Water Enigma by Alexander Martirosov
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INDEX PREMIUM PHOTOGRAPHERS DUNCAN, Suzanne 2-3 LIM, Scott Robert 4-5 SCHULZ, Cathrin 6-7 RODRIGUEZ, Xanti 8-9 WILK, Barbara 10-1 GRIFFIN, Susannah Virginia 12-3 QUINN, GL 14-5 LIVSHIN, Michael 16-7 MOTEGI, Hiro 18-9 CADOSCH, Marie Louise 20-1 CLOR, Christopher 22-3 KOH, Kelvin 24-5 WESSLING, Kristin 26-7 VIKANDER, Brian 28-9 SIMPSON, G. Elliot 30-1 PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AEBY, Noel 34-6 ALANIS, Mauricio 37 ALJAMMAZ, Ayman 38-9 AMBAR, Doron 40-41 ANABITARTE, Miguel 42-43 ALLEN, Skip 44-6 BADURINA, Ines 47 BARLOW, Jeremie 48-9 BARNES, Scott 50-1 BEATTIE, Lorraine 52-3 BELL, Joe 54-9 BELLOU, Kalli 60-1 BELYAEVSKY, Stanislav 62 BIGGS, Brenton 63 BERGE, Trond Are 64-5 BLATTY, JT 66-7 BOILEAU, Regis 68-9 BOWMAN, Dave 70-1 BRADLEY, Chuck 72-3 BLINCOE, Jeremy 74 BUJBARA, Adel 75 CADOSCH, Marie Louise 76-7 CAIN, Debbie 78 CAPOBIANCO, Holly 79 CANN, Kitty 80-1 CAPRI, Alex 82-7 CATER, Herman 88-9 CHOW, ND 90 CHEUNG, Sidney 91 CHAVEZ, Edin 92-3 CHANDRA, Anita 94 CRAVER, Neil 95-7 CUNHA DE SA, Goncalo 98-9 DDiArte 100-5 DE ROSA, Stefano 106-7
DENG, Zabrina 108 ENSEKI, Hiroko 109 EKIN, Cemal 110-1 FAGERSTROM LEVRING, Katarina 112 FALCAO, Bruno 113 FLETCHER, Julie 114-5 FORCIER, Deena 116-7 GAGNE, Patricia 118 GENET, Gerry 119 GIGENA-SEEBER, Carlos 120-1 GREINER, Ralf 122-3 GRIFFIN, Susannah Virginia 124-6 GUIDETTI, Carlo 127 HANN, Hilary 128 HIEBAUM, Julia 129 HARDIKAR, Mihir 130-1 HEIER, Robert 132-5 HOOPES, Carly 136 JADAN, Lians 137-9 JOERGENSEN, Ole Marius 140-1 JESUS, Carla 142 KASSEL, Jonathon 143 KATZ, Annie, 144-7 KODDRIP 148-9 KOH, Kelvin 150-3 KOOPMAN, Linda 154-5 KOOPMAN, Sophia 156-7 KOTWAS, Janet 158-9 KULISEV, Filip 160-1
LA-ROQUE, Jean Marc 162-3 LAOR, Dikla 164-5 LAM, Lai Leng 166 LEBEDEV, Ivan 167-9 LEGUDI, Katheerine 170 LLOYD, Roderick 171 LIM, Alwin 172-5 LIPGAR, Robert 176-7 LIVINGSTON, Debra 178-9 LOPES, Sal 180-1 LUBITZ, Allen 182-3 MARGAGNONI, Massimo 184-6 MATEER, Jenee 187 MARTIROSOV, Alexander 188-9 MATON, Jacques 190 MIMMS, Stephen 191 MAXWELL, Marilyn 192-3 MENDES DE ALMEIDA, Jose 194-5 MERRIAM, Jill 196-7 MIZUNO, Alex 198 MULAS, Andre 199 NAMAN, David 200-1 NG, Anita 202-5 NOVICHENCKO, Rosae 206-7 MOROSAN, Gabriel 208-10 O’CONNOR, Anne 211-3 O’LEARY, Kim Patrick 214 PAGRATIDIS, Pagratis 215
PARK, Jung Soo 216 PINTO, Joao Pedro 217 PIZZOCARO, Anna Paola 218 RAKSHA 219 POIZOT, Nicolas 220-1 PUDELKA, Michal 222-7 PUSIRI, Charit 228-9 QUEENAN, John 230-1 QUINN, GL 232-3 RAMPININI, Gabriele 234-5 RAZ, Shira 236 ROZOTTE, Corinne 237 REIMER, Ulla and CARLES, Caroline 238-9 RICHARDS, Ali 240-1 RU, Masha 242-3 RUBIN, Joseph 224-5 RUNION, Lee 246 SANK, Michelle 247
SEITZ, Brian 248-9 SHERRY, Dawn 250-1 SHINKLE, Linda and Theodore 252-3 SHORT, Bev 254-5 SHULHAN, Mike 256-7 SHVED, Oren 258-9 SIEBERT, Tracey-Rae 260-1 SIQUEIROS, Damian 262 SLATTERY-CHING, Kimene 263 SIU MING, Fung 264-7 STEINLE, Kurt 268 TABONE, Joe 269 THAKKAR, Amish 270-1 THOMPSON, Richard 272-3 TILLING, Margaret 274-5 TOGASHI, Kiyoshi 276-7 TORANTO, Barry 278-9 TORRES, Guido 280-1 TADROS, Ingetje 282 VAN DEELEN, Ellen 283 VAN DEN BOS, Kees 284-5 VAN STRALEN, Peter 286-7 VERHEYE, Stephane 288-9 VERMA, Nishant 290-1 VIKANDER, Brian 292-7 VOURNAKIS, Karen 298-9 WAJS, Julie 300-1 WILK, Barbara 302 WILLS, Mark 303 WOO, Tauron 304 YERKISH, Eddie 305 ZURMUEHLE, Martin 306-7
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INTRODUCTION B Y T H E E D I TO R The beginning of this endeavor comes at a very interesting and vital moment for photography: it has at last gained universal acceptance as one of the with its companion, cinema, it is the most characteristic art of our age. Also, together with the dominance of digital photography, the very nature of the art has changed. Very little photography (apart from documentary and news photography) is now done without are some notable exceptions,) and often the resulting image bears practically no resemblance to the original shot. Thus photography is now closer than ever to its etymological sense: writing, or painting, of every conceivable kind of “painting with light” is taking place around us. So we consider that the launching of this publication could not have come at a more propitious time.
and travel photographers from many countries, and advertising, fashion, portrait, nude, still life, nature, abstract, macro, documentary and many kinds of experimental photography are also well-represented. A special mention should be made of wedding photography. While for many years it was scorned as a poor cousin, as the most mundane type of everyday “work photography”, it has been elevated in recent years, by a number of talented practitioners, especially in East Asia, to a true art form. And we have in this book some impressive examples. We have a similarly broad approach in the photographers we have included. Some have reached the status of “old masters” – are internationally famous and at the top of their profession, honored with multiple awards and solo museum exhibitions, their work muchcollected. Others are just beginning their While most are professionals, some are not. What all have in common though, is that there is something remarkable or arresting about their work, and they all are technically In short, we have tried to give a complete as possible a picture of the best of photography
This thought has dictated our approach. There is considerable discussion about what is and what is not photography. We decided to take the broadest possible interpretation, and not only include, but actively pursue, everything that could remotely be considered as photography. On the one hand, we have the work of purists who still work only with old-
century. And as new volumes come out, we intend to broaden this picture and create an extensive chronicle of the art of photography.
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we have “light painters” who alter images to the point where the original scene is unrecognizable.
A F E W W O R D S B Y T H E C U R ATO R exclusively to the art of photography. Our purpose with International Masters of Photography is similar to that of our other series: to create an annual chronicle of what is happening in the art of photography all over the world, by featuring the work of noteworthy photographers, representing as many genres as possible. established photographers, but to do so would have been to miss much of the vital pulse of an art that is expanding and literally recreating itself before our eyes. Much of what is really new and exciting is coming from young, unknown photographers, members of a globalized and well connected world-wide community. Very much enabled by the internet and the rapid development of communication technologies, people from every corner of the global village, are not only gaining more access to information and new processes, but we all are enabled to share our discoveries and in a primarily visual manner. We, at WWAB, see this as a very exciting and positive development, and hope that our books provide one more tool to enhance this contemporary phenomenon. It has been our approach from our beginning as a publishing house to be as broad and inclusive as possible in our selection - while maintaining rigorous standards of quality. We believe that the element of magic in any anthology of art is its broadness and variety, and here we want it to include the whole world. And the world of photography is huge. In years to come, as we add volume after volume, we think that our depiction of it will become an ever more faithful cross-section of this beautiful and dynamic art.
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SUZANNE DUNCAN Born in Newcastle, Suzanne Duncan today lives in Sydney, Australia. A fashion and travel photographer, she has visited all seven continents and lived in Los Angeles and New York City, where she honed her craft. Suzanne has exhibited in Sydney and worked with leading companies and magazines in the fashion and travel industries, completing her studies. Suzanne is member of the AIPP.
The Essence | Canon Mark II | Gown by Corston Couture, Hair by Cindy Zhao and Makeup by Ilona Kish.
All Images: Untitled Digitally processed color digital photograph
His images have been published in numerous books and magazines around the world. Currently Lim accepts a limited number of commissions around the world and is also recognized as one of the top photography educators and speakers in America.
Scott Robert Lim is a 2009 Kodak Award winner and
CATHRIN SCHULZ “ ‘AUTHENTI©ITY OF AMERICA | DENALI’ documents my vision of America. I perceive America’s authenticity and diverseness, embracing it in soulful places. The energy, sensitivity and natural authenticity of DENALI immediately caught me up. His impact revealed a pure exterior strength, a deep beauty. Shooting DENALI on his own ground and comfort level, his inner soul became visible. The muscular posture, his clear body language and his eyes communicated with an intimacy and a sense of power and vulnerability at the same time. This edition is about sensing, seeing and understanding - a horse, a country, a culture.” -Cathrin Schulz Cathrin Schulz was born in 1971 in Wiesbaden, Germany and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied History of Econmics in Zurich, Switzerland. 6 AUTHENTI©ITY OF AMERICA | DENALI 1 Watercolor print mounted on acrylic
XANTI RODRIGUEZ Born in 1978 in Azpeitia, Spain, Xanti Rodriguez lives in the Basque Country. He studied Photography and Illustration at IDEP and JOSO schools, both in Barcelona. He works in fashion and advertising, using CGI technics as a basic tool, combining actual photography with 3D modeled worlds to recreate impossible scenes. An awarded artist, Xanti has received the 2011 European Silver Camera prize from the FEP . 8
Irene | Color digital photograph with computer generated imagery
BARBARA WILK 10
Introversion | Australia Day Fireworks, Perth Color digital photograph
SUSANNAH VIRGINIA GRIFFIN 12
Trinity I-Phone 4 | Color digital photograph
“You can say I have somewhat of a “romance with the heavens” and I write poetry as a
is nothing but a story in the making... A “love story,” which one day, will all come together.”
GL QUINN “Although studio shooting is sometimes necessary, I don’t like the limitations a studio environment can create. I love “found moments” outdoors with dramatic lighting, environments and subject matter. Perspective is the most important tool in a photographer’s arsenal these days; with camera-crazy culture. Making viewers see the common everyday world from unique and extreme points of view is what I am most passionate about.” - GL Quinn
Weeping Brothers Nikon D2X | B & W digital photograph
MICHAEL LIVSHIN world around me, about myself, better understand the reality of the three dimensions and convert it into two-dimensional sub-reality, freezing time to stop the constant want to see deep inside someoneâ€™s eyes and see their pain, hopes and dreams, look for the light in the darkness around me, search for the uncommon in the common. I want to see people, what lies behind their eyes, where have they been, where they hope to go, because it helps me to understand myself. I am searching for the soul in the mundane, purpose in a seemingly indifferent and cruel world; to identify my place in it with all my talents.â€? -Michael Livshin
At his core, Michael Livshin is an intellectual, philosopher, thinker and is an artist. Starting as a musician, and, upon completing advanced musical studies in Conservatory, he chose to venture toward creative photography driven by his passion in a perpetual purpose.
Michael studied under the tutelage of many masters such as Joe McNally, Monte Zucker, Dave Black, Vincent Versace and others. He is member of PPA, PPANJ, participated in selected exhibitions and has had work published in various American and international publications.
