Sara G. Amo

Sara G. Amo is a photographer and filmmaker from Barcelona, Spain. Her work primarily focuses on portraiture, fine art and documentary photography using film. We found her work to have a very cinematic quality.

In my works, I capture experiences, personalities, moments, emotions. I portray souls that inspire me, stares that fulfill me. I’m always looking for the naturalness of people, for the naturalness of the moment. Nature is my natural habitat. I find beauty where not everybody can see it. My works express both my way of seeing things and my own inner world.

To see more from Sara, check out her Website.

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Sean Gilchrist

Sean Gilchrist is a 22 year old photographer form Scottsdale, Arizona. He takes photos of the places he visits and friends that he loves.

We love this style of self-documentation and how Sean is able to present his everyday life. The landscape of Arizona is ever-present in his work, giving us a unique look into Scottsdale.

To see more from Sean, check out his Flickr.

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Angela Blumen

Several years ago we featured Angela’s work, now we’re pleased to feature her more recent work. Currently located in Copenhagen, Denmark, it’s clear that her style has progressed and become her own.

In my photography I seek the natural light, and blissful moments. I also take every opportunity to travel and see the world!

To see more from Angela, check out her Website and Tumblr.

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Carrie Anne Kelly

Carrie Anne is a photographer from Annapolis, MD that focuses on portraiture. With a background shooting for high profile clients such as Under Armor, her work spans weddings, editorial photos, and boudoir. In every aspect she always brings a unique view to the subject matter.

Here she combines her eye for fashion and editorial work with the beauty of the desert in this striking set.

This project was inspired by summer festivals and sportswear. The idea was to mend the two stylistically, taking a spin off of “fashletic” or “athleisure” which you often see in sportswear, and to create looks that were functional yet pretty. I also just wanted to shoot in the desert, and figured these looks would be perfect in that setting. Everything featured on the model is from Free People, from both intimates and active wear.

Makeup and hair, Lillian Fogel- www.lillianfogel.com, The Agency AZ
Model, Juliet Doherty- The Agency AZ
Floral Crown, Malori at Noir Floral
Location- Lost Dog Wash Trail- Scottsdale, AZ

To see more from Carrie Anne, check out her Website and Instagram.

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Matt Schiels

Matt Schiels is a photographer originally from New Jersey, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily in film, Matt has an impressive collection of images from his travels.

This set of images is from his second visit to Iceland, and he captures a unique look at landscape and culture of the island.

To see more from Matt, check out Tumblr and Instagram.

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Paula Marchesini

Paula Marchesini is a photographic artist originally from Argentina Republic, currently living in Buenos Aires. Paula’s work has a very surreal feeling and an emotional quality. When reviewing Paula’s work, we were all struck by the dreamlike theme of her images.

I’m dedicated to working with 35mm film , although I have also taken pictures with digital camera. I plan to continue working with analogue which is what I like. I think it lends some truth to the image which digital lacks. I would like to venture into pinhole photography, in fact I have already built the box and develop my own contact prints The major impetus for my work is basically life itself. Children, nature, animals, and all kinds of abandoned places or ruins.

I think I am trying to compose a world of dreams, my dreamlike and poetic place where everything is beautiful and so to escape reality into this small world. My images are often metaphorical and surreal . I could not specify one person as a source of inspiration for there are many and not just considering photography. In the world of photography among those who I might mention might be Sally Mann . But literature, film and music also influence me. If I had to describe my work in two words I think it would be: MOMENTS , and Immortality . Herman Hesse in Steppenwolf: ” Infinite and unique is the shortest time for us .”

To see more from Paula, check out Flickr, Facebook, and Tumblr.

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Nade Aly

 

 

Nade Aly is a photographer from Lahore, Pakistan. The images in this series are all from the streets of Lahore. The project explores the idea of “home” and is part of Nade’s upcoming zine. We found the black and white images absolutely striking.

The title is inspired from lyrics of an Indian song. It is undertaking series about city in Pakistan called Lahore. It is my attempt of mapping it with pictures and anything I encounter on streets with my camera and my homeless eyes behind view finder.

