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Featured Photographer #60: Rob Zeigler

Featured Photographer #60: Rob Zeigler

Hi, I'm Rob and I currently reside in Dallas, TX. I work in the film industry as an editor and fell in love with still photography about 3 years a...

Featured photographer #59: Stephan Brunner

Featured photographer #59: Stephan Brunner

Hello! My name is Stephan and I live and work with my family in Switzerland. I'm doing pastoral work in a parish and a prison. Photography is a pa...

Featured photographer #58: Omid Kianersi

Featured photographer #58: Omid Kianersi

My name is Omid Kianersi and I live in a Los Angeles suburb. I’m trying my best to get better at photography. I’ve already landed my dream job (oka...

Featured Photographer #57: Jorge Nieto

Featured Photographer #57: Jorge Nieto

Hi, my name is Jorge, I am from Madrid and I am a soon to be 40 year old big kid. I’ve been working in audiovisuals for a while, sometimes it feels...

Featured Photographer #56: Lucas Weber

Featured Photographer #56: Lucas Weber

Hi, I am a terrible swimmer that just graduated from high school in Germany - and by ‘just’ I mean a little over a year ago. In my final tw...

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER #55: Mark Ivkovic

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER #55: Mark Ivkovic

  Hi, my name is Mark Ivkovic and I’m a photographer currently based in London, England. My professional work is primarily that of portraiture bas...

Featured Photographer #54: Eli Just

My name is Eli Just. I’m 24 and work as a gaffer for film and TV in Los Angeles. Photography as a hobby grew for me out of a desire to become a better filmmaker, but quickly took on its own role. While my job as a gaffer mostly consists of setting lights in the right place to make the image look good, photography has me searching for the light that is already there.


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Featured Photographer #53: Michael Lord

Hello! My name is Michael Lord and I’m an IT professional living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Where did you meet photography or where did photography meet you? The first camera I purchased was a Nikon D70S. What I find funny about this purchase today is that the entire time I owned the D70S, it was never used as anything more than a point-and-shoot camera. I (mis)used the D70S for 2 years, and when the iPhone was released in 2007, I completely dropped it. Fast-forward to late 2011 and that’s when I truly feel my love affair with photography began. I was doing a lot of work related travel around the state and started visiting parts of New Mexico that I’d never seen before. I began taking notice of even the smallest of details in the towns I visited, or the landscapes that played on car windows as I drove down the interstate. Basically, I saw the world in a different light and felt the need to document it. I invested in a Leica X1 and a hobby was born.

Featured Photographer #52: Renato Ribeiro

Hello, my name is Renato Ribeiro, I’m a Portuguese photographer based in Porto but working worldwide.

Featured Photographer #52: Renato Ribeiro

I’m passionate about life and people. For me photography is art and I bet on a new approach: simple and with love. More than faces and expressions I want to shoot feelings and emotions!

Featured Photographer #51: Chung Hsiao Chen

Where did you meet photography or where did photography meet you? I think it’s when I had my part time job at college, the workplace was a very beautiful little garden, people came to have a couple of cups of coffee and many photographers liked to do photo shoots there. I was attracted to the magical sound of the camera shutter so I got my first Nikon FM2.


Featured Photographer #51: Chung Hsiao Chen

Featured Photographer #51: Chung Hsiao Chen

Featured Photographer #50: Johnny Patience

What did you want to become in your childhood and are you that person today? I wanted to become a stuntman when I was really little, then an archaeologist when I was around 10 or 12, followed by working in advertising when I was a teenager and finally a psychologist before I finished school. In a way, being a photographer incorporates aspects of all of these jobs.

Featured Photographer #50: Johnny Patience

Where did you meet photography or where did photography meet you? Photography started as a creative outlet for me about 8 years ago. I didn’t plan to become a professional photographer but looking back today I wish I would have found and pursued this path earlier in my life. I feel that photography is what I am meant to do.

Featured Photographer #49: Mario Bertieri

What did you want to become in your childhood and are you that person today? I wanted to be a taxi driver. And a bartender. And a mechanic. Pretty much your standard 80′s kid growing up with mom playing Springsteen all day long.


Featured Photographer #49: Mario Bertieri

Where did you meet photography or where did photography meet you? 3 words: uncle, Nikon, film. I still have the camera should he ask.


Featured Photographer #49: Mario Bertieri