Zune Lee a self-taught photographer who picked up a camera in 2009. He has been an artist and storyteller since he was little but then life got in the way. Making pictures is his way of reclaiming his artistic side.
He is the quintessential nomad. He was born and raised in Germany, has lived in various parts of the USA and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
That sense of wanderlust, of being uprooted, has never left him. He doesn't anchor his concept of “home” to a familiar physical space – home is a state of mind I enter wherever he's inspired to create the work he wants, or when he's surrounded by people he cares about.
As a clinician, he is trained to work with people at their most vulnerable who grant him permission to invade their privacy. As a result, he has always had an intense interest in the dynamics of trust and control when it comes to that interaction. At best, it can reveal a unique connection, a kind of truth that would otherwise not be foregrounded.
When a human being connects with another and - even if for a split second - relinquishes a certain level of control, it is fascinating that complete strangers can share an alternate truth about themselves that was hidden not only to others, but perhaps even to themselves. It is in these moments that individual emotion transcends the personal realm and gains universally understood context.
As a photographer, these are the moments he is after. Stories of connection that reveal themselves in a single glance or over a period of years.
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Alex D Rogers is an Atlanta-based portrait photographer who is gaining a reputation as an exceptional talent for photographing musicians and artists. He brings a unique and personal eye to photographing both men and women, whether the photographs are editorial, commercial or part of a personal project.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the role of color and how photographers should consider it in their compositions. Rather than seeing color as just subject matter, Ibarionex suggests considering the visual weight of color and how it can strengthen and weaken a composition.
I am one of those people who always has a camera with him. Some of my friends, who are not photographers, make fun of me. They wonder if I am like Linus from the Peanuts, who is always carrying his security blanket, except I am holding onto a camera. They probably are not too off the mark with that observation.
Marc Silber is an award-winning professional video producer, photographer, and photography educator who has been successfully working in the field for decades. Marc combines his passion for the visual art of photography with his love of life.
Next month, I will be flying up to San Francisco to participate in Street Foto SF, a week-long celebration of street photography running from June 4 - 10. Much like the event that inspired it, the Miami Street Photography Festival, this event provides a wide-range of events, many of them free to the public.
Chris Buck is a photographer and director based in New York and Los Angeles. His clients include Google, Old Spice, Dodge, GQ, Guardian Weekend, and The New York Times Magazine. He has won many awards, including being the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize in 2007. His second book, UNEASY, a 30-year portrait retrospective was published in spring of 2017. Chris takes his martinis dry, with a twist.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how good street photography can be created even if you are not in a big city with a lot of foot traffic. By paying attention to light and shadow, you can discover scenes that can result in some wonderful photography.
Though I have given up on the idea of the "perfect" camera bag, I am nevertheless always on the hunt for a better bag for my different needs. I have large roller bags and backpacks to accommodate both my photographic and audio gear, but I have been in need of a smaller bag since the bag I have been using for over 10 years was in desperate need of last rights. My research led me to the Think Tank Storyteller 10 bag.
An ex-corporate suit, ex-bartender, former United States Marine, road warrior, world traveler, image maker, educator, and storyteller, Matt Rose is changing perspectives by documenting and adding to the human narrative. He graduated cum laude from The Corcoran School of Art at George Washington University with a B.F.A. in Photojournalism and is currently enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Cal-State Northridge, with a focus on Photography/Photojournalism.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the interplay that can happen between the foreground and background. He explains why it is so important to look beyond your subject are carefully consider the background elements that are included in your composition.
When Kodak ceased production of the process to develop its classic Kodachrome film, there was a sense of loss that was experienced by generations of photographers. It wasn't just the end of a film emulsion but an end to a particular way of seeing and capturing the world. It was a way made famous by countless magazine photographers, especially those photographing for National Geographic magazine.
Though many films have come and gone, few were seen as a cultural lynchpin. And no other film had or has been immortalized in the social consciousness as Kodachrome was in the popular song written and performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The death of Kodachrome was as much an end of a part of Americana as it was the end of a product's life.
Kevin Raber is CEO and publisher of the Luminous-Landscape website. He brings over 40 years of experience in the photo industry including stints as a photographer, studio owner, photo software developer and Vice President of PODAS events for Phase One.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the role of text in a composition and when and why you may want to include or exclude it from the frame. He also discusses what other elements you want to consider to leverage the presence of text in the photograph.
I am in many ways a creature of habit. There are certain foods that I regularly order from my favorite restaurant. There is a particular route that I travel to get to and from home. And when it comes to photography, I have long favored the use of the 35mm lens.
Whether it was with my Nikon, Canon and now my Fujifilm X-series camera, a 35mm focal length has been at the heart of most of my picture making. I have trained my eye to see the world from that particular perspective and it has greatly influenced the way that I compose photographs. Seeing from a consistent field of view has allowed me to see what a picture might look like even before raising the camera to my eye.
The son of a Swedish immigrant, William Albert Allard was born in 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota.
Allard is a photographer of people. From the beginning of his illustrious career in 1964 as a National Geographic photographic intern, Allard has contributed to 44 Geographic articles as a staff, freelance, and contract photographer and writer. His stories for the magazine have included "Rodeos: Behind the Chutes," "India's Untouchables," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "Hutterite Sojourn."
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to capture intimate photographs of human affection. He explains why it is important to not only capture the moment of human interaction but also to carefully consider the other elements within the frame.