“From the very first day at school, the memory of running away from it and finding a way back to my home still exists. The very act of constant running evokes a feeling of displacement and belonging to an axis that is parallel to the one I exist in. This attempt, to walk into the city and map it with a camera is a continuous act of progression, a repeated exercise which is the result of my constant failure to witness and conceive in the digital format. Wandering in the city like an angry dog is a quest and a siege all at once. I seek the self and other at the same time. The city never sleeps with the intervals of hope and despair, it changes form and faces all along on the same ground. It is a home to my homeless eyes.”

To see more from Nade, check out https://www.instagram.com/nadealy.

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Paulina Zamora

Paulina is a 28 year old photographer from Mexico that works exclusively in film.

I’ve been making photos on film since 2011, I’ve never do digital. I’m a XX century lover, a posmodern observer who likes to seek for beauty and stories in anything I see. Actually I work as a copywriter, but I think photography is something I really enjoy doing.

 

To see more from Paulina, check out her website.

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Prints Challenge: Shoot Digital Like Film

A great way to inspire more creative photography is through some form of restrictions. Whether it’s using only a single camera and lens, a certain film stock, or deciding on a particular project; setting restrictions can be beneficial to photography.

With film photography, these restrictions are straightforward (i.e. black and white film, only 36 frames, etc.). Digital photography has removed many of these restrictions, and as a result has cultivated a “spray and pray” mentality. We’re suggesting an exercise to help improve the keepers that you get with personal projects shot on digital.

The challenge

The challenge is simple. Shoot film like you’d shoot digital. That may sound like a no-brainer, but we’re suggesting the following self-imposed rules.

Shoot for an entire month (or longer) without looking at your images. When the month is up, load your card up at your favorite place to get prints (we’re using Prime Photos from Amazon for the convenience) and print all of your images from the month. No editing, no looking at them before you get the prints, just order 4×6 prints from the entire card.

1) No chimping – this almost goes without saying, but when you’re focusing on images that you’ve already taken, you’re removing yourself from the “zen” aspect of being outside shooting. When you take a photo, don’t immediately check to make sure it’s in focus, proper exposure, etc. Just shoot confidently and as you continue to practice this method, you’ll be able to do it more comfortably.

2) Shoot with a reason – don’t just snap 1000 photos of the same subject with slight variations. Take your shots wisely, like each one is costing you money (because they are). When you’re thinking before each image and taking a moment to slow down and pre-visualize, you create much stronger images. There are times when you have to capture the correct moment, but slow down to take the right shot, as opposed to 40 wrong shots.

3) Print your images – printing is something that was so important to film photography, but now is even being replaced by scans. When you have real prints of your images, you can more easily focus on the content, rather than unimportant aspects, such as sharpness. Some of the world’s best images aren’t sharp, it’s the content that matters.

The goal is to order 4×6 prints from the JPEGs on the card without any editing at all. Don’t sort through keepers, don’t modify images, just upload all of them and wait till they print.

This might seem like a crazy idea with the added convenience of digital, but it’s a worthwhile experiment to practice soem restraint in this instant age. You might find that treating the process of shooting digital as if it were film improves your keepers, makes you think about photo content, and gives you a reason to get your images off of your computer screen. With the inexpensive print prices these days, it’s worth a shot.

 

Aya Onodera

Aya Onodera is a 30 year old photographer from Japan. We’re pleased to share her project “Nichi-getsu”, which is shot in a 20 step radius of her home.

Radius 20 step from my home entrance. That is the world of “Nichi-getsu”
There are portraits of living nature who I met in a 20 step radius from my house.
When I gazing them, I feel like my life is a dream.
I do not know that after waking up from a dream yet.

To see more work from Aya, check out http://ayaonodera.info/portfolio/-nichi-getsu/.

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William Mark Sommer

William Mark Sommer contacted us to share his excellent analog images of California’s less traveled locations. These photos of abandoned locations are a stark contrast to the usual sunny beach photos that we see of the West Coast.

I have always loved traveling ever since I was young, and after moving to Las Vegas for school and not connecting with the city or people I felt like I needed to get out and try something else. I found myself being called back to my home state California to check out an abandoned waterpark 100 miles outside of Vegas. Frame by frame shot I couldn’t keep up with how many photos I day at the Rock-A- Hoola waterpark. After getting back I only felt more inspired to get out with my Hasselblad 500c/m a pocket of film and see more of these beautiful abandoned places. I spent most of my weekends from then on traveling all over the western states doing weekend trips until I moved back to Northern California in 2015.