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A Journey | The Grand JetĂŠ, Kasey Branch Nikkor 50mm | Color digital photograph
“The moment that I look through
Spending a lot of time doing photography, I noticed I have evolved my style. My style is “ Jin”, which means “to care about the subject and person from your heart” and truly shows who I am. My current focus is dance, Japanese history and kimono designs by Kimi Motegi.” - Hiro Motegi
visual art culture. But also, my life in Columbus, Georgia in 2001 broadened my photography career. My father is an engineer and my mother a fashion designer. After I started doing photography, my father told me that he used to take photos of trains when he was in his twenties. So it came naturally for me to grab a camera and go on multiple journeys in my life.
Ever since I started photography, I wanted to capture everything I see. When I look back at my early photographs, my memories come back as if those photographs speak to me about the stories that I may have forgotten.
pushes the shutter button allows me to hear the sound of the scene being captured.
MARIE-LOUISE CAD OSCH “For my editorials, I look for contemporary topics and wrap them in classic settings.” - Marie-Louise Cadosch
Fashion Breakdown Hasselblad H3DII-39 | Color digital photograph
CHRIS CLOR “Born 1959, I grew up in the suburbs of what was once the home of the largest car companies in the world; Detroit, Michigan. I spent a great deal of my career there working for the ad agencies that serviced these companies. I moved to London three years ago and am now based in the UK. My visual style has been described as illustrative, painterly and cinematic. It is a product of years the offbeat expression, unique beauty, or a face etched with years of living are a few of the qualities that make a great portrait to me. My goal is to create epic, dramatic imagery using carefully crafted lighting and color palettes combined with a sense of mystery, whimsy and humor. I use a combination of photographic craftsmanship and modern post processing techniques to achieve the ‘look.’ I was an early adopter of CGI rendering and image compositing, combining virtual and analog elements to create imagery that would have been unimaginable just a few year ago.” -Chris Clor
22 The Disciple’s Day Off Digitally processed color digital photograph
KELVIN KOH 24
Untitled B&W digital photograph
KRISTIN WESSLING 26
Flight of the Piper B&W digital photograph
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Born in 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kristin Wessling spent here youth there, as well as in Alexandria. Virginia, and Cincinnati, Ohio, moving to Florida with her husband, in 1999. Kristin has travelled extensively throughout her life, photographing everything from the Old Faithful in Wyoming to the Masai Mara in Kenya. Her work has been included in many exhibitions and has been shown in venues all over the United States; including the Yeiser Art Center and Merchantâ€™s Hall in Vermont, where she is also the resident photographer. Her most recent solo exhibition was in 2011 at the Henry P. Leu Garden Gallery in Orlando, Florida.
Lifeâ€™s Passion | Solitary Place of Joy It is our humanity toward one another that will remain as our testament of achievement during our time on this planet. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 40 x 60 in.
‘Seek your journey’s beginning and end ... for in the quest lies the essence of life itself …’ - Brian Vikander
G. ELLIOTT SIMPSON G. Elliott Simpson was born in 1970. He has been an artist and graphic designer since 1993, and has art while recovering from a near-fatal injury and 7-week-long coma. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his husband Peter, and a long-haired tabby named Wagner. “It’s fair to say the injury and recovery motivated me to get on with making the work I’d always wanted to, made me appreciate the time left - so it’s at least partly to blame. While I admire the work of many photographers see around us is a lie in the process of being told, and that intrigues me - to paint people, dress them in a new costume or skin, to conceal them behind that polished commercial veneer (another lie we’re all now accustomed to) that can make the disturbing seem accessible, even fashionable. And when you cover something up in one place, something else gets revealed in another - I think my images are about people pretending to be, wishing they were, something other than what they are, which when you think about it seems truthful in and of itself, very everyday.” - G. Elliott Simpson 30
Pearls Canon 5D Mark II | Digitally processed color digital photograph
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NOËL AEBY “Noël Aeby lives in Senedes, a Swiss village - and has on 3 occasions received Funding for Applied Arts granted by the Swiss government. He was nominated twice for Swiss photography awards and has obtained the Master Award from the Hasselblad Perspectives Contest. His works have been published in several specialised press (Hasselblad Revue and Nikon catalogues) and in the Swiss magazine L’Illustre. Some of his most impressive work was purchased by The Elysee Museum of Lausanne and the Art Museum of Zurich. In addition a book about the City of Fribourg, written by Swiss writer Jacques Chessex (2007,) contains Aeby’s pictures. His goal is to express situations and emotions through his photographs. He initially creates the pictures in his mind and then captures it. (Continues: Opposite page)
Lac d’Argentine Patagonie Argentine Hasselblad | Color film photograph
Purmamarca Province San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentine Hasselblad | B&W film photograph He will not compromise on this approach. What he sees appears either in colour or in black and white. In the lab, he masters the art of matching what he saw in his mind with what he is looking to create. He feels totally at ease working with traditional silver halide images. When it comes to photographic equipment, Noel Aeby uses the traditional squared-shape Hasselblad that offers him the quality he needs.” - Pierre-André Sieber
Above Top Row Left: Gaucho Patagonie Chili Hasselblad | B&W film photograph Middle: Ollantaytambo Pﾃｩrou Hasselblad | B&W film photograph Right: Calafate Patagonie Argentine Hasselblad | Color film photograph Bottom Row Left: Gaucho Pampa Del Leoncito Province San Juan Argentine Hasselblad | B&W film photograph Middle: Purmamarca Province San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentine Hasselblad | B&W film photograph Right: Calafate Patagonie Argentine Hasselblad | Color film photograph
Tres Cruces Province San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentine Hasselblad | Color film photograph
Born in 1967 in Monterrey where he has lived ever since, Mauricio Alanis studied Architecture at ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico. He has had two solo exhibitions in Mexico and the UK and his work has been featured in over twenty global art books. Heâ€™s been internationally awarded and proudly holds the only granted in Mexico by PPA. Mauricio Alanis is member of different art and photography organizations, among which are: PPA, Fur Group, Getty Images, and Bloomberg News.
Four Seasons Digital color photographs
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Born in 1979 in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia where he lives today, Ayman Aljammaz has a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine, ME. His interest in arts began at an early age until he found his passion in photography. Aljammaz has participated in a number of group photography exhibits in the USA, the UK and Saudi Arabia. He is an award-winning photographer in a number of international photo competitions and most notably he won the Middle East Landscape Photographer 2010.
The Hidden Beach Canon 40D | Color digital photograph
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â€œThe ability to express feeling and convey messages through art is a great gift. Photography to me is the form of expression. It represents how I interact with the beauty the world has to offer. When I hold the camera up and press my eye am alone in this world and I have to capture the scene in front of me as if I am the only one witnessing it. Whether it is man-made structures or natural elements interacting together to form a scene, I try my best to capture its essence and what it means to me.â€? -A.A. The Bay Bridge , San Francisco Canon 40D | Color digital photograph A view of the Bay Bridge from a vantage point in Treasure Island right after sunset.
Man Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph
Born in 1957 in Israel, Doron Ambar lives in Tel Aviv. He is a self-taught photographer and has taken part in several artphotography workshops. He has had solo exhibitions in Israel, and group participations in Italy, England, and Israel. Ambar has been photographing for over twenty years, while working as a landscape designer. nature around us all. I started my way focusing mainly on nature and landscapes, but in the last few years I became more of an art photographer. My work is characterized by a different perception special atmosphere of the moment, while bringing forward the themes of light and color, I try to stimulate the viewer to practice
Opposite page: 1. Behind the Mask Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph 2. Playtime Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph 3. Crossroads Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph 4. Clothesline Canon EOS 40D | Color digital photograph 5. Sherlock Holmes 2011 Canon EOS 40D | Color digital photograph 6. Behind The Veil Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph 7. In the KaĂ§kar Mountains Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph
cameras; Canon 10-20mm, Canon 70-200 f/4 is, Canon 18-55mm lenses.â€? - D.A.
A N A B I TA RT E
Born 1965 in Madrid,Spain, Miguel Anabitarte has lived in Switzerland since 1966. He learnt about photography with Mr. Jurai Lipscher and Immanuel PĂśrtner in Baden. Staying in Zurich for about 30 years he is an autochthon photographer and creative worker with complementary academic business college diploma. Anabitarte has had two honorable mentions at the International Photography Award.
Above: Sister Nun Going Up Her Way Nikkormat Nikon | B & W film photograph Below: ZĂźrich, Rudolf Brun Bridge Nikon D90 | Color digital photograph
Right: Park Landscape in Zurich-Seefeld Canon IXUS 750 | Color digital photograph Far Right: Everyone Goes Their Own Way Nikon D90 | Color digital photograph Below: Bay of Txingudi, France Seen from Hondarribia, Spain Color digital photograph
Driftwood II 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1951, where he has lived his entire life, Skip Allen studied Photography at Carnegie-Mellon University while attaining a Chemistry Degree. Operating his own commercial/industrial studio for 13 years, Skip shot for some of the larger local corporations. three solo exhibitions. His works belong in both public and private collections and Skip Allen is a member of the AAP and
Far Right: Desert Tree 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print Right Top: Rocks | Big Sur 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print Bottom: Arroyo 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print Below: Snowy Crest, CO 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print
Above: Sunrise, Zion Below: Mining Town Both images: 4 x 5 Linhof Technika | B & W silver gelatin print
â€œIn my work I try to capture a moment that makes an impression, or to bring out some meaning or message from what I see through my lens. Also, I like to use natural light to get what I want. I love to use the variety of colors, tones and shadows that natural light provides.â€? - I.B.
Born in 1977 in Osijek, Croatia, Ines Badurina today lives in Visnjevac. She learnt about photography from professional photographers in Osijek. Beside her artwork, she is a freelance photographer and her work has been awarded and received honorable mentions at photography competitions in Croatia and internationally.
Above: Frozen Nikon D40X | Color digital photograph Below Left: His Music Nikon D40X | Digitally processed B&W digital photograph Right: Path of Life Nikon D40X | Digitally processed B & W digital photograph
Above: Chairs Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Color digital photograph Below: Dr. Maya Angelou Canon EOS 40D | B & W digital photograph
“I was raised in a family of professional photographers. Trained as a psychologist, I found photography as a second full-time career. I constantly challenge myself to express myself in new and unconventional ways with my camera. My shooting style is highly intuitive and regardless of the tools used. I capture things with all sorts of gear, almost always with natural light and with some planned distance between intuition and technical perfection. I feel that creativity behind the lens lends itself to artistic expression. Like any other artistic medium the camera is the beginning of one’s art, - not the end. The camera is a tool that allows me to paint with light. I love interpreting life in this way; breaking traditional photography rules and capturing an image in the way I feel it should be.” -J. B.
Migrant Farm Worker | Terrazu, Costa Rica Coffee Plantation EOS 5D Mark II | B & W digital photograph
Winter Canyon Hand printed photogravure Limited edition of 10 sepia and 10 black
photogravures have a special quality that feels earned. It gives me a feeling of connection to my life as it is today and the lives of people in the past.” -S.B. Scott Barnes was born in Florida and lives outside New York City. He is a printmaker with a Master’s Degree in Painting. He has studied and worked in the United States, Italy, and Austria. An avid whitewater kayaker and general outdoor enthusiast, Scott Barnes’ images have appeared in several industry publications. He has been included in dozens of exhibitions and his work is in many private collections.
The answer is in the quest for truth and the reward of effort.
Right: Matkatamiba Far Right: Havasu Below: Camp 118.6 All images: Hand printed photogravure Lmtd Edition 10 Sepia | 10 B&W prints
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Sandstorm Color digital photograph
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Lorraine Beattie now lives in Auckland. She is a self-taught digital cameras and her images are untouched limited editions. Lorraine captures the moods of unusual places, moments in time, amazing landscapes and seascapes and gains inspiration from the light, colors and natural beauty of the NZ foreshore. She specialises in photo journalism and loves to share her personal experiences, from interesting countries she visits, including Tunisia, Burma, Libya, Afghanistan and Iran. Lorraine has participated in 21 group exhibitions, nationwide New Zealand, as well as in Italy and New York and has presented four solo exhibitions in Auckland. In 2012, Lorraine was selected for a solo exhibition in Fort Lauderdale FL, participation in a group show at the and to present works during the inaugural Miami Art Fair 2012. Her works are in various galleries around New Zealand and Italy.
Business Color digital photograph
Sea of Sand Color digital photograph
Pupuke Color film photograph
Tropical Paradise Color film photograph
Santa Barbara for 27 years. In 2003, another move took him and his family (one beautiful wife and two charming daughters, six dogs and ten cats,) on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River in Montana. More of an explorer than a photographer, but with passion for both, Joe lugged cameras over virtually every road and trail in western North America and when possible, from the air. Self taught he has attended several workshops and has exhibited his masterful photographs in a few exhibitions.
