Born, raised and educated in England – with frequent visits to her father's home of Venice, Italy – Lucia Griggi moved to California in 2010. With her roots in the surfing, skateboarding and outdoor adventure world, Lucia focuses on lifestyle and adventure for editorial and advertising clients.
She combines her English precision with Venetian creativity to capture the moment with clarity and wit. Lucia's work is fresh, vivid and full of energy.
Lucia's work has been internationally recognized and awarded by National Geographic, PDN, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Black and White photography and the Masters Cup. When not shooting, Lucia can be found surfing the Californian coastline or visiting family back home in England.
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In this week's video, Ibarionex, spurred by a comment by a viewer, examines the idea of street as character. Though a lot of street photography utilizes people as their primary subject matter, Ibarionex considers what happens when the photographer doesn’t include people or only uses people as a graphic element in the photograph.
Catherine Just is an award winning photographer, artist and mentor living in Los Angeles, California with her son, Max. She travels the globe capturing the Breath, Heartbeat and Pulse of the planet with her 4x5 camera, Polaroid, Pinhole and other alternative film cameras. Her career began in 1987 studying photography, film and video at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the choice of using a telephoto focal length for street photography. Rather than dissuading people from using longer focal lengths, he stresses the importance of paying attention to light, contrast, foreground and background elements and gesture.
Doug Menuez is an award-winning photographer whose career over 30 years has ranged from photo journalism to commissioned work, personal book projects and documentary film. The driving concern of all his work is to explore and reflect the realities of the human condition. His work Fearless Genius documents the early rise of Silicon Valley and the digital revolution.
In this week's video, Ibarionex revisits his use of the Fujifilm x100s on a recent trip to Paris. This a follow-up to his first video in which he discussed his initial use of the camera for his first trip to Europe. Now, he discusses why he chose not to upgrade to a new camera and how he uses the principles he shares in his YouTube video to make his photographs.
Jennifer Yoffy Schwartz is the founder/publisher of Yoffy Press. She is also the creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Jennifer owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta (Jennifer Schwartz Gallery) for five years, and she co-founded Flash Powder Projects, a photographer-focused collaborative venture and publishing company.
In this week's video, Ibarionex talks about the importance of including elements in the foreground of a composition. He discusses how including such elements can help control the viewer’s experience of the composition as well as direct the viewer’s attention to the key elements in the frame.
An internationally published and award winning photo artist from Ukraine now based in New York, Anya Anti has been into photography since 2009. She’s always been a creative person – as a child she was good at painting and crafts. As her passion for art grew she fell in love with photography and started shooting the world around her. As a self-taught photographer, she gained all her knowledge and inspiration through social media and online photography communities. A year-and-a-half later, she started creating fine art surrealistic female portraits, which became her preferred genre and a hallmark of her work.
Ken Hermann’s images are pathways, connecting us to micro worlds and challenging us to rethink ideas of photographic representation. Ken doesn’t worry about trends, staying true to his point of view as an image-maker. It’s exciting to see a young photographer with such a strong singular vision and approach.
Laura Pannack’s art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
She is driven by research led, self-initiated projects that push her both as an artist and as an individual. She needs to question what she doesn’t understands and gain access to worlds closed off to her. She is drawn to adventure, and wants to roam and play with the limitations and dynamics of photography as an art and as an act.