Back in California I set out to continue these adventures into the abandoned, a little research I compiled a huge list of places I needed to see and photograph. The Byron Hot Springs being the top of the list, and the first I tripped to, adventuring through the old hotel turned interment camp having a good old time until a big pow and crack of gunfire and then bullets ricocheting around and off the concrete walls on the far side of the building, a quick breath and survey where they were coming from we bolt out of the building and back down the road trying to remain unseen. It was a real reminder that most of these places aren’t safe to go around that that you always have to keep a head up that you never know who or what your going to come in contact with.

To see more from William, check out his Website, Tumblr, and Instagram.

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Abram Goglanian

We’ve followed the work of Abram Goglanian on his Instagram account for quite awhile. He’s managed to capture some beautiful scenes in his travels around the world with his focus on strong composition and design elements. Abram is a 29 year old photographer from Southern California and in this set, he’s sharing his photos from a trip to Iceland.

I visited Iceland last summer and spent about a week traveling throughout the West and South sides of the country. Despite the heavy degree of tourism during this time of year, there were several places where I found I was the only human in sight. I’ve never felt such a sense of stillness in beauty anywhere else in the world. I took every available opportunity to get lost and go off road, to leave as many main areas behind as possible. This trip also marked the first time I had the chance to travel internationally by myself, and it was a truly enlightening experience. I will absolutely be returning to Iceland in the future, so I can see the North and East sides as well. In addition to my digital Leica, on this trip I was using an M2 with an Elmarit 28mm and a Zeiss 50mm Planar.

Don’t be afraid to try going somewhere new. Just go.

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To see more from Abram, check out abramgoglanian.com and flickr.com/agphotography.

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Charalampos Kydonakis

Charalampos is an architect from Rethymnon of Crete. In addition to architecture, he has an impressive body of photographic work. For this feature, he’s shared his work titled “Minotaur”.

“the whole underside of our society has always been violence and still is
churches, laws, everybody seems to think that man is a noble savage
but he’s only an animal, a meat-eating, talking animal
he also has grace and love and beauty
but don’t say to me we’re not violent ”
Sam Peckinpah

To see more from Charalampos, check out dirtyharrry.com

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Valeria Schettino

Valeria is a 21 year old photographer from Naples, Italy. She’s studying Digital Culture and Communication at the University Federico II. Her work focuses on the reality around her and the interesting colors and people that she sees.

When I shooting photgraphs in analog, I remember every time when I took those pictures, I remember the times when I was trying to hide in order to photograph strangers, when I tried to sort the objects trying to create a “set” reasonable.

When I take photographs during a photo shoot the best picture is taken while the model is distracted.My objective is to transmit not only myself through the shots, but also who is in front of me. I do not know exactly what is my process while shooting, I explain the model what is my idea of what kind of personage should be interpreted, generally I photographed girls good enough to be able to interpret the role that I have committed.

To see more from Valeria, check out her Flickr.

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Aida Benoit

Aida Benoit is a 22 year old photographer from Spain. She’s studied Fine Arts with an interest in both analog and digital photography.

To see more from Aida, check out http://cargocollective.com/aidabenoit.

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Ronni Campana

Ronni contacted us to share his project titled “Fixed Badly”. This project chronicles the cars of London that have makeshift repairs from their owners.

The project is about London’s cars which have been badly repaired from they owner.
What really caught my attention is that expensive and not expensive cars share the same “mended” look. 
An beautiful blue Bentley and a ruined old van are both fixed roughly with some random black insulating tape or they have been brush painted in a very unrefined way.
Therefore it is interesting to see disappear, in this tiny details, the gap between social classes, the black tape is now the gather among different people from different backgrounds.

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Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

We contacted Michel Nguie after seeing his excellent work in our Flickr Group. Michel was kind enough to share an exclusive set with us titled “God of Mercy”. To describe his work and this project on the unseen, Michel quoted Corinthians.

