Sam Gellman was born and bred in Wisconsin. These days, he can be found shooting people in Hong Kong – with his camera. His work has been featured in prestigious media organizations like National Public Radio, Wired, and BBC. Sam has also been short-listed as a finalist for the 2010 and 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards for his shots of various Asian countries including North Korea.
Andrew McGibbon was born in Johannesburg in 1981. This Durban based photographer has at least a decade of experience under his belt. His images are bright, clean, and well-shot. Andrew is a firm believer in spontaneity and tries not to over-plan a shot. He’s convinced that trying to achieve the exact image you have in your mind will remove much of the magic in a shot. His series ‘All the Wild Horses’ features friendly equines in pensive poses.
Despite not having any formal training in photography, Mark Taylor takes some of the cutest animal pictures I’ve ever seen. All of the animals he uses are untrained and most of them are very young. This way, they’re more likely to get along with each other. To ensure that no fur will fly, he tests the animals together before introducing them into the studio. As you can see below, Mark even color-coordinates the fluffy models.
For the past 15 years, Milan Josipovic has been mastering the art of photography. Judging from his work, I say he’s there. Josipovic effortlessly captures his subjects’ essence. His black and white photos of people and places are simply moving. Recently, he has also begun directing a few short films. This multi-talented artist is currently working on his first book.
French photographer Kenyon Manchego specializes in luxury goods packshots, fashion & beauty photography, and portraits. His unique vantage point in taking his portraits make his work stand out from the majority of portrait artists out there today. The short distance between the subject and the camera allows for a more intimate look, highlighting every pore, blemish, and hair.
Victor Enrich loves architecture almost as much as he loves photography. This Spanish photographer manages to reconcile his two loves by taking great shots of buildings and making them even better through 3D rendering. The buildings themselves end up upside down or bending in the most unlikeliest of ways.
Bathing in Ultraviolet light
Typically, when I pick up my camera I’m shooting in natural or available light. Additionally, many shoots lead me into my studio, under the bright lights of the strobes.
Last year I began looking for alternative ways to paint with light. I started reading about ultraviolet, or black light. Much of the in-depth science of how the light waves behave was certainly lost on me, but I feel I absorbed at least enough to proceed.
In my UV series, I attempted to create photographs that reveal a human-alien hybrid. Something that we can relate to on some levels and gaze upon with curious eyes on another.
I can’t help but wonder if we are alone in the universe.
If there is life beyond our tiny blue dot, what will it look like?
David Terrazas is a Spanish photographer who fell in love with photography when, as a young boy, his father took him on trips around Europe. He wanted to keep a memory of the places he went to. His series “Home, sweet home.” features evocatively sensual shots of female models. David divides his time between Bangkok and Madrid.
Multiple exposure of film is the hallmark of a bad photography. German photographer Stephanie Jung, on the other hand, took a different view on this old adage. She took a glaring flaw, and turned it into ant art form. Jung’s multiple exposure technique is featured in his series of photos taken in Osaka, Shibuya, Nara, and Tokyo.
Caras Ionut is a young up-and-coming photographer who first looked saw the world behind a camera lens eight years ago. He finds his inspiration from his wife and the world in general. This Romanian photographer is fond of using the elderly as his subjects and presents them in the best light possible. The brilliantly shot sunset silhouette pictured above is a sort of self-portrait titled “Photography is part of my life”.