Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding, and responsible enjoyment of the natural world. Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. Being shortlisted in this competition is something to which photographers across the world aspire. Every year emerging talents compete with established names for a chance to be hailed Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Each of the thousands of annual entries is evaluated individually by an international jury of photography experts, before being awarded a place in the top 100 images of the year.
Michal Chelbin is a professional photographer, who was born in Israel, 1974. Her portrait sittings sometimes lasted for hours, Chelbin never asking about the crime committed until after the portrait was finished. Sailboats and Swans is currently on display at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York through January 19th, 2013. The monograph was published this fall by Twin Palms Publishers.
“I started photograph in the analog age, but with the arisen of the digital era and its constant evolution, it was easy to render myself to its charms. I like to see the world as through a children’s eye, where everything is new, beautiful, mysterious and have some king of special magic and let myself captured by the beauty of this planet, a passion that i try to transmit through my photography, expressing my feelings and beliefs in every shot. There are senarios and situations that we liked to perpetuate in space and time, the photography works like a round-trip ticket, each frame has the ability to enclose sensations captured on lived experiences and immotalizes them into film. Feel a need to be in constant evolution in my work, experimenting new tecniques, metods, approaches and never giving up on wanting to learn. When i’m photographing, it’s like time stold still, i’m in another world, another reality.” Jorge Maia
Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney has created an impressive surreal photo series titled “Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds “. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air.
Ina Jang was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her works have been exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and festivals. In 2013, Isetan (Tokyo) presented Ina as one of the up and coming ‘to-watch’ artists working in fashion – highlighting her distinctive and unique practice. Most recently, Ina was invited by the legendary magazine Camera to talk about her work and inspiration. In an extensive conversation with Jonas Cuénin, Cuénin located Ina’s work “somewhere between fashion and fine art, at the junction of photography, drawing, graphic design and sculpture”.
i m Jf julian, Lives in Paris, Works as a film maker mainly for documentary, and music video Photographes people I love or moments of happiness and joy. I LOVE YOU “TOUS” means I LOVE YOU “ALL” in my mother tongue.
I have been a keen photographer since my adolescence however it was not until 2010 that I made the serious decision to take the plunge and fully commit to photography. Taking photographs for me means thousands of thoughts running through my mind; means escaping the real world and diving into another world. For me a good portrait is an image that conveys essential truths about the subject, which penetrates their character to reach their essence. Being a good technical photographer does matter however is less important than being empathetic and identifying with the person in front of the lens. This connection can only be realised when you have an innate bond with your subject. It is what you know and care to know about them that will make your work good. Rolland András Flinta