Ada Augustyniak is a philosopher and graphic designer who is self-taught photographer as well. She works mostly with analogue cameras and is interested in human-other species relations and queer theory. In her photos she tries to find the moment when one realizes that human is also an animal. she also wants to unmask the schemes of speciesism.
Bruce Barrett first got into photography with a Brownie at Expo '67. He played with a Yashicamat medium format in the '60s, and moved to 35mm in the' 70s, when he took a course in basic photography and darkroom work at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in 1972. Then it was on to Kodachrome and a Nikon F2, and he took off to the middle east and South Asia, Central and South America. Eventually, he settled in the Yukon, from whence he travelled through the South Pacific, NZ, Oz, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, China and Japan. Still uses the odd roll of film, just for old time's sake.
Blakey Bear is an American living in Seoul, South Korea. He's planning a trip back to school to study art and photography. He really likes the work of the "New Topographers" and the photorealists. He'd like to tour with his band The Literallies or solo.
John Catbagan lives in Foster City, California. He loves Holga. =)
Gustavo Concha Saavedra grew up in Coyhaique, situated in the heart of the Patagonia of southern Chile. His photography has been a part of his day-to-day life since 2004. Using his cameras instrumentally to discover new techniques, Gustavo's photography often unites nature and symmetry, humor and myth, and the coincidental encounters of daily life. Gustavo is now 21, residing in Viña del Mar, Chile and extending his interest in art forms into the field of industrial design.
Elizabeth Davison was born and raised in Chicago. She was studying photography at Columbia College Chicago, when her wanderlust got the best of her. She ended up moving to Oahu, Hawaii, where she got her BA in studio art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She's currently dividing her time between Chicago and New York. Elizabeth enjoys the element of surprise that is involved in using film, especially when paired with plastic, toy cameras.
Virginia de Diego is a 25-year-old spanish artist based in Madrid. Her multidisciplinary background has taken her to investigate with different medias such as photography, art installations, graphic design and art criticism. Some of her last collaborations have been with Centro de Arte Joven de Madrid, and artists such as Lara Almárcegui. Currently her work focuses on monstruosity typologies and the uses of cultural masks in contemporary society.
Darren Elliott is an Englishman living and working in Japan, who takes photos of his family, the food he eats, and the things he sees around him. He uses film cameras.
is a young fellow, only fifteen years of age, from Massachusetts who loves experimenting with angle, color, and light when using film. He finds using his lomography fisheye to be more fun and unpredictable than his digital slr. He wants to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design wih greater knowledge on how to use and develop his own film and also hopes to own his own gallery one day.
Carla Frances is a girl who likes to take pictures. She lives in Sacramento with her fiancé, her cat, and her best friend. What she would like to be when she grows up is very, very happy.
Cheyenne Glasgow lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, three children, two dogs, four cats, two rats, eight chickens, two ducks, and a budgie. She would like to travel the world, but it’s not exactly practical right now. So she takes pictures of her everyday life and mostly her own children. She prefers funky old film cameras with beautiful lenses, but takes plenty of digital pictures as well.
Rosanna Graf was born on the 20st of January, 1988 in Munich, Germany, which still is her principal residence. Since 2003 she has been involved in several theatre-productions at the Münchner Kammerspiele, a big national theatre in Munich, and has also played at the New Stage Theatre Company in New York. In 2006 she formed the electro-clash-girl-band, Muschikatzenpuppen, and since spring 2008 she's been performing with her electro-rock-duo, Romeo Fake, mainly in Japan, where their first album is going to be released spring 2009. She is also really into photography and would love to make it her third profession.
Florian Gutsche has been a photographer for several years and is now starting his own business. He is self-taught and began with street pictures and architecture, but is changing more and more to environmental portraiture. He loves to use my Kiew 88 for personal projects and street photography. He lives in Berlin, Germany.
Jenny Hanson likes shooting with really crappy plastic cameras that have to be held together with tape. They seem to create more magical surprises. She can't stop taking pictures because she is painfully sentimental
Albert Hofer is a curator and event promoter, founder of www.channel83.co.uk —the archive of wounds. Moving endlessly in between Milan, London and Berlin he is currently lost somewhere on the accident route.
Chris Keeney is a professional photographer living and working in San Diego California. In his free time he enjoys making homemade pinhole cameras, which he uses to create many of his photos with.
Pamela Klaffke is a former journalist, who now works as a photographer and novelist. She is the author of Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping (2003) and the novel, Snapped, which will be published in 2010. She is also the creator of Halfsquatch, an online serial photonovel. Her photography has appeared in international art magazines and images from her "Bestia Parvulus (Animal Child)" series have been licensed by Italian fashion brand, Diesel. She lives with her daughter in Calgary, Canada.
