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10 Questions: Bob Sala

Meet Bob Sala. You might have come across his work - cinematic 60s-70s ambient stills that remind you of your mother’s childhood (or for some, your own). His (portrait) images go beyond making a fashion statement on a particular era; they tell a story of society and culture.

10 Questions: Vittore Buzzi

Milan based photojournalist Vittore Buzzi's photography is fuelled by the search to understand and accept reality - which translates into an exceptional eye for capturing moments and stories.

10 Questions: Meg Umberger

When you view Salem based Meg Umberger’s work, you can’t help but to feel the warmth, and the tingling feeling of her passion for creativity.

10 Questions: Alex James

Alex James' work brings drama and cinematic atmosphere into life - making ordinary moments and landscapes extraordinary.

10 Questions: Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones' work is both honest and surreal to me; it evokes emotions that hit you deep down and leave an imprint.

10 Questions: Darina Stoda

Darina Stoda was born in Estonia - a place of forests and rivers straight out of folklore, and has since lived for many years in Norfolk (UK) surrounded by large wild spaces and ocean. Even though I’ve never been to Norfolk or most parts of the UK, when I see Darina’s work, I can almost smell and feel the crisp air - her dreamy approach to incorporating nature in her story telling is inviting.


10 Questions: Jakub Fabijański

What is very inspiring is Jakub Fabijanski’s work, which brings a kind of dreamy cinematic take to photojournalism that you can’t help but to fall in love, along with the people in his photographs.

10 Questions: Don & Helen Bringas

Based in Spain, Don & Helen document weddings all over the world. Don & Helen’s work speaks humour, spontaneity and most importantly, the emotional connection to a moment captured in their frame forever.

10 Questions: Jesus Caballero

Portugal based photographer Jesus Caballero, traded in a career as a biologist for photography. Trained professionally in photojournalism (even mentored by a Magnum photographer), Jesus skillfully combines lifestyle with photojournalism to give wedding a fine art visual voice.

10 Questions: Susann and Yannic

Berlin based photographers Susann and Yannic created a food blog “KrautKopf” 2 years ago to share their love on making good food during the off Wedding season (Winter months) and have not looked back since.

10 Questions: Danelle Bohane

Auckland based New Zealand photographer, Danelle Bohane, started photography when her grandfather bought her a camera when she was still young. From there it has been a journey of discovery inspired by her love of people, art and connections.

10 Questions: Jessica Tremp

Australian photographer Jessica Tremp shoots Weddings to pay her bills whilst also being an accomplished fine art photographer. With no formal training in photography, Haunting, poetic and mesmerising - with a strong narration and fluid energy - Jessica’s work draws you in, hungry for clues; wanting more.

10 Questions: Thierry Joubert

French photographer Thierry Jourbert blends childlike openness, and philosophical ideas of trace and sign, with a skill for telling other people’s stories. Unafraid of dreaming big - Thierry’s work showcases his mastery of light and the depth of human emotions.

10 Questions: Junebug

For those in the wedding industry, Junebug Weddings is a familiar name. Based in SeattleJunebug was formed in 2006 and is now one of the leading international wedding blogs. In this special interview with Junebug Weddings, we reveal what it takes to be the world’s leading wedding resource, and where Junebug predicts the Wedding industry will be in 10 years’ time.

10 Questions: The Eagle Hunters with Sasha Leahovcenco

Sasha Leahovcenco’s passion for documentary photography is evident through his personal work. Sasha’s Eagle Hunter work provides a striking sense of what it must be like living in those amazing landscapes and harsh conditions, and you feel their pride in keeping with their long standing traditions. Come read our special 10+4 Questions interview.

10 Questions: Yoris Couegnoux

Yoris Couegnoux's work showcases great skill in capturing light, combined with sensitive narration. His work transports you to a cinema set, as if you were watching a modern interpretation of a classic film.

10 Questions: Lilli Waters

Melbourne based photographer Lilli Waters' photos are widely exhibited and published. Her practice draws inspiration from nature; there’s a rawness and openness centred around female themes, and strong narration that leaves you wanting more.

10 Questions: Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd is well known in the photographic industry for his ‘prisming’ and ‘lens chimping’ techniques - and epic portraits series (of celebrities). Sam is not afraid to experiment. His works reflects a sense of experience, skills and maturity beyond his years yet it still has that freshness in it that is charismatically attractive.

