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.

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

Abram Goglanian

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

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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

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

Michel Nguie

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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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Roma Moskalenko

Roma Moskalenko contacted us from Kyiv, Ukraine to share his portfolio. At 20 years old, Roma captures the familiar and unfamiliar sights of Ukraine on film.

To see more from Roma, check out his Tumblr.

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Moon Hussain

Moon Hussain is a designer moonlighting as a photographer that enjoys taking photographs and travel.

I’m into documentary and lifestyle photography. I like things to be gritty with depth.

To see more from Moon, check out fakeyouth.net.

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Radu Lungu

Radu Lungu contacted us after seeing Irina‘s feature last week. Radu is a photographer from Romania who sent us a set from Bucharest. This entire set was shot in the course of one night and it gives an interesting look at the city quite different to the usual bright, sunny tourist photos of Bucharest.

The eight images selected were all shot on the same roll of Ektar 100, with an Olympus OM-4Ti over the course of a single night. I think they are representative of the extremely unusual aesthetics of Bucharest. Mind you, the locations are not some hole-in-the-wall oddities I hand-picked, but rather run of the mill bars, residential buildings and promenades I walk by every day on my way from my flat on Unirii Boulevard to Tineretului Park. In other words, these are the visual/environmental stimulae that we live with and that ultimately shape our aesthetic frame of reference, influence our moods and underscore our thought patterns. They are also some of the most immediately visible remains of a political and social system that we, the younger generation, would like to forget altogether, but that always seems to resurface in insidious and persistent ways all around us. We are its prisoners. It is certainly terrible and, like all terrible things, strangely beautiful.

To see more from Radu, check out his Tumblr.

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Silvia Conde

Silvia Conde is a 24 year old art director from Barcelona who is currently living in Germany. She contacted us to share her project titled “Fog”.

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Irina Munteanu

Irina Munteanu contacted us to show some of her work from Constanța, Romania. Irina’s work is very mature and cohesive and you would never know that she is just 18 years old.

I like the intimacy of a morning and the delicate light on bodies, the secrets and dreams floating in the room which I try to catch and define through my lens. I seek timeless moments and little touches and I transform them into photographs.

For me, the most important thing is to believe in what I create and to feel (it), every single detail of it .

I grab my model’s hand and we venture in a photographic disconnection.

I am also fascinated by the intimacy nature has to offer but often hides it and hopefully in the future I will explain it better through the whispers of my photographs.

To see more from Irina, check out her website.

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Dale Bolender

Dale contacted us to share some of his work. Dale’s work has a mix of both black & white and color images on film depicting the American Midwest in all of its glory.

My photographs are personal in nature, expressing different facets of myself in some way. I am generally drawn to teenage subjects, rarely photographing older people — although as I get older myself this will probably naturally change. I am also drawn to the American Midwest, taking photographs through which I attempt to realize the characteristic Midwestern feel I have experienced growing up within. I shoot film only, because I prefer the tangibility of the process, and also because I think with film I can better show the Midwest for what it is.

To see more from Dale, check out his website.

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Will Hooper

Will Hooper found us from our friends over at One Giant Arm. William is a UK based photographer with some excellent color work.

Much of my work centres around my friends or people that I happen upon. As I go about my day I am constantly looking at things thinking ‘that would make for a good photograph’ and if I happen to have my camera on me at the time of that revelation, I’ll shoot it. I suppose that I predominantly aim to capture a very specific frame within an unusual occurrence, encapsulating the essence of that moment.

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Georgian Constantin

Georgian is a photographer that contacted us to share some of his portfolio. Georgian works with mainly ISO 100 and 200 Kodak color films to capture his images. After trying a few cameras, Georgian bought a Nikon F80 in 2008 which he still uses to this day.

They’re the kind of pictures that can only be described by telling a whole chain of events. For example, the picture called “alphaville” has a story that stretches over the last 4 years or so. Then, if I start talking about “ghosts of christmas”, I’d have to start from my early childhood, tell you about my father and my brother, about my old house in my hometown, and maybe a lot more. “remember seek” strongly reminds me of E.E. Cummings’ poems, and that is related to “alphaville”. So there’s this intricate relationship between all of these moments and images, places I’ve been, things I’ve been through, persons I’ll never forget, ever. So, speaking of E.E. Cummings, I’d end this… let’s call it description, by quoting the great poet: “this hidden part – this most amazing part – of a larger Web of life we barely see”.

