Community Is Important and These Photo Stories Prove It

Community is important. There’s the photography community and countless others too. Some photographers like to travel far and wide to focus their lenses on different communities from around the world. Others prefer to stay closer to home and document stories happening locally. Either way, documenting communities is important in the photography world, and it’s something we’re going to look at in the piece.

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JP Stones Magnificent Photos Offer a Vital Education to Photographers

All images by JP Stones. Used with permission.

“I started looking for answers to the deeper questions in photography,” explains JP Stones. He adds, “questions I had never really had time to accommodate.” He certainly put the global lockdown to good use. Not content with remaining creatively stationary, Stones has instead developed a deeper relationship with his craft. What’s more impressive is how he communicates his thoughts on photography. For anyone looking to develop their skills in the art form, keep reading. Stones offers one of the most insightful and educational interviews we’ve published.

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JP Stones Recreates Indigenous Aztec Myths with Cinematic Portraits

Fascinating Aztec myths come to life through cinematic portraits in JP Stones’ latest cultural workshop project.

It’s been a while since we last placed the spotlight on the stunning portrait photography project and workshop of Mexico-based JP Stones, which showcase the rich and vibrant Aztec culture. He has since continued with the project, adding another dimension to it with a current focus on recreating Aztec myths. If you’re just as curious as we are about this latest development, we’re sure you’ll be impressed and inspired!

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JP Stones Documents Aztec Culture in Mexico Through Stunning Portraiture

All images by JP Stones. Used with permission.

“Mexico has a deep and fascinating history,” explains photographer JP Stones in his email to us. “None more fascinating than the Aztecs meteoric rise to empire, and equally spectacular fall. Many Aztec traditions and ceremonies held such a vital place within Mexican culture that they have survived over 600 years through to today.” In the hippie Mexican beach town of Sayulita, a partnership has been forged between the local Azteca community and photographers JP Stones and Brei Barron. JP describes the result as a series of cinematic photos depicting a cultural movement thriving beneath the surface of Mexico’s everyday life.

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