Brazil. q: Introduce yourself: a: I am Alinne Rezende, brazilian photographer, besides lately I’ve been in Europe mainly in Paris, where I joined an photojournalism course for one year (2011-2012), I’ve got my first camera, that used to belong to my dad, a Zenith, when I was fifteen. In the beginning it was something that I did just for fun. In 2002, officially, my hobby became my profession, I...
Sydney, Australia. q: Introduce yourself: a: Tex Crick, I am from Sydney Australia, I am a twin and I don’t go to school, I’m an autodidact and love to make pictures more than anything in the world. q: Your works give off a “sanitized” vibe. Is this intentional? a: I like things to be clean and thats how I like my photographs. Finding a space to photograph is as...
Italy. q: What got you into photography? a: I got into photography - say - by chance. I bought ny first reflex in NYC two years because I wanted to capture the beauty of that city. I have been taking photos ever since that moment. q: Why shoot undergrounds and subways? a: I like photos of dark locations and I believe undergrounds are a perfect match. q: Favorite snack? a: I...
London, UK. q: Introduce yourself: a: I’m Ruth, a film photographer currently based in London UK but originally from N. Ireland. I’m doing a Mixed Media course at uni and I live with my girlfriend and our two guinea pigs! q: Why do you take photographs? a: My photography is about recording raw life, using only film cameras and relying upon spontaneity, to create my representation of the...
Portland, USA. q: Introduce yourself: a: My name is Charlotte Strange, I’m a teen (and student) currently living in Portland, OR with a horrible film addiction… I just picked up photography within the past year or two, but it’s quickly become something that’s a huge part of my life. My favorite books are the Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Girl by Blake Nelson...
Ahmet Can Mocan
Turkey. q: Introduce yourself: a: I born in Istanbul and graduated from Photography and Video department of Bilgi University in 2009. The same year, I had my first solo exhibition called “The White Screen” and received several awards such as International Photography Awards, Photography Masters Cup, Prix de la Photographie with my photo entitled “Belonging”. I began my...
New York City, USA. q: Introduce yourself: a: Currently I work as a freelance photographer here in New York, but often travel out west for work as well. I was born in Spain, then later moved to the Midwest where I spent a majority of my life and just four months ago moved to New York City! q: What got you started with photography? a: I think maybe just a simple intrigue, it seemed like fun....
Budapest, Hungary. q: Introduce yourself: a: My name is David Nemcsik. I’m 20 years old and I’m from Hungary. Currently I live in Budapest. I study photography at university and this is my second year. I take photos since 2006. Usually I photograph extreme sports. I’m working together with a hungarian skate and bmx shop called Harlee-shop. I prefer analog photography. I like...
Eduardo García Fernández
Spain. q: Introduce yourself: a: My name is Eduardo García Fernández, but everybody calls me Edu. I was born and raised in Gijón, a beautiful city in the North of Spain. I just finished my Civil Engineering studies and after 7 years living to Madrid I’m planning to move to U.S. and enter a MBA program. While applying to schools, I’m working as a business developer intern and...
Tehran, Iran. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I am currently living in Tehran, Iran. I moved here 3 years ago from Brighton, U.K. I was born in Swansea, Wales and lived in Cardiff for over 20 years. I won’t bore you with the rest. Right now I’m working in Iran as a photographer and a translator. I’ve just finished writing subtitles for a feature film, which I thoroughly enjoyed. q:...
Spain. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I am Marta Verheyen and I’m 21. From a german father and a catalan mother, I was raised in a small coastal town in the north east of Girona. Now I’m living in Barcelona, while I study cinema. Besides university, I’m part of a small documentary project, where I take charge of the edition. q: What got you started with photography? What...
United States. q: Introduce yourself(what are you doing? working? any interesting things about yourself?): a: I’m Jaime! I come from Maryland, but now I’m living in Brooklyn and I love it, particularly my neighborhood (Red Hook)! When I’m not working on art and photo projects I’m sort of a food nerd. I’m either trying to perfect (meaning learn) latte art in the...
Buenos Aires, Argentina. q: Introduce yourself (What are you doing?Any interesting things about yourself?): a: I’m 25 years old and live in Buenos Aires, outside the city…luckily. Right now I work as a Freelance Photographer and Production Assistant in Feature Films and Advertising for several Production Companies from my country. When I’m not working I like to play guitar...
USA. q: Introduce yourself: a: My name is Samantha, never Sam (I feel bad every time I say that since I know “Sam” is such a common nickname). I’m 21 & currently going to school for photography. Truthfully I just want to win the lottery, sleep all day and watch Chopped on the Food Network. I love the moon and space in general. Sometimes I think about being an astronaut but...
Melbourne, Australia. q: Tell us more about yourself (What are you doing? Any interesting things about yourself?): a: I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I have spent the majority of the last 7 years at university, first doing a degree in international studies and secondly photography. I just graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne; I majored in documentary photography. So now I am just...
