Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer. A long-held love of the ocean and water-sports led him to work photographing action shots for surf and kite-surf magazines, but the water itself eventually captured his artistic imagination and became the genesis of AquaViva. In 2004 Pierre moved with his wife and children to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy. This small paradise has become Carreau’s open-air studio, where the subtle variations of light from the tropical sun and the endlessly changing soul of the sea become the subjects of his vision. Pierre Carreau’s fine art photography is represented by CLIC Gallery in New York City and St. Barthélemy.
Italian still life photographer Guido Mocafico was born in Switzerland; he currently divides his time between his home in Switzerland and his studio in Paris. Mocafico has become recognised as a contemporary master of still life. His interest in this most classic of art forms started early whilst studying photography at Vevey School in Switzerland. He initially focused on commercial and advertising projects for brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Gucci, Armani and YSL. His images have been published in numerous magazines over the years including Vogue US, Vogue France, Men’s Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Face, and Wallpaper, amongst others.
” 21 year old film photographer in Houston, Texas. I am for youth, going to the unknown, and learning throughout the process.” – Dennis Auburn
These Head over Heels photographs by Patrice Letarnec, a photographer and art director based in France. Click here for the link.
” I’m a 20 year old Photography student at Manchester Metropolitan in England. Having grown up in Newcastle one of England’s party cities and being in the North East, heavy drinking is a weekly occurrence. Whilst working taking photographs inside nightclubs you are employed to make people look as beautiful as possible. Glossing over the obvious excess which leads people to loose control of their bodies and often their morals. Then going to Manchester for University, another party city and working more it seemed to become more obvious that this non-glamorous, often quite grotesque side of going out is usher to one side, often due to the intoxicated state leaving memories of the night hazy or gone. Therefore I decided to go out and try and capture these moments which de-glamerise excess drinking. ” – Stewart Honeyman
Food blogger Emilie Griottes created these edible Pantone swatches.
Several focal points define the work of New York-based artist Eric Cahan. Among them: light, specifically the light generated by the sun at sunrise and sunset, science, nature, and the ephemeral quality of memories. These considerations are in play when, equipment in tow, Cahan heads outside at a carefully chosen hour of morning or evening to begin creating one of his flawless, ethereal works of art. Cahan himself made most of the work for his current project, Sky Series, during his extensive travels. Each photograph and sculpture is titled with the time and location of its conception. In this way, Cahan catalogues his visual journal. “ During my travels, I discover what I want to document. My works are titled to remind me of the experience, both visually and spiritually.” Cahan’s viewers see in his work his unique interpretation of a specific time and place.
Sasha Kurmaz <-- – Born 1986 Kiev, Ukraine; Education: 2008 Design Department in Ukrainian State Academy of Art, (DAKKiM) Kiev, Ukraine; Currently lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.
Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works.