Reflect | Owens Lake â€“ Soda Piers, California Color digital photograph
awards he managed to rake in were from primarily the IPA and PX3. The highlights being , 2004 and in Fine Art Landscape, 2011 PX3 Awards. Besides photography Joe owns an unrelated business. This is the job that pays the bills, the one that tells you how much you can put into photography; sometimes that is just a new book!
1. Landescapes | John Ford â€“ Overlooking Monument Valley, San Juan River From Mulley Point, Utah Color digital photograph 2. Landescapes | Arctic Autumn â€“ Fishing Huts On Lake Schrader, North Slope Color digital photograph
3. Title of Work Color digital photograph 4. Reflect | Belle Fourche- Belle Fourche River, Wyoming Color digital photograph 5. Reflect | Feet Above Sea Level, Meadow Lake, Lemhi Range, Idaho Color digital photograph Below: Title of Work Color digital photograph
Alaska Aerials | Illiamna Volcano, Aleutian Range, Alaska Color digital photograph
Alaska Aerials | Amble â€“ Coastal River Into Cook Inlet, Alaska Color digital photograph
Right: Landescapes | Pipes – Gypsum Mine, Saddle Peak Hills Death Valley Color digital photograph Below: Glasseye | Horseshoe Sunset – Petroglyphs, Horseshoe Canyon, Utah Color digital photograph
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Untitled, 2007 | Athens National Museum Sony DSLR A100 | Digitally processed B&W digital photograph Born in Belgium in 1963, Kalli Bellou has lived in Athens, Greece since 1973. In 1996 she joined the Hellenic As she was always fond of photography and travelling, she created her own website, where she shares her thoughts and images from Greece and abroad. She considers herself an amateur photographer, as photography is a journey that never ends; a journey where there is always something new to discover. Some of her work is “pure” photography; images as recorded by the camera, but in many creating something new: her own composition. She has no set procedure– the result is the instinctive inspiration of a moment, which can never be duplicated.
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Untitled, 2007 | Athens National Museum Sony DSLR A100 Digitally processed B&W digital photograph
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Born in 1973 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Stanislav Belyaevsky now lives in Helsinki, Finland. He studied Art at the Vaganova Ballet Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the International Fotoart-School / Academy of International Cooperation (Moscow, Russia.) He has had four solo exhibitions in Finland and the USA and a group participation in Russia. His dance photography captures the energy and passion of movement and the aura of each individual performer. As a world renowned dancer himself, Stanislav becomes one with the dancer through his camera.
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Born in 1988 in New Jersey, Brenton Biggs now resides in North Dakota. A self taught photographer he specializes in nature and landscape images. Growing up in the digital age, he has focused on creating antiquated black and white images in the digital dark room. His work belongs to private collections in the United States
Above Left: Interconnected Middle: Blown Away Right: Looking At Him Below: Reclaimed Soul | One life replenishes the earth for others All images: Digitally processed B&W digital photograph
Born in Trondheim, central Norway, where he still lives today, Trond Are Berge provides photos and articles for books, newspapers and magazines and has sold several slideshows to the Norwegian television (NRK) and nature museums. He is an author and co-author and has his own photography business. Trond Are is a nature inspector by profession and has worked in several Norwegian national parks since 1981. He is represented in the USA by
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Above: Sledge in Sarek National Park, Sweden Color digital photograph Below: Burning Rock II Color digital photograph
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JT “Jenn” Blatty graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (2000) and served 6 years as an active duty
Above: Adaptation, 2011 Fossilized Rorqual or Gray Whale Outer Ear Bones Age: 11 thousand – 8 million years ago (Pleistocene – late Miocene) Scientific Classification: Balaenopteridae or Eschrichtiidae Below: Respire, 2011 Fossilized Eagle Ray Mouthplate Age: 4 – 5 million years ago (early Pliocene) Scientific Classification: Aetobatis
combat deployments into Afghanistan and Iraq. Inspired by capturing the culture and the people of those lands, she discovered her passion for photography, and has pursued it ever since. About Parallel Series “There’s a mystery and power in holding something so ancient in the palm of your hand; to think that once this fossil belonged to a creature that lived thousands or millions of years ago, in a world so removed from ours. But even more powerful is the recognition that this prehistoric fragment resembles something so close to me, alive and present: The human form, a perfectly orchestrated symphony, with its grooves, curves and twists, converging and diverging lines, the bones, the muscles, the organs. And the ancient fossil falls in tune, playing the same symphony, yet on another frequency: A parallel frequency.”
Above: Mammalian Embrace, 2011 Fossilized Baleen Whale Squamosal Skull Bone Age: 4 – 5 million years ago (early Pliocene) Scientific Classification: Mysticeti Below: Anchorage, 2010 Fossilized Giant Great White Shark Tooth Age: 1.81 – 23.3 million years ago (Pliocene – Miocene) Scientific Classification: Carcharocles megalodon
Born in 1971 in Saint Germain, France, Regis Boileau now has his base in New York. He studied photography and graduated from the University of Montpellier and Nouvelle Sorbonne. Since then, he has been travelling the world, to over 30 countries, as a photographer for newspapers and magazines. He has had exhibitions in London, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. Dark Angkor B&W digital photograph
Top Right: Modern Cliff B&W digital photograph Left: Love for the Beast B&W digital photograph Bottom: Harvest For Sushi B&W digital photograph
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Born in 1965 in North Wales, UK, Dave Bowman currently lives in The Netherlands. He studied Photography and Audio Visual Communications at Plymouth College of Art and Design, Plymouth, UK. He has held solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and group participations in London and Canada and has been a featured photographer in a variety of publications. Bowman is an awarded artist and a member of the LPA and . Arctic Cathedral B&W digital photograph
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Above: De Hoge Brug Monochrome digital photograph Below: Three Towers B&W digital photograph
Chuck Bradley may have been living and working as a photographer in Australia for the past 30 years, but his accent still strongly carries the sounds of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, where Chuck was born. It was there as a darkroom technician in a big style – that Chuck learnt his craft and discovered what he calls his love of light. “The lighting has always been paramount to me: the way it looks on an object or a person.”
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Chuck loves to let the subject speak. “It’s about the subject, not the post production,” he explains. “ the moment with your subject as part of their world. It was great getting back to true from the lab all those years ago.”
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Above: All That Remains Left: Bits Middle: Fishing Reel Right: Porthole Canon_1DS_Mark III | Color digital photograph Below: Vacancy Canon_1DS_Mark III | Color digital photograph
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based photographer Jeremy Blincoe studied Photography at Massey University in Wellington before heading to Australia to launch his art practice. In 2009, Jeremy was signed to Melbourneâ€™s Lindberg Galleries, and has had three solo shows there. A predominating focus of his work is on youth and his images are set in wondrous landscapes, giving viewers a license to create their own narrative inside the mysterious and mythical settings he has created. Jeremyâ€™s work has been featured in a number of periodicals. This year he won the at Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography, and in 2010 he had been awarded the .
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recent at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. An awarded artist, Adel is member of the International Federation of Photography (FIAP) and the
Above: Freedom of Opinion Digitally processed color digital photograph Bottom Left: There Is No Delight Digitally processed color digital photograph Middle: Freedom of opinion Digitally processed color digital photograph Right: Title of Work Digitally processed color digital photograph
cinematographic style allows me to quickly attract the viewerâ€™s eye. A funny or dramatic story motivates her or him to think about the picture. For my editorials, I look for contemporary topics and wrap them in classic settings. Lovingly placed little details should cause a smile and leave a long-lasting impression.â€? -M-L. C.
No One Lives Twice Hasselblad H3DII-39 | B &W digital photograph
Swiss-born, Marie-Louise Cadosch started her career in the fashion industry as a couturier and later as costume designer and tailor for theatres. In 2009 she decided to go a step further and use her knowledge on fashion and design to become a fashion photographer. Since then she has published editorials in various international art and fashion magazines and has won several awards for her works.
Above Left & Middle: Pretty Freaks | I & II Leica M9 | Color digital photographs Right: Dream A Little Dream Hasselblad H3DII-39 | Color digital photograph Below: Heartbreak Hotel Leica M9 | Color digital photograph
Debbie Cain was born in Palo Alto, California in 1969 and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied Journalism and Photography at San Jose State University in California. She has participated in several group and juried shows and has had solo exhibitions. Cain is an awarded and published artist and member of the Gallery and
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Self Portrait I Minolta X 570 | B & W film photograph
Contemplation Minolta X 570 & Nikon FE2 | B & W film photograph
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Born in 1980, Holly Capobianco currently resides in Maryland. She developed a love for photography and began exploring various techniques in her own backyard. She mostly shoots nature scenes, with an emphasis on macro work. More samples of her work may be found on the Baltimore Arts at baltimoreartsdirectory.com
Above: Evening Caress Nikon Coolpix 4800 Color digital photograph Left: Contemplating Providence Nikon Coolpix 4800 | Color digital photograph
A keen bushwalker, Kitty Cann has focused on developing her photographic skills and experimenting with different styles, to produce powerful images of her surroundings. “Capturing emotion in a still image carries many challenges,” Cann says. “Combining my experience with the drama of nature and the art of creating keeps me motivated.” Kitty Cann’s photographs the light and textural nuance of the unique Pilbara region. A response to the vast Australian bush, each image captures the small and intricate, to reveal a detailed and intimate view of the natural beauty that surrounds us. Cann takes you on and vegetation to rocks, minerals and ancient fossilization. Her images lead you to a timeless place devoid of man. Each photograph timelessly captures the color, light, texture and energy of our natural world.
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Truck Canon 5D | Color digital photograph
Above: Man Walking Hasselblad X-Pan | B&W film photograph Below: Stoic Trees and Snow Hasselblad X-Pan | B&W film photograph
Award-winning photographer, Alex Capri is currently based in Hong Kong, China. His works feature subjects from California. Although best known for his black & white landscapes, cityscapes and urban still-lifes, his portfolio covers a broad range of genres, including people and underwater photography. Capriâ€™s photographs have earned honors and distinctions from such well known institutions as: The International Aperture Awards, the Epson International Pano Awards, the Photography Masters Cup and the . His works have been exhibited around the world.
Lone Tree & Road Nikon N90S | B&W film photograph
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Above: Cloud Portal Hasselblad X-Pan | B&W film photograph Below: Wind Blown Tree Nikon F | Infrared film photograph
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Above: Ying Yang Cloud and Bush Nikon D200 | B&W digital photograph\ Below: Earth and Ions Fuji 6X7 Panoramic| B&W film photograph
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Above: Palm Trees, Papua New Guinea Hasselblad X-Pan | B&W film photograph Below: Anchor Tree, Cambodia Pentax 6X7 | B&W film photograph Opposite page: Glowing Summer Wheat Nikon N90S | B&W film photograph
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as an English teacher and later as an advisor for the Educational Board of Slovenia until his retirement in 1991. In 1985 he contracted viral meningitis that resulted in paralysis of the upper part of the body; he was unable to eat, speak, or breathe and was told he would be never able to raise his hands again. shiatsu teacher. He described his recovery in the book
Forgotten | Alone Canon EOS 20 | Color digital photograph Herman’s father showed him how to use a camera when he was a little boy. He became known for his landscape photographs in Slovenia and abroad, but his collection ‘Forgotten’ attracted the most attention. In the last two years he has won awards in many international salons and competitions. He has had numerous solo photo exhibitions in Slovenia and elsewhere: Italy, Austria, the USA, Germany, Croatia, Russia, UAE and Saudi Arabia, and has held photo workshops in his own country and abroad. Six books of his photography have also been published. He is member of FIAP and has been awarded the titled of MFIAP (Master of the International Federation of Art Photography.)
Above Left: Forgotten | At the Edge of Living Right: Forgotten | Holiday Below: Forgotten | Mr. X All Images: Canon EOS 20 | Color digital photograph
Born in 1975 in Singapore, ND Chow currently lives in Tokyo. He primarily works as an editorial and portrait photographer. ND Chowâ€™s works have been published in various international magazines and he has created images for publicity campaigns for a number of global products.