To see more from Georgian, check out his Flickr.

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Marco Marzocchi

Marco Marzocchi contacted us to share some of his work from Italy. Marco is an Italian photographer who works in black and white. Marco said that he prefers to shoot B&W film because that is where the medium began and how he was introduced to photography.

To see more from Marco, check out his Tumblr.

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Ethan Barnett

Ethan Barnett is a photographer from the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn NY. He’s currently studying documentary film at Brooklyn College and spends his free time shooting 35mm film.

I shoot film because I love images, I take pictures of my friends, lovers and the neighborhoods I walk through. It’s more of an obsession really, if I find myself walking around without a camera, I get bummed that the beauty around me isn’t being documented. I feel that people will forget how special the moments really are, if they’re not documented.

To see more from Ethan, check out his website.

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Pablo Montllau

Pablo Montllau is a photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina who contacted us to share his work and a pretty interesting story behind his photo submission. We really admire his dedication to film and are glad that people like Pablo keep the medium alive by any means necessary.

Last year i spent 3 months in Costa Rica working on a tv show production. I took 2 film cameras and a gopro hero with me, only. As i didn´t had any film at the moment and i also couldn´t spend too much money on that i decided to make my own with some expired Color Negative used for Cinema Cameras i had. (Kodak Vision 2 50D)
I also didin´t have any film loader so i just did it with my hands and the lights off to keep the film safe. Maybe i slightly scratched the film while trying to put it inside the canister with my fingers, so the results are really trashed!

To see more from Pablo, check out his Flickr.

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Tuane Eggers

Tuane Eggers contacted us to share some of his work. Tuane is a photographer from a small city in the south of Brazil with some very interesting work.

I like to photograph my daily dreams and imaginations – and the beautiful people and things who are around me.

To see more from Tuane, check out his website.

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Lucas Ottone

Lucas Ottone is a 21 year old photographer from Mallorca, Spain. His work is centered around portraiture with influences from fashion photography.

I like to mix fashion and diary photography, creating a quotidian atmosphere in my pictures.

To see more from Lucas, check out his website.

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Trip Ulvila

Trip Ulvila is the editor for Lightradius and the Creative Director for Annapolis based web design firm, Uvello. His work was featured on the blog in 2012 as part of his series “America at the Beach”.

These photos are a collection of images from the Summer and Fall and are the highlights from a few projects that I’m working on at the moment. Most of the images are derived from my weekend travels and a few are snuck in while on the job doing other work in DC and Annapolis. I always carry a camera with me to make something as mundane as going down the street to get a sandwich enjoyable.

To see more work from Trip, check out his website.

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Daniel Goode

Daniel Goode was one of the first people we featured on the site, back in August. While perusing our Flickr page, we saw some of his recent work and were blown away and had to get him on the site again.

This collection of photos are Daniel’s favorites from the last few months and are taken around Sydney, Australia, as well as Rio de Janerio.

If you’d like to see more of Daniel’s work, head over to his Flickr Page

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Niccolò Barone

Niccolò Barone contacted us to share his vast body of work. Niccolò is a photographer based in Italy with several projects and very impressive B&W work. This time we’re sharing his project “Your Fake Name is Good Enough” , which is part of Niccolò’s ongoing “Aphrodite” project. This portion of the project focuses on female regeneration.

I was born in Carpi, in Italy,
I discovered my attraction for art and visual communication at an early age, I thin I was 5 years old.
Since a couple of years, I started my new photographic journey, totally dedicated to analog, that is based on the research of human character and introspective, but also voted to less stylistic and technical experimentation in favor of the continued research for an interpretive and personnel key.

Most of my works focuses on the portrait, human or not, chosen as the channel link between the simplicity of a daily face and the silent communication that conveys an immoble image. The portrait is a place without end, which gave me the opportunity to find new creative solutions, the gym required to challenge the more difficult test, to photograph the soul and, sometimes, its exact opposite.

If you’d like to see more from Niccolò, check out his website.

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Stephanie Mill

Stephanie Mill contacted us after seeing a recent featured artist’s work on the site. Her work is a sort of photo diary of her life and is comprised of new style portraiture and still life.

