Théo Gosselin is a young, up-and-coming French photographer who has a knack for capturing the raw emotions of youth. He carefully takes lighting into account which helps set the mood for his photos. The result is an uncomplicated, earnest, and candid look at his subjects which often evokes an emotional response from the viewer. Théo’s motto “Live fast, love hard” is often evident in his photography.
With contrasting patterns and loud colors, Madame Peripetie’s work doesn’t just grab your attention, it takes it by the shoulders and gives it a good shake. In her series ‘Patchwork’, she experimented with fabrics, patterns, and blond models to produce a fashion statement that some might accurately call eccentric. Her real name is Sylwana Zyburay and she has a masters degree in applied linguistics and a B.A. in photography. She is of Polish ancestry and is currently based in Germany where she worked with high-profile clients such as H, LAB, Neo2, + ing Japan, Beijing Art, and Photo Masterskaja Russia. To explain her attention-grabbing style, she said: “I was never interested in depicting reality as it is – the escapism and interdisciplinary hybrid-thinking has always been fascinating me.”
Macrophotography has always been a challenge for both professional and amateur photographers alike. You have to reconcile the blurry background with zoomed-in subject. To capture the images for his Dewdrops series, Amit Vakil used a tripod, a Canon 550d DSLR camera in conjunction with a Canon 100 mm f/2.8 macro lens. He also tweaked his aperture settings a bit, preferring a large one for a more out-of focus background. He said: “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” Amit Vakil is currently lives and works in India.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, French photographers Guillaume Bression and Carlos Ayesta conspired to create a surrealistic series about the tragedy. Their focus was primarily the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plan. The pair traveled to Japan to survey the devastation, penetrating dead zones, ‘hot’ spots, and several areas off limits to the general public.They urge the viewer to take notice of the extensive contamination of the area with creatively placed bubbles, plastic wrap, and gas masks.
Lincoln Harrison does more than just stargaze, he captures the sparkly heavenly bodies as they make their slow journey across the night sky. For someone who got into the hobby ‘accidentally’, he sure does spends a great deal of time and effort to get things right. Lincoln simply wanted to take some pictures of stuff he wanted to sell online, a week later, he had all the necessary equipment for a full-blown photo shoot. These days, he takes landscape photos at least twice a week. He only breaks out his camera at night when the conditions for nighttime photography are perfect. His star trails are actually a product of using long exposures, and clever zooming technique. He then combines the two images into a unified whole during post-production. Lincoln’s photographs reminds me of Van Gogh’s the Starry Night.
Marko Korosec is a storm chaser who puts his life in the line every time he takes pictures of supercell thunderstorms. Supercell thunderstorms are tornado-generating, hail-producing, cloud formations that may easily be mistaken as an alien invasion. Marko, who originally hails from Slovenia, took these awesome pictures during a month-long expedition into the U.S.A’s tornado alley. When not chasing superstorms, Marko also captures lightning strikes. During an interview on Daily Mail, he said: “I usually observe storms in as safe a position as possible, to avoid any dangerous conditions which could cause us damage or to the vehicle. Storm chasing usually means a lot of moving around, remaining in one position for some time and then moving when storm gets closer.”
Franck Bohbot was born in France in 1980. He grew up in a musically-inclined family and he even took up drums and played in a band until his 20s. Franck has a [articular interest in the relationship that people have with architecture which led him to create his series “Respect the Architect”. In this series, he captured the essence of several well-known structures outstanding for both their scale as well as architecture. His particular style in capturing the images gives the viewer an awesome perspective. Franck currently divides his time between New York and France.
Lucia Giacani is an Italian photographer who has made quite a mark in fashion photography. One of her most recent series, aptly titled “Under My Skin”, features models posing alongside skinned replicas of animals. The photos were featured in Vogue Italia. Lucia was born in Jesi, Italy but grew up in Rome. She graduated from the prestigious Advanced Institute for the Artistic Industries where her photographic exploits won her numerous accolades and awards. She currently lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Some might say that animal photography is a cinch. All it takes to get a great photo is to point your camera at something young, furry, and warm-blooded and then BOOM! cute picture. If you ask animal photographer Britta Meven, great pictures don’t ‘just happen’, they’re made. Britta hails from Austria and his collection of landscape and animal photography is just awesome. I bet it took a combination of patience, great timing, and a great ‘eye’ for composition to get those wonderful shots.
Chris Arnade is a photographer who has managed to integrate himself into Hunts Point – one of the most dangerous areas in New York. Hunts Point is one of the poorest congressional districts in the country. Most residents are victims of the vicious cycle of poverty, drug addiction, and prostitution from which few ever manage to escape. It is here that he met a talented young man named Jose Garcia. Chris saw Jose and his friends do a few death-defying backflips off parked trucks and decided to approach the young man to ask permission for a picture. Thus was born the series Jose the Amazing. Chris said: “I have come to grow very fond of Jose and his friends, and [we] have done many photo shoots together. [They] are big fans of Parkour, Hip-hop, and Anime. They are fighting against an area where the pressures of poverty, drugs, and limited opportunity weigh heavily.” You can also check out his series Faces of Addiction.