10 Questions: Niki Boon

Niki Boon’s work marries fine art and photojournalism so delicately that the energy and spontaneity captured in her work transports you as if you had lived it yourself, viewing it now almost nostalgically. It’s a testament to what life should be when growing up.

10 Questions: Gary Lashmar

Gary Lashmar's work, commercial and personal, especially his street photography, is the proof of Gary’s passion in life, his unique point of view and approach to life - a style that he alone defines - and he shoots from his heart.

10 Questions: David Heidrich

David Heirdrich’s work reminds you of fairytale stories - art and emotion evoked by out-of-this world settings in ethereal light that David so perfectly and intricately captures.

10 Questions: Victor Hamke

When you look at Victor Hamke's work, you feel his sensitivity - his storytelling vision marries surrealism with documentary - a style so unique and poetic that it completely mesmerises you.

10 Questions: Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells' family and newborn work not only captures key moments but also the in-betweens artistically.

10 Questions: Cristina Venedict

Cristina Venedict's fine art captured our eyes - it  not only showcases her skills as a photographer, but her imagination and creativity. Her work is painterly,  poetic and romantic. 

10 Questions: Zalmy Berkowitz

Zalmy Berkowitz's artistic vision describes rhythm and movement amongst the chaos of life’s candid moments. His film work makes you fall in love with analog all over again.


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10 Questions: Niki Boon


Based in Blenheim, New Zealand, Niki Boon is inspired by her environment, capturing life as a collection of moments - weaving them into stories worth remembering. She documents her children to help see them as happy and free: Niki’s work marries fine art and photojournalism so delicately that the energy and spontaneity captured in her work transports you as if you had lived it yourself, viewing it now almost nostalgically. It’s a testament to what life should be when growing up.

1. What do making images mean to you?

To me it is the reflection of my life, and my children’s life as it stands right now, my family , my home, our daily life. As a mother I often wonder and worry if what we are providing for our children is enough. The pictures help me to see that my children are happy and free, and that it is indeed enough.


2. What is life to you? What it should be?

Life to me is a collection of moments that join to make the stories. It is all we have at the end, so I aim to make the stories worth remembering.


3. How does where you live influence your creativity?

I am lucky to live on a 10 acre block of land in rural New Zealand, with beautiful rivers, wild coastline, hills and bush nearby. I am inspired by windswept beaches and wide open spaces, anywhere unrestricted, so I find inspiration everywhere.


4. There are a lot of professions out there - why be a photographer?

I love it, I can’t get away from it and can be often consumed by it. I figure if it is something I am obsessed with I should be doing it.


5. Are you creativity satisfied at the moment?

I live in a beautiful country, surrounded by some wild vast open spaces, with my four wild and free range children, although my personal internal, creativity waxes and wanes. I am lucky to be around so much external; inspirational.


6. What movie did you love recently?

I love character based movies, lately I have enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook.


7. Describe your path to what you’re doing now.

I started shooting my children’s daily life, my current project,on a regular basis when we decided to educate our children more alternatively, and the photos helped me reflect on what we were doing, and general day to day goings on… My photography learning pathway has come from books, a few online courses and lots of shooting.


8. Have you had any mentors along the way

I haven’t had any ‘formal’ mentors but I have been lucky enough to have ‘met’ and been taught by some incredible artists in my journey so far.


9. Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

Right eye (had to go to my camera and check though)

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10. Where do you see yourself in 10 year’s time?

In 10 years’ time my children will all be grown, but I hope that my curiosity they helped instil in me and my passion for my art will remain, and that as long as I keep my eyes open a new project will come to me.


Bonus Q: Do you think the gear you use affects the way you photograph? Why?

I shoot with a canon 5D Mark III, and a 35mm lens. I think using a 35 mm has influenced the way I approach a picture. I used to work with only a 50mm or occasionally an 85mm, but with the 35mm I think it forces me to think more, to compose more carefully and think harder about the frame, what to put in and where.


Field Notes:

Currently digital it is what works best for me in this stage of my life with a busy family life, but one day I see some film experimentation too. My processing usually starts with Kodak tri-x 400 or Ilford HP5.

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