Manuel Sechi Photographs the Silent Gardens of London

All images by Manuel Sechi. Used with permission.

“I initially thought Street Photography was the style I had an aptitude for, so I studied the work of the masters (Bresson, Winogrand, Friedlander, Doisneau, Klein, just to mention some) but after a while I released it doesn’t work for me: street photography pushes me to shoot without thinking too much in the attempt to catch the ‘decisive moment’.” Photographer Manuel Sechi describes to us in an email. “Now I prefer a more thoughtful approach so I started working on cityscapes and abstract photography in urban environment, often using long exposure to make disappear the human presence from my pictures. I love to take pictures outdoors.” These days, Manuel idolizes Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank, Salgado, Meyerowitz, Eggleston, Moriyama and in recent times he fell in love with the work of Michael Kenna.

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Una Salimovic’s Messing With Hay Plays With Silhouettes in Black and White

All images by Una Salimovic. Used with permission.

Photographer Una Salimovic hails from Bosnia and presented to us her special black and white photo project called “Messing with Hay.” The project showcases and plays with shapes, tones, and people as they go about working with hay to maintain a village stable.

Check out the series and words from Una after the jump.

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Dan Grove: Photographic Perfection in the Reimagination of the Mundane

All images and text from Dan Grove. Used with permission.

Hi! I’m Dan – I’m 19 and from Gloucester in the UK. I’ve just finished my Photography A2 course and I’ll be setting up my exhibition for it at school soon! I shoot with a Canon 60D and 18-135mm STM or occasionally my iPhone for quick snaps.

My photography is all about reimagining the mundane – the bit of England I live in is reaaalllly dull so taking decent photos can be quite a challenge at times. I love to notice the things that other people might miss and I’m always looking to get the shot that makes people look twice or wonder how/where I’ve taken it. I tend to switch across a few different styles in my work – I either shoot bold and clean architectural stuff or gritty, documentary-style street work when I’m out and about. I’ve also spent some time in the studio at school as part of my A Level course.

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Irving Penn: The Creation of an Iconic Photographer

Irving Penn paved the way for modern photography by seamlessly crossing borders between high fashion and fine art. During the course of his career, Penn produced images that would grace the covers of Vogue while simultaneously appearing on the walls of galleries. As one of the most influential photographers of his time, he earned respect among the elite and established members of both the fashion and art worlds.

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Mike Ioannidis: From Observer to Analog Film Photo Creator (NSFW)

All images by Mike Ioannidis. Used with permission.

Photographer Mike Ioannidis is a 26 year old mechanical engineer that loves bike riding, climbing and analog photography. He lives in Athens, Greece.  “…photography has played a vital role in my life!” Mike tells us about the last seven years. “Although it doesn’t pay my bills, it serves a greater purpose!” For Mike, photography is a form of self expression. He gets a chance to express emotions, feelings and capture what he sees, in the unique way.

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Katrin Viil: Gorgeous Use of Specific Color in Portraiture

All images by Katrin Viil. Used with permission.

“I’ve always been a creative mind.” explains photographer Katrin Viil. “First taking photos of myself, then friends, models, clients etc. I started out with self portraits and male nudes.” Katrin hails from Amsterdam and considers herself a fine art photographer specializing in couples, fetish, fashion, erotica and portraits. Indeed, for Katrin the traditional genres were way too boring.

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Creating a Photography Blog Dedicated to Featuring Fantastic Women Photographers

All images by Nicole Struppert. Used with permission.

Photographer Nicole Struppert is not only a photographer, but also the Editor of the Women in Photography blog. She’s been running it for a fair amount of time now, and continues to update it and profile the work of fantastic women photographers. On a more personal basis, Nicole and I have been friends for a while and I’ve been working with her to help build the site. We feature a lot of photographers here, but not a whole lot of bloggers. And in a situation like this, I find what Nicole is doing to be particularly interesting.

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List: 30 of Our Favorite Inspiring Women Photographers

All images used with permission in our interviews.

Over the years, we’ve interviewed quite a number of photographers. While the industry is very much male dominated, there are a lot of fantastic women photographers who deserve special recognition for the work they do. These strong women put a major emphasis on creating and capturing fantastic images that will inspire many out there.

Here’s our roundup of some of the best women we’ve interviewed over the years.

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