Luca Pierro was born in Cantù (Italy) in 1978. At the age of thirteen he got his first camera, a Polaroid, and falls in love with photography and art in general, under the influence of parents and, in particular the mother, a painter. At the age of sixteen test the first experiments in the darkroom. Captured images come alive with the first SLR, a Pentax ME Super, “stolen” to his father. At nineteen he moved to Rome to undertake university studies. During this period, while continuing to love photography, he devoted himself to music, his other great passion. In 2009 he won second prize in the photography competition held by Ichnusa on Sardinia. In 2010 he won first prize at MostraMi in Milan. He currently lives and works in Cagliari.
‘ Achim Lippoth is a renown photographer and filmmaker currently living and working in Cologne, Germany. After finishing his college degree in Manchester, he studied art and sports in Cologne. Since 1992 he has worked as a freelance photographer specializing exclusively in images of children. In 1995 he began publishing the children’s fashion magazine, Kids Wear, which Bruce Weber calls ‘the most beautiful magazine in the world’. Kids Wear features work by photographers such as Shelby Lee Adams, Jessica Craig-Martin, Takashi Homma, Richard Kern, Martin Parr, Manuela Pavesi and Lise Sarfati among others. ‘
Suk Kuhn Oh was born in Inchon, South Korea. After serving as a photographer in the Korean army, he received a degree in photography from the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University in England. His work has been exhibited in the UK, South Korea, Australia, and the US, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Ilmin Museum, Seoul.
Eric Bridgeman is a multi-disciplinary artist based Brisbane, Australia. Born in October 1986 in Redcliffe (QLD) to Raymond Bridgeman (from Cracow, Central Queensland) and Veronika Gikope Muka (from Gumine, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea).
Martin lives in central London where he has his photographic studio.He started his photographic career after a number of years working as a creative director in children’s TV (which included dressing up as a furry white alien). Before that he studied psychology at Edinburgh University and then animation at Glasgow School of Art. Martin thinks there is something magical about looking through the lens and capturing a bit of the world. ‘You see an interesting array of shapes – people passing in front of a strangely coloured wall and -click- its yours forever. Its so easy it shouldn’t be allowed’. Link here.
Say hello to photographer Benoit Paillé currently based in Montreal.
” I see my practice as a constant battle against the impossibility of reaching ‘presence’. For years I have been trying hard to bridge photography and performance, and everyday I live the illusion of having fulfilled my ambition. In the core of my practice lies an exchange; between myself and another artist, between the work and the viewer. I see myself reflected in all the artists I have met, collaborated and fallen in love with…Can art be a relationship? Working with different minds and bodies allows me to discover every day something new about my own mind and body. I’ve always wanted to be a sculptor although I’ve been using photography as my main medium. Surface is my material. Surface is my biggest enemy. Maybe curiosity is eating me up inside, but so far it tastes pretty good. ” – Manuel Vason
Simon Obarzanek was born in Israel in 1968 and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Studying a Bachelor of Photography in 1989 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, his first solo show Simon Obarzanek 96-02 was in 2002 at Max Bernstein Gallery, Melbourne. Simon’s work is held in major public galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Artbank and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast.
Wonderful animal photography by Csaba Tökölyi, talented photographer based from Budapest, Hungary. Lovely photos! Click here for the link.
” I am interested in a kind of ‘entropic’ image”an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time and space, notwithstanding our understanding of what gives things context. Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping is an iterative process that spurs a generation of something altogether different; something ineffable. ” – Jim Kazanjian