Carmen Luceno lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA. She is completely addicted to shooting with Holga and other plastic cameras, and works at a professional photo lab in order to fund her addiction. She has shot with and does own a digital camera, but really feels that she can truly express myself by shooting film. She fears the end of film — so she's enjoying it while she can. About her photograph, "Easter 6," she says: "It was shot last Easter on an Easter picnic at Switzer Falls, outside of Los Angeles, CA. Of course I had to bring a bunny mask on an Easter picnic! And my dear friend Marianne just happened to wear a pretty dress!"
Bethan McKnight is inspired by anything an everything, particularly 3-sided shapes, animals and mythology.
Natasha Mileshina works as a graphic designer and illustrator in a small design studio in Washington, DC. She has worked for ELLE, Taste and Smart Money magazines, participated in London Design Festival, International Poster Art in Rome, had group exhibitions in Russia and the US (including Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Design Atlanta) Natasha Mileshina earned an M.A. in Graphic Design from Moscow State University of Press in Russia in 2005. Has won 1 places in American Design Awards and Graphic Design Awards. Her photographs and illustrations are in private collections all over the world.
Elliot Muir says of his photo, "Roxy": "It's actually me in the mask. I had just come off stage and was a little hyped."
R. K. Oliver loves the strange and bizarre and strives to capture stillness and tension in his images. He works with both film and digital formats. He lives in Raleigh, N. Carolina.
Monsieur P is a constant traveller. His nights are more beautiful than your days. His photograph, "Janus," features a Chinese theatre mask from the Changzou area.
Rhett Redelings got his first camera when he was 10. It was a cheap, manual 35mm SLR. He had his first photo credit in a professional publication when I was 12. It gave him an attitude, thinking he'd learned all he needed to know and wondering if photography was, or could be, art. Years later, using film with vintage and low fidelity cameras, he's unlearned everything he thought he knew and finds beauty in the imperfections and arcane details of the world. He is not interested in capturing reality; he isinterested in creating something evocative, using reality as one ingredient.
Ren Rox was born and raised in northwest Spain, before moving to London. She eventually bought a film SLR camera to document her life with beautiful pictures, and somehow typical snapshots were not enough. Rox's main inspiration is music. "Every song can conjure up a million pictures, just like every picture can conjure a million songs," she says, and it's perhaps for this reason that she started seeing some of her music work published in several key UK publications such as the late The Face magazine. Rox is currently concentrating on music and fashion editorial work and some ongoing personal projects, but she mainly enjoys photographing friends and coming up with ideas that one day, budget permitting, she hopes can materialize.
Ansy Savitri is a 20-year-old full-time fashion student and a part-time mask maker who is an indonesian, living and studying in Singapore. She's dreaming of backpacking trips and European music festivals. She loves her analogue cameras: 3 lomos and 1 polaroid. She named each of her cameras — she's a geek :)
Robert Schneider is a photographer in Lexington, Mass., who has successfully made the transition from digital back to toy and vintage cameras and funky, expired film. He uses his various crappy tools to record the unlikely convergences of his dreams and daily life. Rob, who dislikes talking about himself in the third person, blogs under the nom de photo "rolo" at Light Under a Bushel.
Clint Adam Smyth is a Toronto based photographer who has been has been working professionaly for the past 16 years. With a keen eye for colour and creativity, Clint divides his time between shooting commercial photography, fine art photography, and video production. His work has been published internationally and has gained a great deal of local respect. He also has a large exhibition record — in Canada alone he has had over twenty public exhibitions and has been profiled in such notable circulations as Photo Life Magazine, Photographers Forum, Provocative Shots out of the UK and most recently WORK/LIFE by Uppercase Press in Calgary.
Jennifer Su doesn't call herself a photographer, but a lomographer. She's been in love with LOMO since January 2006. The camera that accompanies her all the time is her LC-A. In addition to her LC-A, she has a collection of 13 cameras. She's addicted to film and travel and loves seeing the world and enjoying the moments she shares with people across the globe. In Taiwan, when she has ideas in her mind, she always loves to take portraits of girls with attitude. To Jennifer, photography is an exit from ordinary life.
Irina Troitskaya lives in Moscow, Russia, but she was born and raised in Izhevsk, city of dead ends, sad electronic music and Finno-Ugric cultural roots. Her love of drawing led her to university, however it gave her nothing but weariness. For the first time in her life drawing became her abhorrence. On graduating from university she quit drawing and worked for a couple of years as a TV journalist. But she always preferred pictures to words, so she packed up and took a chance in Moscow. Now she's a freelance illustrator at day and an artist at night. Life's too short to be someone you don't want to.
David A.Warren is a freelance photographer based in China and Toronto, Canada. He was born in Toronto in 1979. Not long after getting married to his Chinese wife and earning his photography certificate from Ryerson University, he decided to move to China to learn more about his wife's culture. He has been living between Toronto, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China since 2003.
Patrick Wright was born in the Southern USA, matriculated in Mormon Territory, and is currently residing in the Northwest. His mother had a fascinating collection of masks, hence his interest in capturing their kind on film. Luckily no therapist was paid to make him aware of this example of his mother's influence.
Richard zx is a photographer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.