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.
Shannon Maer is the founder and creative director of Balance GFX. Balance GFX is an animation and design studio in Manhattan specializing in visual development, concept, and theme for casino video slot games. They develop and create an exciting world of heroes and heroines for the ultimate casino slot gaming experience.
Isaac Joel Torres loves working with natural ambient light. Unlike most artists, Isaac has a no-frills approach to photography. Often, his subject, his camera, and ambient light are all he has to work with. He tries to stay away from the super high fashion or studio photography. Isaac wants to achieve a more relaxed natural feel in his shots.
Photography utilizes both the creative and technical parts of the brain, there’s always something new to learn just around the corner. It is this aspect of photography that so thrills and inspires Paula Cobleigh. None of her images are CGI. A variety of computer programs are used to process the raw image but the extent of her manipulation is limited to cropping distracting elements and adjusting the levels to give the image the best look possible. She said: “I believe that the world is full of beauty and I enjoy capturing images that are full of color.”
Tom Hoops is a self-taught British photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2008. He has worked with prestigious names such as Vogue Italia talents, Readers Digest, Vaseline, DT menswear, and many more. Tom’s photos are akin to psychological thrillers. Deep, dark, and compelling, he has an almost instinctive talent in using black and white photography.