venerdì 2 dicembre 2016
lunedì 28 novembre 2016
“I am captivated by stories, driven by the chase for extraordinary beauty and passionate about capturing each moment with integrity and inspiration.
Searching for rarely seen subjects, I’ve traveled to remote corners of the world to chronicle people and places that are truly remarkable. Depicted in their natural environments, they are indigenous cultures and communities through a modern lens; scaled and crafted for the most compelling visual impact.”
Drew Doggett’s photographs might be described as National Geographic meets Vogue, all through a fine-art filter. His subjects—wild horses, weathered hands, windswept dunes—are beautifully balanced with negative space. Drew credits his fashion background with honing his instincts. In his earlier New York days, he assisted several legends in contemporary photography, including Annie Leibovitz and Steven Klein. Those jobs were like a master class in portraiture: how to work with each subject, pick the split second to shoot, and translate his own vision into rich two-dimensionality. We asked the photographer to give us the skinny on the locales and subjects captured in his stunning images.
All images © Drew Doggett
venerdì 25 novembre 2016
Lauren Rautenbach from South Africa
“I see the world as a collage of fragments captured through the lens. I am inspired by my city and by the history of South Africa, and in all that I do I search for the everyday moments which remind me of my humanity and which illustrate the beauty of living with diversity. I immortalise these moments with the click of the shutter, and this is the reason why I am a photographer before anything else.
In between lapses of self-imposed exile while reading and writing, or encountering the world through my lens, I work with an NGO called Brothers for All in Langa, Cape Town, where we help to break the poverty-crime cycle that characterises so many impoverished communities in South Africa by providing offenders, ex-offenders and vulnerable youth with aspirational technology skills. My photography is used to portray the students and the townships in a different, more positive light.” kujaja
All images © Lauren Rautenbach