Interviews

Interview with Black and White photographer Jan Smith

Interview with Black and White photographer Jan Smith

Jan is a photographer-artist. Born in Mexico City in 1974, Jan’s childhood was a constant series of moves that has continued to this day. Jan has lived and worked 20 countries. Originally a graduate of business, he is self-taught in photography. “Jan explores the realm of the overlooked. His images invite query because they do not immediately show themselves; they…
Interview with Surreal Black and White photographer Coralie Fournier-Moris

Interview with Surreal Black and White photographer Coralie Fournier-Moris

Coralie Fournier-Moris is a photographer and an applied arts teacher. She makes film and digital photography. Her work has been showing since 2008. In 2013 and in 2014, her self-published photobook “Autodafé” and the series “Caprices” were greatly appreciated.   1. How and when did you become interested in photography ? I became interested in photography, because my aunt liked…
Interview with Photojournalist / Documentary photographer Tomasz Lazar

Interview with Photojournalist / Documentary photographer Tomasz Lazar

Born 1985 in Szczecin, Poland. An independent photographer, a graduate of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. Winner of photography contests in Poland and abroad (e.g. the Sony World Photography Award, the International Photography Award, BZWBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, Lumix Festival for Young Journalism, Grand Prix at Photo Festival in Łódź).…
Interview with Black and White photographer Bill Allen

Interview with Black and White photographer Bill Allen

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? My love of photography started in March 1982 when I purchased my first camera, a Pentax M E Super, 35mm film camera and assorted lenses. In May 1995 I move to Cannon and purchase an EOS5, and later that year enrol in a city & guilds photography course at Brighton…
Interview with Black and White Fine Art photographer Konstans Zafeiri

Interview with Black and White Fine Art photographer Konstans Zafeiri

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? My sister is an artist, my mother an amateur painter, while my father was a civil engineer who spent most of his time drawing architectural drawings with his pens; therefore I was deeply involved in arts since I was a child and I feel that concepts like perspective, balanced composition,…
Interview with Surreal / Nude photographer Mark Hamilton

Interview with Surreal / Nude photographer Mark Hamilton

Born 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, Mark Hamilton’s interest in photography began with hours looking at the great picture magazines of the sixties: Bazaar, Life, Look, and Vogue. The first camera he owned was Canon rangefinder purchased with Christmas money from his parents at Camera Barn on Broadway in NYC. A family vacation to Germany in the seventies started with…
Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Samuil Velichkov

Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Samuil Velichkov

I was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1962. Photography was just a hobby in my school years. Since 2007 I discovered photography as a fine art and it has become a real passion for me. I prefer black and white landscape photography, long exposures, square format. For me photography is something very intimate. It’s an escape from my daily round and…
Interview with Black and White photographer Brandán Gómez

Interview with Black and White photographer Brandán Gómez

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? Since I can remember my father used to take pictures and develop them in a small laboratory at home. I understood the relation between sensitivity – depth of field – diaphragm at a very early age. I think that in my twenties is when I understood the concept of essay…
Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Leon Leijdekkers

Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Leon Leijdekkers

Born 1962, Zierikzee, The Netherlands. In my undoubtedly colourful memory, I mainly spent my youth wandering through nature on the beautiful island Schouwen-Duiveland. It’s then that I started taking pictures and got my own darkroom. My professional career as a classical musician and later in orchestra management forced me to move and live elsewhere and at the same time I…
Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Frang Dushaj

Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer Frang Dushaj

Frang Dushaj was born in 1975, Shkoder, Albania. Based now in Sweden, inspired primarily by the beauty of nature and specializing in black and white photography. He looks for a special mood and atmosphere which gives the landscape an aesthetic appeal and conveys an elegant and sometimes delicate presence of the details in an image. Frangs photographs have been published…
Interview with Black and White photographer Francesco Merlini

Interview with Black and White photographer Francesco Merlini

Francesco Merlini was born in Aosta in 1986. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Politecnico University of Milan, he has devoted himself completely to photography. After covering Italian news (with publications among the others on L’Espresso, Internazionale, Gioia, Anna, Rolling Stone, D La Repubblica, Le Monde, Tageszeitung), now he work mainly on personal long-term projects, corporate-works and…
Interview with Fashion / Portrait photographer Ross Garrett

Interview with Fashion / Portrait photographer Ross Garrett

A portrait and fashion photographer born and bred. Ross Garrett born in Johannesburg South Africa began his career as a graphic designer opening a multi media studio shortly after leaving college. After a while he found himself in the heart of the industry as a photographer. Shooting portraits of musicians and working for a number of advertising agencies locally. Known…
Interview with Black and White photographer Aji Susanto Anom

Interview with Black and White photographer Aji Susanto Anom

Aji Susanto Anom is a photobook maker, street photography enthusiats and forever visual wanderer.  1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I started my interest in photography when I go to college 4 years ago, simply i’m fallin in love with the power of photography that able to transform and compromise something banal to become interesting, see…
Interview with Black and White Street photographer Andreas Trogisch

Interview with Black and White Street photographer Andreas Trogisch

Andreas Trogisch was born in 1959 in Riesa (Germany). He lives and works as graphic designer and photographer in Berlin. 1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I have been interested in photography “forever” – at least since I began to buying and reading the East German “fotografie” magazine in 1977 or so. In 1982, I began…
Interview with Large Format / Landscape photographer Roman Loranc

Interview with Large Format / Landscape photographer Roman Loranc

I am a native of southwestern Poland and was born in Bielsko-Biala in 1956 during the communist era there. When I was 26, I immigrated to Madison, Wisconsin (1982) and moved from there to Modesto, California in 1984. Much of my earlier better-known photographic work was created in California’s Central Valley when I lived in Modesto. I moved to Northern…
Interview with Black and White Cityscape photographer Martin Stavars

Interview with Black and White Cityscape photographer Martin Stavars

Martin Stavars was born in 1981, Poland. He specializes in black-and-white cityscapes, landscapes, and night photography. He and his camera have visited more than twenty countries, with Asia holding a key spot. His work has been showcased in numerous international competitions, and he was named “Architecture Photographer of the Year” at the International Photography Awards in New York; he also…
Interview with Fashion photographer Marco Tenaglia

Interview with Fashion photographer Marco Tenaglia

Italian photographer Marco Tenaglia is known for his unconventional black and white fashion portraiture. His bold and intriguing photographic vision is the result of a mixture of both contemporary and classic styles, inspired by masters like Helmut Newton. Tenaglia’s women aren’t classical expression of beauty. Often photographed in recurring poses, placed in luxury or decadent settings, they show a strong…
Interview with Street photographer Umberto Verdoliva

Interview with Street photographer Umberto Verdoliva

Born in Castellamare di Stabia (province of Naples) in 1961 and living in Treviso since 2004, Umberto Verdoliva has been photographing since 2006. Today, he holds workshops and in-depth studies on street photography. Member since 2010 of the international collective “Street Photographers”, in 2013 he founded “Spontanea”, an Italian collective dedicated to street photography. He has approached photography after having…
Interview with photojournalist Christine Pearl

Interview with photojournalist Christine Pearl

After 25 years as a project manager in the design and construction industry Christine picked up a camera in 2010 as a way to face the onset of her disability and accompanying limited mobility. Christine’s passion for photography is her physical therapy. She utilizes her experience working with the design process and interaction with people as a starting point to…