Florent Courty is another young, up-and-coming photographer who takes amazing pictures considering she’s only 19 years old and largely self-taught. A few more years down the road she’ll definitely be someone to contend with in the world of photography. She started taking photography in January 2009 using a variety of cameras including a Canon 17-40 L and a Sigma 70-300mm. She lives and works in France.
Eddy L. strives to capture the beauty that most people ignore. To some, a rose may just be a thorny bush, but to him, it’s a repository of beauty. He loves taking long walks and she never goes anywhere without his camera. Who knows what magical moment he might capture on those rambling walks? His wonderfully dramatic close-ups of flowers which shows off their delicate hues. Interestingly, having gone through all the trouble of putting his name on his work, he didn’t make it very legible. So Eddy L., he’ll always be to me.
Mehmet Karaca is a 27-year-old amateur photographer who hails from Turkey. This young, talented photographer is into nature photography in a big way. His macro shots of bugs and critters are good enough to be used in National Geographic. A glance at his portfolio and you can see he takes every detail into consideration before taking the shot: lighting, angle, contrast, and focus are all taken into account. This one young photographer we should all watch out for.
Hans Findling got into photography in 2010. His started taking pictures with his first camera, a Canon EOS 450D. He has quite an impressive collection of landscapes. Hans puts dramatic angles, mist, and natural lighting to good use. The quality of his shots is that of a professional’s. We can expect more great photos from this talented 16-year old kid in the years to come.
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.