Martin Chamberlain

I am a photographer based in London, UK. Many of the images on this website have featured in exhibitions around the world, including Australia, Nepal, Qatar, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Luxemburg and the UK. They have also featured in numerous magazines and books on travel photography.

Home

Nils Jorgensen

Home

Humans, Haris Nukem

It’s undeniable that Haris Nukem‘s photos are their own brand of cool. These aren’t typical glamour shots of cookie-cutter models in pristine settings. Models are sometimes photographed in rooms among strewn clothing, casually posing in bathtubs, doing headstands in hallways, or interacting with other fashionably attractive counterparts. The aforementioned models Haris captures are interesting and beautifully flawed creatures who emit vibes of effortless badassery. Freckles, tattoos, iconic beards, body modifications, and piercing eyes are captured in exquisitely high contrast. But, it’s not only the ‘rad’ individuals that make these photos so stylistically memorable and captivating; it’s a combination of the lighting that’s employed and masterful retouching that make for a cinematic look. Haris definitely portrays a darker, grittier side to fashion photography and has a refreshing take on portraiture.

Below you’ll find Haris’ straightforward, reflective, mildly humorous (i.e. “Tiger-Style”) responses to Beautiful.bizarre’s interview questions. To see more of his work beyond here, follow him on various forms of social media where you’ll stay up to date with his upcoming projects (#breatheproject and #capsulecouples), calls for London-based models, and see more of his radiant photography along with comical quips.

Home

Trevor Cole

 

To capture people, wildlife and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise. My own ‘take’ as a geographer photographer!

Born in the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and still have inextricable links to my home country. Since leaving I have lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and most recently in Ireland. My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions and they in turn are an integral part of having studied Geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life.

I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life.

I have published images in magazines, calendars and cards and presented to the Royal Geographical Society. Images have been used for educational purposes and I have exhibited in Ethiopia and Ireland. I have also reached the final of travel photographer of the year (TPOTY) in 2010 and 2011.

My Facebook page is – http://www.facebook.com/AlternativeVisionsPhotography and 500px – http://500px.com/trevcole

Colin Templeton

I am a Glasgow-based, award-winning photographer with 22 years’ experience in news, features, PR, and sport. My work has appeared across the board, including The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Sun, Daily Express, The Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Record, Sunday Mail, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, HELLO! magazine, Black + White Photography magazine and Leica Fotografie International magazine. Formerly a staff photographer with national titles The Herald/Sunday Herald/The National/Evening Times, I’m now freelancing in central Scotland, and beyond.

My in-depth experience of how PR and newspapers work means that I know what will work in a picture and, just as importantly, what won’t.

I studied photography at Glasgow College of Building and Printing and got my break shooting football matches for the Scottish Sun.

Home

Trevor Cole

To capture people, wildlife and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise. My own ‘take’ as a geographer photographer!

Born in the City of Derry in Northern Ireland and still have inextricable links to my home country. Since leaving I have lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and most recently in Ireland. My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions and they in turn are an integral part of having studied Geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life.

I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life.

Home

Haris Nukem

Home

Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong

Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong is a British-American artist, born in Mexico City in 1970, and currently based in New York and Los Angeles.

Leong’s work includes the series Cities, a detailed depiction of urban formations throughout the globe, from medieval towns to recent constructions, that together form a picture of the world at this particular moment in time at the beginning of the twenty-first century; Horizons, an international collection of images of natural terrains and urban landscapes that considers the relationships between far and near, foreign and familiar; and History Images, which examines the erasure of history and the reshaping of society through the built environment.

Works from these series are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Jonė Reed

Jone Reed‘s black and white photographs are as alluring as they are haunting. Whether it’s the blur of a body or the depth of shade and shadow, Reed has a natural ability to provoke emotion with her work. Describing photography as “the expression of artistic freedom,” her work transports the viewer to a place of atmospheric attraction

John Thomson

John Thomson (14 June 1837 – 29 September 1921) was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer, and traveller. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artefacts of eastern cultures. Upon returning home, his work among the street people of London cemented his reputation, and is regarded as a classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism. He went on to become a portrait photographer of High Society in Mayfair, gaining the Royal Warrant in 1881.

Constance Stuart Larrabee

Constance Stuart Larrabee, a photographer who recorded the vanishing tribes of southern Africa, the World War II battlefields of Europe and her life on Maryland’s tranquil Eastern Shore, died on July 27 at her home in Chestertown, Md. She was 85.

Known as Constance Stuart earlier in her career, Mrs. Larrabee in 1997 donated her African images to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, her World War II pictures to the Corcoran Gallery and her views of the Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

She photographed South African soldiers fighting their way up the Italian boot, as well as the liberation of Paris, with Gen. Charles de Gaulle, in profile, addressing a crowd. Finally, the show ended on a genteel note in Maryland, where she bred Norwich and Norfolk terriers on a farm and depicted the rivers and creeks, wildlife and people of her surroundings.

Two of her South African photographs were included in Edward Steichen’s famous international exhibition and collection of the mid-1950’s, ”The Family of Man.” The Museum of Modern Art billed it as ”the greatest photographic exhibition of all time,” and she shared the credits with the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Frank Capra and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Born in England, Mrs. Larrabee grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, and studied photography in London and Munich. In 1936 she started a portrait studio in Pretoria to capture the white South African elite along with visitors like Noel Coward and members of the British royal family.

Apart from her commercial work, she began to chronicle the vanishing ethnic cultures of Bushmen, Transkei peoples and others in the region. Her exhibitions drew national attention and led to her appointment as a war photographer.

