Paco Peregrin

Paco Peregrín was born in Almeria, Spain. Paco’s photography carries a perfect blend of sensuality with avant garde and his juxtapositions shows a mastery of the fine line between commercial success and art. Fusing hyper-real futurism with high-end beauty images, he is one of the talents of the Spanish photography with major personality. His work is defined by a marked character of hybridization of styles where come together the latest fashion trends and the most personal conceptual reflections, always providing to his images with a sensual, elegant and mysterious, even perturbing character, trying to interrelate the point of view of the traditional spectator of works of art with the most generic public of the mass-media.He has photographed and art-directed high-profile campaigns for global household names like Nike, Diesel, Adidas, Lee, Vögele Shoes, Gant, Mazda, Toyota, Levi's, EMI Music, Cosmopolitan TV, Jacinto Usán, Maria Barros, Cosentino, Paramita, Carlsberg, La Rinascente, etc.

 

 

 

Billy and Hells

Billy und Hells are two photographers: Anke Linz (Nürnberg, 1965) en Andreas Oettinger (Munich, 1963). They met in 1986, found a shared interest in photography and became partners in life and work. Inspired by the photographs of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton,  Billy und Hells started to work in the field of fashion photography. They , accidentally came across a technique that would define their future works. By forgetting to take a black and white negative out of a Wühltisch developer, they developed a beautiful Baryt picture. This  process is now known as a Lithprint. Later on they discovered that combining  a black and white slidefrom a colour negative with a colour picture, a beautiful photograph emerged with fantastic effects. Because of this technique, the colours are reduced but give a intense effect. This technique reduces the colours but results simultaneously in an intensity, which they were unable to reach with regular photography.

Benjamin Rassmussen

Benjamin Rasmussen is a freelance photographer based in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood with an indigenous people group on an island in the southern Philippines, his university years with evangelicals in a small town in northern Arkansas, and a year with the descendants of Vikings in the Faroe Islands, a nation of 45,000 residents in the middle of the North Atlantic. His work has been selected for the American Photography 26 and 28 Annuals, shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography, and awarded in the 2010 POYi awards. He has been chosen as one of Photolucida’s 2010 Critical Mass Top 50 and included in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2011 and 2012 lists.

 

 

 

William Howard

William Howard is an advertising and documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, California. In his 16 year career he has worked for many clients around the world. William was born in Auckland, New Zealand but has spent most of his life in the United States. He is fascinated by Mexico and speaks fluent Spanish. His image series below is a part of an ongoing project documenting the immigrant experience in the United States and Mexico.

 

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan is an extremely prolific fashion photographer who lives and works in New York. His work is at once sexy and provocative, with a warmth that comes from his diverse lighting and staging techniques. A few clients include Sony, Interscope, Cosmo, Wonderland, Marie Claire, Pacific Standard, Vision China, Smug, BullettLovecat, The Pierre Hotel, MAGIC/Project, Reed Smith, Synacor, Lara Miller and more.

 

Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon makes stylized, posed portraits of families and children that feel like a singular, strange moment captured in freeze frame.  Born, raised, and still living in and deeply influenced by Missouri, Blackmon's photographs are inspired by her experience of growing up in a large family, her current role as both mother and photographer, and the timelessness of family dynamics. As the oldest of nine children and mother to three, Blackmon uses her own family members and household to "move beyond the documentary to explore the fantastic elements of our everyday lives." Blackmon switched to color film and began using digital technologies to intensify the hue of her photographs, as well as collage elements from multiple shots into one image. The resulting photographs of family life appear at once disorderly and playful, and at times impossible. Blackmon says that the images in her series Domestic Vacations recall the tableaux of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painters. Tailored environments and carefully placed props are often a feature of her work.

Bela Borsodi

Bela Borsodi was born in Vienna 1966. After studying graphic design and fine art he started to work as a photographer. In 1992 Bela moved to New York and in 1999 he focused on still life photography, which is still the main direction of his work. His highly stylized work carries a vibrant, irreverent playful perspective while blasting the viewer with color and humor. Bela lives and works in New York and has an advertising client list that includes Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette, Hermes, Baume & Mercier, Intermix, LeSportsac, Nike, Unilqlo, among many others.

Maciek Pozoga

Maciek Pozoga is a French photographer/director who has always been juggling between documentary, art and fiction. Shooting reportage and portraits for magazines such as Vice or GQ, and fashion or commercial work for brands such as Nike, Canon or April 77. His style grows from a specific conception of documentary images, naturalistic and authentic but tinged with poetry, and often linked to the idea of ‘adventure’ : somewhere between Tintin, the 19th century folklorists, Natural history museums, Buñuel movies and art photography.  He also curated a drawing and photography exhibition for Vice at the 12mail Gallery last september in Paris.

Vincent Fournier

Vincent Fournier, b. 1970, France, is an image-maker who combines documentary and staged photography. He studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. His ongoing series entitled Space Project reflects his fascination for the space age. His inspiration stems from various things in his youth and by watching movies as 2001: A Space Odessey and Solaris. His large scale images contain an aspect of humor, mainly due to carefully placing his subjects and objects. For this project, as well as his other personal works, he has traveled around the globe. Tour Operator is a body of work inspired by the book Around the world in 80 days by Jules Vernes. He has documented the transformation of landscapes and the interaction between mankind and the environment. In an intelligent and witty manner he directs our eyes to the bizarre and the usual. In his project The Man Machine he carefully staged robots in urban settings and the spaces where they are being developed. Both his projectsTour Operator and Space Project have been released as books. The following images come from the series Space ProjectTour Operator and The Man Machine.