I shoot entirely analogue, documenting myself and the people around me in what I hope is an honest, raw manner. My work is comprised of portraiture and contemporary still life, and is often triggered by the way light falls on my subjects and often shooting in the style of an anti-portrait. I go to school for photography in Toronto and have no idea what I’m doing with my life.

To see more from Stephanie, check out her website.

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Rachel Duffy

Rachel Duffy contacted us to share some of her portfolio. Rachel uses film and prefers the straight out of camera look that it has, rather than the heavily processed look that digital and Photoshop lend themselves to. This set is from San Francisco, California, where Rachel currently resides.

I only use film, usually slower speed
35mm. I use film because of it’s tangibility, because it teaches me to be patient (in waiting for the developing process), and because
it teaches me to be present, to pay attention to situations and lighting. Film users generally can’t afford to take hundreds of photos as many
digital photographers do, and thus they become more selective and aware of their subject matter. I have found a strong correlation between digital photography and Photoshopping, and I don’t understand it in the slightest – I find that the world is beautiful enough exactly as it is, with all of it’s real colors, dirt, and dust. You simply have to be looking at it with the right set of eyes, which is what I continue to try and do.

To see more from Rachel, check out her website.

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Sophie Fontaine

We were contacted by Sophie Fontaine to share some of her ongoing works. Sophie Fontaine is a French photographer and illustrator working in Nancy, France. She works mainly in the traditional film process and shares our love for all things analog. When looking at her work, you can see a charm that only exists in rural France and the more beautiful areas of the world.

To see more from this emerging photographer, check out her Flickr.

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Party People: Zack Applehans

Today we’re featuring another project from Zack Applehans. You may remember his work from our early posts, as well as his Devil’s Lake photos.

This set is as Zack describes it, drunk photos from a drunk kid and gives a look inside the party scene.

If you’d like to see more of Zack’s work, check out his website.

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Sam Méndez

Sam Méndez is a photographer from Annapolis, MD and a staff member of Lightradi.us. This collection features some of his portrait work and other travel images from the last year.

To see more from Sam, check out his Flickr.

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Leanne Surfleet

After seeing her work in the Lightradius Flickr group, we contacted Leanne to see if she would like a feature on the site. Leanne is an analog photographer from the UK who works with expired film and polaroids.

For the past 4 years I have been exploring the self-portrait, and finding myself through this process. I’m inspired by light and loneliness, lately I’ve found taking photographs as a kind of coping mechanism for my anxieties. I feel at my calmest and most in control when taking photographs.

To see more from Leanne, visit her website.

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K. Eleanor Bleier

It’s been a little while since we’ve posted, but we are most definitely still here. With a lot of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and new year behind us, we’re pleased to be back and present the work of K. Eleanor Bleier. She contacted us to share a look into life in the Midwest.

I always keep a point and shoot camera with me to capture quick moments that appeal to me, my photography is mostly portrait based, and I am lucky to have surrounded myself with people who never offer a dull moment. I’ve moved back and forth in the midwest from my hometown of Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL, and I think that friendly midwest mindset is very present in my work.

To see more from K. Eleanor Bleier, check out her website.

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Diego Diez Peñacoba

We were contacted by Diego Diez Peñacoba who wanted to share his ongoing fil diary. Diego’s work is very personal, and that should come as no surprise, since this project started out as a private endeavor.

Diana & Favsto borns as a private Tumblr to show to Diana & Favsto, a close friends of mine some images I was taking during the summer with film cameras. Then someone discovered it and I started to share it and use as a film diary. Disposable cameras, point & shot or reflex, all is allowed always it’s film!

To see more from the project, check out Diego’s Tumblr.

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Jolan Kieschke

Jolan is a 25 year old photographer from the North of Germany who contacted us to share some work. She’s a self taught photographer currently working on a BA thesis in political science. When looking at Jolan’s work, the viewer has a really intimate feel, almost like you’re there or you can relate to the scenes that he is capturing.

When speaking about her own work, Jolan said.

I am very interested in politics, philosophy and any other matters of the society we live in. So I am looking forward to combine photography and my interest in societal matters while traveling and getting to know as much of the world as possible. I mostly shoot with my fathers old Yashica FR1 but recently bought a Leica AF C1 which is smaller and easier to take along. My favorite film is the lucky 200 which is a bit hard to get, but worth it! My images try to capture moments I try to make sense of in the context of my life or even society. What I cant get out of my mind is the question of the meaning of meaninglessness. I try to include that in my photography and am on an endless search for adding meaning to things that happen in front of my camera with my camera.

