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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Matt Kloskowski is mentor/coach for everything photography related (Lightroom, Photoshop and Photography). He's a bestselling author of over 20 books and teaches photography, Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the concept of making a photograph rather than simply taking one. He shares how by paying attention to light, line, shape and color, you can begin to find order in even the most chaotic scenes and begin the process of creating a strong and effective photograph.
Karsten Staiger was at the forefront of the digital revolution that emerged in the 1990s. Since then he has been a pioneer in utilizing cutting-edge camera technology to create elegant images in extremely high resolution. Staiger’s deep understanding of complex lighting and technology coupled with his fascination with aerial views eventually led him to the New York City skyline.
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Omar Z Robles is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer based in NYC. His interest in storytelling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime actor taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers.
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In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses how to go beyond the frequent cliche of photographer a walking subject against a backdrop, a storefront or a mural. He observes how using line, light, shadow and form can help a photographer move beyond cliche to create a unique vision of a street scene.
Motivated by the desire to be creatively challenged and overcome impossibilities, Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography. His hyper-realistic art style captures viewers in a fusion of special effects and innovative concepts. Benjamin's background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving, where technical challenges become friendly competition.
Bryan Shih is a photojournalist and former contributor to the Financial Times and National Public Radio in Japan. He has a masters degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan. His work on the Black Panthers led to his selection for the New York Times inaugural portfolio review in 2013 and garnered one of the highest rankings among entries in the LensCulture 2015 Portrait Awards competition.
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