Candice Sedighan is a young, up-and-coming photographer from Los Angeles, California. Thus far, her portfolio is basically a dog lovers’ dream. It’s mainly adorable snapshots of her dog Champ with an occassional portrait of her sister’s dog Pugsly thrown in. She said: “I really like to capture the true essence with dogs, which is that they’re always so happy. The time Champ and I spend together, he’s just always beaming with happiness and you can really see that through my photos.” Champ got her started in photography when she was thirteen. To date, she has taken more than 20,000 pictures of her canine buddy. She has also won around $5,000 in photography contests. Her photos have also been featured in at least three Hallmark cards.
With Sergey Ivanov as your wedding photographer, you can expect a wacky and fun-filled wedding album. His work has allowed him to travel to travel all over Europe. Most of his images rely heavily on post-production manipulation, but one can’t argue with the results. The only thing his unique wedding photographs have in common with the more traditional ones is the classic, white wedding dress. Everything else is a study in creativity.
Cameron Davidson is a multi-award winning aerial photographer. His work has been featured in multiple prestigious publications such as National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian Magazine, Audobon Magazine, and Ducks Unlimited. He has taken aerial shots from all over the world. It helps that Cameron is a pilot himself and doesn’t have to rely on commercial aircraft for his incredible shots. When not in the air, Cameron also takes portraits. He is currently based in Washington D.C.
Alessandro Venier grew up in Pordenone, Italy. This 26-year old photographer has extensive experience in digital post-production, photojournalism, and still-lifes. He has recently started collecting images for a book. The idea is to capture the fast vanishing traditional crafts and the people who still engage in them. Those ‘women and men, witnesses and architects of a world that, despite the difficulties, and the modernization continue to exist.’ Alessandro want to look forward into the future, without forgetting the past.
Jean-Paul Loyer is a Paris-based photographer who specializes in child photography. Jean-Paul had no formal training and what he knows of photography, he taught himself. He must be a pretty good teacher since the quality of his work rivals those of professionals. His series “Campagnes enfant Jack n’a qu’un Oeil” is a poignant reminder of the fun and imaginative world of our childhood. Jean-Paul currently lives and works in Paris, France.
Mark Bridger describes himself as an “enthusiastic amateur photographer”. Judging by the quality of his work, he could definitely be right up there with the pros. His wife started him on photography when she bought him his first camera as a birthday present. His main interest is nature photography and, lucky for him, he lives a few miles south east of London where he can shoot owls, frogs, kingfishers, and bugs to his heart’s content.
Stephen Emerson was born in Northern Ireland. I suppose it helps that he can point his camera pretty much anywhere and get a great shot. Nevertheless, a lousy photographer still won’t be able to capture these landscapes with the same brilliance. Stephen likes to “experiment with different ways of creating an image to give it a air of mystery”. His loves shooting at dusk and at night to create a dramatic mood.
A Matter of Taste is a collection of Fulvio Bonavia’s delectable creations. Among them are fruit and vegetable handbags, a cashew shoe, candy rings, pastry bracelet, eggplant shoes, pasta belt, rice boots, and my personal favorite: lettuce thongs. Fulvio’s innate brilliance with inventive imagery has led big names like Adidas, Sony, Montblanc, and Pirelli to hire him for their ads. He actually started out as a graphic designer and illustrator of film posters. It wasn’t until later that he delved into photography. As a photographer, he takes care of every detail including post-production. Fulvio currently lives and works in Milan.
Sompob Sasismit is a nature photographer who’s lucky enough to live in Thailand with its thousands of acres of untouched forests. Sasismit specializes in bird photography and has captured hundreds of colorfully captivating portraits of birds in their natural environment. He said:”I’m inspired and motivated by Thailand’s natural beauty and the charm of wild animals. I’m lucky enough because we can find several species of birds and wildlife in national parks of Thailand. Although sometimes it’s not easy to access, I find it challenging to travel and shoot pleasant pictures out there.”
Danny Santos moved to Singapore in 2008 and he has been shooting random strangers (with a camera) in Orchard street ever since. He has been a web & graphic design profession for 10 years. On the weekends, he takes long walks along Orchard street and clicks away at anyone interesting. He’s aiming to ‘create an overall image of the beauty and energy of Orchard Road through the different characters and scenarios found in this busy street’. Street photography such as Danny is does, is challenging. He said: “Nothing cooperates with you.. not the weather, not the subjects, not the situation. You have to make do with what’s available…But on few occasions when all the elements just come together, and you’re at the right place at the right time, the feeling of ‘getting that perfect shot’ just doesn’t compare to anything else.”