Katie Quinn Davies originally trained as a graphic designer in her native hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Katie spent over twelve years working as an Art Director and designer for some of the leading design studios in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In 2009 Katie re-focused her career towards photography and now works as a freelance commercial photographer specialising in food, lifestyle, interior and travel. In the past three years Katie has amassed a respectable client list including Vogue Brides Japan, Food + Wine USA, Conde Nast, Leo Burnett, Women's Health, and many others.
Joseph Rodriguez is an internationally recognized documentary photographer who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Joseph's work has appeared in such publications as American Photo, Black&White, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Jane, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern and Der Spiegel. He also teaches at New York University, the International Center of Photography, New York and has also taught at universities in Scandinavia, Europe and Mexico.
Tania et Vincent are photographers who have lived and worked together in Paris for 5 years. They met in ECAL Art and Design School in Lausanne, where they were trained in photography and graphic design. Their work focuses on still life – not just simple depictions but compositions of the image to become a scene of surreal collages constructed with items in different materials and scales. Their images are created by mounting the works themselves in the studio rather than composed in post-production.
Joost Vandebrug is a fashion photographer and filmmaker, but his latest project sees him roaming the streets and tunnels of Bucharest. In a world devoid of parental guidance, the stereotypical tropes are there; drug abuse, run-ins with the law, gang-mentality, yet they are eclipsed and often subverted by the familial bond between these so-called ‘Lost Boys’ - Bucharest’s youth left behind after the fallout of Communism. Led by a myserious tattooed character known as 'Bruce Lee', the group make up just four of an estimated thousand homeless children who end up forming tunnel communities together. Some of the photos below are from this project, which you can see more about here.
Alain Laboile's description of his work says it best: I’m a father of six. Through my photographic work I celebrate and document my family life : a life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet.
Day to day I create a family album that constitutes a legacy that I will pass on to my children. My work reflects our way of life, revolving around their childhood. My photographs will be the testimony of that. In a way my approach can be considered similar to the one of an ethnologist.
Though my work is deeply personal, it is also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing the viewer to enter my world and reflect on their own childhoods. Fed everyday and shared with the world via the internet, my photographic production has become a means of communication, leading to a questioning about freedom, nudity, being and having.
Lukasz Wierzbowski was born in 1983 and is a self taught photographer living in Warsaw. Wierzbowski’s photographic work covers a huge range as he shoots in both colour, black and white, portraits and everything in between. Nevertheless, what really makes him stand out is his way of taking peculiar, yet eccentrically normal photos of mesmerizing girls in ordinary locations that turn magical when he adjusts his lens. In other words, photography at it’s best.
Mustafah Abdulaziz was born in New York City in 1986. He worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. Has been published in The New York Times, Monocle, Newsweek, Le Monde, NPR,Mother Jones, National Geographic Poland, Outside Magazine, Financial Times, Fader Magazine, VICE Germany. In 2012, he was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. He now lives in Berlin, Germany.
Carl Kleiner is based in Stockholm, his impossibly bright, sharply cast still-life’s have penetrated the darkness of your existence (and you are all the better for it). In the past few years, his eye for golden-ratio compositions that set inanimate objects in dramatic contrast to block colours, light and each other have elevated these random items to sculptural status.
Nico Krijno is a South African photographer who lives in Cape Town. He is blind in one eye and self taught. He has recently held his first solo show at the Museum Gallery in Cape Town, where he exhibited about two hundred photographs taken between 2009 and 2011 and collected in the book “On How To Fill Those Gaps“.
Matt Eich is an independent photographer living in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1986 and home schooled for eight years before studying photojournalism at Ohio University. As a kid he mowed enough lawns to buy my first camera, and after that he worked at a camera store and learned his trade. He has made photographs for clients around the country, as well as Peru, Rwanda, Botswana, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Daniel Kukla on his project The Edge Effect: In March of 2012 I lived in a cabin for a month within southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.
Geordie Wood is a freelance photographer and photo editor based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 he was named one of PDNs 30 New and Emerging Photographers to watch. He is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School and current photo editor of The FADER.
Emil Kozak is a designer based in Barcelona. His main practice focuses on graphic design but he also presented a solo exhibition of photographs in 2010. “Big Black Nothing is an exploration of boundaries. Its basically walking until i get scared, or cant go any further…take the photo and go back…"
Hannah Putz is a Visual Artist born in Vienna/Austria in 1987. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria as well as at the BAUHAUSUniversity in Weimar, Germany. Her work has been published in TAR, New York Magazine, Zeit Magazin, British Journal of Photography and DUST Magazine amongst others. She lives and works between Vienna and London.
Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009.Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. These images are from the series I Wanted To See The World.