#SURVIVOR by Joanna C. Valente

#SURVIVOR by Joanna C. Valente

#SURVIVOR explores what it means to be a survivor, particularly survivors of sexual and domestic trauma, gender trauma, but really, inequalities in any form. I am also exploring what it means for a place and landscape to inhabit trauma just as bodies do, and what trauma does to the earth.

Read More

Fine Art Photography by Emma Sywyj

Fine Art Photography by Emma Sywyj

My artwork aims to capture and show life at its most vibrant and exciting. The photographs I take encourage people to see the intricacies and beauty beyond the everyday. My artwork is often centered around my immediate environment and cultural identity. I celebrate culture in all its varied forms all over the world.

Read More

Interview With Lauren Jonik (Writer & Photographer At Shoot Like A Girl Photography)

Interview With Lauren Jonik (Writer & Photographer At Shoot Like A Girl Photography)

I am primarily self-taught and learned to shoot simply by paying attention to the world around me. I gravitated towards scenes that moved me emotionally or seemed to tell a story--or were captivating for some reason. Much of it has been instinctual, though I have great appreciation for how light falls upon a scene. I learned by shooting on film and since I was paying for film and developing (which could get expensive!), there was a big incentive to get good images without taking too many shots. It taught me to be mindful and to take a look--and a second look--before pressing the shutter button. I applied that mindset when I transitioned to shooting digitally.

Read More

Interview With Tora Chirila (Photographer, Retoucher, MUA)

Interview With Tora Chirila (Photographer, Retoucher, MUA)

You know what? That’s exactly why I didn’t follow a creative path initially: What if I reach a block and I won’t be able to deliver? And I had moments when I was less inspired, and I even wrote a blog post about my sources of inspiration. But truth is, I’m rather hyperactive and I always get involved in all sorts of projects--if it’s a quiet period and I don’t have too many clients, I’ll do personal projects, or collaborate with other creatives. And I push through it. But I find that my blocks don’t come from the lack of inspiration, but from fear. I always have ideas, but for every idea, I have 10 doubts and fears that keep me blocked. But the more experience I get, the more confidence I get, and that fearful voice is less and less loud.

Read More

Interview With Maksym Kolotun (Photographer Who Loves To Paint Life)

Interview With Maksym Kolotun (Photographer Who Loves To Paint Life)

If you allow the client to take control over you and your creativity, there wouldn't be any art creation coming from your side, you wouldn't be the photographer anymore. Thus, a good photographer always makes all the decisions themselves.

Read More