Founder/Creative Director Daniel Riff Head of Marketing Jacob Riff Head of Design/ Marketing Consultant Guillermo Vazquez Chief Operating Officer Paul Rudolph
Anton Muhin_ Carrie Hampton_ Chris Devour_ Daniel Tjongar_ Jagoda Wilczynska_ Johnny Kerr_ Ludwig Favre_ Mark Tipple_ Morgan Smith_ Omar Reda_ Stewart Bryden_ Wendy Smith
Dear Readers of Flash & Fuse, This is more than just a magazine; it’s a platform, a stage, and an outlet for artists who are dedicated to capturing culture and pursuing their passions. Using the power of collaboration, crowd sourcing, and community we are producing a publication that offers a unique view into one of the most empowered generations of artists and the cultures they are capturing. This golden age of art has opened up a new window into the cultures around us. Most importantly however, is that advancements in connectivity and technology have given us direct access to an ever expanding network of artists; artists who provide unique insights into these rich and nuanced cultures. By creating a platform that empowers such artists and allows them to reach larger audiences, Flash & Fuse will help develop a better understanding of the people we share this world with. In doing so we hope to create a more open and tolerant community. As an artist and entrepreneur
I have dedicated my time towards finding ways to fuse business and art in proactive and constructive ways. I had originally founded Flash & Fuse as a means of showcasing developing artists while providing them access to larger audiences and portfolio/ resume building opportunities. However, after combing through submissions from previous issues of Flash & Fuse I was surprised to see such a variety of artists all from different countries, backgrounds, and cultures. As I began collaborating with these artists, I realized that through their art they also provided incredibly unique and unbiased views into modern culture. Because of this we have chosen to take a more focused approach to future issues of Flash & Fuse: creating and showcasing content that is both beneficial to our contributing artists and culturally enriching for readers. If you would like to contact a particular artist you have seen in this issue you can do so directly via the contact information and links provided in their sections. You can help fund Flash &
Fuse magazine or a specific contributing artist by visiting the “Sponsors” page on our website: flashandfuse.com or contacting us at flashandfuse@ gmail.com. If you are interested in advertising in our magazine or sponsoring one of FT. Artist blog posts you can also download our media kit on the “Sponsors” page of our website. You can also help fund Flash & Fuse by buying a print copy of our magazine. Flash & Fuse is always looking to partner with companies whose products/services coincide with our mission, demographics, and themes (ie: Clothing, Photography Equipment, Art Supplies, Printing Services, Software, Nonprofit etc.). If you feel that your company’s product or service coincide with our magazine please contact us to discuss our partnership opportunities via our email or by phone: (347) 244-5508. Enjoy Issue 3 of Flash & Fuse Magazine: The Summer Collective. Kind regards, Daniel Riff Founder and Creative Director
W E N D Y
WEBSITE: WENDYWSMITHPHOTOGRAPHY.COM 路 EMAIL: WENDYWSMITHPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM INSTAGRAM: @THEWENDY28 路 PHONE: 8583545238
S M I T H
I am a fashion photographer specializing in natural night and vibrant color. I strive to capture all the beauty life has to offer, one frame at a time. Photography allows me to meet and collaborate with other amazing creative minds. I am happiest when I am outside; nature is what revitalizes me.
This beach beauty is Chelsea Texeira, @chelseaingstars. Chelsea is the quintessential SoCal bombshell and was amazing to work with! Living in San Diego, we are surrounded by beautiful beaches just asking to be photographed. This shoot was the beginning of a beautiful partnership with Chelsea, so keep an eye out for more collaborations between the two of us!
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WEBSITE: OMARREDA.NET EMAIL: REDA.OMAR@GMAIL.COM INSTAGRAM: @OMARREDA PHONE: +966557337335
I ALWAYS SEEK SUBJECTS THAT ARE NEGLECTED BUT HAVE A GREAT MEANING. I AIM TO CAPTURE HUMANS AND THEIR NATURAL SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR. I TRY TO CAPTURE MINIMALISTIC COMPOSITIONS. I ALWAYS LOOK FOR EXPRESSIVE FACES THAT I FEEL TELL A STORY..
A SERIES OF CAFE VANS USED TO EXIST ON THE SEA ROAD OF TRIPOLI. THEIR OWNERS USED THEIR CREATIVE SKILLS IN PAINTING AND NAMING THE VANS TO STAND OUT AMONG COMPETITION. THE VANS WERE REMOVED BY THE MUNICIPALITY DUE TO THE LACK OF PLANNING. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE USED TO BUY THEIR COFFEE FROM THE VANS AND ENJOY THE SEA VIEW.