To see more from Jolan, visit her portfolio site.

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Bernardo Santos

Bernardo Santos is a 23 year old photographer from Lisbon, Portugal. His formal education is in photography and visual culture. Bernardo aims to explore the painterly side of photography and looks at the medium as an art form, rather than just a recreation of reality. We can totally get into this school of thought.

I dont know what i want to do with photography, i do know what dont want, I’m tired of photography being seen as a register of real, photography isn’t just about the moment, its far more than that its just as an artistic platform as painting is.
In a compositional and chromatic sense, I tend to be pictoric in a way similar to painting.
But I think there is one key element for the way I work that is literature, because in order to get a visual representation of something that is not real in the physical world its easier to begin with philosophical or intellectual concepts that make sense when applied to something. Even though the idea seems kind of complex it is nonetheless very organic concerning the way the work begins and is being constructed until its final stage.
Last but not least what inspires me is what is pretty much what is around me.

If you’d like to see more from Bernardo, check out his website.

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Kody Kohlman

We were contacted by Kody after he saw Patrick Dricoll<.a>‘s feature. Kody is a 21 year old photographer from Arizona that shoots 35mm. He shoots mostly skateboarding and culture shots and experiments with soaking his film in various liquids to get effects.

To see more from Kody, check out his Tumblr.

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Cecilia Majzoub

We were contacted by Cecilia Majzoub, who wanted to share some of her behind the scenes band images and other culture shots. Cecilia is 20 years old and resides in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Her work, especially her concert images have a very honest feel to them.

I like to think that my images are diary-like, intimate, and sometimes a little day-dreamy. Whether it’s my live music shots or landscapes (seen in this set of images), those feelings definitely come through, and they’re cohesive as a whole even though the subject matter couldn’t be more different.
I hope to one day document musicians and skateboarders in a behind the scenes manner. Both skateboarding and music have had an immense impact on my life and the cultures of both fascinate me incredibly, so to be able to document either of the two would be an absolute honor, I couldn’t ask for anything else.

If you’d like to see more from Cecilia, check out her Portfolio Website.

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James Meredew

James Meredew contacted us to share some of his work from around Cornwall, England. After studying fine art, he now shoots whenever he isn’t working and can find the time.

I use disposables for colour, and tradition black and white film where i can. Im interested in the notions of smut, humour and lonileness along with subtle observations of everyday life.

If you’d like to see more work from James, check out his Flickr and Blog.

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Cynthia Nudel

We were contacted by Cynthia Nudel, who wanted to share her photographic diary. Cynthia was born in Argentina, and has now settled in Spain. After studying Art and Psychology, she took up Photography and has won several awards for her thought provoking projects. Cynthia has had her work exhibited in Spain, Colombia, Italy and the USA.

A few months ago I bought an old russian camera (Smena 8M) in a second-hand market and I use to carry the camera with me. That allows me to take more spontaneous photos, and, to create a kind of photographic diary.

If you’d like to see more from Cynthia, check out her Website.

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Mariya Ustymenko

Mariya contacted us to share some of her work from project “Motion and Silence”. The intentional soft focus provided from her Lubitel-2 gives this set a dreamlike feeling.

“Motion and Silence” is a set in progress. It moves through time and space, or rather through times and places, being unattached and dislocated, yet complete in itself at any given moment of pause. Each photograph presents a snippet in a mosaic, a story within a story. The narrative is broken and non-linear, there is no starting point and no ending, no questions posed, no answers given. Yet captured in their flight are perfect moments. Perfect in their imperfections. In their fragility. In the importance of all the bigger pictures left outside their frames.

If you’d like to see more from Mariya, check out her Portfolio Site.

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Gavin Weaver

Gavin Weaver is an 18 year old photographer from Northern Illinois. When talking about his photography, he mentioned that he views photography as a compulsion, since he feels that he should document his life. We totally agree with the “always have a camera” mentality and appreciate the portfolio that this mindset has provided Gavin.

