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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

The new Lumu App

“I think the real value concerns the potential for technology to reveal something that was not visible before.”

— Design for Dasein, Thomas Wendt

The New Lumu app is made to be a tool that helps you do your best work. It does not want attention, it does not want to stand in the way. It is not an object of admiration. It doesn’t have a lot of features. It doesn’t need them.

It does, and it should help you do one thing really, really well.

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.

NYCWLK 2.0

NYCWLK is a New York City-based informal photo walk and social gathering that is open to all photographers, regardless of experience level, brand affiliation or medium (film, digital or hybrid). It is organized by photographers Johnny Patience and his wife Rebecca Patience.


NYCWLK 2.0

Pinhole Master

We are proud to introduce you to yet another way how to approach photography with your Lumu — Stephen Best created a new app that probably tackles all the know issues our own Lumu Pinhole app has and adds those functionalities we neglected.


Stephen Best: Pinhole Master app

Read more about it from its AppStore app description below:

“Pinhole Master is a light meter and exposure timer for pinhole photographers, or anybody else photographing with long exposures. It uses your iPhone/iPad camera or a Lumu to determine the light level (Exposure Value) then calculates the exposure required. Maintain a library of cameras you own and films/papers you use, together with optional fully customisable reciprocity failure compensation. The app’s goals are accuracy and efficient real-world use. Pinhole Master has everything you need to easily master pinhole photography!”

And so you should! Please find the links to the app below.

Stephen Best: Pinhole Master app

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

Featured Photographer #48: Caroline Sauvage



Hi! My name is Caroline Sauvage. I’m 28 years old and I live in France.



Featured Photographer #48: Caroline Sauvage

What did you want to become in your childhood and are you that person today? When I was a child I wanted to become an illustrator, but also a guitarist in a rock band, a stylist, and of course a veterinary. I always liked creating things and try new mediums of creation. Unfortunately I don’t save animal’s lives today but I found the artirstic way that suits me as a photolover, and I’m loving it.



Featured Photographer #48: Caroline Sauvage

Featured Photographer #47: Valentin Zelger



I want to apologize in advance because I’m not a very good writer and writing this was really hard for me. I’m more of a visual guy than a poet. But I’m really more than happy to get featured, so let’s begin.



Featured Photographer #47: Valentin Zelger

My name is Valentin Zelger, I’m 25 years old and I live in Vienna, Austria. I study Photography at the Graphische in Vienna since 2015. Before that I went to Film school and worked on film sets in the light & camera department.



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Featured Photographer #46: Andrew Hutchinson



My name is Andrew Hutchinson, from Phoenix Arizona, where the heat comes from, and I have been photographing things my entire life. But I became more serious about it in the last five years.



Featured Photographer #46: Andrew Hutchinson

Where did you meet photography or where did photography meet you? I met photography when I was born. My great uncle was a professional photographer most of his adult life, and growing up cameras were all around, and we were always taking pictures. It always shocked me when I went to my friend houses and they didn’t have 6 cameras and rolls of 35 and 120mm film, 20-30 albums full of family photos and 15 reels of Kodak 8mm film of home movies… I thought everyone’s house had those.

Featured Photographer #46: Andrew Hutchinson

That’s when I began to figure out that something was slightly different about my family, and myself, in relation to cameras and photography.


Featured Photographer #45: Jérémie Mazenq



My name is Jérémie, I am 32, I live in Bordeaux in the south west of France, I am a photographer & a sound engineer.



Featured Photographer #45: Jérémie Mazenq

My parents made a lot of pictures in my childhood and my father had a laboratory at home so I quickly made my first pictures.

Then I turned to the music & sound and I became a sound engineer for film.

In my job, I was brought to meet many directors of photography so I had the desire to return back to photography. I was 25 then.



Featured Photographer #45: Jérémie Mazenq

Featured Photographer #44: Kilian Idsinga



Well, first of all I want to thank you for this opportunity. It means the world to me! My name is Kilian and I’m a Dutch graphic & editorial designer and I launched my own magazine (Let’s Explore Magazine) online over two years ago and in print last December.


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Featured Photographer #43: Mariana Gomes

What do you do when you don’t have a camera in your hand? I would say I’m probably sketching something in my notebook, looking at the sky or searching for opportunities for a good shot! Or sleeping too, ahah.



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What did you want to become in your childhood and are you that person today? The only thing I know for sure is that I loved drawing when I was a child. It was early in middle school that I figured out that what I loved doing was art. Throughout the years I discovered architecture and grew passionate about it, and now I’m studying at FAUP, in Porto, which is what I always wanted.