“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

To see more from Michel, check out Flickr

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Cameron Ulvila: Istanbul

Cameron Ulvila

Cameron Ulvila has been featured on Lightradi.us several times for his travel work shot on Ektar. In this most recent set, Cameron traveled to Istanbul for a mere 48 hours after flights.

My birthday was coming up and I had 4 days off of work for my birthday. I’ve always wanted to go to Istanbul. I bought the ticket on Wednesday and left 12:30 a.m. Friday. It was 15 hours of travel both ways and I only spent two days there. It was so worth it. Istanbul is incredible.

With only a weekend off and a long flight ahead of him, Cameron flew out of New York to capture the beauty and colors of Istanbul.

To see more from Cameron, check out cameronulvila.com

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Cameron Ulvila

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Cameron Ulvila

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Paulo Wirz

Paulo contacted us to share off his lovely portfolio. Paulo is a photographer from Brazil that has completed some impressive and cohesive projects. We loved his work titled “Kuruka”.

The forest at the farm I grew up part of my life was for me
a magic place full of mistycal creatures.
Fourteen years later I redescovered this place and decided
to reproduce on images some of those creatures I had in
my mind.
Did with a medium format 6X7 analogue camera, on
going serie.

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Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams is an 18 year old art student who has discovered film photography after starting with digital.

I started photography using a canon 550d, but then found my love for film when my Grandad gave me his Minolta 7000AF, he told me he used to shoot rally driving back in his younger years.
After using the Minolta for so long, I started to collect other second hand film cameras. I like using film because it gives an atmosphere to the photographs, whether they are under/overexposed, blurry or pinpoint detail; in my film photographs I’m not looking for the perfect image, the image is how it was in that moment of taking the photograph.

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Tom Gaiger

Tom Gaiger recently contacted us to share his recent project, “Killing Time”. Tom is a photography graduate from Brighton University, currently living and working in London. Give his project a look and check out the entire series over here.

The series is called Killing Time, and is an edit of photographs I made during a three month journey around Southern Africa.

The work seeks to depict time as an ambiguous notion through a narrative constructed from incidental situations.

To see more from Tom, check out his website.

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Hande Zerkin

Hande Zerkin is a photographer and filmmaker from Turkey. This set of analog work has some experimental processing techniques that really make the work cohesive while standing out.

To see more from Hande, check out http://www.handezerkin.com/.

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Karen Utley

Karen Utley contacted us to share off her fashion and culture portfolio.

Karen Utley is an imaginative story teller who has trouble telling stories, so she combines photography with digital manipulation and presto, a story finally told the way she wanted it to be heard. Using photography to express her creative story telling needs has landed Karen Utley to help tell other peoples tales, including commercial, editorial, fashion and event legends. She always loves to connect with others in hopes of telling their stories through photography, and she would love to tell yours!

To see more from Karen, check out her website.

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Alba Garcia

Alba Garcia is a Spanish photographer that contacted us to share his fantastic black and white portfolio. Alba’s work has a lot of fashion influence and this particular set is from a personal project.

To see more from Alba, check out albagarcia.es/.

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Chiara Cianniello

Chiara Cianniello is an Italian student who spends much of her time with photography. In January of this year she just had her first exhibition and has continued to grow her work.

photography has been my passion for many years and this year probably my future, in fact, be attending a course in photojournalism, to reconcile it with my other love, writing. I worked for a while as an editor in several local newspapers but now I’m ready to evolve and revolutionize my career. What i love the most is telling dtories, beautiful, charming, unown farytales. I’ve linked one of my firsth project “features”, features of me, features of the world, tiny bits of beauty frozen forever.

To see more from Chiara, check out her Flickr.

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Silvia Maria

Silvia contacted us from Brazil to share her work that focuses on girls and exploring femininity.

I’m sending some recent photos that I shoot in different moments and with different girls. But all them have in common my passion for shoot the femininity and all about of this universe. Currently, this theme it’s my priority.

To see more from Silvia, check out her website.

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Harry Yeates

Harry Yeates contacted us to share some of his B&W work along with his story of how he came to photography. With film as such a passion, it’s surprising to find out that Harry is only 15 years of age! We always support film users of any age range and we’re stoked to see young people like Harry keeping the tradition alive.

