Petros Koublis is a photographer from Greece whose relationship with photography began in 2000, after dedicating many years to painting. he developed his own style through constant personal exploration and his website shows a series of interesting themes that you can explore here. i’m most taken by his photographs of animals, interspersed with fascinating landscapes that often look almost unreal.
this past weekend i was having a discussion with friends about how great our parents and grandparents family photos were, compared to the endless and often crappy iPhone photos we haphazardly churn out these days. when i look back at photos i took pre-digital days (i still used a film camera when i was at university in the early 2000s) they were more considered, and certainly keepsakes in comparison to the thousands of pics on my camera roll.
Luca Moretti is an Italian photographer who was born & lives in Tuscany. this past summer he took a series of photos on Elba, an Italian island close to where he lives. it took me straight back to holidays i have been lucky to have in Italy and elsewhere on the Mediterranean coast. what’s nice is that it seems like there aren’t any tourists in these shots, just locals enjoying their summer holidays. time for a gelato in the sun methinks.
i was lucky to discover Elize Strydom just as she was about to embark on the South African chapter of her ongoing photography project Small Town Girl – thanks to Jessica for tagging me in her first post. Elize is Australian, but has roots in SA (as you can probably tell by her name 😉) so i was really interested to see the stories that would unfold.
Heather Evans Smith is a photographer whose conceptual series Seen Not Heard explores her multi-faceted relationship with her young daughter. the first image i featured above is just SO amazing! i think it’s so interesting to explore & interpret various stages of your life through such a creative medium. this is going to be pretty amazing for her daughter to look back on one day.
there must be something so satisfying about cropping a photo into a symmetrical candy coloured composition. whatever the process of Matthieu Venot is, his compositions are clearly beautifully considered. Matthieu is a self-taught photographer from France who already has a huge following on Instagram.
when looking through the photography of William James Broadhurst all i could think was the light! THE LIGHT! they really are extraordinarily beautiful photos, even though the subject matter is seemingly pretty mundane (actually my favourite kind of photography, and the mark of a great photographer). William is Australian, and very talented at only 23 years old. looking forward to seeing more from this guy. you can follow him on Flickr, Instagram & Tumblr.
Jeff & Kerryn are a South African couple who love travelling, and document said travels on their blog Pass The Map. this adventurous duo has various instagram accounts: @passthemap, @andythelandy (all about their Land Rover Defender, Andy), Jeff’s account @j__ballesteros and Kerryn’s account @kerring_lee.
i have featured images by photographer Gordon Parks many times on the blog, but have never done a post dedicated solely to his work. which is weird, considering he’s such a legend. he was the first African-American writer and staff photographer at Life, the first African-American photographer published in Vogue, and the first African-American to direct a major Hollywood film. in 1956, during his time at LIFE, he went to Alabama to shoot what would become one of the most important and influential photo essays of his career: Segregation Story.