Édouard Boubat Photography

Édouard Boubat (1923-1999) was born in Paris and studied typography and graphic arts at École Estienne. He worked for a printing company before becoming a photographer. In 1943 he was subjected to “service du travail obligatoire ” -the forced enlistment and deportation of hundreds of thousands of French workers to Nazi Germany to work as forced labour for the German war effort during World War II. … Continue reading Édouard Boubat Photography

Yousuf Karsh Photography

Pablo Picasso Yousuf Karsh, (Armenian name: Hovsep Karsh; December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer best known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. An Armenian Genocide survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee. By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, … Continue reading Yousuf Karsh Photography

Sebastian Łuczywo Photography

Sebastian Łuczywo is a father-of-two who creates stunning and heart-warming photos of his family and pets in a small, quaint and beautiful rural village in Poland. Łuczywo, a business adviser by day and devoted photographer by night, talks about his passion for photography. Sebastian’s images are beautiful still-lifes in a natural setting with a somewhat atmospheric and surreal touch. “I tried to show life in … Continue reading Sebastian Łuczywo Photography

Spotlight: Stanko Abadžić

Feet and Cello, 2005 One of the great ironies of globalization is that as people become more connected to technology – email, cell phones, social media – they often, effectively, become less connected to one another. Ecce Homo, 1997 This growing rift in the social fabric has been duly noted by Croatia’s Stanko Abadzic, whose deeply humanistic photographs resonate with wistful regard for a time … Continue reading Spotlight: Stanko Abadžić

Role Model: Laura Kampman Reveals Her Hidden Talent

  Laura Kampman: Self-portrait In 2011, a little-known Dutch model named Laura Kampman caught the eye of Steven Meisel and the world took notice. Their first collaboration came in the form of an edgy, rough-and-tumble morning-after shoot for the Balenciaga Spring 2012 campaign. That was followed up with a bewitching Surrealist cover for Vogue Italia’s February 2012 issue. Laura Kampman | Steven Meisel photography | Vogue … Continue reading Role Model: Laura Kampman Reveals Her Hidden Talent

Leslie Zhang Photography

Shanghai-based photographer Leslie Zhang’s work encompasses striking portraits with bold colors, atmospheric documentary shots and stylized fashion commissions. His feeling for composition and use of bright primary colors portrays the artist’s penchant for his own Chinese nostalgia. Being given opportunities to work in fashion meant that at first, Zhang’s work was about what was contemporary. However, as time has progressed, the photographer goes more with … Continue reading Leslie Zhang Photography

Bruce Davidson Photography

American photographer Bruce Davidson is one of the notable members of the prestige photography agency Magnum Photos. Like co-founders Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and George Rodger, Davidson focused his lens on the humanist side of society. In the late fifties, New York was plagued by youth gangs. Gang ‘rumbles’ became so frequent that a Youth Board was formed to stop the violence. A … Continue reading Bruce Davidson Photography

David Seymour, ‘Chim’, Photography

Protest in Paris, 1934 David Szymin was born in 1911 in Warsaw into a family of publishers that produced works in Yiddish and Hebrew. His family moved to Russia at the outbreak of the First World War, returning to Warsaw in 1919. After studying printing in Leipzig and chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne in the 1930s, Szymin stayed on in Paris. David Rappaport, a … Continue reading David Seymour, ‘Chim’, Photography

John Stoddart Photography

John Stoddart is best known for having taken scores of photographs of famous faces including Pierce Brosnan, Carla Bruni, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He was born in Liverpool and is a former Grenadier Guard. Based in Whitstable but often in London, Stoddart is self-taught and has been in the business for over 25 years. He has been lauded … Continue reading John Stoddart Photography