It all started when we were cleaning up my Dad’s office. While looking through drawers, I noticed a stack of black and white photographs. I picked them up, and asked my Dad about them. He said that they were photos from his (short) residence in San Francisco, in the early 1980s. He went on to tell me how him and his friends used to go out, take photos, come home, and develop and print them in their own darkroom. I was intrigued, to say the least. Not only was I fascinated by the nature of the photographs, I was amazed by the whole medium known as “film”. Now, I was aware that film was a thing, I’d always assumed it was “that stuff that disposable cameras have”. Words like “darkroom” were foreign to me. So, I sat with my father going through the photos… And I was just amazed. They were simply beautiful – each photo had a story behind it, a story that he shared with me after each print we looked at. I knew the importance of photography, in today’s media and family photos, things like that… But I never knew about this whole idea of a spontaneous shot, I always thought it was “Oh, hold this pose!”… Looking at these prints really changed my view. It wasn’t long after that I went on a trip to Buxton with my school, and took a disposable camera with me. As soon as I got the photos back, I knew what I wanted to do in life. There was one specific photo, a photo of my friend sat in the window at the youth hostel we stayed at. And when I showed it to people, I’d often get a remark like “You should be a photographer!”. Of course, I just assumed they were joking. But I did pursue my little dream, and It’s taken to me where I’m currently at.

Inspired by the prints I found in my Dad’s office (which are now happily living on my bedroom wall), I mostly shoot black and white film. My favorite is Tri-X 400, although I do quite like Ilford HP5+. Recently, I did start delving into color films (a bit out of my comfort zone!) – because I was just blown away by the colors of night in the city. I shot a roll of Ektar 100 on a family trip to Wales (as well as a roll of good ol’ HP5+), and was quite happy with the results! However, I love black and white film too much to shoot color full-time. I have quite a wide selection of film cameras – a few that were given to me by family once I announced I’d like to get into it, as well as a few I’ve bought myself. I mainly use a beautiful little Olympus OM10, with an Olympus 50mm OM kit lens. I also have a Trip 35, and a couple of 80s Minoltas’ lying around that I’ve been meaning to try out! – However, I love the more manual-ness of the Olympus OM10, not so much a fan of the “camera does the work”-ness of the Minolta ones.

My photography is mainly inspired by the work of Joseph Sterling, Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others. These may seem like cliché inspirations, but I do perceive my photography as ‘capturing a moment in time’. I take a camera with me wherever I go, you’ll never see me without one! I love photographing people, and recently I’ve been lucky enough to get commissions from local artists. I did a photoshoot with a classical guitarist, and a small shoot with a local DJ. I’m looking to do more commissions, as I simply found the whole experience a lot of fun. I’m very much a fan of street photography, and it’s where I’m very much ‘in the zone’ with photography. I’ve always loved looking at landscape photos, but I’ve never really been fond of taking the shots myself.

I feel very lucky having the opportunity to live in such an interesting area, with so many photo opportunities. I know I’m only a teen, but I feel as though photography is my passion in life, one that I plan to carry with me throughout my lifetime, and pass on to my next generation. A big thank you to Light Radius for allowing me to share my story!

To see more from Harry, check out his Flickr.

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Sarah Edwards

We were contact by Sarah Edwards to share her excellent black and white portfolio. We’re always pleased to hear that people are still shooting B&W and doing all of the developing and printing themselves.

I use 35mm black and white film to explore and kind of get comfortable within my own skin, my surroundings and try to observe a lot of conflicts going on in my head. I try to convey the fragility, sometimes bruised outlook towards my own self and the world in general. My work is like an avant-garde journal which speaks volume about me and my soul and my current state of being. To make as personal as possible I also develop and print/scan negatives myself.

To see more from Sarah, check out her Tumblr.

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Paul Daly

Paul Daly contacted us to share his set “Expired England”.

I set out to document the people and landscapes which make up England to me. Our way of life and our surroundings have not changed for decades, evidently seen in estates, seaside resorts, city centres, pubs and social clubs. Took predominantly on expired film, I wanted to represent England as a memory unclassified by a time period. The loneliness and isolation of the subjects also give me more reason to take their picture. Inevitably, as a human it is something we all must come to realise.

To see more from Paul, check out his website.

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Paula Méndez

Paula Méndez contacted us from Spain to show her fantastic black and white film work.

