Timothy Vanhonacker is a Belgian-New Yorker with a talent for using his lens to capture the energy that pulses through a city at night. The young photographer currently resides in Shanghai and works as the Expo Axis Photographer/Creative Art Designer at HCD Global. Of this work he writes: ‘My images convey my attraction to the qualities of urban light at night. This light, combined with nocturnal colors and odd forms, creates a mysterious grandeur within cities that can overwhelm us all’. Tim spends much of his time playing around with wide angle lens on his Canon 5D, shooting corners of various big cities and towns across Asia and Antwerp. His blog chronicles his photos, random tales, and personal anecdotes.
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Jessica Sample (formerly Jessica Schwartzberg) grew up in Los Angeles, where she is currently based. Before coming home to California, she was previously the Deputy Photo Editor of Travel + Leisure in New York and a frequent photographer for the magazine. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the International Center of Photography. Jessica finds inspiration in new environments, cultures and people and has traveled to 36 countries.
Michael Rubenstein is a commercial and editorial photographer who has recently returned to a lovely apartment in Brooklyn after spending two and a half years photographing South Asia. Michael’s work has appeared in Mother Jones, BusinessWeek, Time, Time Asia, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Commercial clients include Nike, Wieden and Kennedy, Ogilvy and Yahoo! In light of the recent earthquake, Rubenstein is offering a selection of his images of Japan in two editions of ten on archival Hahnemühle ink jet paper. All profits from the sale of these images will go towards relief efforts in Japan. Visit Rubenstein’s website for more information.
Markel Redondo is a freelance photographer based in Bilbao, Spain. He studied photography in the United Kingdom and China where he started working as a freelance photographer for various international news agencies, newspapers and magazines. In 2008 he moved back to his hometown, Bilbao, where works on commissions and on personal projects. Some of his clients include, Time, The Times, Le Monde, Le Figaro Magazine, The New York Times, Monocle, Greenpeace, The Wall Street Journal, Internazionale and The Sunday Telegraph. This work is from the series, ‘Chinese Tourism: China’s new cultural revolution’.
Since he picked up photography in 2003, Bryan Schutmaat’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Bryan is a member of Young Photographers United, and last year he was featured in the Humble Arts Foundation’s Collectors’ Guide to Emerging Art Photography. He holds a degree in history from the University of Houston and will pursue an MFA in photography in the fall of 2010 at the University of Hartford. This work is from his series, Western Frieze.
Martin Adolfsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1981. After five years of shooting in Stockholm, Sweden he moved to New York City in 2007 to attend the Photo global/Artist in Residence program at the School of Visual Arts. He shoots portraits, features, travel and advertising for magazines and advertising agencies such as Monocle, New York Magazine, Vision, Elle, Fortune, Sony Ericsson, BMW and Porter Airlines among others. He is currently working on a book project called Suburbia gone Wild that explores the search for identity among the new upper middle class in developing countries around the world. He’s been shooting model homes in suburbs such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Bangalore, Cairo, Moscow and Johannesburg. Next stop will be Mexico City followed by Sao Paulo.
Loreffrey emerged in 2005 when photographers Loretta Rae and Geoffrey Rittenmyer recognized that by combining their talents they could offer clients more, and take an even greater pleasure in working together. Based in an eclectic midtown Manhattan office, Loreffrey takes pride in being able to meet clients needs with outstanding service and imagery. True to their sun sign, these Aquarians are inventive, quirky, fun and resourceful. These images taken by Geo Rittenmyer are from “The Golden State” and shot on a recent road trip to California.
Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied photography at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Of this series, The Andromeda Strain, he says: ‘After making many landscape photographs I realized the search for special places is more important than the place itself. The notion of discovery has been always intimately linked to photography. The cliche of the photographer as an explorer of unknown and rough places became a starting point to construct images. I played with the “National Geographic:-language essentially without leaving my hometown. I searched for locations that, after small interventions, can fit in an imaginary travelogue. Using low-budget special effects and lighting I staged natural phenomena and imagery. To this work made on location I added still-lives constructed in the studio. Referring to nature and scientific photography, the tabletop landscapes create confusion on the overall status of the series. I often choose material that has a perishable or unpredictable quality, like foam or spaghetti. No Photoshop is used to achieve the effects. The artificial and the real, and the different sources the image is based on, should be present simultaneously’.
Li Wei was born in 1976 in Hohot, Inner Mongolia. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Of this series, The Earth, he says,’Lying on the border of China, Inner Mongolia is the largest grazing region in China. On this land live Han and Mongolian people. My affection for my hometown made me reflect on the land. Since January 2008, I have been traveling and photographing Inner Mongolia. After many travels I present you these pictures, which represent the real life of people living on the border’.