Marine and first became interested in photography back in 2008. His work with multiple exposures is by far his most popular images. He now freelances with notable newspapers, magazines and websites around the globe. According to him: “My goal as an artist is to always be true to who I am, and (I) aim to create art that will stay around for its good cause.”
Dogs are cute and fluffy. That being the case, it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture of a dog. Photographer Daniel Sadlowski does not take good pictures of dogs, he takes great portraits of them. Each furry subject is posed in such a way that highlights their best asset; be it their eyes, their floppy ears, or their furry necks. Daniel is also designs websites when not tinkering with his camera. He is currently based in Germany.
Sebastian Lang is a Munich-based fashion photographer. He loves working with contrasting colors which helps highlight the clothes and not the model. He has a very artist approach to the lighting in his shots which gives the whole picture a delicately edgy mood. Magazines like Pose, Highlights, Elle, Hole, Runway, and Blurart.
Vitaly “Skywalker” Raskalov is a Moscow-based photographer who has taken his craft to new heights. Literally. He loves climbing the tallest structures he can find and taking awesome shots from the top. This guy must’ve been a bird in his former life. No harnesses, no tethers, no ropes, just balls. People with vertigo shouldn’t even be looking at his shots.