“Portraying makes me capable of seeing beyond the mere beauty of each and every human body. It allows me to create a different story for someone who already lives in its own”

To see more from Paula, check out her website.

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Paul Nelson

Paul John Nelson is a 24 year old photographer currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Originally hailing from South East of England, Paul’s portfolio has a wide range of work from photo diary to more tightly themed projects.

To see more from Paul, check out his website.

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Stephen Ostrowski

After we posted some work from Stephen, we were lucky enough to get a second submission from him with some brand new work.

To see more from Stephen, check out his website.

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S. Nicole Lane

S. Nicole Lane contacted us to share her caffenol series “You Were Asleep by the Time I Found You”.

I work with a Pentax k1000 and sometimes a Mamiya when in the studio. I develop my photos in the darkroom with an alternative process called “caffenol” which is made up of coffee, washing soda and vitamin C. I also paint on my developer which creates a circular, womb like effect in my series, “You Were Asleep by the Time I Found You”.

To see more from Nicole, check out www.snicolelane.com.

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Aso Mohammadi

Aso is a Kurdish-Iranian photographer that contacted us to share his colorful work.

I am attracted by the color light on the subject and those forms that product
I work all the time with a flash on my camera I mix photo snapshot photograph and a little more aesthetically pleasing.
Photographs are shot in a simple, neat style that – aided by artificial light and strong colours – only enhances their impact on the viewer.

To see more from Aso, check out http://asomohammadi.tumblr.com/.

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Keiko McCartney

Keiko McCartney is a 20 year old Spanish photographer. She’s pursuing German Studies at University and likes to explore human melancholy and fear in her work.

To see more from Keiko, check out her website.

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Yagiz Su

Yagiz Su contacted us from Instanbul, Turkey to share some analog photos. We love this work because Yagiz only uses the film and chemicals to develop them, there isn’t any photoshop correction or editing. What you see is what the film captured.

When i start to shoot on the outside, i listen always music, especially an album. And the name of my works are equal a track title. I think i am getting inspiration from the music, from the musicians.

To see more from Yagiz, check out http://yagizsu.me.

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Stephen Ostrowski

Stephen contacted us to share his excellent adstract film photography. We’ve abstract photography done several times, but feel that Stephen’s work brings something new to the table. This set is titled “Stephen’s Blue Dream”.

To see more from Stephen, check out his website.

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Marina Oprea

Marina Opera sent us her portfolio from the UK and we decided to feature her film project “She Creeps”.

portraiture, the representations of the human body in many forms, intimate settings, domestic portraits and autobiography are major and recurrent themes within my work. i believe that photography has the power of revealing certain facets of emotions and experiences. i am very interested in the relation between man, his immediate surroundings, the intimate spaces he fills and nature. i aim to explore both narrative and experimental sides of photography and create emotional landscapes that the viewer can immerse himself in.

i feel that my works should be shared with anyone that feels the same way about themselves or that have a strong connection with nature and just can’t figure out how to quantify it.

To see more from Marina, check out her website.

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Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle is an 18 year old photographer from Connecticut who works with film. He currently attends Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is pursuing a degree in photography and graphic design.

My work combines an interest in capturing light and geometric form with the compulsion to document life; these photographs explore how aesthetic can affect the sentiment expressed by the subject.

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Bogdan Seredyak

Bogdan Seredyak contacted us to share his work from Ukraine. This particular set deals with self discovery in nature.

Arsen in 2012″ – an intimate travel to emotions and connections between humans and nature, as equal individuals. “Today, in the era where technological advances dictate the way we live, I wanted to capture the men “rediscovery” of the natural state. Something that would happen rather gradually in stages of a certain comfort. At the same time it perhaps is an exploration of one-self, away from the artificial distractions, in estrangement and solitude there’s inescapably great dexterity to move beyond of what we have come to rely on. In the cleansing of the preconceived notions that were laid upon us, is the cleansing of the physical manifestation of ourselves.

To see more from Bogdan, check out seredyak.com.

