“A Portrait of Lisane Da Patagnia, for an upcoming piece of original fiction by Rachel Swirsky. I’m always excited by the prospect of collaborating with Rachel Swirsky. Her stories are layered, often sexual and populated with interesting, nuanced characters. It was a challenge to depict the complex relationship at the core of this story. And fun to play off of a visual archetype. Thank you as always to Irene Gallo, for being open to an image like this and giving me the opportunity to create something for Rachel.”
Born and raised in rural Ohio, photographer Navid Baraty’s artistic passion led him from his unfulfilling days of working as an engineer to becoming a photographer in San Francisco and then New York City. He became obsessed with photography because of its universal ability to engage our senses and tell a story. Navid wants his work to accurately portray the human condition and shape the way people think about the Earth.
Artist, Photographer Franck Bohbot - Freelance, works in Paris. After graduated in Paris from a master in cinema & media production, he decides to live one year in New York in 2007. Back to Paris he first started photography as a still photographer in movie set for indie productions.
Particularly interesting by the relationships between individuals and urban environment. Franck is influenced by cinematography and classical painting.
From Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, I am incessantly glued to camera viewfinders, dafins, and the sea. My aim in making photos is to capture and accentuate the beauty in what surrounds me. Photography to me is a mode of visual problem solving and a way to perpetuate the stoke, whether it be above the surface or below. - Sarah Lee [See More]
Photographer Karen Glaser - Dark Sharks and Light Rays are photographed in places that remind me of “Western Kansas”. Water still covers most of the planet: sharks and rays have been swimming on this Earth for eons. These creatures are closely related and prehistoric, so are the waters in which they swim. However, my locations, in Pacific waters off the Americas, though remote (one destination takes 32-36 hours to reach by boat), are deeply affected by many modern threats including: over fishing, illegal fishing, and shark fining. The shark population is plummeting and rays are following suit. It is not inconceivable to think they might follow the dinosaur into extinction.
These photographs are not the typical slicked up representation of the underwater worlds often found in scuba magazines. For example, the Dark Sharks are rendered in a way that is kindred to that of cave paintings. Read More →
“This question that was posed long time ago does not call for answer, but rather for an instant and repetitive act, taking snapshots, the satisfaction of which may never come.
You should always return to the mine, using your hands and dig, again and again, to find the unexpected nuggets, which, if they have the advantage of providing some temporary enjoyment, irremediably leave an aftertaste of emptiness.” - Elsa West
Artist Karolina Szymkiewicz - My favourite medium of expression is drawing, mostly in pencil. I work in lots of different formats with a range of different subjects.
My fascination with dance originated from my interest in human body as an art form. Over time this has focused into me being particularly intrigued with the movement of the body. With movement comes the concept of the ‘fugitive’ expression and subsequently there is an artistic need to develop a way to capture this, or at least an impression of the feeling it evokes and conveys. Dance, like music unless recorded, is a fleeting form of art and I find my challenge is to strive to immortalize its essence within a new medium.Read More →
Romina A. Diaz, was born in Manila, Philippines in 1981. At an early age she was exposed to the arts and develops an eye for photography while working in her mothers international art gallery. After an introduction to all forms of expression and the media, she discovered that photography is her medium. She started using photographs as a method of expressing herself in almost all her works. She is constantly looking for opportunities and collaborative works - from art workshops, photography projects, video documentaries to interactive multimedia installation.
Photographer Jon Beard - I got into photography with a point and shoot digital camera sometime around 2000. I had no idea about the fundamentals, rules of composition, etc., but I was having a great deal of fun snapping shots. In 2005 I purchased my first dSLR, the Nikon D70. This camera opened up a new world to explore and pushed me into learning everything I could about photography. Since then I’ve upgraded through the Nikon system with each jump opening up new shooting potential.