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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Elliott Kaufman's career path is unique but has always revolved around architectural motives. When he began shooting in the mid 70's his orientation was toward the fine arts. Kaufman developed ideas for site-specific photomurals and wall art much before this concept became a mainstream art venue.
Gulnara Samoilova is a street and fine art photographer based in New York City and the founder of @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed. She holds a certificate in creative practices from the International Center of Photography in New York City and a diploma in photography from the Moscow Poletech College.
Karen Hutton is an International Landscape and Travel Photographer, Artist, Speaker, Author, Educator, Voice; as well as a Professional Fujifilm X-Photographer. She has been photographing for over 40 years and, in addition to her large social media following, her voice has been heard around the world in commercials, apps, tutorials and television.
Jeffery Saddoris is endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and his personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the importance of looking beyond your main subject. He emphasizes why a photographer should carefully consider what he/she chooses to include in the frame and why it can make such a difference in the experience of a photograph.
Hadi Salehi is a master of the art of analog photography. Salehi’s images capture diverse portraits that are powerful and soft, leaving a haunting quality that lingers in the psyche. Salehi seeks to create a collective awareness as a cultural messenger through his images, revealing quiet truths through his process intensive works. With a career that spans more than 40 years,
In this week's video, Ibarionex shares photographs that he created from his recent trip to Vancouver, Canada. Along with photographer, Olaf Sztaba, Ibarionex taught a 2.5-day workshop exploring the city and teaching his approach to photography. He discusses a few of the images he created with his Fujifilm x100F.
Italian photojournalist Ernesto Bazan first traveled to Cuba in 1992 and immediately fell in love with the county and its people; he felt transported to the Sicily of his childhood. After many more trips, Bazan finally moved to Cuba in 1997, documenting daily life, raising a family, and teaching photography classes during the "Special Period."
Jason Hamacher‘s professional efforts are shaped by passion, motivation and vision. He is an internationally recognized musician, photographer, writer, public speaker and massage therapist. His work has taken him across the globe documenting the sights and sounds of culture, music, people and food. Hamacher’s diverse clientele ranges from Vidal Sassoon to an NBA dance team, from the Syrian Embassy to some of the most popular heavy-metal bands in the world. He exhibits his photography frequently and is currently finishing a both a book on Aleppo, Syria and a CD of ancient Christian chants.
Jérôme Brunet was born in southern France and raised in Ontario, Canada. His passion for music began at the age of four, when he started studying as a classical cellist for eight years before moving on to the guitar. He continues to play guitar to this day. Jérôme displayed an early talent in the visual arts, studying the discipline in high school before completing a formal education in photography at the prestigious E.F.E.T. School of Photography in Paris, France.
Ken Merfeld owns and operates a commercial / fine art photography studio where he photographs fashion, advertising, portrait, and celebrity assignments. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Angelino, Zoom, Black and White, and Los Angeles magazines.
Sheila Pree Bright is often described as a "Cultural Anthropologist. Her earliest experience as a photographer began when she spent time in Houston where she began photographing the gangsta rap scene and confronting the dynamic between Hip hop and gun culture. In 2003, she created her MFA thesis photo series, Plastic Bodies, which would later be featured in the film Through the Lens Darkly and go viral on Huffington Post in 2013.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses a different way to consider the importance of shadows and darkness in your compositions. He explains how darkness and shadows can take on shape and visual weight and how that can be used as an important graphic element in your photographs..
Patrick Brown’s images are testament to his remarkable versatility of approach and commitment to the profession.
Patrick Brown has assembled an impressive volume of outstanding photographs, tracing the eclecticisms of our time across the globe. Faultless in the portrayal of the human condition, hopes, and disillusionment, the everyday and the extraordinary are captured in the instinctive and the single releases of the shutter.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what to look for when shooting into the light. It’s not just an opportunity to create a graphic silhouette. It’s also a chance to create a strong photograph that leverages lines, shapes and most importantly gesture.
Though there are some high-end noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones available, I found it hard justifying spending $200 - $400 on headphones that I wouldn’t use on a regular basis when working at home. I wondered whether there were some more reasonably priced headphones that might fit the bill.