Gianfranco Evangelista

We were contacted by Gianfranco to share his photos from trip to Moscow, Russia. Gianfranco is an Italian photographer living in Paris working mostly with black and white. These images were shot on his favorite Kodak Tri-X pushed to 1600.

To see more from Gianfranco, check out his website.

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Sameet Sharma

Sameet Sharma is a photographer from San Francisco that takes a different approach than most of the submissions we see. Rather than striving for the cleanest possible image, the perfect colors, or least grain, Sameet prefers the raw image. This is a philosophy that we can really get behind and really appreciate this take on the streets of San Fran.

I like to focus on the crazy/stupid/funny/rad things that I tend to come across and get myself into. I like to think my photography is a whole lot different then most in San Francisco but as well as most photographers as a whole. Most photographers based in this city like to capture the beauty of San Francisco but my goal is to capture this city in all its glorious grime. I grew up skateboarding and was heavily influenced within my own DIY punk scene growing up in Fresno, California so I was always exposed to a certain amount rad/crazy shit. So once I moved up here I made enough connections and friends through skateboarding, punk, and school to be exposed to all the awesome stuff that I see and experience. Photographers like to keep the demeanor of a of their photography as clean as possible but I personally dont. I like it when my photographs are sloppy and disgusting, my main focus is to stimulate the parts of a persons mind that makes them not only laugh but feel uncomfortable to the point where they don’t want to stop looking at the photo that I took. People are so caught up with beauty they don’t see the glory in sloppy. I want to change those perspectives in photography and get people open to something different.

To see more from Sameet, check out his website.

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Jan Herdlicka

Jan Herdlicka contacted us to share his incredible black and white work. Jan’s work is inspired by the great traditional photographers, and it shows. This selection represents Jan’s personal favorites.

I would consider my work to be influenced by the photographers i admire like Meyerowitz, Gilden, Moriyama or Ansel Adams. Nevertheless I would not say that I take photographs having somekind of premade plan or system in my mind. Most things just happen. First I try to let my feelings and intuition lead me the way to find motives. After developping the films and scanning the negatives I try to structurize the results and create series that, again show me the way to new ideas and so on and on…just following my instincts and trying to keep the process in flow.

To see more from Jan, head over to janherdlicka.com/.

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Renaud Coilliot

Renaud Coilliot is a French photographer who contacted us to share his series from traveling in New York City. These photos capture the essence of the city on timeless Tri-X film.

I grew up, like a lot of my mates, fascinated by the US and especially by the city of New York, listening to all those flavors the big apple had to offer us and digging the aesthetic it spreaded since decades, from Cro-Mags and The Warriors to Bruce Davidson and the amazing work of Saul leiter. As much I thought i knew it all by the magazines, tapes and books, i’m always amazed each time I land in the states and going from JFK airport to Manhattan or Brooklyn. That’s this constant amazingness that flood me every time I visit New York that i tried to burn onto film and develop in this series in progress.

To see more from Renaud, check out his Tumblr.

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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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Paris: Cameron Ulvila

We featured some of Cameron’s work from his time in Marrakech, and now we’re displaying some of his work from Paris.

Cameron was able to do a study abroad in Grenoble, France, which allowed him to take advantage of the excellent public transit in Europe. This set shows how he saw Paris and all of the character of the city.

You can check out more of Cameron’s work on his portfolio page at CameronUlvila.com

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Richard Nesbit

While perusing Flickr, we noticed the excellent work of Richard Nesbit. Richard is a photographer living in New York City that records his life and the beauty of the city.

While exploring the streets of New York with my Canon AE-1, I try to extract the natural romance, magic and wit that is inherent, but often hidden, in the stark realities of life. A lighthearted optimist, my eye tends to be more attracted to the “pretty” than the “gritty”. I enjoy presenting images that hopefully uplift, inspire, and entertain. Shooting strictly in film, I find that the color-bleeds, resolution, and general feel of analog photography helps me to meet these artistic goals.

If you’d like to see more work from Richard, check out his Portfolio Site.

