I took a long afternoon nap and I knew, from the moment I woke up, that I had done a mistake. I knew I was heading for a long sleepless night, so I decided to make something worthwhile of it and, since I was in no mood for work, I decided to play with fire (literally).
I’ve always wanted to take a pic of a match as soon as it starts burning but, since I couldn’t figure out how to do that, I tried something different and this was how I ended up with “… is contagious”
Our photographer of the week is Serge Ramelli, a french photographer living in Paris. Serge does commercial work and teaches photography, Photoshop & Lightroom.
His influence are photographers like Joel Grimes, Moose Peterson and Jean Michel Berts. Serge has been doing a lot of HDR, but over the last couple of years, he finds that just using Lightroom with one good expose raw file gets a more natural and “punchy” result.
Kai Michael is a fine art photographer based in Bellingham, WA. His images, although highly altered in digital postproduction, begin as either medium or large format film negatives.
Much of his influence is drawn, conceptually, from a fascination with the reconstructive nature of memory, and formally, from the Color Field and Lyrical Abstraction movements
I leave you to enjoy 10 of his selected pictures that can be grouped into 3 main series:
- Constructed Horizons series: Â These are constructed landscapes. Everything located above the horizon is not native to the original image, consisting of either walls or surfaces. By substituting the skyline with a finite surface, the image fluctuates between the physical and the infinite
Swedish still life and advertising photographer Niklas Alm started exploring the world of photography as a kid in his parents darkroom. Since 2001 he has been working with both editorial and advertising commisions, winning awards in Epica Awards, New York Festivals and Sony World Photography Awards among others.
His passion for creating interesting environments and images with a character of their own is seen in most of his work as he mixes his analog set design with the computer generated.
His clients include international brands such as Adidas, Amnesty, Bosch, Lucky Strike, Toyota and Samsung.
Our photographer of the week is John Kenny, a fine art photographer living in London. Since 2006 his focus has been on traditional communities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
John is fascinated by the people that he photographed and the unique cultures to which they belong that still exist in Africa today. He hopes that his pictures and past shows help to emphasize the positive role that Africa and Africans play in the 21st Century, and also that the work highlights the many threats to traditional ways of life today.