Jul 17, 2013
BOOMOON is a photographer born in Daegu in 1995 and living in Seoul and Sokcho, South Korea. He took interest in photography in the early 1970s, quickly abandoned painting, which was to become his specialty, and enrolled in the Photography department of Chung-Ang University, Seoul. His very early works are mainly street photographs. Black and white pictures taken between 1972 and 1975 formed the core of his first solo show Photo Poems held in Seoul in 1975. Dark cityscapes imbued with uncertain anxiety and irony arose extremely opposite reactions. Boomoon was labeled by the media as “a heretic of Korean photography”. Some violent critics were only encouragement for him to continue to photograph.
Jul 11, 2013
Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru has been creating scenes of sophisticated violence and enchanting horror since 1993. Kaoru lets famous models and actresses to describe fantasies of their own deaths and then stages them for the camera. Working in multiple panel sequences, his photos allude to film: wide-angle shots set the scene before giving way to medium and close-up views, details of the women’s fantasies revealed along the way. The models are perfectly coiffed, hair and makeup flawlessly in place, outfitted in couture by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander Jean Paul Gaultier. The glamour of the models’ attire is matched by the unusual locations. The photographer’s graceful treatment of the human figure in a landscape juxtaposed against the shock value of death is even more pronounced in this latest endeavor. And so the photos that show the crime scene (or that of natural death) do not allude to something fatal and irreversible but a kind of elegant and highly aesthetic ceremony.
Jul 8, 2013
Originally from Angarsk, a small Siberian city in Russia, Dmitry Marchenko captured this photo whilst living in Egypt for 18 months. After receiving his first diving certificate in September 2009, he began experimenting with underwater photography using a compact camera. Later upgrading to a Nikon D70 with underwater housing and and flash strobe and now a Nikon D700. His photos have placed in the finals for local international competitions, and have been published in several magazines. He currently lives in Saint-Petersburg with his wife and new daughter as the owner of an internet advertising company.
Jul 5, 2013
Bruce Omori is a photographer based in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Although he has been shooting full-time for just several years, his passion for the craft developed long ago. As a kid, it began as a fascination with the magical ability of film to capture a moment of time, being able to hold it in your hand, slip it in your pocket, and share it with the world… at school. That fascination is still very much alive today, as Bruce strives to infuse elements of the moment into each frame, such as emotion, energy, and beauty, with the creative use of light and movement. His easy-going, unassuming personality and fondness for the ‘aina are also reflected in his work. From portraits of surfers on the beach to photos of native Hawaiian honeycreepers deep in the rainforest, he captures an integral part of life in Hawaii from a local perspective. After spending 24 years with an engineering firm on Oahu, Bruce kissed life in corporate America goodbye and moved back to his hometown of Hilo with his family to pursue this passion, and continues to artistically interpret his view of our beautiful island home through the lens.
Jul 2, 2013
Since 1991 Christian Stoll has been working as a freelance photographer, now shuttling between the two worlds of New York city and Düsseldorf, Germany. In past years Stoll’s photography has been a major influence on the corporate image of global companies like General Electrics, IBM and Microsoft. Without being compelled to show greatness, he nonetheless succeeds in making greatness visible with his architectural settings and interior shots. In his still life photographs even the most banal objects undergo a metamorphosis, which may be the result of intensive digital processing, which transforms them into objects of desire.
Jul 1, 2013
Joel James Devlin is an independent photographer based in south east London, UK. Joel explores his subjects extensively, and often shoots using conventional film. Through years of commercial experience he has also acquired a thorough understanding and respect for digital technology, and enjoys using his skills to create original images. Joel is often working on personal projects but also welcomes commissioned work, and enjoys shooting for magazines and advertisements.
Jun 28, 2013
Take a minute or two and check out the portfolio of Rolland András Flinta. Loads of great photos.
Jun 27, 2013
Anna Eftimie is a creative baby photographer in Bay Area, California. View more photos in her series “Blackboard Adventures” here.
Jun 27, 2013
” When I first began to experiment with sea life photography I tried shooting small invertebrates for fun with my own old dslr camera and without any professional lights or lenses. I collected the invertebrates under water and then I’ve shot them in the lab. After two or three months of failure after failure I ended up with a few good pictures, which I’ve showed to the crew. It has inspired us to buy a semi-professional camera complete with underwater housing and strobes. Thus I’ve spent the following field season trying to shoot the same creatures, but this time in their environment. It was much more difficult, and I spent another two months without any significant results. But when you’re working at something every day, you inevitably get a lot of experience. Eventually I began to get interesting photos — one or two from each dive. Now after four years of practice I get a few good shots almost every time I dive but I still have a lot of things that need to be mastered in underwater photography. And the most important thing — I love Sea.” – Alexander Semenov
Jun 27, 2013
Check out the portfolio of Amsterdam based photographer Rene Mesman. ‘Simple clean lines, informal, uncomplicated but precise compositions make his pictures a treat to the eye.’