Sea of Love | Sea of Love I. and II Camera used | color digital photograph
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SIDNEY CHEUNG Born in 1968, Sidney Cheung lives in Hong Kong, China where he is a professional photographer. He studied Computer Information Systems at California State University, Los Angeles. Cheung has had a solo exhibition in Hong Kong, China and is an awarded photographer in the Awards and Hasselblad Master Competitions. Purple Beauty Color digital photograph SIDNEYCHEUNG.COM | SIDNEYCM@NETVIGATOR.COM
EDIN CHAVEZ â€œPhotography is when the photographer disappears and you are left with something you can relate to on a personal level. I love abandoned places. I love the mystery that goes with it, but I truly love shooting anywhere, anytime. Take your camera everywhere you go, there have been so many times I wish I had my camera. I take mine to the grocery store, true story.â€? - E.C. Edin was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. At the age of 12 his family moved to California and Nevada followed a couple of years later, where he lived most of his adult life. Edin was fascinated with photography from a young age and at the age of 18 he got his to digital and has a rather interesting style. Edin has been all over the world and his appetite for travelling and discovery only grows with the years. He currently resides in Miami and through his photography he shares his individual view of the world. Apart from his work as a professional photographer, Edin Chavez has shown his work in a number of exhibitions.
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Above: Come Back Digitally processed B&W digital photograph Below: Passion Digitally processed color digital photograph
Above Left: Caress Me in Colors Right: Balloons in the Mountains Both images: Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Endless B&W digital photograph
AN ITA C HAN D RA Living and working in London, UK, Anita Chandra is an independent photographer and her work has been exhibited in various galleries throughout competition. Anita has over 17 years of experience as an inspirational leader in the design for an advanced digital TV system.
Above Left: Car Series | Noida Wedding, India Middle: Car Series | Sundown, Noida, India Right: Night Light & Playground Series| Columbia Road 5am, Shoreditch Below: Night Light & Playground Series | Playground I All Images: Color digital photograph
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“The project is meant to be consumed with your emotions, and not simply perceived with your sense organs. I wanted a transcendental meaning behind them, not only with the use of chromatics and aesthetics, but with my intended focus being on the philosophical theories. The shallowness of the area above the horizon line indicates the division of the limited amount of information consciously perceivable (atmosphere-above) and the larger mass storage of all the sense information, rationalizations,and prejudices of the subconscious
physical environment. To truly grasp the vexing questions of your inner facilities, you must placid waters of the subconscious world to uncover a linkage between the conscious and society’s imprisonment, starting a process of uncontaminated awareness, a penetrating understanding will unfold! ” - N. C.
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“As a youth in North Carolina I began my path as an abstract interest in the psychophysical effects of chroma. Photography holds all the intrinsic values of all the other arts, but differs in the fact that it is the foundation of existence. My creations are the exploration of my inner facilities; in the pursuit of contemporary knowledge expressing “original thought.” Nothing can exist without the photon, and every aspect is controlled by its usage.” Above: Omni-phantasmic | Phantasmic Cycle Color digital photograph
Below: Omni-phantasmic | Ephemeral Descend Color digital photograph
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Above Left: Omni-phantasmic Series | Fathoming Fathoms Color digital photograph Right: Omni-phantasmic Series | Fluidizing Dimensions Color digital photograph Below: Omni-phantasmic Series | Brilliantly Despairing Color digital photograph
GONCALO CUNHA DE SA
Above: Guide at the Ruins of Copan, Honduras Left: In Kathmandu, Nepal Below: Boy in Santa Lucia, Honduras All images: B&W digital photograph
Born in 1973 in Portugal, Goncalo Cunha de Sa, studied Photography, Film and Imaging at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. Cunha de Sa is the father of an art movement on social causes and through photographic art has contributed to many causes and organizations. He has had 18 solo exhibitions in Portugal and Spain and ten group exhibit participations in Portugal, Edinburgh,UK, Paris, France and Brooklyn, USA. His works belong to private collections in many countries. â€œFaces with stories, faces that address each of us in different ways. In every corner of every country there will be a person with a message. I am as much a documentarist as I am an advertising photographer. I blur the line that divides photographic genres and my documentaries are often used for advertising purposes, And the one expression that I was fortunate to capture will be addressing a larger audience than just me.â€?
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Above: Souk in Marrakech, Morocco B&W digital photograph Right Top: Holy Man in Kathmandu, Nepal B&W digital photograph Right Bottom: Dentistâ€™s Office in Kathmandu, Nepal B&W digital photograph Below: Streets of Kathmandu, Nepal B&W digital photograph
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“satirical or purely scenic, to be contemplated at will.”
Autumn Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III | Digitally processed color digital photograph The Berardo Collection and The Wurth Collection 2nd Prize MERIT OF EXCELLENCE & Honourable Mention in the ‘Nude Category’ of the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup, New York/London, 1st place in European Photographers of the Year 2010 in Fine Art FEP European Professional Photographer and three Trierenberg Super Circuit Photography Photographic Society of America for Best of Show International Federation of Photographic Art, and CANON-You Can Special Themes: Nude Category, Digital Images, General Category First Place in the Experimental Digital Images.
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Nightmare Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III | Digitally processed color digital photograph
Cupidos Playground Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III | Digitally processed color digital photograph and details
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Wake Up Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III | Digitally processed color digital photograph
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day when the twilight colors paint the sky. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and I am always seeking clear sky with wide-open vistas to reproduce on my photographs. I believe that a strong emotional connection with nature helps the photographer to transmit to the viewer the uniqueness of the captured moment.â€?
Daughter Moon Canon Eos 1000d | Color digital photograph
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Above: Stormy Occultation Canon Eos 1000d | Color digital photograph Below: Lunar Iridescence Canon Eos 1000d | Color digital photograph
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photographer, Zabrina Deng has travelled
Robert Lim, and
International Wedding Image of the Year and International Photojournalism Image of the Year WPPI. published numerous times in international
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Corporation of London Special Award at the Picture Editors Awards,
Patina of Loves Past Hasselblad | B& W film photographs
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â€œAs I touched the very center of the dome of Hagia Sophia; its ceiling and gold mosaics, I felt a tremendous sense of oneness with the people who laid them over 1500 years ago. This sense of awe emanating from the structure, the extraordinary emotional experience of being there, like in a cocoon, eliminated all fears I have of heights and close quarters.â€? -
Top: Hagia Sophia | Entrance from the Dome Digital color photograph Left: Hagia Sophia | Windows on the Dome Base Digital color photograph
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â€œThe rich ecosystem of the Great Salt Lake offered a surprising range of hues. The complex visual structure of the reddish orange water made it hard to distinguish surface, depth, and bottom. A mysterious glow emanated from the bottom and delineated shapes, of what, I did not understand.â€? -
1. 1. Great Salt Lake: The Borders and Boundaries Collections | #6 Digital color photograph 2. Great Salt Lake: The Spiral Jetty Collection | #4 Digital color photograph 3. Great Salt Lake: The Glow Collection | #5 Digital color photograph Below: Great Salt Lake: The Fields of Color Collection | #7 Digital color photograph
Women in Photography International and The Lucie Foundation.
Budding 3 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Color digital photograph
the cover of a newspaper, I won an award in a competition, I had a portfolio chosen by major publishers in my country and had sold pictures at exhibitions Today I am more mature and aware of what I do. I prefer authorial photography and avoid conceptual and documentary work, or merge the two. One of my main characteristics is versatility.â€?
Above: Arpex 12 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 2011 Edition of 50 B&W digital photographic prints on paper 40 x 59 in. Below: Contemporary Bate-bola 2 | Marechal Hermes, Rio de Janeiro, 2011 Edition of 50 color digital photographic prints on paper 24 x 35 in.
Pelican Point | Lake Eyre South Australia - The lowest point in Australia at approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level Nikon D700 | Color digital photograph
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Top Row Left: Storm on Sunset | Plum Plain, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia Middle: Aboriginal Boys | Fitzroy River, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia Right: Cracked Up | Mungo National Park, New South Wales , Australia Middle Left: Desert Color | Oodnadatta Track Near Marree, South Australia Right: Broken | Glenorchy, Lake Wakitipu, New Zealand Below: Graveyard | Menindee Lakes, Kinchega National Park, New South Wales All images: Nikon D700 | Digitally processed color digital photograph
Giraffe Color digital photograph
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Below Mom | 13 Falls in Kenya, Africa Color digital photograph 1. Zebra of the Masai Mara Color digital photograph 2. Crocodile Color digital photograph 4. Landscape Color digital photograph 5. Cheetah Color digital photograph
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Dancerâ€™s Dream Canon 1Ds Mark III | Digitally processed with Corel Painter color digital photograph
Recording_3910 Nikon DSLR | Color digital photograph
Hahnemuhle ‘Magnetic Stripes’
Vegetal Series | I Color digital photograph
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2. Vegetal Series | III Color digital photograph 3. Vegetal Series | IV Color digital photograph 4. Vegetal Series | V Color digital photograph 5. Vegetal Series | VI B & W digital photograph
â€œIn my opinion photography has the capacity to illustrate thoughts, soul beyond the borders of space and time. Furthermore, they offer the possibility to share these impressions in a very personal way, but also leave enough space to the viewer for free individual interpretations, and don`t push him in a certain direction as words often do..â€?
Iceland Canon 5d Mark II | Color digital photograph
Fotoagency LOOK/Munich, and is member of FIAP.
Opposite Page 1. Hope Canon 5d Mark II| Color digital photograph 2. Black Forest Canon 5d Mark II | Color digital photograph 3. Alps Canon 5d Mark II | Color digital photograph 4. Mount Sinai Canon 5d Mark II | Color digital photograph
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“I have been painting for 13 years, and was originally taught by my father, Duncan Simmons who is a professional hyperrealist and watercolorist. I attended the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas for a short time, but did not busy with my three children. However, I continued painting, teaching myself various styles and techniques, where I have worked up to a respectable level, mostly on my own. Aside from painting, I have developed a love for photography (I-Phone photography,) which has become a passionate part of my everyday life. I have captured the most amazing, and what I call “divine images” in the sky, via my I-Phone, without using any type of Photoshop for enhancing what I capture... ...just contrasting and toning the colors which are already there, bringing to life what is unseen to the naked eye. It is a blessing, and a gift I have received, no doubt, and I am so thankful this form of art can say I have somewhat of a ‘romance with the heavens’ touch to every form of creation. My art is nothing but a story in the making.. ...a “Love Story”, which one day, will all come together.
Top: Sun I-Phone 4 | Color digital photograph Bottom: Mother Nature I-Phone 4 | Color digital photograph
Sea Creatures I-Phone 4 | Color digital photograph
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Water Mountains Digitally processed color digital photograph Amsterdam Whitney Gallery. Museum of Modern Art Chianciano
Above: BuildingÂ The Clouds Color digital photograph Below: The Tree of Life Color digital photograph
produce an image in which the viewer could become immersed in the scene rather than remain a disinterested onlooker,â€? Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
Above: Sanctuary | Masai Mara, An African Mourning Dove Shelters in the Protective Branches of A Gnarled Old Tree Below: Alone | Masai Mara, Spiritual Place for A Warrior Tribe Both images: Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Above: Buddhist Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos Color digital photograph Below: The Peacock Lake in Jiu Zhai Gou, China Color digital photograph
â€œPeople, their attires, the environment they live in and the blending of cultures have always fascinated me. The process of capturing a moment that invokes an amalgamation of all these aspects inspire my photography; be it a candid pose or a staged situation, lit by nature or with the help of external light sources on location. The inanimate camera becomes a medium through which I can relate to the people I am shooting and I become a part of their whole environment. Just for that moment.â€? -
Above: Rain of Hope, Achara, Maharashtra, India Canon 5D Mark ll | Color digital photograph Below: Paper Boat, Achara Beach, Maharashtra. India Canon 5D Mark ll | Color digital photograph
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The Young Wife Canon 5D Mark ll Color digital photograph
Colorida Gallery Center for Fine Art Photography Sausalito Art Festival, the Ann Arbor Art Fair and the Northern Virginia Arts Festival. Festival of the Masters Disney World
Clouds Digitally processed color digital photograph “The images presented here are all examples of what I call “fauxtography,” a unique proprietary process designed to convert my original photos of urban Europe and Latin America into abstract images in which, as often as not, the original pictures are replaced entirely by more edgy and contemporary prints. I call these resulting prints Fauxtographs and hope they are even more mysterious, thought-provoking and timeless than the original photos.”
