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Nick Brandt photographs African animals, aesthetics versus barbarism

We managed to catch him in Brussels before he left for Paris: patience was rewarded. Nick Brandt is a photographer with a real and genuine passion for his subjects, African animals. His pictures bring this well-known photography genre to another level, adding intimacy and romance. He took his time (and...

The Parisian Life of Vee Speers

A native Australian, but long time Parisian resident, Vee Speer's most recent series is a provacatively elegant look at childhood. In the following interview, Vee discusses her main photo projects to date, her experiences being a female photographer and her upcoming series "Immortal." As a native Australian, what drew you...

LEG interviews ARM: An Ongoing Conversation with Arno Raphael Minkkinen

On yet another cold day, this time in Paris, four people met in a café to discuss Arno’s work: Arno, his colleague Kimmo Koskela, RD and myself (Liv Edwards Gudmundson). In this follow-up interview, we spoke of their collaborative film project, of breaking records and of Arno’s recent work in...

Heterotopia, the soul of ruins in Vincent J. Stoker

Vincent J. Stoker is a young photographer and the winner of our contest « Photography and its Purpose ». In 2011, he will exhibit his series entitled “Heterotopia” at the Alain Gutharc Gallery, in Paris. What shall probably make all the difference to his artistic career is the quality of...

Body Mirror by Magdalena Ławniczak – The Body in all its Forms

This is what prompted Magdalena Ławniczak to start her project, Body Mirror, in which she has women pose naked in their homes, highlighting their beauty, their uniqueness. Hi Magdalena, can you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a photographer based in Paris. I’m polish. Body Mirror – ©Magdalena Ławniczak How...

Words and Photos: Geoffrey Batchen’s Writing About Vernacular Photography

A leading figure in the field of photographic studies, Batchen has written numerous books, including Each Wild Idea and Forget Me Not, as well as curated many exhibits. Currently a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, and graciously took time to answer a few questions about his...

Joel Peter Witkin's Photo Paradoxes

In conversation that weaves back and forth between politics, religion, art, and history, Joel Peter Witkin elucidates some of the fascinating paradoxes surrounding his photography. Resolving images, art as incarnation, wisdom gained from odd jobs, the New York art scene, opinions on abortion - this wide range of subjects all...

Brent Waterworth, Skateboard and Film Photography

Hi Brent, can you introduce yourself briefly to our readers? My name is Brent Waterworth and I am an art director/photographer born & raised in the Los Angeles area. ©Brent Waterworth How did you discover photography? Growing up skateboarding every day & being in the streets with my friends making...

The World of Erik Johansson

His optical illusions, created by combining several photographs, take us into unknown and intriguing worlds. Here he talks about his beginnings, his way of creating his images, and more... Hello Erik, can you introduce yourself to our readers? I'm a photographer and visual artist from Sweden based in Prague, Czech...

Nocturnal Exploration with Karel Chladek

Hi Karel, can you introduce yourself briefly to our readers? Hey guys, my name is Karel Chladek, I’m 27 and I am based in Montreal. I am a nightlife and music photographer. How did you discover photography? The creative field (Drawing/Design/3D) was a big part of my life before photography...

Jessica Kobeissi, Fashion Photographer And Youtuber

Jessica Kobeissi is a young fashion photographer. Her honesty and generosity have built a strong following of over 500,000 people, who watch her adventures and listen to her advice on Youtube. We asked a few questions about her work, the importance of social media, and more! Hi Jessica, can you...

Aweng Chuol Tells You How to do it

Being a good photographer is not only about technical knowledge. When shooting a person, whether we are a fashion, documentary, portrait photographer, the relationship established with the subject will determine the quality of your image. That’s why we wanted to talk with someone who gets photographed for a living. Aweng...

The Beauty of Everyday Life, Iris Humm

Seeing beauty and finding inspiration in the little things in life, stopping on scenes that seem insignificant to most people… maybe that's what defines an artistic soul. In any case, this is what animates photographer Iris Humm, who shares the simple beauty of her daily life, sublimated by her talent...
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