Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Arina Dähnick: Playing with Light

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Arina Dähnick was born in 1965 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. At 17 years old, Arina had the opportunity to present her photos at an exhibition and later completed a practical training at the photo press agency Transglobe. She works as a professional photographer and homeopathic psychotherapist and trains young psychotherapists. Arina describes her photographs [...]

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Cedric Nunn: Gazing at the South African Landscape to Reconnect the Present with its History

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Cedric Nunn, born in 1957, is a South African photographer. In the course of the interview, he connects his past steps as an engaged photographer against apartheid with his current concerns for social justice in his country and beyond. He also focus here on his latest project “UNSETTLED: One Hundred Year Xhosa War of Resistance,” [...]

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Chris Murphy: Behind the Scenes of “LET US ROAM”

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“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We sat down to talk with Christopher Murphy, Helio Collective President and Creative Director, who helped produce [...]

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Mark Mann: Creating Timeless Portraiture

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Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started [...]

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Michael Semaan: Discovering his own Photographic Path

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Michael Semaan is originally from New York but grew up in Minnesota. He spent most of his career as a Sales Representative in the surgical device industry. However, in December 2012, he left that job to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. In October 2013, Michael went to a workshop in Italy conducted [...]

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Alexander von Wiedenbeck: The Obsession and Freedom to Create

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Alexander von Wiedenbeck started photographing in 2004. In 2012, he left everything behind and started the production on OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM. Below, Alexander describes this project and his use of the Leica M Monochrom. Q: How would you describe your photography? A: My photography is real and one on one. For me it is important [...]

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Dirk Schumacher: The Future Of Remembrance, An Inspired Documentary On Hospice, Part 2

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Dirk Schumacher, a technical officer with the MOD for British Forces in Germany, created his “The Future of Remembrance” portfolio with the Leica X1. The project was created to support the work of the local hospice and examines the last 14 days of his father’s life. In part one of our interview, Dirk talked about [...]

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Dirk Schumacher: The Future Of Remembrance, An Inspired Documentary On Hospice, Part 1

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Born in Bielefeld (West Germany), Dirk Schumacher has been employed since 1992 as a technical officer with the MOD for British Forces in Germany. He resides in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, in the country of North Rhine-Westphalia, with his family. Dirk Schumacher took all the pictures in this heartfelt portfolio for a project entitled “The Future of Remembrance”, [...]

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Nicholas Pinto: A Sense of Amazement

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The son of Italian immigrants, Nicholas Pinto grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and had a traditional upbringing. He spent a few years serving in the United States Army and subsequently studied Fine Art Photography at Columbia College. Since graduating Pinto has worked as a freelance photographer and designer. Since that time, he [...]

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Maro Kouri: The Rise of the Golden Dawn Party

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Maro Kouri was born in Sparta, Greece. She grew up in central Athens and is based there living and working as a freelance photojournalist traveling mostly in Africa and Asia. She also teaches photography as a volunteer to the imprisoned women of Greek Prison of Elaiona, in collaboration with the Hellenic Center KETHEA, and its [...]

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Anna Silveira: A Passion for Immortalizing Everyday Moments

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Anna Silveira uses photography to document and preserve the events and emotions that arise in the course of her subjects’ daily life experiences, or as she eloquently puts it, “to document the routine in a natural way without adornment or artifice.” Based in São Paulo, Brazil, she graduated from SENAC in photography, attended Panamericana School [...]

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Michael Bialecki: Documenting the Changes in Myanmar

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Michael Bialecki was raised in South Florida where he was given his first camera by his father, a photographer, in high school. He grew up skateboarding and his interest in street photography blossomed when he went to college in San Francisco. After graduating with a degree in cultural anthropology, he moved to India to work [...]

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Antonio Sánchez-Barriga: Showing Everyday Life in Jamaica with the Leica M Monochrom

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Antonio Sánchez-Barriga was born in 1948 in Jerez de los Caballeros, a small town in Extremadura in Spain. His passion for photography began when he received his first camera as a present from his father and took a photography course by mail when he was 10 years old. He is presently the Curator of the [...]

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John Thawley: Birthplace to the Blues

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Photographer John Thawley is best known for his automobile racing and sports photography and is the official photographer for the Trans Am Series. In addition to being a full-time photographer, John Thawley owns Creative Communications Group, a company specializing in graphic design for print and electronic online applications. Thawley’s racing images have been featured in print [...]

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Sven Zellner: Reportage on the Mongolian Upper Class

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Sven Zellner has been a freelance photographer since 2010 after he graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich in cinematography. His photos have appeared in GEO, Terra Mater, ZEIT Leo, FAS and BBC Wildlife Magazine. He is represented by the agency FOCUS. In the past, he has documented the Great Mongolian Gold Rush and the [...]

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