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Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin

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Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin

Rachel Hulin is a photographer, author, and photo editor. Her popular Flying Henry series was recently shown in her first New York solo show and is also a children’s book of the same name, released by PowerHouse Books in 2013. Hulin’s work has been shown at Jen Bekman Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wallspace Gallery, and The New York Photo Festival, among others.

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Self Portrait Photography by Yutha Yamanaka

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Self Portrait Photography by Yutha Yamanaka

Yutha Yamanaka is a student and talented freelance designer and photographer from Tokyo, Japan, who currently based in Denpasar, Bali.

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Beard and Stache Project by Greg Anderson

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Beard and Stache Project by Greg Anderson

Educated in New York City at the International Center of Photography in the late 90′s, Greg Anderson remains a student of the craft. Focusing on technically impeccable photography, Greg captures compelling and fascinating imagery every time he steps behind the lens.

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Editorial Portraits by Simona Smrckova

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Editorial Portraits by Simona Smrckova

Simona Smrckova is a talented portrait and wedding photographer with focus to fashion, who based in Brno, Czech Republic.

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Under Black Light by John Poppleton

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Under Black Light by John Poppleton

John Poppleton was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, CA. He was introduced to photography during his junior year of high school in 1988.

He pursued all areas of photography very passionately as a hobby until becoming a professional portrait photographer in 1993, after several friends convinced him to photograph their weddings.

It has always been John’s goal to create something original and different but fantasy portraits were never part of the plan. “I wasn’t looking for it, it found me”, recalls John. “Around 2003 Photoshop introduced a new tool called liquify and just to show what it could do I stretched a brides ears and turned her into an elf. (“Lord of the Rings” was in theatres about this time.) It turned out so nice I put a copy in my portfolio and it just evolved from there. But things really took off when the owner of a faerie collectable store asked me to create 12 images for a calendar. That’s what gave me the biggest push”.

In 2010, while suffering from a sleepless night in a hotel room bed, John received his inspiration for using black light and he was off on what has become the biggest adventure of his career.

John has received numerous awards for his wedding and fantasy portraits through the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) and was featured as “Studio of the Month” in their February 2004 publication. His work has been featured in Bill Hurter’s books “The Best of Wedding Photography – Third Edition”, “Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers” and “The Best of Senior Portrait Photography” all published by Amherst Media. His faerie art was also featured in Faerie Magazine’s Winter 2005 issue as well as an eight page article in the Oct. 2011 issue of “Rangefinder” magazine (read article).

John now lives in the quiet little town of Wellsville in Northern Utah, with his lovely wife Becky and their three children.

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Celebrity Photography by Simon Lekias

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Celebrity Photography by Simon Lekias

Photographer Simon Lekias is a unique creative talent whose career has been forged over two decades of international success.

Lekias is globally respected for his innovative fashion and portraiture work as well as his extensive advertising campaigns for iconic brands worldwide. Over years of working between Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States, he has established particularly strong corporate and editorial relationships based on an image that is purely his own. That image is an original vision that confers contemporary and emotive facets across a very broad range of subject matter.
The majority of Lekias’s major work in Australia, New York and Los Angeles involves celebrity portraiture, major advertising campaigns and fashion. Named as one of Australias top 10 Fashion Photographers (Capture Magazine awards 2010) the work of Simon Lekias is immediately recognizable from iconic covers for HARPERS BAZAAR, INSTYLE, French GLAMOUR and PREMIER or on the walls of our National Portrait Gallery where he has exhibited his work. (“So You Want To Be A Rock Star” exhibition. Detailing the evolution of the Australian music industry.)

Lekias is in steady demand internationally for high profile publications. The list of his most regular commissioning publications illustrates the breadth of his global reach. His work has appeared in Vogue (USA), Glamour ( France), Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Russh, Marie Claire, Oyster, Poster, GQ (USA), InStyle, Black Book, Cosmopolitan (USA), (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Face (UK), NYLON (USA), Travel and Leisure (USA), Gourmet Traveler, and WHO.

