Photography is used for many things. In this case, it was a means to tell stories that are otherwise invisible to the undiscerning eye.
Line of Beauty and Grace is about the journey of Jock Sturges into the world of art, photography and the subjects he has chosen to portray. Filmmaker Christian Klinger ventures into the photographer’s work and documents his relationship with his models not just as mere subjects but as a storyteller to their ways of life and the relationships they keep as time goes by. You can learn more about the video here
Photographer Jock Sturges has been the center of many debates and controversies surrounding his work, easily understandable since his photographs are in line with that of youth, family and their natural lifestyle that is centered on nudity. Sturges, saying in an interview with A Photo Editor, that it was a connection deeply rooted in the desire of documenting the relationship of people in such ways that goes beyond the conservative ideas instilled in the minds people.
As a young boy, Sturges was sent to an all-boys boarding school early in his formative years and that is where he first picked up a camera that he soon used to picture the family he had back then – his school mates. That was when he discovered that he wanted to focus on family, regardless of relation or roots. Sturges even described the strong sense of guilt in the family as his earlier works were bought by the parents of his contemporaries whom he used as his early subjects.
Klinger keeps up with the progression of Sturges’ work alongside the models who are more than willing to be photographed in their own element. This documentary is sure to shed some light into a side of fine art photography amidst issues concerning sensitivity in relation to the expression of art and understanding of the self in its reflection.
Vincent Chan doesn’t like constraints. He is passionate about natural and quiet environments. He launched Compose The Story, which provides photography and cinematography services, recently as a means for him and his colleagues to document the beauty of their surroundings. He brings the the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens into the country, and shares glimpses of its beauty in pictures.
Phil Jones uses photography as a way to create unusual stories through his images. He works as a professional photographer and jumped at the chance to test out the Petzval 85 Art Lens on some of his models.
In this new series photographer and analogue enthusiast Simeon Smith talks about the use of minimalism in photography and how he applied this method to his own work. In this article he uses the Belair camera and a roll of Black and White film.
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When German photographer Kevin McElvaney tackles a new project, he regularly steps out of his comfort zone to take a unique spin on social and political issues such as the current European refugee crisis. In this interview, he tells us about the role of political activism and a fascination with people that fuels his work.
Matthieu Soudet is a French photographer who started photography when he was only nine years old. His creativity is boundless and with all of his shots, this artist invites us in a unique universe, and every time, he tells us a new story.
"Photography is a reflection of heart." These are the words of Martin Liu, a documentary, wedding and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. He believes that the photographer must understand the stories, experiences and values of his or her subjects to capture the different faces of love. To capture priceless moments for a smitten pair, he brings the Minitar-1 Lens to Mongolia for a one-of-a-kind shoot. Hear the story behind this shoot, and the rest of Martin Liu's journeys in this exclusive interview.
At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.
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From a very young age, photographer Chrissie White has used photography as a means to escape the real world and explore her own identity. In this interview, the artist talks about her beginnings and her creative process as a photographer and explains how her focus has shifted over the years from the inside to the outside world.
Olivier Laselle is a 30 years old french photographer who enjoys capturing stunning places and people on his travels. His photographs are proof that simplicity equals beauty and that is why we love his work.
One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.