Guardar

Guardar

Malcolm Pasley

After studying photography at Art College and serving as an assistant for two years, Malcolm embarked on a career as a commercial fashion & beauty photographer in the 1980’s. After spending ten years doing this, and coinciding with a move to Los Angeles, he changed direction and became passionate about platinum printing, an early photographic printing process which involves hand coating papers with platinum salts to produce a completely permanent photographic image composed of metallic platinum. Having returned to Great Britain, he continues to work on personal and commissioned projects and exhibits in galleries in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Home

Tony Ray- Jones

Tony Ray-Jones died in 1972 from leukaemia, aged just 30. After studying photography in England in the late 1950s he went for further study in New York between 1961 and 1964. The exhibition explains that in America ‘the street’ was much more a focus of outdoor life and community and was much more photographed and described than in rainy England.

When he returned to the UK in 1965, Ray-Jones was determined to apply the American aesthetic to record the quirks and character of English street life and his pioneering approach to the drama and narrative of ‘ordinary’ life became hugely influential on all succeeding photographers.

Ray-Jones spent the later 1960s travelling extensively all over England, observing human beings in all their eccentricity and quirkiness. He was photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life, aware of the onrushing encroachment of Americanisation, of consumerism, of white goods and conveniences which was replacing the England of back-to-backs, outside loos and heavy prams

All is not lost, Romany WG

In his ongoing series, All Is Not Lost, photographer Romany WG captures a different kind of beauty to abandoned buildings with the use of fearless models in his shots, often posing nude to convey passion, strength, softness and sometimes humour.

Choosing locations across Europe, he works with women whose “beauty works both in contrast and harmony to backdrops of forgotten industry, dying chateaus, decrepit hospitals and raw nature.” These exceptional images of female beauty and power distil the essence of defiance against the ravages of time.

Speaking further of the project, Romany said: “Ten years ago I started taking pictures of abandoned places, but after a few years I started to think there was something missing. These buildings were fairly soulless, so about five years ago I introduced models into my pictures. At first with costumes, but these became too bulky and restrictive – especially when trying to enter some abandoned sites. So then I found myself shooting more nudes.”

Now available in a limited edition book, All Is Not Lost makes a beautiful addition to the coffee table. Discover more at romanywg.com

Guardar

Chiko Ohayon

Home

Guardar

The new gypsies, Iain Mickell

Ian Mckell is an explorer with an intense eye for detail and composition. When working with models and celebrities Ian manages to penetrate beyond the surface. He is drawn to the character of the person. Often placing his subjects in curious landscapes or intimate interiors, brings a magical and otherworldly quality to his pictures. Clients Include: i-D, The Face, The Observer, Sunday Times, Independent, WSJ, Telegraph, UK Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italy, L’Uomo Vogue, Casa Vogue, Zoo, Tank, Flair, V Magazine, French and NL L’Officiel, Levis, Wrangler’s, Jig Saw, Max &co, Red Stripe, Vladivar, Tia Maria, Mercedes Benz, Nixon, Pepsi Cola, Vidal Sassoon, Fisherman’s and Sony Playstation. Ian Mckell photographed an unknown Madonna for her first magazine cover just before she topped the British charts.More recently Ian invited Kate Moss to collaborate in his long-term personal project and challenged her to travel, camp and live with New Age Gypsies, creating a unique fashion story along the way that raised questions and challenged perceptions of both supermodel and traveler.In April 2011 he published a book with Prestel entitled “The New Gypsies” which came about as he followed a small tribe of Horse Drawn Travellers in the UK for 10 years. He managed to pay homage to their 18th century lifestyle, which they combine with 21st Century technology. In May 2012 Mckell released “Beautiful Britain” a visual journey that spans 35 years of work on the land that shaped him.

Guardar

Helen Warner

Helen Warner is a fine art photographer and film-maker living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Originally from Toulouse in the South West of France, Helen is a graduate of The Queen’s University of Belfast where she mastered in Cinema and Modernism. Her photography is deeply influenced by story telling, supernaturalism, and the irish landscape. With the use of inexpensive materials and props, Helen manages to create fantastical and emotive images which seem to capture the crescendos of many untold stories. Helen has recently moved into the realm of film making, having directed her debut short film ‘pollen’. It has recently made it into the official selection for the aesthetica short film festival in november 2016.

Guardar

Muzi Quawson

Muzi Quawson is a London-based artist and photographer who documents different aspects of American society. Quawson’s practice explores the nature of identity, focusing on people and communities that have adopted an existence as society’s alleged outsiders.

Michael Taylor

Save

Home

Eric Kellerman

 

1

2

Eric Kellerman is a Briton who has lived near Nijmegen in the Netherlands for just over half his life. In 2008, he retired from academic life to spend even more time on photography.
He works almost entirely in the studio and uses digital equipment from camera to print, although image manipulation is limited to darkroom-like processes. Specialising in the nude, he has a regular team of female collaborators, most of whom have a serious interest in movement (dance, drama therapy, athletics, martial arts). Sometimes, when there is no model available, he photographs vegetables and fruit out of desperation. He is doing more fashiony things these days too.
Kellerman used to consider his work to be distant, abstract, melancholic, ‘unerotic’, despite its subject matter. Now he’s not so sure. He emphasises line, geometrical form, texture, implicit movement, and above all, chiaroscuro. He likes to create ambiguity in his photos, so that the viewer is sometimes unsure what part of the body is being looked at. In this way, he attempts to free the female body of its conventional associations.
He has been influenced by surrealism (Dali, Magritte, Delvaux’ nudes and railway stations) and the Canadian ‘magic realist’ painter Alex Colville, whose occluded bodies in essentially intimate scenes can create a surprising sense of alienation. This partial view, the ‘privileged peep’, fits in with Kellerman’s particular aesthetic very well.

 

Save