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Renata Ginzburg

We contacted Renata Ginsburg after being introduced to her work by Aldo Altamirano. Renata specializes in both 35mm and medium format film, but always sticking to traditional black and white.

The following set is from Renata’s Occupy Wall Street set that was compiled while she was working across the street from the protestors in Zuccoti park. Renata deeply focuses on the human element of the camp and really gives a view into what life in the movement is like.

To see more from Renata, check out her Flickr.

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Barry Yanowitz

We took note of Barry’s work after seeing a comment that he left on Aldo’s 1st Feature. Barry is an extremely talented street photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.

Unlike most street photographers, who prefer the smallest 35mm rangefinder possible, Barry treks out into the street with a Rolleicord TLR. This results in some images with unsurpassed quality and the compositional beauty that only a square can provide. This combined with Barry’s uncanny way to see the world leads to some exciting images of New York City.

I originally became interested in photography as a way to document an ever-changing New York City. I started with shooting urban landscapes but these days I also love capturing the interaction between people and the neighborhoods they live, work, and play in through street photography.

To see more from Barry, check out his Flickr.

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Lindsay Blair Brown

Lindsay Blair Brown is a photographer from New York who contacted us to share her series “New York Lunch”.

Times Square has endless opportunities for entertainment. Working there opened up my eyes to a different side of New York. I saw the city as my place of employment; it was no longer an attraction. My favorite part the year-and-a-half long experience was my lunch break. An hour away from the confinement of an office. I broke the typical lunch break routine one day; I started bringing my camera along for walks around Midtown. This simple idea transformed into the beginnings of an eye-opening project.

People were rarely the subject of my photography. My focus was capturing architecture and scenery. It is nearly impossible to wait for a clear street in New York. With a few rolls of Kodak Portra in my pocket, I decided to start including people in the places I found interesting.

With my camera across my chest, some days I would go to pick up my mail by Rockefeller Plaza, other days I would venture to 14th street to take in the vibrancy of Union Square. I found myself appreciating the individuals in my photos and how amazing it was that they were one of millions running around New York at that given moment.

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

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Rob Painter

We found Rob Painter after searching on Flickr and had to share his work. Rob is a London based street photographer that really has some great high contrast street images. It’s immediately obvious that Rob is a master of light and has a style of his own. This selection is from his Center Point series, which focuses on a small location around the Center Point building in London.

I have always experimented with various formats: 35mm, 120, neg, pos, b&w and digital. All of the photos in this set are taken on film and in a small area under the Centre Point building in London. Although all my shots are unposed and minimally processed I am not particularly interested in the documentary aspect of street photography. I’m aiming to create graphic pictures that present people in a more abstract and dislocated rendering of the streets. This Centre Point series is also in part a challenge to myself to see how many different and (hopefully) decent photos I can generate from the same small location.

If you’d like to see more from Rob, check out his Flickr

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Oliver Geis

Oliver Geis contacted us to share his series “Solitario”. Oliver is a photographer from Hamburg, Germany that mainly works in analog and traditional media. His set “Solitario” explores the idea of feeling alone even in a crowded society.

Solitario is a series about loneliness, the struggle with self and with society. You can be in love, even though it feels like “everybody” is against the relationship.
You can be living in a crowded area and still feel or be solitary.
It´s about the dreams of having a friendship or being part of a society that you don`t have to squeeze yourself into, being accepted for who you are, being welcomed!

If you would like to see more from Oliver, check out his Website.

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Ethan Rhoads

We contacted Ethan after following some of his work on Flickr. Ethan has images from all over the US and London. His work makes it obvious that he pays careful attention to light and has a good sense for color. None of his images ever seem overwhelmed with color and he works in a fairly limited palette.

If you’d like to see more from Ethan, 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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Observers: Cameron Ulvila

Cameron Ulvila has been featured previously with his work in Morocco. This time, he’s back with some images from closer to home. This series from The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland provides a unique look at a tourist location.

I’ve always loved the Baltimore aquarium. The lighting and architecture are awesome and as a result, people seem to be so interested in everything. I wanted to highlight people’s reactions to the exhibits, along with the amazing lighting and architecture.

