Nicholas Bell is a self-taught photographer specializing in atmospheric black and white images. His interest in photography began in the late 80’s while traveling through Europe with the U.S. Army. It was here that Nicholas developed an appreciation for both art and the power of photography as a means of artistic expression.
The primary focus of Bell’s work is to produce poetic images that convey a sense of focused connection with a moment in time.
My name is Mikko Lagerstedt; I’m a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland. I love to capture night, and atmospheric photography and I enjoy capturing simplistic landscapes.
My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.
My photography journey first started in December 2008 and from the first moments; I fell in love with it. I like to create visually, and emotionally captivating pictures and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.
Dave Wood is a talented photographer from Bury, who currently based in Manchester, England. He started playing around with photography in September 2009 after borrowing a friends Nikon. Dave shoot a lot of macro, landscape and architecture photography, but his favourite category is water drops.
I’m a passionate wildlife and landscape photographer. I was born in Giaveno (Turin), Italy in 1976 and I have always been a lover of mountains and wildlife. I try to convey in my photographs the emotions that I feel every time I’m in the wilderness.
My name is Claire Droppert and I’m a freelance photographer and graphic designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
I have lived by the coast for the majority of my life. I’ve been inspired by the wide open expanse of coastlines, together with the more traditional features of the inland landscapes. Throughout I consistently focus and combine both simplicity and minimalism to achieve a dreamy artistic approach to my photography.
My photographic preference is for landscapes and desolate / open spaces. The locations allow myself to subtly maintain a unique and silent feel to my work. Within my Silence series I continually strive to incorporate a strong vision, modern editing techniques, soft tones and smooth lines in an inspiring and appealing way. I also try to engage with the world around me by incorporating my vision, thoughts and ideas into modern urban architecture.
My work has been exhibited in New York, Brussels and Rotterdam. More of my images have appeared in publications including Discovery magazine, Instaphotographers Annual, Photo digitaal magazine, HP de Tijd, Algemeen dagblad and Get inspired magazine.
Media outlets that have also featured my photography are The Huffington Post, Wired, ABC News,Lightroom, Gizmodo, This is Colossal, Visual News, Cult of Mac, Fastcodesign, Design You Trust, Fubiz, Crispme, Bloginity, The Blaze and Photographyblogger, along with many more national and international art, design, and news websites.
In october 2012, after more than 30 years, I picked up a camera again. Sinds then photography is a very important part of my life.
I try to show the world around me as I see and feel it.
I live in East Sussex although I grew up on the island of Jersey. I still retain an affinity for seascapes and coastal views even though I no longer have a beautiful beach on my back doorstep.
My approach to photography is greatly informed by my background in painting and I use in-camera multiple exposure and ICM (intentional camera movement) to blur detail and abstract shapes in the landscape.
I am driven by an exploration of colour and form. My objective is to create multi-layered images that depict the subtleties of the landscape around us. I am more concerned with portraying an interpretation rather than a literal representation of what I see before me.
I have been fortunate to have been tutored by some highly talented and inspirational professionals, most notably Jay Maisel and the time spent with him and his impressive array of guest speakers in New York continues to influence the way I approach my work.
I enjoy trying to push the boundaries of what photography is about and I strive to produce work that has movement and energy. A pivotal moment for me was coming across the work of Chris Friel and subsequently being tutored in the alternative techniques needed to produce such results by Doug Chinnery.
I have been influenced by many great talents; some of my inspirations include afore-mentioned Jay Maisel, Chris Friel and Doug Chinnery. Also Susan Burnstine, Fay Godwin, Ernst Haas, Aaron Siskind, Andre Kertesz, Vivian Maier, Sarah Moon, Arnold Newman, Klavdij Sluban, Alexey Titarenko, Charlie Waite to name just a few. Painters whose work I particularly admire include Bonnard, Cezanne, Chagall, Diebenkorn, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Rothko, Van Gogh Frankethaler and many others too numerous to mention.
After doing architecture, design and philosophy I dove into photography. With the sort of enthusiasm that drives you to move forward, or better still, inwards. Hoping to discover within, rather than outside myself, what I am trying to show. I choose to take pictures not prepared. I try to get the expression through the economy of resources. Focusing on the details that strike me as essential. Suggesting clearly, presenting without describing.
“Go to the cinema, see many artworks, read a lot of poetry and then, in two hours, I will teach you to take pictures.”
1984-1988. Canon. Dirige el departamento de fotografía profesional de Canon, organizando el “CPS”, asesoramiento a fotógrafos profesionales de prensa y moda. De forma autodidacta comienza a realizar sus primeras fotografías.
1988-1990. Agencia publicitaria Contrapunto.
1990. Se independiza como fotógrafo profesional en el mundo de la publicidad. Realiza muchas de las grandes campañas de este país y está presente en revistas internacionales como Archive y Communication Arts así como el premio del Festival de Gráfica de Nueva York.
Durante este periodo, edita cinco libros, cuatro calendarios y el catálogo de su primera exposición en la galería Arte XXI (2006)
2007. Edita un libro sobre el mundo de la vela, con una visión artística realizado con motivo de la Copa América (Valencia, 2007), por encargo de Caja Madrid.
2008. Durante todo el año se dedica a la realización de originales de autor sobre la Comunidad de Madrid, encargado por Turismo Madrid.
2009. Seleccionado junto a cinco fotógrafos para el proyecto “postales del Siglo XXI”, que consiste en fotografiar las obras arquitectónicas más importantes de los últimos 20 años en Madrid.
I was born and now living in Poland, Silesia region. I have a master’s degree in economy and at this moment developing my professional career in IT. Ever since I can remember I have always been sensitive for the charms of nature. I believe this is originating from my father who was also the one who gifted me a compact camera. This was the very moment that have initiated my adventure with photography. Next key milestone was the purchase of a professional DSLR camera, from that moment on I started to take photography for serious – and in a much more conscious way. It has become my greatest passion.
I specialize in landscape photography. My favorite themes are rolling farmlands, foggy mornings in the mountains and by the lakes. I do my best to have every single picture to tell a different story where the light and conditions are the main characters. These two factors make the world look extreme and unreal at various times of a day and year. In the future I plan to check myself also in other areas like birds and wildlife photography which I find fascinating.