Interviews

Interview with Landscape photographer Souvik Maitra

Interview with Landscape photographer Souvik Maitra

Souvik Maitra was born in 1984 in Kharagpur, a small town in West Bengal, India. He was graduated in medicine in 2008 from Medical College, Kolkata, the oldest medical school in India. He was interested to photography during his graduation. After that he moved to New Delhi in 2012. Since then he is active in searching the hidden treasure of…
Interview with City Life photographer Cyrille Druart

Interview with City Life photographer Cyrille Druart

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I got into Photography in 2001, at my Design school (ESAG-Penninghen in Paris), where i had access to a darkroom. My father then gave me a Nikon FM2, film camera, and I fell in love with making images. 2. Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art? When you start…
Interview with Alternative/Historic Process photographer Jeannette Palsa

Interview with Alternative/Historic Process photographer Jeannette Palsa

Self-taught photographer and photo-based artist, Jeannette Palsa opened J. Palsa Photography in 1995. She attended Kent State University studying graphic design. Since 2004 she has worked in the historic photographic processes of gum dichromate, platinum palladium printing and wet-plate collodion. In 2005 she received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her wet-plate collodion series The Illuminati. In 2011…
Interview with Landscape photographer Daniel Tjongari

Interview with Landscape photographer Daniel Tjongari

Daniel Tjongari was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January 8, 1977. Daniel learn photography at Malaysia from one of fine art Master from Brooks Institute of Photography USA who concern about Ansel Adams’s Black & White zone systems. For Daniel photography is about imagination, emotion and trying to put a little of your soul into every picture you take. It…
Interview with photographer Joel Koczwarski

Interview with photographer Joel Koczwarski

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I first became interested in photography when I saw the conceptual and documentary photographs of an old friend during university. His work was gorgeous, full of emotion. A few of his photos stuck with me for several years before I knew I had to create photography of my own. I…
Interview with Fine Art photographer Mindaugas Gabrenas

Interview with Fine Art photographer Mindaugas Gabrenas

How and when did you became interested in photography? My background has nothing to do with photography but I was always attracted by art in general. In Lithuania we have an old enough and specifically strong school of photography, so it was always somewhere near by me. But the practical interest of photography I have found late enough – some…
Interview with Nude photographer Roberto Manetta

Interview with Nude photographer Roberto Manetta

– How and when did you become interested in photography? My photographic journey started during some of the best years of my life (1980), along with my completely manual Yashica. In 1999, with the introduction to digital cameras, I decided to dedicate myself, in more depth, to the study of fine art photography , inserting some artistic nude projects, which…
Interview with City Life photographer Olivier Jean Joseph Leroy

Interview with City Life photographer Olivier Jean Joseph Leroy

How and when did you become interested in photography? Both my grand fathers were collecting family portraits carefuly in photobooks. I used to enjoy looking at those albums loaded with unknown dead people portraits mostly and it fascinated me. Probably because of the story I was trying to imagine towards those people. Then I discovered an old camera sleeping in…
Interview with Martin Ogolter

Interview with Martin Ogolter

Martin Ogolter was born in Austria. In 1990 he moved to New York, where he graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. In New York he worked as an Art Director in publishing and music for companies such as Penguin Books and Atlantic Records. In parallel had his first photograph published in 1994 and his work has…
Interview with Fine Art photographer John Herdman

Interview with Fine Art photographer John Herdman

– How and when did you become interested in photography? When I was younger we would go on family holidays to Scotland; I would take my parents camera and explore. I would take pictures of the sea, the hills and wildlife which was everywhere! Later on, (when I started working in IT) digital cameras were becoming a lot more mainstream…
Interview with Street photographer Michele Rieri

Interview with Street photographer Michele Rieri

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I think I was 20 years old. I found an old Kodak camera at my grandma’s House, preserved between books and objects of the seventies. I asked permission to use it and so i started shooting just for fun. Then, some time later, I bought the book by Robert Frank’s…
Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

In early 2014 I began to photograph Chicago cityscapes reflected in various shiny surfaces. I thought of Lewis Carol’s famous children’s book “Alice through the Looking Glass,” and to get a little inspiration I decided to reread his wonderful text. On the other side of the looking glass, Alice finds a world that is familiar and yet not quite right.…
Interview with Fine Art photographer Linus Bergman

Interview with Fine Art photographer Linus Bergman

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I picked up my first camera in a darkroom class about 10 years ago, it was a surreal feeling to feel this handcraft, and go out in our little town to create. Still it wasn’t until I turned 19, I started get interested in the art form. I went out…
Interview with Abstract photographer Taylor Jorjorian

Interview with Abstract photographer Taylor Jorjorian

– How and when did you become interested in photography? The way in which I seriously took up photography was really odd. To this day it still baffles me as it happened in one instant. Born the son of a professional fine art nature photographer I was introduced to the camera almost at birth. Some of my earliest memories are…
Interview with Tintype photographer Christine Eadie

Interview with Tintype photographer Christine Eadie

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? When I was around 11 I pulled apart my mother’s Kodak instamatic to see how the shutter worked. I ended up breaking the camera in the process. A friend then gave us an old Canon 35mm rangefinder but mum didn’t understand the manual settings. So I went to the library…
Interview with Street photographer Keith Dannemiller

Interview with Street photographer Keith Dannemiller

Keith Dannemiller was born in Akron, Ohio on May 27, 1949, and educated there in Catholic elementary and high schools. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Organic Chemistry. In 1976, after four years in San Francisco, he moved to Austin, Texas where he worked for The Texas Observer, Third Coast and Texas Monthly. While…
Interview with Outdoor Nude photographer Bogdan Gulyay

Interview with Outdoor Nude photographer Bogdan Gulyay

Bogdan Gulyay (born 1980, Ukraine) work mostly in classic black and white silver gelatin technique. His latest series are a mixed media with black and white photos, manually painted with acrylic and oil paints. He also make multimedia slideshows from his photographs. His interests in photography are very wide, from portraits to sport, from nude to landscapes. – How and…
Interview with Documentary photographer Paulo Monteiro

Interview with Documentary photographer Paulo Monteiro

Paulo Monteiro was born in 1963, in São Miguel, Azores, where he currently live and work. He’s a self taught photographer. He has developed long term projects about various subjects, such as popular religiosity, profane festivities, architecture, landscape, Nature, or the world of work. He’s very focused about documenting the Azorean culture. His work has been displayed in the Azores…
Interview with Portrait photographer Norma I. Quintana

Interview with Portrait photographer Norma I. Quintana

Norma I. Quintana (born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1954) is an American photographer and educator working in the tradition of social documentary. She photographs with film, primarily in black and white using available light. Quintana has studied under Mary Ellen Mark, Graciela Iturbide and Shelby Lee Adams. She has lectured nationally at major universities, including art residencies at Penn State and…