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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 …

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