Ola Billmont is a full-time entrepreneur but who has managed to create a strong body of work as a street photographer. He is a photographer who favors film and passes it through 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. His use of flash and a close-working distance results in a distinctive look to his photographs of people and life on the streets. He considers himself an enthuastic amatuer, but his work demonstrates a professional work-ethic and commitment to his craft.
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Jérôme Brunet was born in southern France and raised in Ontario, Canada. His passion for music began at the age of four, when he started studying as a classical cellist for eight years before moving on to the guitar. He continues to play guitar to this day. Jérôme displayed an early talent in the visual arts, studying the discipline in high school before completing a formal education in photography at the prestigious E.F.E.T. School of Photography in Paris, France.
Ken Merfeld owns and operates a commercial / fine art photography studio where he photographs fashion, advertising, portrait, and celebrity assignments. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Angelino, Zoom, Black and White, and Los Angeles magazines.
Sheila Pree Bright is often described as a "Cultural Anthropologist. Her earliest experience as a photographer began when she spent time in Houston where she began photographing the gangsta rap scene and confronting the dynamic between Hip hop and gun culture. In 2003, she created her MFA thesis photo series, Plastic Bodies, which would later be featured in the film Through the Lens Darkly and go viral on Huffington Post in 2013.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses a different way to consider the importance of shadows and darkness in your compositions. He explains how darkness and shadows can take on shape and visual weight and how that can be used as an important graphic element in your photographs..
Patrick Brown’s images are testament to his remarkable versatility of approach and commitment to the profession.
Patrick Brown has assembled an impressive volume of outstanding photographs, tracing the eclecticisms of our time across the globe. Faultless in the portrayal of the human condition, hopes, and disillusionment, the everyday and the extraordinary are captured in the instinctive and the single releases of the shutter.
In this week's video, Ibarionex discusses what to look for when shooting into the light. It’s not just an opportunity to create a graphic silhouette. It’s also a chance to create a strong photograph that leverages lines, shapes and most importantly gesture.
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Michael Benanav is an author and freelance photographer known for immersing in foreign cultures and bringing compelling stories and images back from distant places. His most recent book is Himalayan Bound.
Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. A photographer with over twelve years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
Olaf Sztaba & Ibarionex Perello discuss their upcoming collaboration in Vancouver, Canada. On August 23 - 25, Olaf & Ibarionex will share their mutual approaches to seeing and photographing on the streets. More than just a street photography workshop, it’s an opportunity to develop a new way of seeing and reigniting your passion for photography.
Jasmin Mara López is an award-winning journalist, radio producer, youth media educator and filmmaker that works in the U.S. and Mexico. Born in Los Angeles with familial roots in México, her childhood was impacted by issues experienced on both sides of the U.S.- México border. This instilled in her a strong passion for immigrant rights, youth empowerment, and social change.
In this week's video, Ibarionex suggests taking advantage of summer events (concerts, festivals, farmers markets, etc) to create intimate street photography. As people are more comfortable with the presence of a camera, it provides the perfect opportunity to photograph people being people.
Willem Baptist is a Dutch filmmaker and documentary-director whose latest film is Instant Dreams. Instant Dreams is a feature documentary about the fascination and love for Polaroids. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, the last still working factory was bought by a small group of enthusiasts.
In this week's video, Ibarionex shares images taken during his recent street photography workshop. Using images by his students, he discusses a different approach to photographing a public event which in this case is a local farmer’s market.
Jessica Chou approaches her subjects with as little preconceived notions as possible, allowing people the space to collaborate with the moment and the place they inhabit. She strives for honesty and to look at things as they are, without artifice or judgement. The result is something that is at once observant and intimate. While her photography is documentary in style, it is led by the possibilities for storytelling and expression within a single frame.
Jesse Dittmar is a celebrity portrait photographer who began serving as an assistant for some of the industry’s best photographers including Chris Buck and Annie Leibovitz. On his own, he has photographed celebrities including Jodie Foster, Uma Thurman, Tom Hanks, Sting, James Earl Jones and more. His photographs have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, Village Voice and Rolling Stone.