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Far Right: Venice Verve Right: Pintura Y Piano Below: Clouds II All images: Digitally processed color digital photograph
Clouds III Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Columna Blanca Digitally processed color digital photograph
All Images: Decompose | Untitled B&W digital photograph
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to appease his parents, he later. Lians gained his initial training in professional to international fashion
ComingUP of fashion editorials and portraits spanning the globe, Sony, Warner Brothers Records, Audi, Chevy, Dodge, US Mint, Dollhouse Clothing, Amuleti J Fashion Group and has been
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Fashion In Detroit, fashion designers on an international platform. Hi-Contrast Digitally processed color digital photograph
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1. Moscow 2. Mozart No. 1 3. Untitled 4. Untitled 5. Oslo Philarmonic All images: Color digital photograph shot with a Canon camera
Above Top: Helping Hands Middle: Unseen Bottom: Untitled Right: Kicked out All images: Color digital photograph
AFDA of Modern Art, 20th Century Fox, MetroGoldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures artist at Cinetech Imaging,
Above: Trio: Aloes Digitally processed color digital photograph Right Top: Aloe II Digitally processed color digital photograph Bottom: Moon I Digitally processed B&W digital photograph
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Associated Press Getty Images and Still Pictures, London. She lives in Aspen,
Above: Waterbuck Meets Pelicans | Waterbuck Walking Along the Shoreline Meeting Pelicans Drying their Wings in Lake Nakuru, Kenya Below: Death of a Wildebeest | Crocodile killing a Wildebeest During the Annual Migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya Both images: Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph
“My approach to photography is quite simple. I believe that “photography” is the capturing of a moment in time. Because of this philosophy I do very little, if any, moments. With diminishing natural resources and human’s lack of compassion and understanding, these animals are disappearing at an alarming rate. My “job” is to record the lives of these animals, before they are all gone. I use Nikon D3 and D4 cameras and Nikkor 500mm or 600mm lenses. I observe animals’ behaviors and anticipate their actions and try to realistically capture the essence of the animal in his or her natural world.”
Left: Eland in the Maasai Mara Stopping for A Quick Look at the Camera Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph ANNIE
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Opposite page: Lioness with Baby | Lioness with her Cub in Samburu, Kenya Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph 1. Motherâ€™s Embrace | Mother Baboon Holding Her Baby in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph 2. All Eyes on the Camera | Lion Family Posing in the Maasai Mara, Kenya Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph
3. Fear in the Eyes |Wildebeests Crossing the Mara River During the Migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph 4. Little Terror | Lion Cub Showing His New-found Attitude in Samburu, Kenya Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph Below: Cheetah Family | Mother Cheetah Washing her Cubs After a Meal in Samburu, Kenya Nikon D2X | Color digital photograph
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K.reatures | I Nikon D3X | Color digital photograph
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Left Top and Bottom: K.reatures | II and III Nikon D3X | Color digital photograph Below: K.reatures | IV Nikon D3X | Digitally processed B&W digital photograph
“K.REATURES is a series of movie-like still imagery telling a story of a human battle with dichotomy. The characters in these artworks represent purpose of “knowing thyself.” In the subconsciousness of bright personalities lie dark spots of edgy fantasies. Equally, dangerous characters have spiritual light concealed within their defensive shells. Forgiveness is the mysterious key element that enables us to acknowledge this everlasting duality, respect it, and enjoy congruent authentic living.”
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ikon D700, Canon G11, Nikon FE and Konica Minolta Dimage Scan for her photos.
Dawn I, Schermer, Holland, 2011 Color digital photograph â€œThe region of Holland where I live is an old landscape with dunes, polders, dykes, canals, sluices, mills and dams. All these are elements in the ongoing struggle against water. From medieval times people have worked on this landscape to protect their houses, crops and cattle, and to keep their feet dry. By studying archives and old maps I look for the remnants of their work, many of them still functioning today. They make this landscape so interesting and I try to tell their story and to show their beauty in series of photos using the ever-changing Dutch light and atmosphere at various moments of the day and seasons.â€?
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Right Top: Dusk IV, Hargerpolder, 2009 Digitally processed B & W digital photograph Middle: Dusk II, Hargerpolder, 2009 Digitally processed B & W digital photograph Bottom: Dusk I, Hargerpolder, 2009 Digitally processed B & W digital photograph
Above: Dawn II, Schermer, Holland, 2011 Color digital photograph Below: Dawn IV, Schermer, Holland, 2011 Color digital photograph
Above: Wave | 2006, Shoreline Color digital photograph Below: Tulip#1 | 2006, Studio Color digital photograph
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“I live near the coast, surrounded by tulip bulb of inspiration. One of the projects I am working on is the series ‘Waves.’ It is about the move of the sea. Most of the time I work at the end of the day when twilight is setting in. The images are taken with a long exposure time. I work with a Canon G11 and Canon D60 and the last three years I sometimes turn camera, inherited from my father, a Leica M4-P, Holga and a pinhole Zero. Since last year I have also been fascinated by alternative processes like cyanotypes, the Vandyke process and gumprinting.”
Tulip#3 | 2010, Studio Color digital photograph
Coloradoâ€™s Wild West Rodeo, Carbondale, CO A majority of contestants are decedents of the original homesteaders. These Pioneers carved out ranches which at one time dominated the Roaring Fork Valley Nikon D200 | B&W digital photograph
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Above Left: Yosemiteâ€™s Granite, California A Portuguese climber descends the face of El Capitan after an overnight climb to the summit Nikon D700 | Color digital photograph Right: Trail Running Megan Currier, trail running at Mushroom Rock, Red Hill Recreation Area, Carbondale, CO Nikon D200 | Color digital photograph Below: Alaska: The Interior Mountain Peaks on the east side of the Ruth Gorge in the Central Alaska Mountain Range, Denali National Park Nikon D700 | Color digital photograph
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Above: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone NP, 2011 Color digital photograph Below: Baobab Alley, Madagascar, 2009 Color digital photograph
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Fellow (FBIPP,) the Fellow and the author of over Association of Professional Photographers of the Slovak Republic (APFSR.)
British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP.)
Above: HvĂta, Iceland, 2012 Color digital photograph Below: Grotfjord, Norway, 2012 Color digital photograph
â€œI was born in Cherbourg, a seaport in Normandy in North West France on January 10, 1953. For 34 years, I have lived in Melbourne Australia. I have worked as a professional photographer for the last 30 years. My work involves: landscapes with a graphic, almost abstract quality, largescale industrial elements within these landscapes, and studies of industrial structures. My aim is to express the feeling of the natural world, to show the visual harmony that can exist between human and natural components and industrial subjects. Occasionally, I include a fragile, human presence to emphasise scale and power. â€? -J.M. L-R. East Link Color digital photograph
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Above: Arat Winerie Color digital photography Below: Stick Shed Color digital photography
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creating. Every moment of photographing is accompanied with a childish excitement as if it were the within it; to choose one moment in time, to commemorate it, to hold its beauty, to examine it and see what the eye missed in a glimpse: a speck of dust, a single light, movement of fabric, water. I love photographing everything: children, young and old people, landscapes, urban streets, architecture, the random and the staged, color and black & white. I photograph everything pretty to me at any moment. I see my photographs as describing beauty and optimism, both apparently are in the eyes of the beholder.â€? - D.L.
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Lai Leng was born in Malaysia and migrated to the bustling metropolis of Singapore, where fashion plays an important role. She specializes in fashion and glamour photography. Her work has been published in local magazines and she has also received numerous nominations and honorable mentions from international photography competitions. By combining factors such as modelsâ€™ body language, lighting effect, color contrasts, art direction and digital manipulation, she creates not just fashion photography but contemporary images with a dramatic effect. a photographer must be able to feel the art itself and is passionate about the creation process,â€? she explains. The Victorian Color digital photograph Rachel Lutz (Designer), Dora Somogyi (Model), Olivia Pua (Makeup), May Ee (Hair)
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â€œI believe that the photographic process is a material essence for self-expression, like canvas or marble; it`s just one of the easiest ways to arrange some visual chaos around me, articulate the hidden harmony within us and share my feelings with others. Just feelings, not thoughts.â€? - I.L.
Time Stood Still with My Gadget, 2008 Color digital photograph Born in Russia, Ivan Lebedev now lives between Moscow and New Haven, Connecticut. In 1993, Ivan got his PhD as a Psychiatrist, but his involvement with photography has remained vivid for more than 35 years. Ivan has shown work in twelve exhibits in the USA, Russia, France and Lithuania, including at the Museum of Russian Arts (NJ,) Mimi Ferzt Gallery (NYC,) and the famous annual Art Expo (NYC.) His works belong to private and public collections and Ivan has been featured in North American media including TV, the radio, newspapers and online periodicals.
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Above: NYC Magic # 5 Color film photograph Below: Smog in Moscow , 2010 | 2 Color digital photograph
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Above: Smog in Moscow , 2010 | 1 Color digital photograph Below: Turnpike Turn, 2009 Color digital photograph
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Born in 1964 in Melbourne where she currently lives, Katherine Legudi has had no formal photographic training, yet her photos are shot with true passion. in 2013 and has participated in four group showings in Melbourne. She is an awarded photographer. Top: Showman Nikon D70 Color digital photograph Bottom: My Job Nikon D70 Color digital photograph
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Born in 1953 in Rotterdam, Roderick Lloyd now lives in Hilversum. After working in the insurance and banking business he decided last year to stop due to medical problems. He followed his heart and started a new trend in art. A trend that into graphic art. Since September of 2011 he has had several exhibitions, in and outside The Netherlands and was featured in several publications.
Above: Keep Rolling Digitally processed photographic collage of the image below Below: Flowers in Sumatra Color digital image
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Born in 1979 in Jakarta, Alwin Lim now lives in Singapore. He studied Multimedia Design and started his career as a graphic designer before chasing his passion as a photographer. He has won numerous awards and is a much sought-after photographer.
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“After apprenticing for ten years with my father, an outstanding photographer before, during and after WWI, I studied art with William C. Palmer, a renowned painter and printmaker at Hamilton college. After majoring in Psychology and English Literature at Hamilton, I earned a Doctorate in Clinical and Group Psychology at the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching and practicing
Soldier at Bus Hijacking Victim’s Funeral | Nueve Yam, Israel 1978 Pentax Spotmatic | Kodachrome Retired now as a psychologist, I am fully devoted to photography, active in the Woodstock Artists Assocation & Museum (WAAM,) the Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.,) and the Greene County Camera Club (GCCC.) I’m the recipient of WAAM’s Leilani prize for Excellence in Photography, 2006 and WAAM’s ‘Best of Show’ prize, July 2010. My photographs appear regularly in juried art shows throughout (2010), West Wind Island-Family Life in Georgian Bay (2011), and in Available Light - Portraits by Lipgar (2012.) As a photographer, I seek the iconic in the commonplace. I aim for transparency and openness. My photographs evoke stories of familiar moments.” - R.L.
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Above: Covered Auto and New Shul | Tel Aviv, Israel 1981 Pentax Spotmatic | Kodak Negative Below: Red Barns | Ulster County, NY 2003 Nikon N90 | Fuji Negative
a and has a Doctorate in Creative Arts, Photography. She has had 20 solo and group exhibition participations and her work belongs to private and public collections. Debra is a photo-media artist using both analogue and digital formats.
Old Humber Nikon D200 | Digitally processed color digital photograph
In this featured work, Livingston is attempting to capture what surrounds her and to re-aestheticize, through postthe indexicality and visual accuracy of the photograph as reality, by re-imaging them as altered perspectives in our contemporary digital zeitgeist.
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Far Right: Headdress Nikon D200 | Digitally processed color digital photograph Right: Bells and Vine Nikon D200 | Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Ferris Wheel Nikon D200 | Digitally processed color digital photograph
Weeping Beech B&W digital photograph Born in Connecticut, Sal Lopes currently lives and works in Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston. He has had more than 35 museum and gallery exhibitions. His work has been exhibited in the US, China, the UK, Italy, and Germany. He is widely collected with more than 200 photographs in museum and private collections. Lopes has published two books and his photographs have appeared in most of the major magazines. His work will appear in the 2011 German publication of ‘Who’s Who in Photography.’
The Water Project | Lake – Swiss Alps Color digital photograph
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Above: Hafling Germany II B&W digital photograph Below: Portraits | Caretakers B&W digital photograph
“I want share my images with others so they can perhaps feel as I did when capturing the photos, in a fragment of time that can never be seen again.” -A.L.
Salty Ponds, Moray, Peru 2003 Color digital photography Born in 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, Allen Lubitz now lives in Miami, Florida. He has been involved with photography since childhood and since retiring in 2002, he has devoted more time to capturing images. Lubitz’s images have won numerous awards and his work has been exhibited in the USA and internationally.
Opposite page: Top Left: Peru 7, 2003 | Peru Right: Surf ’s Up, 2007 | Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter, Florida Below: Reflection II | South Florida Fair, Miami, Florida 2007 All Images: Color digital photograph
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The Way of Life B&W digital photograph Born in Nettuno, Italy in1977, Massimo Margagnoni graduated with a Masterâ€™s degree in Photography from the Academy of Photography in Rome. Since then, he has cultivated his passion for photography travelling all over the world and recording in his images the landscapes, people and culture of many lands.