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Alma Photos

Alessandro Viganò and Matteo Scarpellini contacted us to share their collaboration, Alma Photos. This collboration was born in 2008 along with three other photographers to create TerzaTendina”, a collaborative project aimed at the professional production and management of the digital image. Following this project, they’ve collaborated as portraitists. Between 2011 and 2012 they collaborate as “tutors” of the digital photo course on the dedicated portal by De Agostini.

They’ve described this project as…

Series of images inspired by postcards of the past.
Anonymous places, simple visions, flat compositions, elementary subjects to slow down the process of reading the images, in contrast with the visual bombing of the digital age.

To see more from Alma Photos, check out their website.

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Stephanie Mill

Stephanie Mill contacted us to share some of her updated work from Toronto. She works purely in analog photography, so her work is certainly a hit with us. If her name sounds familiar, you may remember that we featured her back in January.

My work primarily relates to the honest reality of her life, focusing on human relationships and the forms of connection and disconnection we experience as a species.

To see more from Stephanie, check out her website.

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Luca Stramaccioni

Luca Stramaccioni contacted us to share some of his portraiture work. Luca is a 33 year old Italian photographer who focuses mainly on fine art people portraiture.

I photograph people, the faces, the deeds and I am attracted by the beauty of the eyes and everything behind it.

To see more from Luca, check out his website.

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Mikhail A Khokhlov

Mikhail A Khokhlov contacted us to show off his impressive work from his series Nudes Defined – I & II- I & II.

The naked body without a face is not a nude; it is a projection of something everyone possesses. It is in the face, the stamp of genealogical difference, that sets a naked body apart. Without a face, the composition of a naked body is not a “nude;” it is something that is malleable, fluid, and easy on the eyes. It is what it is, a naked body. However once we introduce a face associated with the naked body, a sort of shock takes place.

With this series I aim to explore what makes a photograph, a “nude” photograph. More specifically – Is there a relation with how much is visible on a naked body in a photograph, what is showing on the naked body, and what sort of activities are being performed by one or a collection of naked bodies with how one perceives a “nude” photograph.

When we can identify with a naked body, put a face on the naked body, does a different response manifest?

In short I would like to test this conjecture – ”Without a face included in a composition, a photography of a naked body is not ‘nude’ photograph.”

To see more from Mikhail, check out his website.

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Jonathon Spencer

Jonathon Spencer contacted us to share some of his photography.

I try to vary the content of my photos and push myself to try all aspects of photography although my main interest lies within capturing the unusual. I love shooting film from loading the film into the camera to waiting for the results. I take my camera everywhere and try to document my trips.

To see more from Jonathon, check out his Flickr.

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Erich Deleeuw

Erich Deleeuw contacted us to share his work from Toronto, ON. These particular set is focussed on documenting storefront churches within Toronto.

To see more from Erich, check out his website

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Stéphane C

Stéphane C contacted us to share his excellent black and white photography. His work spans many cities and is very refined.

Stéphane C. started to work on musical projects before swifting into personal artistic researchs at the age of 27.
From that time he keeps working on the same analogic photographic series, while he lived in different cities (Madrid, New York, Toulouse, Lyon, and mostly Paris), regularly travelling to keep shooting on a high rhythm, although he will select a very few pictures from his whole production.
He recently spent six months in Greece where he also initiated video projects and collaborations with musicians that led to the creation the free rock ambient band Oiseaux-Tempête.

Making himself his silver prints in the darkroom, he already exhibited or projected his works in several countries (France, USA, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Belgium, Greece…) and was recently published in the Mono collective book announced as a collection of the most talented contemporary b&w photographers.

Stéphane C. ‘s research has no beginning and no end. He is engaged in the haunting gesture that is photography, which goal is to extract the veil of uncertainty from things and to dialogue with his own elusive understandings. As if the sum of appearances would show of the reality only a fragmented and vague vision. Forever vibrant, alive. An extreme attempt to feel and anticipate the issues of this world, and to match, from a photographic point of view, real life with its double. As if hoping to turn night into day.

To see more from Stéphane C, check out his website, Facebook, and oiseaux-tempete.com/

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Mount Fog

Marco contacted us from Sweden to share his collaborative work titles Mount Fog. This collaboration is a mix of analog photography along with experimental sound art.

Our research explores the lost and uninhabited, decaying architectures and man-altered landscapes.

To see more from Mount Fog, check out Tumblr.

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