My best friend and I will send each other emails with links to random stuff we think the other will find interesting. She always does an amazing job of finding some of the coolest stuff on the internet and about a month ago sent me the link to this post about Jalani Morgan‘s portrait work. I’m so glad she did because his work is so captivating. Morgan does such a great job of producing work that engages with the viewer and really pulls you into what he’s shooting, what he’s trying to say.
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Favourite Photogs: Dustin Aksland
Awhile back in my ‘Things I’m Loving” I linked to Popfoto, a site for photographers on photography. One of the main things they do is interview other photographers, which I absolutely love. It’s so interesting to read about how other people got to where they are and what influences and inspires them. Included in the interview, of course, is a preview of the photographer’s work. I love the format because it mixes words and breaks up what could just be an endless stream of photography and helps put some of it into context. I’ve had Dustin Aksland‘s interview in my tabs for what feels like ages (it’s only been a few days), but I’m really glad I finally sat down and read it.
Favourite Photogs: Sandra Juto
Sandra Juto is one of those ‘jack of all trades’ people. Not only does she take beautiful, colourful and simple photographs, she’s also an illustrator, a graphic designer and runs her own online shop, where she sells Wrist Worms. Now living in Berlin, Juto is originally from Sweden and her photographs are her snapshots of her day to day life. Whether it’s going out for coffee, for long walks, working in her studio or spending time with friends, she always has something to share. Continue reading
Favourite Photogs: Yousuf Karsh
Yousuf Karsh was part of a grade 9 assignment on famous Canadians where I received a list of about 200 names and had to pick five to do a PowerPoint presentation on. I don’t remember who the other four were, but Karsh, him I remember. Part of it was how impressed I was with who he had photographed. If you were to look at a full list, it’s a who’s who of the 20th century, everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to Georgia O’Keefe to Pope John Paul II to Audrey Hepburn. Continue reading
Favourite Photogs: Constantine Manos
My ‘Random Week of Attempting New Things’ will effectively be carrying on into this week, apparently. After realizing that I had no new photos to post after this last week/end and that I really can’t just abandon my blog until that happens, I figured why not talk about other people’s photography? One of the things that I haven’t done as well as I really should is look at the works of other photographers. It was something that my teachers at Loyalist always pressed on us and something that I’ve just not been wonderful at continually doing. This post (and the next one) are a bit of a cheat because I’ve known about them for ages, but! I will (hopefully) be including other photographers as I get into the swing of things.