Chernihiv, Ukraine. q: Introduce yourself (What are you doing? Any interesting things about yourself?): a: I’m photographer. At last, I’d like to think so. But black and white classical photography is not the thing you can make a living with here in Chernihiv. So, I also work as journalist for local web site, and also have a job in service center, repairing digital cameras, mobile...
K. Eleanor Bleier
USA. q: Introduce yourself (What are you doing? Any interesting things about yourself?): a: I think I’ve just escaped my winter blues, I am feeling free and have lots of plans to move around and travel this spring. Tax return just came in, and I’ll be in dublin this april. I’ll keep my 35mm point and shoots closeby always. q: Why do people get tattoos? a: I can’t...
Germany. q: Introduce yourself: a: I’m currently writing my BA Thesis in political science. From March on I will be attending the Ostkreuzschule for photography in Berlin. Looking forward to that! q: What do you want to show with your images? a: My images are all about how meaning of meaninglessness. At least thats what I see in them. They are about the fact, that for us humans it...
United States. q: What is your series “Exoneration” about? How did you get to meet your subjects? a: Exoneration is a series of portraits that I made during interviews last June with an organization called Innocence Project of Minnesota. The men in the portraits were all wrongly convicted of various crimes and served upwards of three and a half to ten years before being proven...
Toronto, Canada. q: What’s been keeping you busy lately? a: I have nine plants and two cats, they occupy a lot of my time and worry. q: Your series “This Will Never Last” is about reconstructing missed moments. For me, it brings up the issue of staged/performed reality versus reality, particularly in photography. What was the motivation or inspiration behind this series? ...
Milton Keynes, UK. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I live in a town called Milton Keynes in the UK, which despite having its downsides is really great for skateboarding! Right now I’m currently applying to some universities and am looking forward to the prospect of studying photography later on this year. q: You feature mostly pictures of your friends and stuff you do. Do you see...
USA, Cincinnati, OH q: Introduce yourself (What are you doing? Any interesting things about yourself?): I’m John Christopher Sloan and currently I’m living, working, studying, and drinking in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati, Ohio. I will be graduating the Art Academy of Cincinnati in May with a BFA with focuses in Photography and Drawing. As for interesting things, I’ve...
UK. q: What got you started with photography? a: Progressing into photography was a natural step for me. At school I was fixated on textiles and always believed I would choose that path. However, when I was handed a camera at the age of 14 I started to introduce photography into my work and it quickly became my main creative outlet. I haven’t looked back. q: What is your series...
Rui Telmo Romão on his photobook "At Home"
“Em Casa” / “At Home” is a photobook by Rui Telmo Romão, from Portugal. The book will be released on Feb. 28th at “Primeiro Andar” in Lisbon. At the moment and until Feb 23rd, the project is being crowd funded in order to get funds for the book printing. We asked Rui Telmo Romão some questions: q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I always find it hard to say what it is that I do and don’t...
Bangkok, Thailand. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: My name is Naruemon Puriso or you can call me Eve, my nickname given by my parents. I am minimal, classic and optimistic. Now I am working as a hostel manager for ETZzz Hostel. It’s a great job to meet new people all around the world. I make friends everyday. Some of them are photographers. Those people inspire me. They tell me...
21 year-old photographer from Mallorca, Spain. q: What got you started with photography? a: When I was sixteen, my girlfriend gave me a digital camera as a birthday present, so I had to use it! I started portraying her and my friends, and as the time went by I ended up with a huge portfolio. Sometime later she also gave me a film camera. I owe that girl a lot. q: What do you want to show...
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New York City, USA. q: You’re currently studying photography at SVA. How has it helped (or not helped) in your development as an artist? a: Yes, I think it has really helped in certain aspects such as becoming more able to speak about my work and making connections between things in my own work and life that I might not have seen before. q: Favorite place to hang out in New York...
United States. q: What is your creative process like when creating your collages? a: I actually didn’t begin collaging until a year after I picked up the interest. I feel like I’m more thought processed and deliberate about what I make, than experimental and quick, so I didn’t know where to begin unless I had a purpose in what I was creating. I’m going to school right now and last semester I...
Based in London. q: On your website, you mention that you’re interested in social documentary. What is social documentary and what does it mean to you? a: For me, social documentary is about engaging with life and with the viewer, photographing an issue affecting our society and that I feel strongly about, in order to highlight a problem or share something about basic humanity. I hope to...
Diego Diez Peñacoba
Spain. q: Which artist or photographers are you into right now? a: I’m really hyped with Synchrodogs, a couple of photographers from Ukraine and also Yougo Jeberg, a French photographer living in the States. q: What is “The Trap Series” about? a: Back in the Summer when all the Trap music hype happened I was quite hyped to here in Spain and I was all day hiding my face and...
