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July 14th, 2014

Solstice People

July 10th, 2014

by Kelley King Since 1974, characters dressed in elaborate, surreal costumes have taken to the streets of Santa Barbara, California for the annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Recently, Santa Barbara-based photographer Kevin Steele released his 2014 Solstice People book, which features unique portraits of the colorful paradegoers. Fifty percent of the proceeds from Kevin’s book benefit the solstice celebration — this year, the 90-page book was finished just two …

Executives Take to the Streets

June 23rd, 2014

by Liz Ream Recently, California-based photographer Carl Costas took on the role of creative director and photographer, shooting some top executives in front of quite an astounding backdrop… all of San Francisco. This was a project for a startup company looking to establish it’s brand identity. Carl had complete control of this project, saying that he knew the city was a perfect backdrop:  San Francisco …

Weaving Charlotte’s Web

June 18th, 2014

by Kelley King Colorado native Matt Nager has been covering stories about marijuana for years. His portfolio features a variety of images — everything from grow houses and dispensaries to political players and pot smokers. Recently, he had the opportunity to photograph a series of portraits for The Times Magazine of Charlotte Figi, a little girl who uses a non-euphoric strain of marijuana to treat …

Five Minutes With Pelé

June 11th, 2014

by Kelley King Three hundred seconds. That’s how much time Sao Paulo photographer Luiz Maximiano had to make a series of portraits of Pelé, a man who is known by many as the greatest footballer to ever play the game. The images, which appeared in ESPN The Magazine and on espn.com, showcase the aging athlete’s intimate relationship with the sport that made him famous.   …

Faces of the Gezi Park Protests

February 6th, 2014

By Karrisa Olsen 11 deaths, over 8,000 people injured, nearly 4,900 arrested. This was the chaotic outcome of what began as a plan to turn Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in Istanbul, into a shopping mall back in May of 2013. Hans Hochstöeger knew he had to somehow document the anarchic events that would someday appear in history books. He didn’t, …

Chess Portraits

October 8th, 2013

By Karrisa Olsen “Checkmate.” This is a phrase Francesco Ridolfi learned early on in life, as his father taught him the game of chess at a young age. Francesco has always had a fascination with the game–playing with friends and on his free time. The concept of humanizing the pieces of a chess board came to him a few years ago, and has been brewing …

Urban Surfers

July 8th, 2013

by Maria Luci You must live in a city. You must have a board. You must be wearing your gear. You must be ready by 6 a.m. These are Philadelphia-based photographer Chris Sembrot‘s requirements for the subjects of his new urban surfer series, “Dawn Patrol.” The initial idea for “Dawn Patrol” can be traced back to a natural source of inspiration: an attractive woman. Chris …

The Fighters

March 4th, 2013

by Maria Luci Rick Wenner likes to keep things simple. His photographs are clean and insightful, with little in the way of distraction. This style lends itself well to strong and emotional portraits. And it’s the approach he took on his  “New York Fighter Project”—a series of portraits of mixed martial artists (MMA), created in support of legalizing the sport in New York. Rick first …

Golden Boys

January 23rd, 2013

by Wesley Kays-Henry Chicago-based photographer Kristyna Archer creates photographs steeped in psychology. Her work reflects the everyday contradictions and idiosyncrasies of life, which results in thoughtful portraits that explore intangible feelings. She describes her photographs as “colorful and bold, with dark undertones,”—deeply thoughtful body of work with tongue-in-cheek humor. TimeOut Chicago Kids contacted Kristyna after receiving a promo of her beauty portraits. The print mailer …

Big Texas Heat

January 22nd, 2013

by Maria Luci After moving to Nashville last February, Robby Klein met with Country Music Television (CMT) to share his portfolio and meet their creative team. The meeting went well—so well in fact, that he was recently brought on to shoot key art for the new CMT realty series, Big Texas Heat. The show follows fun-loving police officers from the small town of Trinity, Texas—a …

The Roadway Studio Project

January 21st, 2013

by Honore Brown In October 2011, Kansas City-based studio mates, Ryan Nicholson and Colby Lysne, decided to launch a collaborative portrait series out of their shared workspace. The project, entitled “the roadway studio project“, is named after their studio. The project quickly flourished into a sizable body of work along with a self-published book. The two photographers had not worked together before beginning this series. …

The Day’s Hello

December 12th, 2012

A year ago, New York-based fashion photographer Joshua Pestka began shooting portraits of each model he worked with on commercial shoots. He then started uploading them to a blog he called The Day’s Hello. The blog became an opportunity to connect with his subjects on a more casual, direct level—it also served as a quick and easy way to remember his favorite models. The first …

Expats: An Australian Photographer in Scotland

November 21st, 2012

Today’s addition to our Expatriate series is an interview with photographer Jo Hanley. Jo’s story is almost the reverse of James Horan‘s Ireland-Australia tale, as seven years ago Jo traded in sunny Australia for the bonnie green hillsides of Scotland. Below, we discuss her work and becoming a freelance photographer in Scotland. Enjoy! – Maria Luci Where are you from originally? I am originally from …

The Saint and The Talking Head

October 25th, 2012

by Maria Luci For the last three years, musicians Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, and David Byrne of Talking Heads have been creatively collaborating. The result is the album Love This Giant, a record Rolling Stone calls “A May-December one-off [by] two brainy kids speaking in tongues.” Being a fan of both their solo and collaborative works, New York-based photographer Chris Sembrot was …

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