Steve Richard has been plying his trade in the mysterious photographic arts for well over a quarter of a century. Steve is both a stills photographer and a cinematographer, thus bringing an unerring sense of style and composition to all of his work. Steve’s visuals capture the imagination, challenge preconceptions, and merge a classical ethos with urban grit and 21st Century techno-savvy. He now spends most of his fine art focus on dance and bodies in motion.
“I am passionate about creating photographs that truly capture the unique inner radiance of my subjects. I enjoy the challenge of orchestrating the playful, creative experience on the set that inspires my subjects to truly shine. The final reward of the shoot are photographs that not only meet our clients immediate needs, but stand the test of time.”Warwick Saint was born in South Africa in 1972. With a photographer for a dad and a model for a mum, it was clear from an early age that Warwick was to become a photographer. “The moment I arrived in the world I knew that I could have done a better job with that harsh hospital lighting” he jokes.
Sandro Giordano creates and photographs bizarre falls and accidents. “Everything started last summer after a bad accident with my bike, after that a friend of mine ended up in hospital with a broken leg. We both held on tight to an object as we hurt ourselves. I thought there was something very dangerous in our behavior relatively to our accidents.”Keep reading at DIYPhotography…
Fascinated by the legendary festival of the Burning Man, the Paris-based colorblind photographer Victor Habchy crowfunded his travel to Arizona to bring us back memories captured in time, of this eerie and fascinating gathering. Each year, for a single week, thousands of free-minded people and curious persons from all over the planet build from scratch an entire town in the Black Rock desert, a white land burnt by sun and softened by sand. They create gigantic wood installations, whimsical sculptures, wear costumes and accessories borrowed from circus, childhood and dreams or just express their philosophy with nudity and free love. At the end of the week, their creations are symbolically burned. Victor Habchy joined the hippy-like community this year, sleeping under a tent, without electricity or water and experiencing the harsh weather conditions. But the result of his stay is a breathtaking series of photographs that seem out of this world, and perfectly capture the magic soul of the festival.
New York-based Ukrainian photographer Anita Anti uses elaborate costumes, makeup, and props to capture imaginative portraits inspired by fairytales and fantasy. Beautiful young women are transformed into magical beings and otherworldly characters in these enchanting images, thanks to Anti’s creative eye and attention to detail.
My name is Mikko Lagerstedt; I’m a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. I am drawn into night- and atmospheric photography and I love to capture simplistic Finnish landscapes. My photography journey first started in December 2008 and from the first moments; I fell in love with it. I like to create visually, and emotionally captivating pictures and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.
“Where are they burning the bodies?” My driver yells out the car window to a young boy balancing a basket full of rags and tattered clothes on his head. It’s questions like this that seem to be the norm here in Liberia. Since March, an outbreak of Ebola has swept through the country killing over 1,200 people (as of September 2014). On August 27, 2014 I boarded Delta airlines flight 2608 for my first international assignment for The Wall Street Journal. After four layovers, I arrived at the airport in Liberia.The plane came to a rough landing…. keep reading on Kieran Kesner’s website.
At the age of 16, I started to explore various areas around where I lived and quickly grew to love what I would find on explorations, whether it was through nature or abandoned structures. I shortly after began to capture the world around me, the things I see and how I see them. I wanted to share with people these beautiful places as well as I can, and through a lens was how I could shape these visions. On the side of everything else I have loved to photograph, around the age of 16 I became intrigued with urban exploration upon the discovery of an abandoned farm house in the city of Kirtland, OH. My mother, step father and myself were on our way to my sisters house when I had spotted it and asked if we could pull into the drive way to check it out. The way the roof was caved in, covered in bright moss attracted my attention. It was beautiful. We pulled into the drive and walked from our car up to the entrance of this falling structure…
Indonesian photographer Mikael Aldo tries to reconcile the gap between what’s real and what isn’t. He describes himself as not just a photographer but as an explorer and a story-teller. Certainly, some of his images could be ripped straight from the pages of an epic fantasy novel. He’s just 17-years-old but he has the skill and imagination of an established and sophisticated artist. He seamlessly fuses portraits with natural elements, such as waterfalls, clouds, and forests, creating a vivid and surreal creative world. Girls sleep on clouds, boys transform into trees, and headless men prance across vacant lots. It’s trippy brilliance of the highest order.
This is for my editor friends, the “impossible to do” videoclip Fear and Delight, a great idea and a great technique in shooting and editing for an incredible result, the behind the scene and interview with the director Naren Wilks follows the clip.