Photo du Jour: Kosovo


For his 2013 book Kosovo, Swiss photographer Bertrand Cottet explores the emerging country of Kosovo, beginning with its independence in 2008. He was drawn to the area after befriending some of the many Albanian refugees forced out of their homes during the Kosovo War and through the course of Serbian President Slobodan Miloševic’s time in office. Cottet explains that for this project, he slowed down from his usual fast-paced process, concentrating on creating iconic imagery that spoke to the history and uncertain future of the country.

Intimate Portraits of Young Lovers in San Francisco’s Dolores Park



Intrigued by the idea of what it means to be young and in love, San Francisco based photographer Leah Fasten explores what intimacy looks like through photography. For her series Lovers in Dolores Park, she approaches strangers who have a clear physical attraction to one another. After asking politely if she can photograph these young couples embracing, Fasten would get up close to capture a kiss, a cuddle or a loving gaze.

Miki Hasegawa Captures the World From Her Three-Year-Old Daughter’s Point of View



Over the duration of her high-risk pregnancy, photographer Miki Hasegawa suffered bleeding, multiple hospitalizations, and months of bed-rest until the baby entered the world via Caesarean section. Since then, she has been plagued by lingering anxiety over the safety of the child, checking her in the night and watching her as she took her first steps unaided. For Jewels, she captures the world from her now three-year-old daughter’s point of view, crouching down to the child’s height of less than three feet and allowing her own fear to give way to newfound wonderment.

Photographer Perfectly Portrays What Heartbreak Looks Like Through Portrait Series



For Another November, photographer Laura Stevens constructs a series of images that delve into the complex emotions one experiences at the end of a significant relationship. The title stems from the month she separated from her partner, and points to the passing of time and the gradual change of emotion experienced after a loss.

Arresting Aerial Photos of Holland’s Tulip Fields


© Peter Adams / Offset


© Peter Adams / Offset

When Gloucestershire-based travel photographer Peter Adams first saw the miles of tulip fields that stretched across the landscape of North Holland, he knew knew he would return in an aircraft. Having shot everywhere from Iceland to Namibia, the photographer explains aerial photography “always gives [him] a high that lasts days.” Years after his initial trip, Adams kept tabs on the tulip season through bed and breakfast proprietors living near the fields, and he journeyed back just prior to the harvest.

Ecstasy, Passion and Pain: A Photographer Works Through a Rough Patch in Her Relationship



For Heartcore, photographer Nadja Wohlleben works through painful moments in her relationship by capturing herself and her lover during moments of acute passion and anguish. For the artist, this visual diary served as an outlet during a particularly fraught time in her partnership, a manic period punctuated by episodes of loneliness, fear, and yearning.

Photo du Jour: Praia dos Aivados Beach


In 2011, photographer Alessandro Puccinelli purchased an old Hymer motorhome and decided to set off on a long journey along the southern coast of Portugal. Spending the majority of his time alone, he was able to focus his energy on capturing the ocean, which remains his primary passion in both life and photography.

Photographer Travels the Globe with No Money Bartering Photography for Basic Needs


Australian photographer and modern-day adventurer Shantanu Starick is on the journey of a lifetime. Since 2012, Starick has bartered his way around the globe, using no money whatsoever through the process. He trades his photography for the most basic of needs – food, shelter and transport. Not having to worry about cash flow or exchange rates, Starick lives a nomadic lifestyle that has made world his home town. He hopes to travel to all 7 continents, and after visiting over 90 different cities, he’s over halfway there. Tracking his international exploits on his site The Pixel Trade, Starick tells us how Squarespace and many other generous people made his journey possible.

10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014


Clockwise: We Live in Brooklyn, Baby, Throwback Thursday, The Everyday Movement and the Uphill Battle Against Media Stereotypes, SLIDELUCK NYC XVIII, The Everyday Project, The Battles Back Home

We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.

Young Photojournalist Amanda Mustard On Life in Cairo



Each image in Amanda Mustard‘s collection of photographs in Egypt is a vibrant journey into a single moment. At 21, Mustard packed up her life and moved to Cairo, a far cry from the Christmas tree farm in rural Pennsylvania where she was raised. Mustard has lived in Cairo for 3 years, facing possible danger and harassment daily, not only as a photojournalist but as a female. Drawn to Cairo by the inexpensive living (her rent was just $70 per month), she ended up staying because of the unending subject matter that existed alongside the time she needed to develop her skills as a photojournalist.

Though she is now relocating to Bangkok, Mustard has much to show for the last 3 years: she is one of PhotoBoite’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers for 2014, she won PDN’s The Shot competition in 2011, and her work has appeared in the likes of The Wall Street Journal, TIME, VICE, Newsweek, Monocle, Mother Jones and many others. She wrote to us about life as an American female photojournalist in Egypt and the stories she seeks to tell.