Zune Lee a self-taught photographer who picked up a camera in 2009. He has been an artist and storyteller since he was little but then life got in the way. Making pictures is his way of reclaiming his artistic side.
He is the quintessential nomad. He was born and raised in Germany, has lived in various parts of the USA and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
That sense of wanderlust, of being uprooted, has never left him. He doesn't anchor his concept of “home” to a familiar physical space – home is a state of mind I enter wherever he's inspired to create the work he wants, or when he's surrounded by people he cares about.
As a clinician, he is trained to work with people at their most vulnerable who grant him permission to invade their privacy. As a result, he has always had an intense interest in the dynamics of trust and control when it comes to that interaction. At best, it can reveal a unique connection, a kind of truth that would otherwise not be foregrounded.
When a human being connects with another and - even if for a split second - relinquishes a certain level of control, it is fascinating that complete strangers can share an alternate truth about themselves that was hidden not only to others, but perhaps even to themselves. It is in these moments that individual emotion transcends the personal realm and gains universally understood context.
As a photographer, these are the moments he is after. Stories of connection that reveal themselves in a single glance or over a period of years.
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Keeping a photo journal has proved incredibly helpful for my photography. I do more than just keep notes about shutter speeds and apertures. Instead, it’s an opportunity for me to turn the lens on myself and evaluate my process for making images.
Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin (b. 1977) is a Los Angeles based photographer whose work focuses on the urban environment and how a neighborhoods physical composition reflects the lives of it’s inhabitants. He is best known for The Los Angeles Recordings, an ongoing documentary project comprised of photo essays about L.A.’s rapidly changing urban landscape. He has also recently collaborated with KCET in the creation of In Plain Sight, a series photographing locations of police violence and was one of Time Magazine’s 12 African American Photographers to Follow in 2017.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses moments when the setting rather than the person is the subject of the photograph. He chooses three images to discuss when the location is more at the heart of the image, while the human figure becomes a secondary, but nevertheless important element in the composition.
When I was the offered the opportunity to photograph a Supercross event in Anaheim, I welcomed the opportunity to photograph outside my wheelhouse. I had photographed some sports in the past but had often produced lackluster results. This was an opportunity for redemption.
Lauren Welles is a freelance photographer based in NYC. Prior to becoming a full- time photographer, she spent 16 years practicing law. The same skills that were invaluable to her as an attorney-- the ability to problem solve, and to see something from multiple perspectives—have been indispensable to her career as a photographer.
This is why I set my camera’s key control to specific default settings. Even before I leave the house for a day of shooting and even before I have discovered a subject, I will check and adjust my ISO and exposure mode. By doing so, I approach my camera from a consistent starting point.
We end the 2017 season of The Candid Frame with a live panel on street photography that was recorded live at this year’s Miami Street Photography Festival. Led by TCF host, Ibarionex Perello, photographers Forrest Walker, Niki Gleoudi and Chris Suspect to discuss what drives each photographer to create the kinds of image that they do in the genre of street photography.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses images that he liked but that didn’t find their way in a previous video. Instead, he shares what about these images inspires him as he looks forward to making new photographs in 2018.
This special episode of The Candid Frame was recorded live on the 2017 Miami Street Photography Festival. Led by TCF host, Ibarionex Perello, photographer Lauren Welles, Richard Sandler, Joseph Michael Lopez and Larry Fink discussed their personal relationships with the city and how its informed and inspired the work that they created in one of the world’s most iconic cities.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses the importance of the moment, that special flourish that can transform a mundane scene into something extraordinary.
Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest photographers. Since 1974, this native Texan has traveled throughout the world, creating award-winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as an extensive body of fine art imagery.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses images that challenge the ways that he sees scenes and photographs them. He emphasizes how the selected images inspire him to approach the subject from different perspectives.
Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography, which has recently been released in a new edition.
We sat down with Colin to talk about the how street photography has changed since the decades since the release of the first version of the book and how he and Joel approached this new edition.
Veronica G. Cardenas is a documentary photographer based in the Rio Grande Valley. Migration issues are a recurring theme that she explores. Her work has been shown at the United Nations, Long Island City Arts in New York City, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-UTRGV, Festival of International Books and Arts, FESTIBA, South Texas College, and Festival Internacional de Poesia Latinoamericana, FEIPOL among others.
Reg Campbell is a San Antonio based photographer. A comedian at heart, he has a penchant for documenting people in their environment, and showcasing their individual personalities. With these values in mind Reg would love to take you ideas and turn them into visual representations.
Dixie Dixon has always been inspired by the allure, magic and unique challenge of creating fashion photography. As one of the sixteen original Nikon Ambassadors in the United States, Dixie has spent the last decade bringing creative visions to life and educating others about the latest cutting-edge photography techniques and technology.