Biography

Biography: Conceptual photographer Joel-Peter Witkin

Biography: Conceptual photographer Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American photographer. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin’s complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings. Witkin begins each image by sketching his ideas on paper, perfecting every detail by arranging the scene before…
Interview with Black and White photographer Ivan Pinkava

Interview with Black and White photographer Ivan Pinkava

Since graduating from the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, Ivan Pinkava (b. 1961) has devoted himself to non-commercial photography. In this time, he has created his own distinctive visual language, which has secured him a prominent place in the arts scene. The figures and still lifes in his works intertwine. The upright…
Biography: Experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke

Biography: Experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke

Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898–1983) was a German experimental photographer who co-founded the Fotoform group with Otto Steinert. Heinz Hajek-Halke, born in Berlin in 1898, spent part of his childhood in Argentina. He worked as a photo editor, press photographer and commercial artist, concentrating almost from the start on montage techniques. During World War II he lived quietly and photographed small animal…
Biography: Documentary photographer Emil Otto Hoppé

Biography: Documentary photographer Emil Otto Hoppé

Emil Otto Hoppé (1878-1972) was one of the most important art and documentary photographers of the modern era whose artistic success rivaled those of his peers, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Edward Steichen (1879-1973) and Walker Evans (1903-1975). Hoppé was one of the most renowned portrait photographers of his day, as well as a brilliant landscape and travel photographer. His strikingly modernist…
Interview with Architecture photographer Wolfgang Mothes

Interview with Architecture photographer Wolfgang Mothes

Wolfgang Mothes is a self-taught photographer living in Frankfurt/Germany. Architecture photography has always been his favorite subject, but he is much interested in other genres of photography as well, especially panorama, technology and infrared. Wolfgang Mothes work has been exhibited in Germany, GB, Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary and Russia. He works for magazines, published three books and many calendars. He still…
Biography: Polish pioneer photographer Maksymilian Fajans

Biography: Polish pioneer photographer Maksymilian Fajans

Maksymilian Fajans (1825–1890) was educated in the Academy of Fine Arts and Parisian studios of local artists and was initially interested in drawing and lithography. In 1862, he became intrigued by the more and more trendy invention of photography. He was a portraitist and a documentarian. As a photoreporter he captured the – often now destroyed – developments of Warsaw:…
Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer David Fokos

Interview with Fine Art Landscape photographer David Fokos

David Fokos was born in 1960 in Baltimore, MD and currently lives in San Diego, CA. Using an 85-year old 8×10 view camera, world-renowned artist David Fokos has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. Often working 100 hours or more to craft a single image, his elegant black and white images have been lauded as masterpieces of minimalism.…
Interview with Ferrotype/Portrait photographer Hans de Kort

Interview with Ferrotype/Portrait photographer Hans de Kort

Hans de Kort was born in 1963 in the Netherlands. At the age of 4 he had his first encounter with photography, witnessing the development of pictures in the dark room: the start of a lifetime fascination for ‘writing with light’. In 1986 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. With more than 25 years experience in…
Interview with Nude/Portrait photographer Milosz Wozaczynski

Interview with Nude/Portrait photographer Milosz Wozaczynski

Fine-art, nude and portrait photographer. Born in 1975 in Szczecin, currently living in United Kingdom. Self-taught photographer. In his work he mainly engages in portraits and creative photography. He usually uses large format camera with classic photosensitive materials but also x-ray films. The winner of a golden medal award in the Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 and a laureate…
Interview with Black and White photographer Brian Arnold

Interview with Black and White photographer Brian Arnold

I am a photographer, writer, musician and educator based out of Ithaca, NY. After completing undergraduate degrees in English and ethnomusicology from Colorado College, I spent several years teaching myself photography before enrolling in an MFA program at the Massachusetts College of Art, where I studied with Abe Morell, Doug Dubois, Laura McPhee, Frank Gohlke, and Barbara Bosworth. I have…
Interview with Nude photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich

Interview with Nude photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich

Andreas H. Bitesnich (born in Vienna, 1964) is an Austrian photographer and musician. He specializes in nude and portrait photography. His work appears regularly in international magazines. How and when did you become interested in photography? I became aware of photography in the mid 1980s through a chance meeting with the assistant of a famous fashion photographer. Is there any…
Biography: Nude photographer Guido Argentini

Biography: Nude photographer Guido Argentini

Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy. He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since1990 he lives in the USA, in Los Angeles . His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in…
Interview with Black and White photographer Ra Friedman

Interview with Black and White photographer Ra Friedman

RA Friedman is the son of four generations of Brooklynites and has been involved with photography since elementary school. He studied drawing at Harpur College, Binghamton NY, and earned an MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1994. While continuing to photograph in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, he is working on a five city book project that contrasts…
Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Marius Budu is a visual artist working with photography and digital compositing. He is currently based in Copenhagen Denmark and has been working with the nude form since 2006. Marius’ work has been exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide, earning him praise from art critics, collectors, the public, cultural publications and art communities. “For me, the human body is the…
Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Willy Maywald was born in Kleve in the Lower Rhine region in 1907, he attended the schools of applied arts in Krefeld, Cologne, and Berlin which shaped his avant-garde style. In 1932 he moved to the city on the Seine, where he befriended many of the protagonists of modern art. The bustling arts scene of Paris offered him many different…
Interview with Horse Photographer Mark Tripp

Interview with Horse Photographer Mark Tripp

I started photographing horses back in the late 1990’s following a visit to see and photograph the New Forest Ponies that graze wild on the heaths and in the woodland areas there. For most people I suspect that the horses seem to spend most of the time with their head down and grazing, but if you spend time on watching…
Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Szymon Brodziak, born 1979 in Poland. Specializes in unconventional black and white advertising campaigns with personal approach. Brodziak is an economy graduate taken over by passion for photography. After quitting family business, he worked in various advertising agenies, assisting in fashion and advertising shootings, which today are his main fields of professional activity. Since 2006, Szymon Brodziak has obtained many…
Biography: Portrait photographer Mary Ellen Mark

Biography: Portrait photographer Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark (1940 – 2015) has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.…
Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Herb Ritts

Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Herb Ritts

Herbert Ritts (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits. Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70’s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone, Ritts also…
Interview with Black and White photographer Bobby Chitrakar

Interview with Black and White photographer Bobby Chitrakar

I was born in 1965 in Kathmandu, Nepal to an artist caste(* In lieu of the recent massive earthquake in Nepal, please donate what you can. I was in Kathmandu when the earthquake hit and the whole country and it’s people are devastated). My last name, ‘Chitrakar’ means image-maker in Sanskrit. Although my immediate family stopped being artists, I had/have…