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Above Left: The Eye B&W digital photograph Right: Shadows of Venice B&W digital photograph Below Left: The Soul B&W digital photograph Right: Strength B&W digital photograph
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Born in 1965 in Pennsylvania, Jenee Mateer lives in Maryland. She holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Her work has appeared in solo, nationally and internationally, juried exhibitions. Mateer works with straight representational photographs, as well as pieces created through a process of digital layering. Recently she has also been involved with video, installation and mixed media practices involving plaster, resin and wax. Through these processes, Jenee Mateer explores issues of desire, identity, gender and the complexity of language.
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Born in 1968 in the village of Shebekino, in the Belgorod region of Russia, Alexander Martirosov currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Technology Lensoviet, majoring in Radiation Processes in Nuclear Energy. He has had solo exhibitions in Russia and Italy (most recently in 2012 at the Museum Diocesano in Venice) and participated in group exhibitions in France, Vietnam, Finland, and the Ukraine. His works belong to private collections in many countries and Alexander Martirosov is an award-winning artist and member of FIAP. In anticipation of cold | Italy, Cinque Terre, 2011 Black and white print
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Above: Catching of the dreams | Italy, Tuscany, 2011 Black and white print Below: Alone with the silence | Italy, Cinque Terre, 2011 Black and white print
examples of photographic art of the twentieth century, for example, the works of Wilhelm von Gloeden, the Bauhaus school of the 20-30s , British fashion and landscape photography of the 60s, and Italian and French cinematic space works of the 70-80s . But rhythm, color saturation, contrast, black and white color movements and relationships, deliberately slowed-down movement and intentional moments of tension almost to the interior spaces of each image.â€? - M.Sheinina, Art historian and member of the International Association of Art Critics
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J. Maton investigates the border between journalism and art, with special attention to minorities. Parallel to his personal work, he accepts commissions for portraits, special events, and journalism, mainly for publishing companies, media agencies, magazines, artists, and other associations. Beyond narration, J. Maton’s work favors an intimate approach guided by the poetry of the moment: the aquatic or plant worlds; landscapes or children in a Saïgon orphanage, backstage of a fashion show or the private moments of travelling people. Jacques Maton’s photography reveals to us the sensual and human dimension of the subjects he approaches.
Above: Vietnam | Woman on the Mekong Below Left: Vietnam | The Dragon’s Back, Halong Bay Right: Vietnam | Halong Bay and the Traditional Boat All Images: Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Born 1949 in Louisville KY, Stephen Mimms today lives in Maryland. He has enjoyed photography with a passion, that has the ability to exploit as a systems project manager, he discovered digital photography and his passion has continued to develop. The goal for each and every work is to make the viewer stop, look and be motivated to think. Mimms creates images that not only have a story, but have depth and feeling of all our emotions and senses.
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Born 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, Marilyn moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990, and soon photography replaced painting as her primary form of creative expression. She has dedicated her art to documenting the rituals of people in pursuit of their passions, often an outer expression of an inner truth. That truth may involve the need for a morning cigarette, waxing a beloved car, or the quest for the perfect performance. Marilyn is currently working on two projects, â€˜New Mexico Noirâ€™ and which documents the lives of the performers at the in Havana, Cuba.
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Above: Morning Smoke B&W digital photograph Left Top: The Mechanic of Bayamo B&W digital photograph Middle: The Boxers B&W digital photograph Bottom: Father B&W digital photograph
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Born and living in Lisbon, Portugal, Jose Mendes de Almeida studied Photography Portugal and in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and three group participations in Portugal, England and the USA, including Art Basel, Miami. Joseâ€™s works belong to private and public collections in Portugal and the USA.
Above: De Dentro I Color digital photography Below: Thorn IV Color digital photography
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Jill Merriam (b. 1951 Connecticut, USA) is the owner of a photographic arts and design studio in Richmond, Virginia. A self-taught photographer, she has participated in several international photography workshops and exhibited in galleries in Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Chicago, California, and Toronto. A portfolio of her work was recently published in FOCUS Fine Art magazine, New York. Several Honorable Mentions and s were awarded in the Prix de la Photographie Paris competitions in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Burano, and most recently to Cuba, my work has evolved into an eclectic mix of art and documentary photography. I love to “catch the vibe” in new locations, capturing images spontaneously. Back in my studio, imagery then becomes an artistic rendering of city/ land/streetscapes, architectural details, textures, patina, and “street” portraits. Each photograph is processed individually, uniquely. All are natural light, documentary-style, captured moments (not “staged”)—reality with a twist.” - J.M.
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Opposite Page; Top: Cuba | Girl with Red Dress Color digital photograph Bottom: Cuba | Girl with Rose Lips Color digital photograph
Right: Cuba | Taller # 458A Color digital photograph Far Right: Cuba | Bird in Wooden Cage Color digital photograph Below: Cuba | Havana Dawning Color digital photograph
Alex Mizuno was an illustrator before becoming a photographer. His strong visual sense and talent led him to the world of digital photography. His work has been recognized internationally with numerous awards and National Geographic has included some of his images in their collections. Mizuno is mainly interested in landscape and his goal is to eloquently convey the result of his communication with nature on a spiritual level. Evening Tide , Marshallâ€™s Beach, San Francisco Color digital photograph
exhibitions in Indonesia and Italy, and has received awards for some of his works.
Above: Futile [Not] Pocket Nikon with expired Fuji Film Proplus II ISO 100 | Color digital photograph Below : Home Pocket Leica expired Fuji Film Proplus II ISO 100 | Color digital photograph
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â€œI look to create something special and unique for overwhelming response from family and friends when I began was that I fueled a desire and a passion to explore, to learn, and to better myself as a photographic interpreter of beauty.
Creativity is endless, each path is as wide open as the horizon gives. I like to tell a story in my images whether through nature, people or both. For me there is a refreshing comfort in drawing out unseen beauty or obscuring with mystery. Lighting came naturally to me. I explored highlights and shadows and shapes and textures and the dynamic interplay between them. Some notable highlights include: book publication of my work in the International most nominations in one category for the Spider Awards for best black and white photography; and a recent showing of my work in a New York City Gallery as well as the Museum of Fine Art in for more works of art to be published in the near future.â€? - D.N.
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â€œI am so proud to be one of the very few female professional commercial photographers in the industry and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) and Advertising People and Human Photography and Stage Photography. But in recent years, I changed my challenge to jobs but also sharing our thoughts and visions in art and photography.â€? - A. NG
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â€œIf you have the belief that Perfection and Sincerity are the two crucial elements one will get touching shots. Photography is not just a means to present beauty itself but also creating an illusion for the audience to taste and to my belief is my vision.â€? - A. NG Zen IV Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Above Left: Chinese Beauty III Color digital photograph Right: Gold I Color digital photograph Below: Title of Work Color digital photograph
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“Brazilian born Rosae Novichenko is an internationally renowned contemporary artist known for her innovative and unique paintings for which she has won numerous awards. An incredibly adept painter, she is also multitalented. Her oeuvre includes working as an active designer, poet, photographer, actress, and musician. She says: ‘My painting is the fruit of the intimate proximity I’ve already had with music composition, poetry, dance and drama, which have in their gestural movement their power of manifestation… in this way my painting is born, due to a pure imagination, a strong emotion, intuition, gestural action, absolute concentration, control and freedom - in a single moment’.” - Rosae Novichenko: Featured Artist: The Sublime, Illuminated
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Above: Self Portrait Color digital photograph Below: OccultWorlds | 44 Gardens of the Gods Color digital photograph
Born in 1974 in Romania, Gabriel Morosan has lived in Canada since 2005. He is a selftaught photographer and has working professionally since 1990. Morosan has shown in 22 solo and group exhibitions in Romania and Canada. An artist who believes in freedom of expression and the recognition of all talents, Gabriel is member of multiple professional organizations. His vision and enthusiasm thousands of clients. Afghan Color digital photograph
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Born 1947 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, Anne O’Connor moved away as a young adult, before returning permanently in 1979. She gained most of her experience as a photographer from her father, helping him in the darkroom as a child. In later years she studied darkroom techniques through a local technical college and in 2011 she made the decision to pursue a Bachelor of Contemporary (Visual) Arts, University of Tasmania. Currently she is in her second year of study. She has had four solo exhibitions and 10 group show participations. In 2003, her images were used in a performance artwork by the School of Performing Arts. Anne O’Connor began her art career late in life with many national & international awards to her credit. Her work is in a number of private collections around Australia and O’Connor is member of the Australian Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of America.
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Above: Shades of Blue Below: Carnival Both Images: Color digital photograph
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1. Silken Threads 2. Shades of Brown 3. Twisted 4. Cloverhill Sunlight 5. Satin 6. Casuarina Clouds Below: Ocean Waves | From the Australian coastline of South Western Australia Color digital photograph
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Patrick has three books of his photographs that are currently being developed. His work is exhibited and sold in Vancouver and on three websites. Patrick’s aim is to capture scenes that encourage a meditative and intimate connection between the viewer and the photograph, with the hope of strengthening awareness of the fragility, beauty and sacredness of life.
Floating Light Contax | Color film photograph Patrick O’Leary (born Edmonton) has lived in Canada and England. He studied arts at Trent University and works as a professional art photographer in Vancouver, BC, using 35mm in-camera. Most images are reproduced directly, without manipulation.
Bursting Thistle Contax | Color film photograph
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Born in Kavala, Greece, 1965, Pagratis Pagratidis has a 27-year-old career as a musician and sound engineer. He has always been taking pictures, but since 2000 he started to immerse himself more deeply in photography, and it has become a true passion; a way of life. In 2009, after taking an 8-month seminar on art photography with Greek photographer Platon Rivellis, Pagratis entered the art gallery world with a group exhibition and since then he has shown his work ten times, including at and MIAfair in Milano.
Above: Temple of Poseidon Below Left: Pillars of Olympian Zeus Right: Train of Roof, Athens All Images: Digitally processed digital color photograph mounted on aluminu
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Above & Below: In My Dream I and II Canon 5D Mark2 | Color digital photographs
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Above: The Block | Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway Bottom Row Left: Geometry without Parallel |Casa da MĂşsica, Oporto, Portugal Middle: Bundestag | Bundestag, Berlin, Germany Right: Stripes | Bundestag, Berlin, Germany All Images: Color digital photograph
Lucca Center of Contemporary Art Camera Club of NY.
Unanswered Prayers | On the Other Side of the Mirror Digitally composed color digital image
Constant Donor Nikon D7000 | Color digital photograph
Polaroid. “The use of this medium allows one to show moments of life as we could have known in a past that our parents or grandparents might have experienced,” Les Echappées Belles Elle Attends (She Waits) B&W film photograph
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Above: Miss C.I. Color digital photograph Below: Miss C.V. Color digital photograph
Over Dot, 2011 Polaroid | Instant film color photograph
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Happy Endings 2012 | Common Root Color film photograph | Pigment print on canvas
Happy Endings 2012 | Black Wedding Color film photograph | Pigment print on canvas
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Happy Endings 2012 | Place of Retirement Color film photograph | Pigment print on canvas
Together Apart 2011 | Blinded by Blinded Color film photograph | Pigment print on canvas
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Together Apart 2011 | Reunion Color film photograph | Pigment print on canvas
Above: Suffering Love Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Watching Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Shattered Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Sossusvlei #24, Namibia 2012 Archival pigment print 28 x 40 in. or 71 x 102 cm â€œThis work is part of a collection of landscape images from my recent trip to Namibia. Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world, and in the southwest region is the Namib Desert. The desert dunes, some of the highest in the world, are evocative and dreamlike. Some 300 meters high, they are constantly changing, carved by the powerful winds that prevail. In the early 1900â€™s, diamonds were discovered, and towns like Kolmanskop sprung up, but the diamond rush is long gone and the desert is invading and reclaiming the ghost towns.â€?
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Above: Kolmanskop #2, Namibia 2012 Archival pigment print 26 x 40 in. or 66 x 102 cm Below: Sossusvlei #10, Namibia 2012 Archival pigment print 20 x 40 in. or 51 x 102 cm
Grandturk West Beach II Nikon D3S | Color digital photograph “Although studio shooting is sometimes necessary, I don’t like the limitations a studio environment can create. I love “found moments” outdoors with dramatic lighting, environments and subject matter. Perspective is the most important tool in a photographer’s arsenal; Making viewers see the common everyday world from unique and extreme points of view is what I am most passionate about.”
Spring Leaves Nikon D2X | Color digital photograph
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Opposite page: Spring Tulip Nikon D2X | Color digital photograph
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years ago and started with a digital camera. I basically taught myself how to use it by trial and cameras and I really like the approach of selection involved. Learning when not to take a picture, I think, is one of the best ways to actually see and feel when you are faced by a meaningful one.
