Archive for May, 2013

Kelsey Fain: An Intimate Experience with India

© Kelsey Fain

Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania where her passion for photography began at the tender age of twelve. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s (Philadelphia, PA) College of Media Arts and Design in 2008. She then moved to New York City and managed a fine-art photographer and [...]

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Maggie Steber: Seeing Past the Veil, Part 2

© Maggie Steber, Breakfast in Bed

Maggie Steber is an acclaimed documentary photographer who has been honored with numerous awards for her humanistic stories of people and cultures in crisis in 63 countries. Her series “Rite of Passage,” a heartfelt documentary on her mother’s long descent into dementia, is currently on view through June 1 as part of the “Presence and [...]

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Domenico Foschi: Los Angeles, Mon Amour

© Domenico Foschi, Los Angeles Art district

Domenico Foschi was born in Italy and later moved to Los Angeles where he has dedicated himself to photography. His work has received numerous awards and been published in magazines such as View Camera and B&W Magazine. His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and at galleries in [...]

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Kai Löffelbein: A Hidden World in Hong Kong

© Kai Löffelbein

Kai Löffelbein, born in 1981, is a German photographer who currently resides in Hannover and Berlin. He studied political science at Philipps-Universität Marburg and Freie Universität Berlin and photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover. His work, which shows the effects of socio-political and economic processes on common people, has [...]

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Carlos René Perez: A Life Creating Art for Art’s Sake, Part 2

© Carlos René Perez, Metallic Panties and Childhood Blanket, 1993

“An Artist’s Life,” on view at the Leica Gallery in New York until June 1, 2013, offers a look at the career of Carlos René Perez which has spanned 45 years and counting. It is part of a combined exhibit entitled “Presence and Absence” with the photographer Maggie Steber. Perez, who was born in San Antonio, [...]

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Maggie Steber: Seeing Past the Veil, Part 1

© Maggie Steber. Madje in Yard

Maggie Steber is an acclaimed documentary photographer who has been honored with numerous awards for her humanistic stories of people and cultures in crisis in 63 countries. Among many other subjects, she has produced a significant body of work on Haiti, including a book with Aperture entitled “DANCING ON FIRE: Photographs from Haiti.” Steber was Director [...]

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Mário Macilau: Aging…an Encumbering Blessing?

© Mário Macilau

Born in 1984 in Maputo, Mozambique, Mário Macilau is a documentary photographer highly concerned with environmental issues and the living and working conditions of the most vulnerable people. His work has been displayed at different festivals and venues internationally. A recent exhibition of his body of work “Esquecidos” (Forgotten), dedicated to elderly African people, was [...]

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Carlos René Perez: A Life Creating Art for Art’s Sake, Part 1

© Carlos René Perez, Mermaid Lust, Unrequited Love, 2008

Carlos René Perez says it’s up to the viewer to judge whether he has a style or not, but there is certainly something intensely personal about the vibrant images he has created over a career spanning more than 40 years. He earns his living as René Perez, a successful freelance commercial photographer who has honed his [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Mask of Perfection

© Marc Erwin Babej

Patient: O.L., age 22: Botox injected into the right forehead, to correct the asymmetric brows. Rhinoplasty to be performed, to straighten out the nasal dorsum. Filler injected into the nasolabial folds, right upper lip and philtrum, to correct asymmetry and depressions.   Patient N.R., age 27: Filler under the eyes, nasolabial folds and partly to [...]

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David English: Ultra-Wide Monochrom

© David English Cosmopolitan Lobby (Leica M Monochrom, 16 mm Tri-Elmar)

I’ve been eager to try ultra-wide-angle lenses on my M Monochrom. Because lenses with these extreme focal lengths tend to have smaller apertures, they can especially benefit from the Monochrom’s high-ISO capabilities. If the room is too dark, you could bump up the ISO setting with minimal degradation to the image. Recently I tried two [...]

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Benjamin Hiller: Shedding Light on the Conflict in East Syria

© Benjamin Hiller

Benjamin Hiller was born in 1982 into a German-American family. He began to engage himself with journalism, culture and photography early on. After several semesters of studying anthropology in Heidelberg (with emphasis on ritual dynamics and visual anthropology) and a classical trade school training in photography, he began an independent career as a freelance photojournalist [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #5: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Michael Agel: On Tour with Jamie Cullum

© Michael Agel

After shooting many rock concerts, it was a special and exciting job for me to accompany Jamie Cullum on his promotional tour for his new album “Momentum.” I had backstage access with him and his band in Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. Since they were promotional concerts, they were held in very small clubs on [...]

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Nikki Sixx: One Step up from the Abyss, Part 2

© Nikki Sixx

In part two of our interview with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx, we delve further into his photographic approach and the passion and empathy behind his images. Sixx: A.M.’s song “Oh My God” reflects musically and lyrically the same theme Nikki portrays in the photography series presented. Click here to listen to the song. You [...]

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Morten Albek: Back to the Basics of Photography


Morten Albek works as a cameraman on TV2/Fyn in Denmark in addition to his work as a photojournalist. Albek, a Danish citizen, was born in 1963 and is a member of the Danish Photographers’ Union and Union of Danish Journalists. His work has appeared in various international publications. Q: Hi Morten, can tell us how [...]

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