Photography for me is somewhat of a compulsion, I feel a constant need to document what happens around me. I feel that photography is a means of turning memories which are intangible into something that is real, and you can hold in your hand. I think that’s part of the reason I prefer shooting film to digital, it just feels more “real” to me. I don’t really have a certain type of photography that I focus on, instead I just take photos of whatever catches my eye at the time; but I really enjoy hiking and I have recently been taking more landscape-style photographs.

If you’d like to see more work from Gavin, check out his Flickr.

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Stephen Edwards

We contacted Stephen Edwards after seeing some of his work on Flickr. Stephen shows a mastery of natural light and capturing emotion in his work.

My photography is mostly my attempt to document the parts of my life that I want to remember and it’s a way of showing people how I view the world too. I shoot film because I prefer how it looks to digital. But I also feel that for the kind of photography that I’m interested in, digital is too perfect and too instant. The anticipation, uncertainty and excitement of film are all part of it and it’s addictive. I don’t want to see my photograph straight away; what’s important to me is that it was taken.

If you would like to see more from Stephen, check out his Flickr and Tumblr.

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Andrew Kodama

We were referred to Andrew Kodama’s work from another artist and we have to say that we’re impressed. For an 18 year old, Andrew really has a mature portfolio that features some excellent work and great sets. This set really transcends “camping photos” and provides a look into youth in the wild today.

I love shooting photos of my life because I want to be able to look back and show these photographs to my children someday. It’s already a surreal feeling when I look back on photographs I’ve taken over the past few years and seeing my friends get older and our adventures more daring. It’s that feeling that keeps me doing what I do. Photography is a great way to capture and document memories, people and places I’ve been. Hopefully, looking back on these photographs will not only allow me to reminisce but inspire me to keep adventuring and shooting photos.

If you’d like to see more of Andrew’s work, check out his Flickr Page.

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Trip Ulvila: America at the Beach

Trip Ulvila is a contributor as well as an editor of Lightradi.us. For this feature, he wanted to share some of his recent work that relates to the great summer past time of going to the beach.

This series wasn’t ever planned. I was just taking photographs of people at the beach while I was there with friends. No matter where the beach was, the majority of people there seemed to be paying little attention to their surroundings. The people looked more like they were sitting at home on the couch, rather than taking a day off at the beach.

Many times people were too busy fooling with their cell phones, iPads, Kindles, and other electronic devices to really take in the atmosphere. This of course worked to my advantage and led to some pretty candid images.

To see more work from Trip, check out his Website.

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Kirsty Gillan

Kirsty Gillan is a 24 year old fashion graduate. We found her lomo and lo-fi style photography on her Flickr page and were instantly interested.

Kirsty specializes in low fidelity and alternative processes and really has a style of her own.

I always enjoyed taking pictures but became really interested in lomography during a Uni project when I got my first Holga. Since then I’ve become fascinated with analogue photography. I carry a disposable camera in my bag to capture day-to-day snapshots and have a mini collection of vintage cameras (that I’m still teaching myself to use) for trips and adventures. For me the ability to experiment with film and the anticipation of seeing your pictures for the first time never gets old. I’m inspired by dreaminess of old grainy pictures, the magic of 80s fantasy films, the beauty of the natural world and music.

If you’d like to see more of Kirsty’s work, head over to her Flickr Page.

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Steven Barchus

Steven Barchus is a skate and culture photographer that has some excellent work surrounding the beach and ocean. He sent us these images to give his view of life by the ocean.

If you would like to see more of Steven’s work, check out his Flickr Page.

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Patrick Driscoll

Patrick sent us a link to his portfolio and we instantly were drawn to his skate and culture photos. For this feature he focused on his portrait work and skate culture shots.

If you’d like to see more of Patrick’s work, check out his Website.

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Louis Sommer

We reached out to Louis after seeing his work on Flickr. Louis is a 22 year old professional musician living in Paris that has quite a knack for photography. Louis works with classics such as the fabled M3 all the way to medium format rangefinders to create his unique blend of work that reflects his life.

When asked about his work, Louis elaborated:

The way I work is pretty simple : I always carry a camera with me and wait for something to show up. I like (almost) everything in photography : street ph., landscapes, portraits, documentary… I like to mix them all and create something as natural and graphical as I can. My favorite models : friends and random animals (frow cows to dogs…).

Check out some more of Louis’ work over on his Flickr Page.

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