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Posts Tagged ‘portrait photography’

Polaroid Notes Written Far From Home

Posted by on May 9, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Nicolas Enriquez

Documentary photographer Nicolas Enriquez has begun a new collaborative mixed-media project, “The Chronicles of an Odyssey,” that combines Polaroid portraits of migrants and refugees with their handwritten thoughts and messages. “[I asked them] to decorate [their] own image freely with colors. A lot of them write love messages, messages to their moms, countries [and] loved ones;... More

Simon Sharp’s “Nepali Nintendo”

Posted by on April 19, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Simon Sharp

Simon Sharp, who was recently featured in our sister publication Emerging Photographer for a series on child labor in Nepal and India, is continuing his work on photographing the lives of kids in developing nations. His series “Nepali Nintendo” documents how the children of Kathmandu “make do and mend, reinterpret and find another life for whatever they... More

The Lives of Lolitas

Posted by on February 24, 2017 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Shirley Yu

A new personal project from photographer Shirley Yu explores the Lolita subculture community, which originated in Japan. Lolita fashion is a mix of Victorian and Roccoco styles, with specific sub-styles that include “gothic” “sweet,” “baby,” “classic” and “casual.” The commitment to the Lolita look can go beyond fashion and become a full lifestyle, Yu explains, with members adopting a... More

Lyn Slater, Accidental Icon

Posted by on December 21, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Carmen Daneshmandi

Professor and fashion blogger Lyn Slater made an indelible impression on photographer Carmen Daneshmandi from the first moment they met. Slater writes on her blog that she is a proponent of women who live “interesting but ordinary lives” and are, above all, “clear and comfortable with who they are,” a quality that shines through in... More

The Winter 2016 Issue of Emerging Photographer is Out!

Posted by on November 29, 2016 | Contests/Events, Photographer Interviews

Our sister magazine, Emerging Photographer, has published its fifth juried issue, highlighting ten more rising stars in documentary, fine-art, portrait, fashion and travel photography. You can read the digital version of issue for free below, or pick up a print copy over at peecho.com. Featured photographers include Carmen Daneshmandi, Eliso Tsintsabadze, Anki Grøthe, Reuben Wu, Matthew... More

DIY Greek Mythology: Michelle Alexis Newman and Spencer Olson

Posted by on November 8, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Michelle Alexis Newman

Michelle Alexis Newman‘s series “Greek to Me” is a new spin on the visual iconography of Greek mythology. It’s colorful and tongue-in-cheek and has some very charming art-and-crafts hacks in the set design. And the star of the series, Spencer Olson, shines—sometimes literally—as each deity. We asked Newman a few questions about the making of the... More

Norwegian Burlesque Artists, ‘Undressed.’

Posted by on October 31, 2016 | Photographer Interviews

Photo © Maria Gossé

It’s a relief to come home, kicks your shoes off and get comfortable—especially if you’re shedding your 6-inch heels, fishnets and a corset. Such is the life of a burlesque dancer, the focus of Maria Gossé‘s ongoing series “Undressed.” We covered Gossé’s documentary series on hard-partying Norwegian high schoolers this summer, but “Undressed” takes a more formal approach, with portraits... More

Call For Submissions: PDN’s FACES Portrait Photography Contest

Posted by on August 31, 2016 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Photo © Irvin Rivera

Faces is one of PDN’s biggest photo competitions of the year, and it has categories for both professional and amateur photographers. Prizes include cash prizes of $1,500 and $2,500, two one-page features in PDN, Impact lighting kits and B&H Photo gift cards. All winners are published in PDN and online, and all work will be viewed by judges... More

Redefining Family: Mamie Heldman’s “Together, Us.”

Posted by on July 11, 2016 | Student Photography

What constitutes a family? In Mamie Heldman‘s series “Together, Us,” the Brooklyn-based photographer takes pictures of people who have formed interpersonal bonds through shared experiences, commonality, and romantic relationships. She writes: “As young adults emerge into the world and move away from the various forms of community that have defined their sense of belonging, there is an intuitive... More