The importance of personal style, reliability, professional experience and above all a highly original point of view is the difference between being a working photographer and becoming an acclaimed one. Lekias is trusted to carry a brand, capture a mood, reveal the hidden facets of the famous and create startling new stories in fashion and conceptual advertising. The strength of his work has served to dissolve any real sense of geographic boundary and he travels constantly to meet the demand and perfect the brief every time.

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Celebrity Photography by Simon Lekias

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Celebrity Photography by Simon Lekias

Photographer Simon Lekias is a unique creative talent whose career has been forged over two decades of international success.

Lekias is globally respected for his innovative fashion and portraiture work as well as his extensive advertising campaigns for iconic brands worldwide. Over years of working between Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States, he has established particularly strong corporate and editorial relationships based on an image that is purely his own. That image is an original vision that confers contemporary and emotive facets across a very broad range of subject matter.
The majority of Lekias’s major work in Australia, New York and Los Angeles involves celebrity portraiture, major advertising campaigns and fashion. Named as one of Australias top 10 Fashion Photographers (Capture Magazine awards 2010) the work of Simon Lekias is immediately recognizable from iconic covers for HARPERS BAZAAR, INSTYLE, French GLAMOUR and PREMIER or on the walls of our National Portrait Gallery where he has exhibited his work. (“So You Want To Be A Rock Star” exhibition. Detailing the evolution of the Australian music industry.)

Lekias is in steady demand internationally for high profile publications. The list of his most regular commissioning publications illustrates the breadth of his global reach. His work has appeared in Vogue (USA), Glamour ( France), Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Russh, Marie Claire, Oyster, Poster, GQ (USA), InStyle, Black Book, Cosmopolitan (USA), (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Face (UK), NYLON (USA), Travel and Leisure (USA), Gourmet Traveler, and WHO.

The importance of personal style, reliability, professional experience and above all a highly original point of view is the difference between being a working photographer and becoming an acclaimed one. Lekias is trusted to carry a brand, capture a mood, reveal the hidden facets of the famous and create startling new stories in fashion and conceptual advertising. The strength of his work has served to dissolve any real sense of geographic boundary and he travels constantly to meet the demand and perfect the brief every time.

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Advertising Photography by Iain McKell

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Advertising Photography by Iain McKell

Iain McKell grew up in Weymouth in Dorset and went to boarding school at Clifton Collage in Bristol. In 1975 after a year foundation he studied graphic design at the Exeter College of Art and Design at the same time began working as a seaside photographer aged 19 in his summer holidays and became his first serious projected documenting his own life and the environment he grew up in including family, friends, girl friends, people who worked or lived in Weymouth and holiday makers. Moving to London in 1979 to work as a graphic designer At 22 he quit his job in design to follow a career in photography his new projects was the Mod/Skinhead revival and self published his first book titled SUB CULTURE.

At 23 he took a trip to New York to photograph the Guardian Angels then returning to London’s immerging new underground scenes of 80’s club culture featuring Blitz Kids like Boy George who was totally unknown at this point. This led to editorial and record companies commissions and photographed the new rising star Madonna for her first ever magazine cover for pop magazine Number One. At 27 he held an exhibition in his own newly acquired studio in 1984 15 Westland Place in Shoreditch, East London entitled ‘Iain McKell LIVE’. In this event members of the public were invited to witness McKell at work, he photographed members of The Comic Strip and many of the visitors. This was followed in 1985 by a show and open workshop in The Photographers’ Gallery, titled LIVE! 85 showing his work and a documentary film about the previous year. McKell began to work on advertising campaigns for Smirnoff and Red Stripe and many others. At the same time did various road projects abroad from Spain to Morocco, Africa and Italy.

McKell has been photographing various subcultures since the 1980s, and has since documented various other counter cultures, including Psychedelic Trance in Thailand , Fetish, Druids/Pagans, winter night carnivals in Summerset, London Dandies and American Rockabilly. In 2004 he published his 2nd book Fashion Forever focusing on youth culture’s fixation on style. He has also spent over ten years befriending and photographing a group of New Age Gypsies. The result of this project was the publication of a book and various exhibitions, in New York, London, Paris and Milan. He also went on to collaborate with Kate Moss for V Magazine. Kate Moss travelled with Mckell spending time with the travellers and journeying for two days together living and sleeping with them and taking photos ect.
2012 McKell released his third book, Beautiful Britain, a collection of his photographs between 1970 and 2012.

