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.
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.
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.
I would describe my style as a mix of daydreams and fairytales. The fascinate thing in photography is the way I can deal with my feelings and the way I can convert my daydreams into images. Photography allows me to create the world I would love to live in. And through photography I met wonderful people which I am fortunate enough to call my friends now. It makes me really happy to be connected with so many beautiful souls.Katharina Jung
Pictures that require a strong sensuality and tell stories characterize the work of Ava Pivot. Having an extensive empathy for her models, numerous actors have up to now gladly betaken themselves to Ava for intimate and remarkable photos. Gaining an increasing popularity in fashion and photography magazines, her nude photography decorates meanwhile a large number of international galleries. Always looking for soul and emotions in her pictures, she agrees with Coco Chanel’s point of view: “Female nudity has to be given to men with a teaspoon, not a ladle”. Ava’s remarkable feeling for the use of daylight and her very own pictorial language through playing with depth of field, perspective and back light make her pictures so intense.”
Igor Koshelev obviously has an eye for beauty that reflects most prominently in his taste for sultry beauties set against scenic backgrounds. Recently his travels have brought him to St. Petersburg, Singapore and Hong Kong.