Dominik Smialowski

 photo Untitled-7_zps54d7cfac.jpg  photo 2_zps710cfd79.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zpsaefabdff.jpg Really digging this gorgeous photographic series 'The Pilot's Melancholy' by Polish photographer Dominik Smialowski.  photo 1_zps90cec12f.jpg  photo Untitled-6_zpsf4ac2a96.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps0e9b4afa.jpg

Martin Parr

 photo LON12591_zpsdb77299f.jpg  photo LON63375_zpsfdc1ab82.jpg  photo LON4841_zps75d6edb5.jpg Born in 1952 in Epsom, Surrey (England), Martin Parr was graduated from photography at Manchester Polytechnic in 1973. In 1994, he became a full member of Magnum Photographic Corporation and was guest artistic director for Rencontres d’Arles in 2004 and for New York Photo Festival in 2008. A photographer, a filmmaker and a collector of miscellaneous objects, Martin Parr has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. He was awarded the Erich Salomon Prize for photojournalism in 2006 and wins the Baumier Mercier award at PhotoEspana in 2008 in recognition of his professional career and contributions to contemporary photography.  photo LON130301-1_zps402c4874.jpg  photo LON62271_zps0cb47749.jpg

Edith Amituanai

 photo eomd-02_zpsc3cc8930.jpg  photo eomd-15_zps60544d3a.jpg  photo eomd-10_zps74c07da5.jpg Edith Amituanai’s photography is informed by her Samoan heritage and upbringing in Auckland. Since graduating from Unitec with a Bachelor of Design (Photography) in 2005, Edith has achieved much success and public recognition. Announced as the inaugural winner of the Marti Friedlander Photography Award at the end of 2007, Edith was also the youngest artist to feature in Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, a major survey of art photography published in 2005. (via Tautai)  photo eomd-06_zpsca826b8e.jpg  photo eomd-16_zpsd4c7f8be.jpg  photo eomd-17_zps7663c8bb.jpg

Carli Davidson

 photo Untitled-4_zps9baea22a.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zpsf1f5c81c.jpg  photo Untitled-6_zpsc8372c1d.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsd00a8cac.jpg Raised on a secret volcano island by cheetahs, Carli is adept at communicating with wildlife. This allows her to capture impressive images of animals in any kind of scenario you or your client can think of. She took her first darkroom class in a lowly closet in her high school, and she and her best friend spent their freshman year printing overdramatic photos of each other in graveyards. Carli moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2001 where to pay for her education she took on a series of odd jobs that included work as a tattoo shop clerk, a bouncer, a photographer for the house of representatives, and eventually animal care and photography at The Oregon Zoo. In 2011 her series Shake became a worldwide success, garnering her millions of website hits and putting her firmly on the map as a top animal photographer. She currently lives in Portland OR with her husband Tim and her pets Norbert and Yushi as well as a rotating cast of foster dogs. Website.  photo Untitled-2_zps7f5ee7aa.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zps81d50928.jpg

Olivia Locher

 photo Untitled-2_zpsf05dd24a.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps68e4aba2.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zps54ad8650.jpg Very inspiring images coming from NY based photographer Olivia Locher.  photo Untitled-3_zpsf8274e74.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps77f47d5a.jpg


 photo 78_1205_grande_zpsc0e64c37.jpg  photo 78_1208_grande_zpsc4e7f5cd.jpg CORPICRUDI are Samantha Stella and Sergio Frazzingaro (Genoa, Italy). Since late 2003 they are working on hybrid projects between contemporary art, music and style focusing on aesthetic harmony. In the conviction that art must dispense harmony and that aesthetics is its fundamental element, the research developed by corpicrudi is based on the Oscar Wilde’s theme of the pretence, and the necessity of finding in it the only possible approach to the representation of the idea of beauty.  photo 78_1202_grande_zpsa95928fb.jpg

Jan Masny

 photo Untitled-2_zpsaf1bb8ad.jpg  photo 1369635980340_1_699_zpsfefb5ba8.jpg Jan Masny started his photographic practice in the photographic studio of Bogdan Axman. He very quickly became independent and moved to London in 2004. His main focus is in fashion photography as well as portraiture and advertising. His photographs are simple and minimal with the aim of specifically emphasizing their content. He is fascinated by polarities and contrasts of meaning, and his ability to extract often unexpected aspects from his subjects gives a freshness and depth to his work. He has taken portraits of numerous celebrities including Jamelia, Gosia Bela, Simon Webbe, Asher D and Lisa Maffia.  photo 1369635962976_1_699_zps8f2b8491.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsfe84b380.jpg

Christian Chaize

 photo Praia-Piquinia-23-08-11-16h44web_zpsfd0fcbee.jpg  photo Praia-Piquinia-10-06-11-14h23web_zps6b66d7ff.jpg  photo PP11-06-1116h368X10BISweb_zps0b5f2e0d.jpg Christian Chaize, a self-taught artist, lives and works in Lyon, France. In 1992, he was awarded the Prix European Panorama de Kodak for Young European Photographer in Arles, France. In addition to his artistic achievements, he enjoys a successful career as a commercial photographer.  photo Praia-Piquinia-10-06-11-14h23web_zps6b66d7ff.jpg  photo PraiaPiquinia16-08-1214h23web_zpsc6e58c85.jpg

Steve Back

'Drawing on technical precision honed through his former engineering studies and management consulting work, Steve Back expertly manipulates light and perspective to produce strong images that move beyond mere subject matter. His style manifest the perfect juxtaposition of creativity and intellect.'

Laura Plageman

 photo plageman_response_vulture_zps400cdf68.jpg  photo plageman_response_trumpet_zpsf62064af.jpg  photo plageman_response_egret_zps3ca3ccb0.jpg Laura Plageman is an artist and educator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Her images explore the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth and distortion, and the representation of landscape. She is interested in making pictures that examine the natural world as a scene of mystery, beauty, and constant change - transformed both by human presence and by its own design.  photo plageman_response_riverbend_left_zps62ae4eb6.jpg  photo plageman_response_kudzu_zps7aa4e1b8.jpg