You can check out more of Cameron’s work on his portfolio page at CameronUlvila.com

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Florian Topel

Florian contacted us asking if we would feature his work, and we’re delighted to do so. Florian is a 23 year old German photographer that works strictly in black and white. Although he is studying communications design, he is very focused on photography, and it shows in his excellent portfolio.

Florian prefers to work with analog black and white because he values having a real object in the end of the process, rather than data on a memory card. We definitely agree with this and agree with his reasoning that film invites photographers to me more patient and deliberate.

Florian went on to say:

In my Photography I try to catch the moment, the one perfect second. I’m not interested to modify or to keep the situation for my picture. I never instruct my “models”. I don’t create the situation, because its enough for me to create my picture. Nevertheless I try to come in contact with the people. Mostly It’s a connivance / secret understanding between me and my “Model”, because most of my pictures I took at places where I can’t speak the language.
I like the strange not-talking-but-having-a-good-moment-together situations.

Check out more of Florian’s work at his Website.

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John Berner

John Berner is a film photographer out of Seattle, WA where he has been shooting for the last two years. We were really drawn to his work, especially his color street photography. In addition to his unique eye and way of seeing the shadows, John’s color work has the great, saturated, E6 colors that only slide film can provide. John says that he is also experimenting with different cameras, processes, films, and formats, and it really shows in his diverse portfolio.

Going into further depth about his work, John said:

Really I think the way I stay as passionate about my photography is by being able to try so many different things all the time so it always feels new. That said though the bulk of my work has been focused on B&W and E6 35mm and 6×7 street photography in and around Seattle. I’ve always liked looking for interesting people and situations and sort of celebrating their defiance of the norm. I think its important to really showcase the strange and different visuals that are around us because theres so much in our world thats the same and mundane, and just by keeping your eyes up and looking around you can see some really fantastic things. Visually I like deep contrast in order to isolate subjects in space and time which is why I use E6 and pushed B&W as they do that better than anything else. Also I’ve yet to see a color neg film that can match E6 for deep rich colors. I’m probably biased though as most of my favorite photographers (Fred Herzog, Bruce Davidson, Joel Meyerowitz) all worked with a similar color palette in color positive film.

You can see more of John’s eclectic portfolio at www.jberner.com.

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Tomas Merriman

We found Tomas Merriman on Flickr and were instantly drawn to his B&W work. When asked about his work, Tomas explained that he shoots “what my mind likes, nothing more”, which we think is a powerful statement. So often photography is pushed to have to stand for something greater, but truly powerful photos should be able to stand on their own.

Tomas frequently works in B&W, and we think that suits his work quite nicely. He also went on to add:

For a good bulk of my photos, I use an Olympus stylus infinity, but for slower, more fine tuned photos, I use a Mamiya RZ67 along with a 65mm. The point and shoot never stays at home, if I were to ever leave it behind, I guarantee you I’d miss some great moments.

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Zack Applehans

We found Zack Applehans on Flickr and reached out to him to feature some of his work. Zack is a 19 year old college student attending Illinois State University. He has only been actively photographing for 2 years now and shoots exclusively film.

When talking about this set, Zack stated:

I almost always have a camera on me when I’m out, and my friends eventually got used to it and became somewhat photogenic. In the future, I’m hoping to have more specific series, but for now this is the best grouping I can come up with and still have some of my favorite photos included.

Also, I have no plans to pursue photography as a career. I see it remaining as my main hobby and that is just fine with me.

If you’d like to see more of Zack’s work, check out his website at cargocollective.com/zacklehans

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Marrakech: Cameron Ulvila

Cameron Ulvila is a photographer based just outside of the Nation’s capital. He recently returned from a study abroad in Grenoble, France; which gave him several opportunities to advance his portfolio. Working almost entirely with Kodak Ektar, Cameron’s work has gorgeous saturation and a unique quality.

The selected images are from Cameron’s time in Marrakech, Morocco. Cameron’s work shows not only the style of the city, but also the raw emotion of the people that inhabit Marrakech.

You can check out more of Cameron’s work on his portfolio page at CameronUlvila.com

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