Contrast Canon EOS 5D Mark II B & W digital photograph
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Above: Wave Canon EOS 5D Mark II | B&W digital photograph Below: To and Fro Canon EOS 30DI | B&W digital photograph
early centuries, most of the time my photos look like oil paintings,â€?
Victoria II Color digital photograph
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Above: Red Dog, Vanuatu Color digital photograph Above: Ouvea, NewCaledonia Color digital photograph
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Above Left: (in)Organique | V B&W digital photographs Right: (in)Organique | VII B&W digital photographs Below: (in)Organique | X B&W digital photographs
Jesusita Summerland | Statue Color film photograph Jesusita Summerland Series at the Kala Art Institute
willfully destroyed the homes of some of America’s wealthiest citizens; indifferent to class, the devastation triggered unexpected results. This scorched landscape provides little evidence of the good life, but what remains is a new exclusive group bound together in a shared sense of loss, coining the phrase ‘California’s Poorest Millionaires’.”
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Above: Jesusitia Summerland | No. 149 Color film photograph
Top Left & Right and Below : Insensible Addiction With thanks to Olga Ganzha and Andrew Petrov B & W digital photograph
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See the Sea Color digital photograph Model: Catherine Peters; Make-up: Marina Filimon; Swim suits: Empress Brasilâ€? MASHA
Fullbright Scholar to Central and South international business consultant
New Magazine, Americaâ€™s Magazine, auctions at the Fine Arts Miami
Rhine Fantasy I Nikon D300 | Color digital image Opposite page: Emergence Nikon D200 | Color digital image
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Top Row Left: Surfing Medusa Digitally processed color digital photograph Middle: The Circle Digitally processed color digital photograph Right: Queen Charlotte Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Wolf Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Above: The Adorned | Alehandra C-print Left: The Adorned | Quinseanera Girl C-print Far Left: The Adorned | Baptist Church Boy C-printh
Born in 1943, Brian Seitz lives and travels the world on a sailing yacht. â€œMy photographs are an attempt to capture, not just the image, but the feeling of witnessing the world from a seafaring perspective. My goal is to capture the world in a candid state and pass its beauty on to others,â€? he explains.
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Chip Off The Old Block, Tracy Arm, Alaska Canon 1DS Mk3 | Color digital photograph
Architect, artist and photographer, Dawn Sherry is living and working in Santa Barbara, California. Born and raised in Southern California, she has always called the ocean her home. She studied Architecture at California State University, San Luis Obispo and also studied, worked and lived in Florence, Italy. Having lived the past eleven years on a boat, she has gained a love and respect for the ocean and its unique qualities, which she strives to capture in her work. Married to a French boat captain, she has the opportunity to travel the world, expanding her love of and respect for details. An avid sailor, she sees the ocean in a unique way and from an up-close and personal perspective. Life on the water opens oneâ€™s eyes to the immense power of the ocean, as well as the beauty of its of water can unleash powerful emotion and it is this emotion that Dawn strives to evoke in her photography.
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Waiting for Wind Canon EOS 20D | Color digital photograph
University of Paris, Paris, France, was tutored by National Geographic in Sienna, Italy and on an Around the World excursion and earned a Juris Doctor and practiced law while developing her passion for photography. Theodore received a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University,
Dead Trees Livingk Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph
to their backyard they snowshoe, ski, hike, boat, and don waders. Light sources are used to capture their tableaux through the camera lens room editing, developing and post-processing multiple layers of images. Their method delivers a highly nuanced stylized body of work evoking an interpretive emotional response.
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Below Left Darkness Falls | Starkly Compelling Composition Emphasized by Fading Sunlight Overlooking Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Right: Match Point | Sunrise with Symbolic Reflection at Scouville Point, Isle Royal National Park, Michigan Bottom: Around the Bend | Sunrise Reflection, Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend Outside of Page, AZ All images: Nikon D3 | Color digital photograph
Born in the UK, Bev Short lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a self-taught, multi award-winning photographer, both in New Zealand and internationally. In early 2012 she had a solo exhibition with her work: All Woman - A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women, which ran for over three months at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington, New Zealandâ€™s capital. She has had honors and acceptances to prestigious exhibitions in New Zealand and all over the world, including The Art of Photography Show, 2011 in San Diego (juror â€“ Anne Lyden of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles,) as well as in London and Edinburgh (UK,) Qatar and New York, USA. Her works hang in private collections in the UK and New Zealand.
NZ Tattoo | The Awakening Lambda digital master print
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Top Left: Steve Francis (Black metal drummer/â€?Evil Deadâ€? movie fan) Right: All Woman | Venus Starr (Burlesque performer) Below: All Woman | Marlene Henderson (Champion Bodybuilder) All images: Lambda digital master print
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Born in Calgary, Alberta, Mike has been taking pictures since he studied Fine Art painters like Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele and Zdzislaw Beksinski, Mike eventually became compelled by the vast artistic potential contemporary photography held, and has been enjoying the experience of taking pictures ever since.
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“It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.” - Jean-Luc Godard.
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Born in Israel in 1978, Oren Shved studied Art and Digital Media at the Hasifa School of Media Arts and Design. Since then he has been working as a CG artist and game designer. He is a self-taught photographer and after honing his technical skills for the last two years, these days he focuses mainly on art projects.
“Did you know that the Hebrew words for “truth” and “real” are basically the truths that speak to my very core, bringing them to life and creating a world around them. Visualizing them in a way that maybe someone else would look at them and recognize that same truth hiding inside... That is what makes these truths real and that is what makes my art real to me.” - O.S.
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Above Left: Elijah Right: Samuel Kent the Elephant Man Below Left: Anton and His Cat, Marilyn Right: Big John Moss and Little Lilly All images: Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Tracey-Rae Siebert lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Since childhood she has seen the world through creative eyes, expressing herself through writing, drawing, painting, photography and various art forms while establishing a career in graphic design servicing large global corporations and advertising agencies.
Shacks | My View of the City Color digital photograph Her passion for photography developed through her desire for everyone to see and feel the many facets of life and help to transport people beyond the realm of ordinary and touch their hearts with the extraordinary that surrounds them through her intimate approach of delving into the essence of social issues emanating from life in a post-apartheid South Africa. Her cross-cultural diversity has resulted in her maintaining homes in South Africa and the Middles East, being Third World countries that are in the process of metamorphosing through freedom of expression.
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Far Right: No Catch Today | Portrait of a Fisherman Digitally processed color digital photograph Right: Though my Body Aches | Construction Worker Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Welcome | Woman in Front of Shack Color digital photograph
Award-winning photographer on three continents, Damian Siqueiros notably won top prize at 2010 Art Souterrain. His work has been exhibited in several countries and, as no exception, his ‘La Vie Comme Une Performance’ collection was shown in Mexico, New York and Montreal. His images have been featured in prestigious magazines, including Vogue and Elle. Inspired by art history and classical painting, Damián Siqueiros fuses his talent with digital technology to blur the boundaries between the real and the imaginary. His goal is to create pieces that are beautiful and powerful and confront the viewer with questions about the construction of its own identity.
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Top: Female in a Leading Role 2010 | Siddhartha (Could Have Been A Girl) Middle: Walking Amongst Dogs, 2008 Bottom: Take a Risk, 2009 All images: Nikon D200 | Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Born in 1961, in Australia, Kimene is member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and an internationally awarded artist. Her dance photography has been exhibited at the Worldwide Photography Biennale Exhibition, Palais de Glacé, Argentina, and the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas. Her photographs have been published in international books and magazines. Kimene’s interest in photography follows her own ballet career with the Royal Academy of Dance.
Joy In Flight | Dancer Jessica, Queensland Australia Canon EOS 1DMK111 | Color digital photograph
Siu Ming Fung was born in 1976 and lives in Hong Kong, China. He founded SiuMing.Photo Studio in 2006 and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Design at the School of Design, of the Polytechnics University, Hong Kong, China. An internationally awarded photographer and he is member of WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association,) AGWPJA (The Artistic Guide of the Wedding Photojournalist Association,) and ISPWP (The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.)
Above: Peaceful Shanghai Below: Hey Letâ€™s Go! Both Images: Canon EOS Mark II | Color digital photograph
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Above: Bride in Red Below: Aromatic Moment Both Images: Canon EOS Mark II | Color digital photograph
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STEINLE â€œ I was born in 1954 in Aachen, Germany. Since 1985 I have lived in Belgium on a small farm and raise horses. Photography is my passion, I love to observe people. When I photograph, it is important to keep some dignity.â€?
Special Thoughts Panasonic G1 Color digital photograph
Left: Streets | Opposites Panasonic GH2 | Color digital photograph Middle: Streets | Street Life Panasonic GH2 Digitally processed B&W digital photograph Right: Streets | Autumn Cold Panasonic GH2 Digitally processed B&W digital photograph
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Born in Melbourne, Joe Tabone lives in Australia. He is a self taught landscape photographer, driven by his desire to be out in nature and to try techniques over many years and personally found that he obtains the most pleasing results visually when photographing in the infrared black white medium. In his own words, “the sense of surreal lighting encapsulated by this medium exaggerates the drama, mood and theatre of light and atmospheric conditions interacting with the land, providing an enhanced emotional reaction to the image.”
Above: A Loved One’s Embrace Canon EOS 1N | B&W infrared film photograph Below: Brave New World EOS 5D MkII | Infrared digital photograph
THAKKAR Born in Anand, a small town in the State of Gujarat, India, Amish Thakkar moved to the USA in 2001 and now lives in Edison, New Jersey. He has more than 15 years of wedding photography and cinematography experience behind him and has won recognition all over the country. Being an electrical engineer, gadgets have always fascinated him. This fascination coupled with technical inclination made Amish adept at digital photography from an early age. Amish Thakkarâ€™s Fine Art Productions is one of the biggest names in South Asian wedding photography in the United States. Having shot weddings in the USA, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean, Amish is now turning to his homeland and expanding his work. Amishâ€™s love for the celebration of human relationships has lead him to capture weddings, where he truly brings out the emotion of two souls. Partnered with Chirali Thakkar, their wish is to create He believes that the image is already captured in your mind, before you raise the camera.
Above Left: With One Eye on the Future Color digital photograph Right: Mehendi | To Paint Your Soul in the Color of Love Color digital photograph Below: The Unnerving Wait Color digital photograph
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Body | The Naked Soulâ€™s Silhouette B & W digital photograph
A native resident of the state of Michigan, USA, Richard Thompson received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit. His photographic work embraces Michiganâ€™s Upper and Lower Peninsulas and the Great Lakes Region. His tendency for photographing ephemeral moods of light in the landscape is faithfully embodied in lucid moments of natural beauty and candid expression. Richardâ€™s digital color photographs appear in published media in the United States and are privately sought-after worldwide.
Above: Screaming Trees | Lake Superior, Michigan Below: Cold Burn | Lake Huron, Michigan
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Above: Summer Spell | Seney, Michigan Below: Golden Erose | Lake Superior, Michigan
Nuclear Winter | Lake Erie, Michigan RICHARD
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Born, 1972, in Johannesburg South Africa, where she currently lives, Margaret Tilling studied at the National School of Arts in Johannesburg, Wits Technikon, UNISA and the New York Institute of Photography. She specialises in beauty, fashion, music, celebrities and events. She was a winner in the prestigious Women in Photography International 25th Anniversary Competition in Hollywood. Her winning image is preserved in a limited edition book sponsored by Kodak USA and is displayed at 27 art galleries around the world. She won ‘International Bridal Photographer of the Year’ and has also received recognition for several images in Women in Photography International’s ‘Decade of Images,’ ‘Faces’ and ‘31st Anniversary’ competitions, as well as the South African Fuji Awards and American Artavita contest. Her portfolio includes numerous celebrities and Margaret is a member of the World Photography Organisation, Europe and Women in Photography International. “My work is inspired by the blessings of God - “Creativity is evidence of the Divine.” I believe everyone has been colors or effects are used to evoke emotion and / or communicate a message, personality or an atmosphere. Images range from frozen moments to dynamic action. I honor my late father Peter Tilling, who’s courage through his disability and illness, taught me to persevere despite all odds. Dad, you are the wind beneath my wings.” - M.T.
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“As a commercial photographer for over three decades, I see how my work has evolved and I fully understand that my innate instinct is to visually create the essential elements of its being...its inner and outer beauty, whether it is an organic, living creation of nature or a man made object. My mind’s eye sees something, my emotions feel something, and then my camera, lighting and set see something. They often uncover something that I didn’t notice and the sum total will be a welcome photographic surprise that visually stimulate and satisfy me in ways that words cannot.” K.T.
