Conceptual

Interview with photographers Deb Young and Francisco Diaz

Interview with photographers Deb Young and Francisco Diaz

“While a photo montage isn’t a new concept, most modern artists use the form to create surreal or fantastic images. What is different about this collaboration is an eerie sense of reality, which itself is an ironic refutation of photography as truth.” – Writer Teresa Politano – Inside Jersey Magazine The idea that two artist photographers — one male, the…
Interview with photographer Nicola Davison Reed

Interview with photographer Nicola Davison Reed

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I became interested in photography on that long hot summer in Blackpool 1976. – Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art? So many, my early teen years was inspired by Andre Kertesz, Brassai, Henri Cartier Bresson, Ansel Adams, Atget, Anton Corbin, Eugene Smith, Bill Brandt, Robert Franks, Alfred Stieglitz,…
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…
Biography: Conceptual / Portrait photographer Hisaji Hara

Biography: Conceptual / Portrait photographer Hisaji Hara

Hisaji Hara was born in Tokyo in 1964 and graduated from the Musahino Art University in 1986. In 1993 he emigrated to the United States and worked as a director of photography for television and documentary film before returning to Japan in 2001. The work in “After Balthus” was made over a period of five years beginning in 2006. Using…
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…
Interview with Black and White Fine Art photographer Norman Riley

Interview with Black and White Fine Art photographer Norman Riley

Norman Riley was born in Munich, Germany in 1954. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. 1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I took up photography in 1979 with the acquisition of a used 35mm camera (a Canon AT-1) and the idea that I would make pictures of friends and places I visited. I had no thought…
Biography: Documentary/Architecture photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher

Biography: Documentary/Architecture photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher were German artists working as a collaborative duo. They are best known for their extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures. To create these works, the artists traveled to large mines and steel mills, and systematically photographed the major structures, such as the winding towers that haul coal and iron ore…
Interview with Hand-Made/Portrait photographer Jessica Somers

Interview with Hand-Made/Portrait photographer Jessica Somers

Jessica Somers is a photographer specializing in historic and hand-made photographic techniques and self-portraiture. Her photographs explore the struggle and balance between the choices one makes and the uncontrollable circumstances that intervene with these choices. Jessica’s work has been exhibited nationally, has been published in various periodicals and is represented by the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX. Her research…
Interview with Black and White photographer Spiros Zervoudakis

Interview with Black and White photographer Spiros Zervoudakis

Spiros Zervoudakis was born in Athens . He studied Mathematics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , continued with Post Graduate studies (Msc) in Applied Mathematics in the Technical University of Crete and Philosophy of Mathematics in National University of Athens. His occupation with photography started when he attended classes on Photography in the Photographic Group of the Aristotle University…
Interview with Architecture photographer Frank Machalowski

Interview with Architecture photographer Frank Machalowski

My name is Frank Machalowski, I was born in Berlin, Germany. I live and work here. After studying economy in Berlin I worked for 14 years as a business consultant, almost 3 years ago I started my own business as a freelance photographer and artist. How and when did you become interested in photography? When I was a little child,…
Interview with Alternative Process photographer Miho Kajioka

Interview with Alternative Process photographer Miho Kajioka

I was born in 1973 in Okayama, Japan, and at 18 moved to California, where I studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. I began there as a painting major, but little by little turned to photography. I finished by fine arts degree at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Upon graduation, I returned to Japan and became a journalist, producing TV…
Interview with Black and White Documentary photographer Jo Farrell

Interview with Black and White Documentary photographer Jo Farrell

Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white photographer and cultural anthropologist. Born in London, England she has been based in Hong Kong for the past seven years. Her photography work focuses on traditions and cultures that are dying out, including the project “Living History: Bound Feet Women of China.” She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her…
Interview with Black and White photographer Camille Renée Devid

Interview with Black and White photographer Camille Renée Devid

Camille’s work is influenced by her international background and experience, having lived in Curacao, France and Spain. Currently she is based in Amsterdam. In September 2014, her first book My Other Side (Grey Matters 5) was published by Schilt Publishing. In November she got selected as one of the New Dutch talents of 2015. 1. How and when did you…
Biography: Abstract photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Biography: Abstract photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy possessed one of the liveliest and most versatile minds to come out of the revolution…
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 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…