Ashley Lebedev is a 27 year old Fine Art Photographer, specializing in Conceptual Portraiture & Moodscapes. She’s also a writer and neoclassical or contemporary narratives often accompany her pieces. After briefly attending school for Commercial Photography, Ashley quickly chose to venture away from conventional photographic style and developed a taste for telling stories through her photographs.
“I want every piece I create to evoke a dormant memory or to relay a lingering message. I love drawing upon one’s own memories, by stirring them up a bit, or by recreating ideals that hit a sleeping chord within the viewer. Photography is my bittersweet journal & the visual aftermath of a fragmented life. I hope you enjoy these pieces of me. They are all there.”
Ashley currently resides in the United States and shoots exclusively on location, upon a 12 acre farm. Most of her work is created working with all natural light & organic elements found within nature, while placing a continued emphasis towards designing historical characters and fantasy worlds
Every so often an artist comes along who defies the easy labeling that curators and critics feel obliged to stick on everything under their rapacious gaze. In spite of lacking obvious inspirations and role models, these artists manage to create deeply felt, radical works that an extraordinary number of viewers respond to with fervor and pleasure.”
Karl-Peter Gottschalk, photography critic, on Joyce Tenneson
Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as “one of America’s most interesting portrayers of the human character.” Her work is a combination of portraiture and mythology-she is interested in discovering the archetypes of our being.
Tenneson’s work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is also a much sought-after portrait photographer with clients in Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Ms. Tenneson is the author of fifteen books. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, for best applied photography, and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America. In addition, she has been named “Photographer of the Year” by the international organization, Women in Photography. A recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women photographers in the history of photography. Joyce lives and works in Rockport, Maine.
Tenneson’s portraits go beyond a surface recording of her subject’s likeness. Her signature-style images attempt to show the inner person who hovers behind the facade. Says Tenneson: “I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate aspects of themselves that are usually hidden. My camera is a witness. It holds a light up for my subjects to help them feel their own essence, and gives them the courage to collaborate in the recording of these revelations.”
Photographer, writer, artist, mad scientist extraordinaire.
When I’m not making art and photos, writing, or extraordinarily mad science-ing, you can find me:
Learning to code, trying my hand at urban gardening (and inadvertently killing unwitting victims), adventuring, and practicing my speed reading skills for book club meetings.
I am also a few other things:
Wordsmith for the Special/Creative Projects squad at Nordstrom; Co-Owner and Photographer at Max&Sam Photography (weddings + engagements); Art Director, Writer, and Photographer at Writ & Worn.
My name is Mahesh and I am from Chennai, India based Street Photographer. I started my photography journey in 2008 and took photographs of everything which I felt was beautiful. I shot macro, nature, landscape, etc. but it did not seem to satisfy me much. I then realized my interest was towards people photography and it soon became a passion. Most of my portraits are taken in the streets of India, with available ambient natural light. I strive to portray their inner heart and soul through the expressions in the eyes. I believe that through the subject’s eyes and expression, one can get a feeling of the person’s emotions, state of mind, happiness or sorrow. It is my goal to make portraits which will connect the viewers and the subjects directly.
My primary goal as an artist is to create a moment between me and the subject, no matter who or what it is, that reflects my own understanding of eternalness, no more and no less. I also do not offer commissioned work and follow only my own directions. Furthermore, my art is not politically motivated or socially critical, I’m only trying to create aesthetic images for the sake of aesthetics.
Joseph Guay was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1971, of French-Canadian descent. This self-taught photographer’s new series of work titled “Memory Portraits” consists of photographic images and video installations of selected peoples’ lives. The photographs are minimalist portraits, but the video installations embedded in the photographs are dynamic collections of memories and reality in which the subjects chose to reveal themselves to the viewer. When the footage is played back, the viewer sees the subject’s actual memories in chronological clips the same way the human mind records and recalls these pieces of reality. His work is included in the Sir Elton John Photography Collection and in the private collection of Evgeny Lebedev.
Huainan Li is a talented photographer from Beijing, China. Huainan is member of best know place for online portfolios of artists, behance. He always comes up with unique and interesting ideas in the world of photography.
Recently he created a series of fashion photos called “The Senses Of World”. To create this series, Huainan used perfect makeup portraits of fashion models wearing matching glasses. Every picture describes a different sense of weather or beauty of nature.
Terry O’Neill is a British photographer. He gained notoriety documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O’Neill’s photographs display his knack for capturing his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings. His work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary medal ‘in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography’ in 2011
No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Kate Moss, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan.
He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.
Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, well known for his Earth From Above project, has a new movie coming out titled HUMAN. Bertrand spent three years collecting stories from more than 2,000 people in 60 countries. The film recounts many of them, interspersed with stunning portraits and the sort of aerial imagery he is famous for, depicting the human condition and our interactions with the Earth. Arthus-Bertrand has been kind enough to share some of the portraits and aerial photography from HUMAN with us here. For more information about the project and film, you can visit its Facebook page as well.