Echinacea Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Ice Cream Scoops Digitally processed color digital photograph KIYOSHI
“My vision is to capture and express images that both embrace and reach beyond the here and now. Photography is an alchemical process – subject as raw material, yielding gold as an image expressing truth beyond that subject. Success is creating something that makes us think and remember, and ultimately, see the world in a new and different light.” Barry Toranto graduated from Goddard College with a BA in Fine Arts and resides in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
Above: Windowscapes | Guardian Angel, Florence Color digital photograph Below: Windowscapes | Paris Color digital photograph Windowscapes “These photographs are not created by layering in Photoshop, they are created directly, in a single exposure, by capturing contrast to what is on the other side of the glass. Looking through glass is always surprising. Changing the camera angle changes change the way objects show or do not show. Inanimate objects in a window can seem to have personality, as photographs are inanimate and yet arouse feeling. These images sometimes layer and sometimes merge. They evoke our double life: who we are inside and what we become outside.”
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Bodyscapes â€œThis series explores the female form of the natural landscape, while creating images that are at once representational and abstract. The elemental earth and water serve to accentuate and reinforce the archetypal femininity found simplicity and singular beauty.â€?
Above: Bodyscapes | BSP108 B & W film photograph Below: Bodyscapes | BSP106 B & W film photograph
The Fencing Master I Canon 20D | Color digital photograph
Born in Mexico, Guido Torres has always been attracted to the different interpretations of art. As a conceptual photographer, he is not interested in creating perfect images of beautiful people. Heâ€™d rather engineer photographic happenings which chart the shift from reality to dreamworld, seeking out the strange, the exotic and the unseen and, along the
He says photography provides an endless stream of possibilities. He believes the best art is born of natural partnerships. Whether its collaboration between artists or the relationship between artist and subject, these dynamic connections drive his creativity. Photographic shoots are experiments from which ideas are born: an organic process which is only ever partly within Guidoâ€™s conscious control. On shoots, his head functions as a motorized machine and his eyes as the machinist driving the process. This improvised approach constantly challenges to create less mainstream art. Initially trained as an architect, he has also studied painting and photography in London and New York. He works from his studio in Mexico City and collaborates with artists to merge ideas which far outstrip their individual concepts.
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Above Left: Jenn | South Korea Canon 20D | Color digital photograph Right: Lapse of Desperation Canon 5D | Color digital photograph Below: Artificial Intelligence Canon 5D | Color digital photograph
INGETJE Renowned photographer Ingetje Tadros began her global photographic journey at 17. Leaving behind her small hometown of Bleiswijk in the Netherlands, she ambitiously set out to travel the planet. Over the course of 30 years of travel, she has visited more than 40 countries across six continents, all the while capturing striking images of the world’s tribal people, and of lives and places that exist in relative obscurity. Her photography offers the viewer genuine moments of humanity and stunning expressive form. Ingetje has received several awards and honorable mentions and self-published ‘Tribal Ethiopia’ in 2011. She is a contributor for Getty Images and Aurora Photos. At the moment she lives in Broome, Western Australia.
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Above: Orphans, Kurtamgarh, Orissa, India Below: Women and Guns | Mursi tribe women, carrying an AK47, Mursi Tribe, Omo River valley, Ethiopia Both Images: Canon 5DMII | B&W digital photograph
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Born in the Netherlands in 1958, Ellen van Deelen has always been interested in the arts. She managed to some of the most delightful poses of her pets. As an artist she is becoming more and more popular, and her photos can be found in various calendars and postcards. The â€˜Ratâ€™ series depicted here is a product of painstaking labor, each one of which required 1000 - 2000 photos to achieve.
Above: The Quintet Canon 50D | Color digital photograph Below: Playing Chess Canon 50D | Color digital photograph
Michelangelo Pieta Nikon D700 B&W digital photograph
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Born in 1946 in The Netherlands, Kees Van Den Bos lives in the province of Overijssel in the east of the country. He had a long career of professional photography his main core of creative expression. Kees has created several series of works involved with Greek Mythology. He is secretary of Vereniging a group of artists dedicated to cultivating a love for the arts interested young people that are interested.
Above: Graphics | Dreaming Girl Nikon D700 | Digitally processed color digital photograph Below: Graphics | Nude Couple Nikon D700 | Digitally processed color digital photograph
Peter van Stralen earned a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design at the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands (1984.) During his studies, his interest in photography was awakened and Peter has since been working as a photographer, focusing on black and white nudes. He has exhibited in numerous shows, including at the Leica Gallery in Germany and the Farmani Gallery in New York. In 2001 his photo book FIGUREN simple and direct. In this sense, he can be considered a minimalist. He likes to describe himself as a two-dimensional sculptor with a deep admiration for female dancers, because of their ability to combine power with grace in a very natural way. To Peter, women are not just familiar and sensual, but also pleasantly strange and surprisingly versatile. The series ODD BODIES was created at his studio using a Leica R9 SLR camera and a Nikon D3 “ everything you see here actually did happen in my studio,” Peter explains.
Odd Bodies | 2 (p307A) Leica R9 B&W film photograph
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Above Left: Odd Bodies | p227A Leica R9 | B&W film photograph Right: Odd Bodies | p273A Leica R9 | B&W film photograph Below: Odd Bodies | p324A Leica R9 | B&W film photograph
Stephane Verheye studied at the National Technical Institute, Brussels and at the Royal Academy, Ghent. He spent two years in London, as an assistant to John Rawlings and Ed White. For more than 20 years, Stephane has been running his own studio in Brussels, specializing in still-life photography. For the past two years together with one of his assistants, they founded a new studio: Black Box Studio. Stephane has contributed to a lot of national and international advertising campaigns and won several awards for his handed the ‘European Quality Award’ and in April of 2004, Stephane was elected by the European Professional Photographers Association as ‘European Photographer of the Year, 2004.’
Untitled Sinar | Digitally processed color digital photograph
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Born in 1983 in New Delhi, Nishant Verma studied Zoology and then post graduated in Advertising and Public Relations at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. His work has been nominated for National Geographic Moments Award, A Day in the Life of India and Eventful Photography Awards in India. His works belong to private and public collections in India and a few European countries.
Above Left: Khardung La | The highest motor-able pass in the world at 18380 ft. above sea level Right: Stupa at Ladakh With Stok Kangri Glacier In The Background Below: Smiling Drunk Man at Mussoorie, India All images: Color digital photograph
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Above: Changpa | Tribal Nomad of Ladakh Color digital photograph Below: Angry Mullah Digitally proceseed B & W digital photograph
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his visuals we come upon an evocative side of humanity, to which we all innately relate, for we recognize our human similarities and rejoice in them. He has unceasingly sought to apply a personal vision which has always allowed his photographic perception to stand apart. As an explorer, writer and photographer, Brian remains one of a diminishing breed generating visual questions to explore. His photographic virtuosity has been featured in virtually every major publication that deals with the exotic, including National Geographic, Paris Match and GEO.
Above: Moonrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga | Sikkim Mesmerized by the majesty of mountains glowing under the light from the lunar world, it is unsettling to feel absolutely alone, exposed and vulnerable in a singular sense, while simultaneously understanding that you are one with everything. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 40 x 60 in.
â€œThe purpose of the journey is to change the state of being in the soul, to awaken sensitivity to the feelings of others, to reveal the unity underlying our own nature and to refresh through the integration of our capacity for insight, understanding and joy. We recognize a point where the barriers separating inner life and the essence of the image seem to dissolve, and we are conscious of being united with the particular mood and insight out of which the visual was created. The journey is complete.â€? -B.V. Opposite Page Penetrating Innocence | Afghanistan What is the depth of feeling that can be ushered in by one gaze? Limited Edition Analog Photograph 20 x 30 in.
Above: Simple Pleasure | The White City, India It is friendship and family that help us manage the loneliness that we face and happiness is the consequence of the way in which we live our lives. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in.
Far Left: Resplendent | Agra, India Each time one gazes upon the Taj Mahal the effect modulates â€Ś whatever the impression, it caresses the soul and awakens the imagination. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in. Left: Dream Gaze | Great Rift Valley, Kenya Contemplation of the underlying workings of the soul offers a simple and personal meaning. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 24 x 36 in.
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Right: Passage | Pakistan The course of nature is cyclic ... old is discarded and the new introduced ... is dark moving to light or is light moving to the shadows? Which direction does the passage go? Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in. Far Right: Journey | The Blue City, India When the dark lines push toward the light, we journey forward. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in.
Below: Celebration of Life | Great Thar Desert, India When the hearts of men are won by friendliness, they are led to take all hardships upon themselves willingly. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in.
Imam Flight | Sahara Desert, Mali In the religious equation that embraces dogma, architecture and man, it is man that is most transient and always in motion. Limited Edition Analog Photograph 20 x 30 in.
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Tranquil Beauty | The Pink City, India The most exquisite grace consists not in external ornamentation but in allowing the true beauty to stand forth Limited Edition Analog Photograph 30 x 40 in.
Karen was born in l941 in Chelsea, Michigan and lives in Charleston SC. She Performing Arts Department, Syracuse NY. She taught Photography at Syracuse University, Colgate University and was a visiting professor at Dartmouth Museum of Photography, Winchester MA and participated in 30 group shows around the country. Her works belongs to private and public collections here and abroad. She is an awarded artist with grants from Ford Foundation, CAPS Fellowship Program, NY, and a Research Grant/Photography Project, Research Council, Colgate University.
Theater with Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece Hasselblad | Toned gelatin silver photograph
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Above: Charleston Faรงade #8B, Charleston SC Below: Gothic Door, St. Mathew Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC Both images: Hasselblad | Film hand painted gelatin silver photograph, with Marshall oils, pencils & special crayons s
Born in 1970 in the United Kingdom and brought up in South Africa, Julie Wajs now lives in Australia She earned a BA Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and has recently completed her MVA through Monash University, Australia. Julie was part of a two-persons exhibition in South Africa and has had 20 group participations in South Africa and Australia. Her works belong to private and public collections in South Africa, Namibia and Australia and she is an awarded artist. A member of the AIPP Australia, Julie Wajs currently shoots commercially and works at the coordinator of the commercial specialisation at Photo Studies College, Melbourne, Australia.
Above: Bert | Tuross Head, NSW, Australia, 2011 Color digital photograph Below: Mia | Melbourne, Australia, 2011 Color digital photograph
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Self Portrait | Melbourne, Australia, 2011 Digitally processed color digital photograph
Born in Poland, Barbara Wilk moved to Perth, Western Australia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Murdoch University. Her interest in photography has grown considerably over the last 2- 3 years, and it has now become a true passion. Barbara had a solo exhibition in October 2010 and has participated in 12 group exhibitions in Perth. Her works belong to private collections in Australia and she is an awarded photographer.
Above: 3:30 in the afternoon | Kopa, Sudety, Poland Color digital photograph Below: Far Far Away | Mountain First, Swiss Alps Color digital photograph
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DSLR camera the Canon 550D. As a hobbyist he hosts a small but growing portfolio with a particular interest in landscape, creative and high dynamic range photography, his style however is starting to take shape in the form of creative works that play parodies on reality as we know it. Powder Color digital photograph
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developed a unique photographic style. He is inspired by music, magazines, movies, and other photographers who have an eye for beauty. Beginning his creative career as a graphic designer and illustrator, he later transitioned into television, working as an associate producer for a popular American TV show. Tauran then entered the wedding industry as a photographer and cinematographer, shooting hundreds of weddings and events all over California, Hawaii, New York, Atlanta, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Asia. He has won several international awards, including 16 WPPI Accolades, 2 Wedding Wire Brideâ€™s Choice Awards and a 2012 Fearless Award. Tauran was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area and serves all of Southern California, as well as Northern and Central California, and worldwide. He resides in Northridge with his wife and two children.
The View Canon 5d Mark II | color digital photograph
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Born in 1970 in Ohio, Eddie Yerkish lives in Southern California. His work has been featured in Popular Photography Magazine online as well as several photography websites and blogs. He is an awarded and published photographer collections throughout the United States.
Above: Abandoned Ship High Dynamic Range digital photograph Below: Hoover Dam High Dynamic Range digital photograph
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Born and raised in Lucerne, Switzerland, Martin ZurmĂźhle has been shooting for 40 years in different shooting people: portrait, nude and erotic photography. As a professional architect he likes forms, proportions, structures and light. For him photography, architecture and art are related. His photographs won many international prizes (twice the Swiss Championship for Photography www. photosuisse.ch) and he has written eight teaching books about photography.
Above: A Peaceful Place | Maggia River, South Switzerland, 2010 Color digital photograph Below: The Water is Cold I | Valle Leventina, South Switzerland, 2007 Color digital photograph
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Venus I Maggia River, South Switzerland, 2009 B & W digital photograph
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