Chilean artist and curator based in London. q: What is Arcanmellor about? a: ARCANMELLOR came a couple of years after I graduated from my MFA and I think was product of just seeing so much of the same in the same places and with the same people following the same sort of trends you get in the so called Art World. I mean it is not strange to make a round through art galleries to realise of the...
Currently based in Paris, France. q: You’ve documented your travels around the world, where to next? a: China will certainly be my next destination. My cousin, who speaks fluently Mandarin, is going to travel with me. This will be an ideal opportunity to explore the roads less traveled. At the moment, we are discussing several itineraries; China poses quite a logistical challenge. It is...
Weimar, Germany. q: What inspires you to take photographs? a: The main reason why I’m taking pictures, is to collect my personal memories and especially the feelings I combine with my photographs. By looking at them, I’m able to evoke the feelings I had when I took them, I remember where I was, why I was there and what I felt. It’s very important to me to...
Östersund, Sweden. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I’m 19 years old, from nothern Sweden. Right know I live on the countryside with my parents, outside a small city called Östersund. In June I graduated from high school and now I’m looking for a job so I can get some money to buy some new photo equipment to my darkroom. q: If I were to visit Östersund, what places would you...
18 year old currently based in Aalborg, Denmark. q: What do you like or not like about photography? a: First of all, I love photography because it makes me happy. Second, photography has been a creative way of expressing myself – actually the only creative media I enjoy, since I can’t paint, draw, sew, sing, play an instrument or anything like that. In that way it has given me the fulfillment...
Barcelona. q: What do want to show in your photographs? a: A forgotten world, memory, places, objects. The fragile but persistent connection with the past. q: What did you have for lunch? a: Nachos. q: Do you like birds? a: I don’t know, I’ve never met one. q: Upcoming projects or ideas? a: I’m launching a website (www.onedayyouwillfindme.com), focusing on artist...
Washington D.C, USA. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: I’m currently studying in Washington D.C. and I live in a suburb just outside the city. It’s a beautiful place to photograph, the change from big city to rural can come about quickly and kind of shockingly, for instance I’m no more than an hour and a half from the Appalachian mountains which is a wonderful place to make...
Zagreb, Croatia. q: What inspires you? a: Inspiration comes from everywhere and suddenly. It’s an unpredictable momentary reaction toward beauty with all its strengths and weaknesses captured in a picture. Most of the time it’s people and their interaction with enviroment, daylight, God, theatre, moving the boundaries. q: Camera equipment? a: Pentax , Nikon D80. q: Upcoming...
Italy. q: Why do stick to black and white photography? What do you like or not like about it? a: I’m into black and white since I started to take pictures, I’ve always been fascinated with ancient photographs and old family albums. I would love to recreate the smell of that memory and maybe see my photos in 40 years and think I had a life full of bad and good things, great and not...
Nikolaev, Ukraine. q: What was the motivation behind your series “Schwarzenegger is my idol”? a: “Schwarzenegger is my idol” is the story about the young guys from Nikolaev, who are united by one thing - it is a goal to become the best of the best and they will do everything possible to achieve it. The photos show the young people who engage in athletics, acrobatics,...
Boston, USA. q: What’s been keeping you busy lately? a: Working, photographing, and spending time with my girlfriend and friends consume a lot of my time. But I also really enjoy planning day trips with my friends or even by myself. q: How do you get around to getting commissioned to take pictures? a: Right now I rely mostly on Craigslist and word of mouth. I seem to get contacted by...
London, UK. q: I really like how, in many of your portraiture, your subjects are facing the camera at an angle. What’s the idea or approach behind that? a: I just try to find the poses that describe the subject’s personality and my relationship to them. I used to just tell people to do whatever they wanted, and because I always used to shoot with non-models it resulted in a lot of...
UK. Born 1995. q: Why do you take photos? a: I take photos because I’ve always liked to keep record of people I know and the different situations I’ve been in. As well as being able to create something that’s aesthetically pleasing and meaningful to me. I started off taking photos at gigs with a disposable and it was only until I went to college that I began to play around...
Michigan, USA. q: How’s the weather over at Michigan? a: It’s cold, but its dry. Winter is here, but no snow yet so its nice. q: What got you started with photography? a: Skateboarding brought me my interest in photography. The fun and excitement is what keeps me around. q: You do a lot of skate photography, any tips? Are the people you shoot friends or random people? a:...
Melbourne, Australia. 22 years old. q: Tell us more about yourself: a: At the moment I am studying Photography at RMIT in Melbourne but I actually just moved back to my hometown, Byron Bay, for the summer. q: Favorite photographers or artists at the moment? a: Recently I’ve been into Bobby Doherty, Winslow Laroche and Osma Harvilahti, who I think are making some of the most exciting...