Nino Rakichevich’s Quest For Available Light

Why this fashion photographer generally avoids lighting gear when attending important events like Paris Fashion Week
This image was included in the “Enchanted Garden” editorial spread for the “Revolutionary Chic” editorial story in Al Sharkiah magazine. The model is Xenia Ryzhkavets, the fashion Designer, Julien Fournie, and the Fashion Editor and Stylist, Suna Moya. Growing up in Yugoslavia, Nino Rakichevich dreamed of becoming a fashion photographer. He... Read more

Lydia Panas Speaks Her Mind In Portraits

Learn how this photographer produces her psychologically charged portraits
Kitty With Black Tulle, 2011. From the series The Mark of Abel. “My work is so much about home,” says Lydia Panas, when describing her unique brand of conceptual portraiture. “At some level, it’s about where we come from and how that influences who we become.” Working primarily in the tranquil conditions of her 70-acre farm in rural Pennsylvania,... Read more

Lara Jade: Exploring The Essentials In Fashion And Portrait Photography

This New York City-based photographer examines what it takes to be successful in fashion and portrait photography
Fashion and portrait photographer Lara Jade got her start in photography as a young teenager growing up in Staffordshire, England, with interests in self-portraiture and conceptual art. These interests came to life thanks to a confluence of events: her final exams, for which she wanted to do a paper on illustration; the discovery of the DeviantArt online... Read more
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Desiree Rios: Leaning Into Vision

A promising photojournalist gains her footing
Desiree Rios: Leaning Into Vision
Eliseo, Ama’s great grandson and the photographer’s second cousin, places his hand on Ama’s inside her home on November 5, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Fresh to the game, photojournalist and documentary photographer Desiree Rios has been out in the field covering news stories for only a couple of years, and she’s already a regular contributor... Read more

Shredding It: Kathy Hayes’ Skateboarding Photography

Kathy Hayes shoots the daring, colorful subculture of grown-up skateboarding from the inside out
Silly Girl Skateboards team rider Jean Rusen of Tempe, Arizona, catching air in a backyard bowl at Slash Camp in Colorado. August 2016. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., ƒ/8, ISO 1000. Skateboarding was a big part of college life for photographer Kathy Hayes. At first, it served as a mode of transportation through New York City’s concrete jungle and from one... Read more

Amish On Vacation

Taking a whimsical approach in documenting how a small and unique American cultural sub-group lets their hair down
The nightly women’s volleyball game is the community’s main spectacle. There’s a tendency in photojournalism, documentary and even editorial photography to seek out the sensational, particularly to document the strife that is part of human history. However, even in these turbulent times, most people spend their time performing commonplace tasks... Read more

Raising The Red Flag On Wildlife Abuse

How one wildlife cinematographer’s documentary might make a difference for Indonesian orangutans and other wildlife
Orphaned orangutans in a wheelbarrow on the path to the Forest School at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo: Aaron Gekoski I first met Raise The Red Flag creator Aaron Gekoski, cinematographer Will Foster-Grundy and director Chris Scarffe in the Kalimantan jungle in Indonesia as they filmed a segment for a series... Read more

Zoran Orlic: Live From Chicago!

How this Chicago-based photographer combined his love for music and photography to forge a career documenting rock ‘n roll history
“Zoran has been a friend to the band and organization for many years,” says Wilco singer and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, depicted here by music photographer Zoran Orlic. “His beautiful work has been used on our record covers, in videos and for promotion.” Of photographing an iconic musician like Tweedy, Orlic is equally complimentary: “Capturing... Read more

Lauren Greenfield: Making Documentaries With Misleading Subjects

In her most recent documentary, “The Kingmaker,” photographer and director Lauren Greenfield faced the challenge of filming Imelda Marcos, an infamous and unreliable subject who tells false narratives
Lauren Greenfield: Making Documentaries With Misleading Subjects
Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines and wife of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, seated in front of an original painting by Pablo Picasso and ones by other modern masters. These and other works of art are from the collection the dictator assembled years ago with money plundered from the Philippines government, estimated to be between... Read more

Capturing A Couple’s “First Look”

Learn how one photographer approaches this key moment of the wedding day
Capturing A Couple’s “First Look”
One of the hottest trends in wedding photography today is capturing a couple’s “first look,” a visual record of the private moment a couple first lay eyes on each other on their wedding day. Traditionally reserved for the ceremony, when the bride and groom initially lock eyes from down the aisle, that old-fashioned ritual has become something... Read more
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