WEBSITE: WWW.JOHNNYKERR.COM EMAIL: KERR.JOHNNY@GMAIL.COM INSTAGRAM: @JOHNNYHIFI PHONE: 6234519661
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY THE SEA; DRAWN TO THAT SEEMINGLY UNREACHABLE PLACE WHERE THE WATER MEETS THE SKY. IN THIS SERIES I EXPLORE THE HORIZON USING DIFFERENT VISUAL ELEMENTS TO LEAD THE EYE THERE.
Website: facebook.com/danieltjongariphotography 路 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @danieltjongari 路 Phone: +6281231836686
To me photography is about imagination, emotion, and the desire to put your soul into everything you capture. Take a moment before you even begin to compose your photograph.
Figure out what emotion you are trying to convey. What elements around can you capture to deliver that message? It is always interesting to see how your audience responds to your images, but you should always stay true to your own imagination and soul.
Jagoda WilczyĹ&#x201E;ska Website: jagodawilczynska.pl Email: email@example.com
“She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” Charles Bukowski
LOS ANGELES BEACH
FAVRE LUDWIG WEBSITE: LUDWIGFAVRE.COM EMAIL: LUDWIG.FAVRE@GMAIL.COM INSTAGRAM: @LUDWIGFAVRE PHONE: +33678758902
LOS ANGELS IS A CITY WE GO BACK TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS CITY WORKS. EVERY NEW BEGINNING THERE IS THE FEELING OF NOT HAVING UNDERSTOOD THE TIMEKEEPING THIS CITY. THIS IS WHY I LOVE TO PHOTOGRAPH THIS CITY AND MORE PARTICULARLY VENICE BEACH.
MARK TIPPLE WEBSITE: MARKTIPPLE.COM EMAIL: MARK@MARKTIPPLE.COM FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/MARKTIPPLEPHOTO PHONE: +614125581265
GRIP THE SAND, THEY REMIND THEMSELVES. GO LOW, STAY LOW. THEIR FACES CONTORT, THEIR MUSCLES TIGHTEN IN REACTION TO THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER WITH THE OCEAN. THEY SURFACE WHEN THE SURGE HAS PASSED. THEN BREATHE. THEY ARE UNAWARE THAT A CAMERA HAS CAPTURED IT ALL; FROM STRAINING ARMS CLAWING AT SAND TO EYES SQUEEZED SHUT AGAINST THE BITE OF SALT. MARK TIPPLE HOLDS HIS CAMERA STEADY IN THE MELTING FOAM, AND MAKES HIS WAY TO SHORE.
MY FAIR MORGAN SMITH
LADIES WEBSITE: PHOBYMO.COM EMAIL: PHOBYMO@YAHOO.COM INSTAGRAM: @PHOBYMO PHONE: 2672406792
MODELS: KAILA GARCIA AND GRACE GARDINER
WHEN I TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH, I WANT TO CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF WHAT’S IN FRONT OF ME. MOSTOF MY SUBJECTS ARE PERSONAL FRIENDS, SO I FEEL LIKE IT ALLOWS ME TO TRULY CAPTURE THEIR SPIRIT. WHETHER ITS A CANDID OR PLANNED SHOT, I LOVE BEING ABLE TO FREEZE A SINGLE MOMENT IN TIME.
THIS SERIES WAS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN. IT WASN’T PLANNED OUT SHOT FOR SHOT, SO IF SOMEONE GOT A CRAVING FOR A CORN DOG, WE GOT THAT CORN DOG AND INCORPORATED IT INTO THE SHOOT. IT WAS A TRULY GOOD TIME AT THE FAIR!
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Knit Yoke Bralette: Back tie halter · 17” long · Goddess style neckline
Maui Tulip Shorts 路 2.5 inseam 路 High Rise 路 Colorful print throughout 路 Comfortable elasticized waistband
Open Minded Tee: Anvil Sustainable 100% organic ring spun cotton 路 Graphic design & logo are printed with phthalate free ink 路 All of our animal prints have a signature look that is one color way with a realistic imagery for a classic and clean print.
Models: Meggie Richard, Madison King, and Ryan Beckley. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Daisy Jumper: V-Cut Back 路 Palazzo style pant 路 Made in the U.S.
Where does your passion for photography originate from? How were you introduced to the world of photography? Growing up I was always interested in art, after playing as a musician semi professionally for two years after school I went back to College and studied an arts portfolio class, One of the modules was analogue photography. I fell in love with the medium, During my studies it switched from analogue to almost entirely digital photography. All the way up to My Hons degree. How is photography currently involved in your life? I am a full time working portrait and fashion photographer, Photography is my life. Film or digital? Why? Digital for commission based work, Analogue (Film) for personal work, digital is much more efficient for clients where analogue is photographies roots, theres a magic to analogue that is lost in digital. How do you make your models more comfortable in front of the camera? I have fun with them, on pretty much every shoot it takes a good amount of frames to be fired before everyone relaxes into the shoot, regardless of level the model is working at.
Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your favorite body/lens combination to shoot with? Digital I Currently shoot with a Canon 5D mark III and primarily a 24-70mm L series Canon lens, I shoot 90% of my work using natural light, manipulating it simply using reflectors. Analogue, I shoot on a Pentax ME Super with a 35mm Lens, I recently picked up the Pentax second hand while working out in Italy, It fascinates me to think the life this little camera must have had. If you had the chance to travel anywhere in the world to take photos, where would it be? Why? I have visited Japan for a personal trip, while I was still studying photography and it blew me away, Id love to go back out there for commissioned work, the country has such a juxtaposition between the old capital of Kyoto and the new capital Tokyo. I spent my first part of my trip in the old rural Japan of Kyoto, temples, wooden carts, locals. I then went on to Osaka and Tokyo where it is the neon filled metropolis you would expect. Working in Japan would leave me with a beautiful backdrop to my work. As a photographer, what does summer mean to you? As a photographer primarily working with natural light in the UK, Summer means better light, for longer In the day. It also means, attempting to
shoot winter campaigns for the upcoming season all while on location. In your opinion, what is the best networking tool for photographers and other artists? I would say the best networking tool for photographers in modern day is The internet. more specifically Instagram (as its visual based) and LinkedIn, as its a platform for professionals. How has collaboration helped you grow as an artist? Its similar to a smaller band going on tour with the headline act, its showcases your work to a whole new, at times wider audience. How do you fund your personal and portfolio projects? I tend to shoot personal projects in Unison with collaborators, for example I am in talks with a magazine that works with the homeless to raise awareness to the issues of living on the streets within the UK, this will gain backers that in turn can fund the project and/or supply the likes of a studio or styling, free of charge. What advice would you give to developing photographers? Persevere, nobody shoots for vogue overnight, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still hustling, milestone after milestone and fault after fault, persevere.
River Chris Devour
Behance: behance.net/chris-devour 路 Cargo: cargocollective.com/chrisdevour Facebook: facebook.com/ckdevour 路 Instagram: @chrisdevour
I am a 23 year old photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. I love to play with black and white shots, I use BW to bring out the main ideas of the concepts I put in practice. For me it better defines the subject from the background, creating deeper emotions from the muse.I focus on conceptual and editorial work, I also combine photography with design and illustrations in some of my projects.
My style is usually black and white, however, for the River project, I wanted to combine the cold tones of the river with the warm expressions and emotions of people. Water symbolizes purity and cleansing, and the paint in some shots symbolizes how we can find strength in ourselves to overcome our worst fears and let go of what keeps us from evolving emotionally.
CARRIE HAMPTON Website: carriehampton.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @itscarriehampton Phone: 7028236641
My artistic style varies from rich colors and whimsical pastels, to deep contrasts that work with my dark art. I am drawn to unique looking people and I love catching their candid moments, as well. My style of photography is very broad. I utilize wide angles, tight close portraits, and the Brenizer Method. This series is meant to convey those â&#x20AC;&#x153;way back whenâ&#x20AC;? days in the 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, when school was out, friends were cruising around in their cars, and there was that one boy in school who was always the coolest and hung out with a bevy of girls. The drive in was always the spot to be, for socializing, burgers, and sneaking a smoke. Girlfriends would gather and laugh, telling stories, looking fabulous at the same time. This series brings a memory to mind of a simpler time that is otherwise gone now.
SUSANNE Anton Muhin
Website: antonmuhin.com Email: email@example.com Instagram: @anton_whitey Phone: +380636417847
Embrace solitude and merge with nature.
See how it soothes and relaxes the world
Forget what usually holds value worries, money, people, work.
Loving this life to death.
wanderlust carrie hampton
Website: carriehampton.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @itscarriehampton Phone: 7028236641
My artistic style varies from rich colors and whimsical pastels, to deep contrasts that work with my dark art. I am drawn to unique looking people and I love catching their candid moments, as well. My style of photography is very broad. I utilize wide angles, tight close portraits, and the Brenizer Method.
This series is meant to depict two best friends going on a summer “adventure”. Their car breaks down during a road trip, they have to walk with their suitcases, but they are still having the best time because they’re together. The weather is beautiful, the sun is setting, and it’s a great time to be young and free.
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