Tim Richmond is a UK photographer whose work exists within the landscape of a certain type of cinema. Wherever his inspiration takes him, across the USA, throughout Europe or his native England, his photographs are imbued with narrative strands. Circus Left Town, Free Parking are representative chapters from Last Best Hiding Place. Between 2007-2012 he photographed extensively in Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Montana producing a vignette of the West today. Places can seem alone, like people, filled with melancholy.
Yannis Katsaris is a Greek photographer based in London. He is commissioned by a variety of clients in the UK and abroad, from magazines, private companies and not for profit organizations to design groups, production houses and theatre companies. He has recently extended his work into the realm of cinematography and lighting design for the theatre.
Piecing together Vivian Maier’s life can easily evoke Churchill’s famous quote about the vast land of Tsars and commissars that lay to the east. A person who fit the stereotypical European sensibilities of an independent liberated woman, accent and all, yet born in New York City. Someone who was intensely guarded and private, Vivian could be counted on to feistily preach her own very liberal worldview to anyone who cared to listen, or didn’t. Decidedly unmaterialistic, Vivian would come to amass a group of storage lockers stuffed to the brim with found items, art books, newspaper clippings, home films, as well as political tchotchkes and knick-knacks. Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.
Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.
And now for some old school fun. California punk/skate photographer Ed Colver...the legend! Ed captured iconic moments in mid 80's and 90's hardcore music scene, immortalizing a time in Southern California's not so distant past. His bio describes: Edward has been doing photography for 33 years, has never advertised, he does not solicit work and his phone number has always been unpublished. Colver has not watched TV since 1979. He lives with his wife Karin Swinney in a 1911 Craftsman House in Los Angeles.