He also started a Blog projected Look At Me Look At You and is invested in street photography. A dairy sketchbook, mirroring the work from his first projected in his home town Weymouth. It maps out Mckell’s emotional world and his feelings of the given moment. Mostly urban but some times trips abroad or road trips to the country side.
At present he is working as an Executive Producer contractually working in partnership with an American Producer on a script development for a film project based on the book The New Gypsies to be for either TV or Cinema.

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Photography by Florian Franke

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Photography by Florian Franke

Florian Franke is a professional photographer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He studied visual communication at University of Applied Science Mainz, Germany.

Florian Franke

I’m Not From Here by Rachael Banks

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I’m Not From Here by Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks is a Louisville, KY native who resides in north Texas while pursuing her MFA degree in photography at Texas Woman’s University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Rachael Banks has been working in self-portraiture since 2008 and focuses on notions of memory, identity, and self-perception. Her work has been shown locally, regionally, and nationally.

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Natura Morta by Maria Ionova-Gribina

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Natura Morta by Maria Ionova-Gribina

“Natura Morta” is creative project by Maria Ionova-Gribina, talented Russian photographer, who started work with photography in 2000. She wraduated from professional course at the Moscow Academy of Photography.

Maria found these dead animals during bicycle rides to the sea in the summer. She wanted to find a way to save them for world of art. They were so unprotected… One or two days more and they would be eaten by worms.

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Photography by Gerwyn Davies

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Photography by Gerwyn Davies

Gerwyn Davies is a photographic artist, advertiser and costume maker from Brisbane, Australia. Gerwyn completed a Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane majoring in both Photo Arts Practice and Creative Advertising. Gerwyn’s work involves the construction of characters through experimental costume often using recycled, readymade and found material. Gerwyn aims to charter the boundlessness of fashion’s transformative potential while exploring the construction of identities. Gerwyn prioritises an experimental and playful approach to advertising and image making and flourishes with unusual commissions.

Gerwyn is represented by the Lisa Pritchard Agency London and Spiro Grace Arts Rooms Brisbane.

Gerwyn was the 2011 ACMP Student Photographer of the Year and the 2012 Capture Magazine Australian Student Fashion Photographer of the Year. Gerwyn has exhibited in North and South America including the Photo LA Art Fair and Bergamot Station Santa Monica as well as widely throughout Australia in contemporary Queensland photography retrospectives. He has been the recipient of funding from Arts Queensland, the National Association for Visual Arts and undertaken community activation and public art programs for various Councils in South East Queensland. Gerwyn is a sessional member of photography staff at the Queensland College of Art and a workshop facilitator with young people throughout remote and rural Queensland with Flying Arts. Gerwyn was awarded the Pedestrian Photo of the Year 2013 and selected as a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize 2014 and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2014.

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Narrative Photography by Laura Makabresku

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Narrative Photography by Laura Makabresku

Laura Makabresku (born in 1987; lives in Krakow). Is a Polish visual artist and photographer. Her photographs are overflown with mystic symbols and the atmosphere of fairy tales. Close to the surrealistic aesthetics, she creates visual methaphores concerning eroticism and death.

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Instaxagram by Kyle Steed

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Instaxagram by Kyle Steed

Kyle Steed is a talented photographer and illustrator based out of Dallas, Texas. As a boy, he dreamed of the big city life and becoming a famous architect.

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Photography by Heather Evans Smith

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Photography by Heather Evans Smith

Heather Evans Smith is an award winning fine art and conceptual portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work captures both the everyday and the whimsical, telling stories of women and struggle, reality and the surreal.

Smith’s work has been featured in solo and joint exhibitions, magazines, literary journals and online publications. She conducts creativity workshops around the country. Recently, she was chosen as winner of Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n. In the fall of 2013 her winning image was brought to life in a short film directed by Jamie Foxx.

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