Born, raised and educated in England – with frequent visits to her father's home of Venice, Italy – Lucia Griggi moved to California in 2010. With her roots in the surfing, skateboarding and outdoor adventure world, Lucia focuses on lifestyle and adventure for editorial and advertising clients.
She combines her English precision with Venetian creativity to capture the moment with clarity and wit. Lucia's work is fresh, vivid and full of energy.
Lucia's work has been internationally recognized and awarded by National Geographic, PDN, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Black and White photography and the Masters Cup. When not shooting, Lucia can be found surfing the Californian coastline or visiting family back home in England.
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Willem Baptist is a Dutch filmmaker and documentary-director whose latest film is Instant Dreams. Instant Dreams is a feature documentary about the fascination and love for Polaroids. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, the last still working factory was bought by a small group of enthusiasts.
In this week's video, Ibarionex shares images taken during his recent street photography workshop. Using images by his students, he discusses a different approach to photographing a public event which in this case is a local farmer’s market.
Jessica Chou approaches her subjects with as little preconceived notions as possible, allowing people the space to collaborate with the moment and the place they inhabit. She strives for honesty and to look at things as they are, without artifice or judgement. The result is something that is at once observant and intimate. While her photography is documentary in style, it is led by the possibilities for storytelling and expression within a single frame.
Jesse Dittmar is a celebrity portrait photographer who began serving as an assistant for some of the industry’s best photographers including Chris Buck and Annie Leibovitz. On his own, he has photographed celebrities including Jodie Foster, Uma Thurman, Tom Hanks, Sting, James Earl Jones and more. His photographs have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, Village Voice and Rolling Stone.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the difference between fixed and fluid elements in a scene. He demonstrates how to use the fixed elements to begin building a composition and then use the fluid elements to complete a strong photograph.
Sophie Mayanne is a 26 year old fashion and portrait photographer, splitting her time between London and Cotswolds, UK. Her style is unmistakable, favouring raw, striking imagery that is hers and hers alone. Her work has been recognised by both the fashion and music industries, and has been particularly favoured by up and coming artists & publications who admire the honesty and genuineness in her images.
Behind The Scars is a photography campaign that celebrates scars of all shapes and sizes, and the incredible stories behind them.
Sarah Marie Rooney and Sasha Dylan Bell are photographers who collaborated on a conceptual photographic project titled “Fear of Dreaming”.
This work explores the inner conflict, following a dreamer who has lost her way. The portraits which solicited the involvement of a trained dancer explored the process of being overwhelmed by fear to moving through and out of it.
Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, her own website (jkost.com) and blog.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of eliminating distracting elements from your compositions. He explains what to look for and how to eliminate such elements from your street photographs.
Diana Lundin is a commercial pet portrait photographer based in Southern California. After a successful career as a writer and editor, she embarked on a second career as a photographer. Her commissioned and personal work evoke the unique personalities of pets and the special relationships that they share with their caregivers.
This summer she will be releasing her first book Dogs vs Ice Cream, a selection of over 100 portraits of a wide variety of dogs eating the tasty treat.