Category: interview

Jola Sopek and glorious mornings

interview, Uncategorized August 14, 2016

jola sopek x sunday morings at the river

More often than not I think I only do things because I can photograph them: as long as I have a camera with me, it doesn’t matter all that much where I am and where I’m going. I collect slices of reality not because they aid my memory but because they become an extension of the experiences.”

We love our job, especially when we have publications falling on our doorsteps from photographers we hadn’t yet discovered. Jola Sopek is a young photographer from Poland who now made her home in the UK. Jola’s book ‘Morningrise’ was one of the topics we spoke to her about. “Morningrise is a book about dreams. For as long as I can remember, mornings were my favourite time of day, filled with hope and a sense of endless possibilities. I always thought of mornings as if they were physical bodies, palpable and constant. Perhaps that’s why my camera seems to complement mornings so well – they were made for each other.”

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Jonathan Moyal and restless nostalgia

interview, Uncategorized July 20, 2016

French-born photographer Jonathan Moyal’s world contains dark and foggy scenes, women with long hair and a longing for a time he can not return to. Travel plays an important part in his work but it is not the main story, it is more about finding what was lost, a sense of freedom we only seem to experience as a child, without mortgages and bills hovering over our heads. Jonathan takes us back to the time where he and his brother roamed islands and immersed themselves in the beauty of mother nature. Curious about these journeys, we spoke to the young photographer.

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Feline de Coninck and feelings for something lost

interview, Uncategorized July 18, 2016

Moments can be cherished, put away in a hidden room, pulled out context and be reflected upon. They start becoming an entity on their own, creating a longing for that particular time away from reality. The photography of Feline De Coninck works in a similar way: she shoots what she needs to remember. We had a little chat with Feline about her work and feelings for something lost.

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Hannelore Commers on longing for ‘a home’ you can no longer return to

interview July 18, 2016

We have been hinting at it for a while and sometimes showed some sneak previews, but today is the happy day where we finally launch Hannelore Commers’ first solo publication ‘Hiraeth’ (try pronouncing that really quickly six times in a row). Because of this joyous fact, we sat down with our favourite Belgian girl and talked about photography, about growing up and about the meaning of that Welsh word she picked as the title of her latest body of work. This girl keeps amazing us, not only with her pictures but with her words as well.

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Austin Schermerhorn on things half remembered

interview, Uncategorized April 24, 2016

Austin Schermerhorn’s images are hauntingly beautiful. Scenes in nature, usually involving women in a black and white setting look like fragments from the past. There is a certain sense of nostalgia in his images that grabs you by the hair and drops you in between two worlds. We were curious about the man that creates these worlds and decided to ask him a couple of questions.

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Daniel Santalla’s dog did it

interview, Uncategorized April 17, 2016

“It was a sort of ferocious, quiet beauty, the sort that wouldn’t let you admire it. The sort of beauty that always hurt.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Daniel Santalla’s dog was the most beautiful dog we had ever seen. A picture of it in the back of a car lured us into the the magical world the photographer inhabits. Daniel’s work is whimsical, with pastel colours and dreamy settings, a celebration of the human body. We talked to the 27 year old photographer from Galicia about spending time in nature and doing what you are most passionate about.

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Miet van Hee and all the things she is

interview, Uncategorized March 31, 2016

First photography was a way to hide myself, hide behind the camera. Now it has become a way to show myself.

I remember bumping into Miet’s work online a couple of years back. She is one of those photographers that stayed with me through the years and I would go back to every once in a while to silently watch her progress and skills evolve. Miet van Hee’s work is raw, honest and grabs you by the hair. She portrays herself, her surroundings and the people in her life and creates a great sense of narrative without forcing a viewer in a certain direction. Her work is very voyeuristic, like we found the photographer’s diary in a drawer somewhere and are flipping through it, even though we are not allowed to do so. I was attracted to the work, not only because of the great visual language, but most of all for the honesty and the sense of struggle, usually with the self. The search for what it is you actually want from life, the impact others have on our hopes and dreams, our sense of self. But I’ll shut up about my interpretation of Miet’s work and let her speak for herself.

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