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  • MAXIMILIAN HAIDACHER

    MAXIMILIAN HAIDACHER be inspired Gallery // ARTIST STATEMENT // I'm a visual artist and freelance photographer with a focus on architecture and urban landscapes. In all of my work, I'm interested in showing how we reshape and utilize space in our civilized world, leaving out the actual creators of the objects built - humans themselves. LOCATION AUSTRIA CAMERA Nikon D810 CATEGORY architecture, urban landscape WEBSITE http://www.maximilianhaidacher.com @MAXIMILIAN_HAIDACHER ​ ​ FEATURES // The Human Presence

  • PHOTO THERAPY | IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURA BINAGHI

    INTERVIEW June 4, 2020 PHOTO THERAPY ​ Photography by Laura Binaghi Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez Fine art photography has the unique ability to capture emotion, beauty, and mystery. For Laura Binaghi, photography is a form of therapy. From her stunningly beautiful and whimsical captures, one can sense the soul of the artist and the way she experiences the world. Through her work, Laura gives us a glimpse into her innermost thoughts and emotions, providing an intimate insight into her creative process. By exploring her craft and mastering her technique, Laura has found a way to connect with the world around her and express what lies deep within. Join us as we explore the world of Laura Binaghi and discover how photography has become her therapy. “Let your soul speak and photograph.” IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURA BINAGHI THE PICTORIAL LIST: Laura, when did you start getting interested in photography? LAURA BINAGHI: I started four years ago, but in the past I had done a couple of years of analog photography. TPL: Has your style of photographing changed since you first started? LB: Yes a lot, I have started working on the composition. TPL: Who are your favourite artists? LB: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, John William Polidori TPL: Where is your favourite place(s) to photograph? LB: All places and no places. TPL: Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? LB: I think that equipment only becomes important later, experimenting first counts. ​ ​ Every element of the visible world is a source of inspiration as long as the light touches it. TPL: What characteristics do you think you need to become a good photographer? What’s your tips or advice for someone in your genre? LB: Study the photos of great photographers and the technique of shooting and processing. TPL: Have you ever been involved in the arts before photography? LB: No, although I studied architecture. ​ ​ TPL: Are there any special projects you are currently working on that you would like to let everyone know about? LB: Not yet. TPL: "If I wasn't photographing what would I be doing?... LB: I don't really know..." ​ ​ Laura Binaghi has found a unique way to explore the world and express her innermost thoughts and feelings. Through photography, she has crafted a world of beauty and mystery that provides an intimate insight into her creative process. If you are looking to expand your horizons and explore the world of art, we invite you to discover Laura Binaghi’s work and see how photography has become her therapy. VIEW LAURA'S PROFILE Laura's instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • ASSONANT DIFFERENCES | IN CONVERSATION WITH ORNELLA LATROFA

    INTERVIEW March 25, 2020 ASSONANT DIFFERENCES ​ Photography by Ornella Latrofa Interview by Melanie Meggs The human body is an incredible source of inspiration for many different artistic endeavors, and Ornella Latrofa is one of the most creative minds when it comes to conceptual photography. Born in Rome and graduating from the Art Institute of Rome, Ornella has been passionate about photography since she was a child. Her father, who documented their family memories with a video camera, instilled in her a love of capturing moments and creating art. When she turned 20, Ornella bought her first reflex camera and began experimenting and learning more about photography. She soon acquired a digital camera and attended classes to gain a deeper understanding of the art form. With this new knowledge, Ornella was able to channel her creative vision into her unique style of conceptual photography. In her project ASSONANT DIFFERENCES, Ornella wanted to explore the connection between biological shapes and the power of the human body. She wanted to create images that allowed viewers to step away from reality and reflect on the interaction between nature and the human form. By creating these diptychs, Ornella has created a beautiful visual narrative that speaks to the harmony between our natural world and ourselves. “The project started by chance. I had photographed the sand with its shades. In the following days, I asked a friend of my daughter if she would allow me to take pictures of her. I took several pictures and when I took the one with the hair down I immediately noticed the resemblance to the one I had taken days before of the sand. Then, associating the two images, I thought that there could be other similarities between nature and human body. The more I thought about it, the more these associations came to mind. I thought: It is truly amazing how nature resembles us. Humankind constantly seeks contact with nature. A primordial necessity from which we cannot escape.” IN CONVERSATION WITH ORNELLA LATROFA THE PICTORIAL LIST: In your project ASSONANT DIFFERENCES, your photographs blur the distinction between the human body and nature. Why was it important for you to incorporate both images together as a diptych for the presentation of the image as a whole? ORNELLA LATROFA: I thought that a diptych with the two images associated together would have been very powerful and with a strong evocative impact for the viewer. TPL: How does this project differ from your previous work? Is this type of visual storytelling something you would like to pursue again in future projects? What do you think is your next chapter in your exploration with future projects? OL: Starting from situations and events that capture my attention my idea of representing reality develops. I prefer intimate themes with which I can express my personality. When I was on a London trip to visit my daughter, I walked around the city and started taking pictures in 'The City' District. The buildings with their mirror reflections inspired my previous project: "Between dream and reality"; Peace, silence and reflections": Another project I created, describes the relationship between man and sea. While I was shooting on a cliff, I realized how powerful is the sea. Later on I developed my project: "You are strong"; by associating pictures with poems written by me. In the future I still don't know where my creativity will bring me, I have some projects in my mind but I still need to focus them clearly. For sure the relationship between poetry and photography is a theme that fascinates me a lot. TPL: Ornella please tell us about yourself. OL: I was born and grew up in Rome. When I was a child my father used to paint. He also had another creative passion; he loved to record videos to capture family memories. I’ve always been fascinated by this passion. Later on I attended art studies and I graduated from the State Institute of Art in Rome. The art school taught me the concept of aesthetic sense. At 20, I bought my first reflex camera with which I started experimenting, developing the taken pictures by myself. Nowadays I still live in Rome where I work. I have a family that has absorbed my time over the years, photographing occasionally. TPL: What draws you to photography and art? How did your journey into photography begin? OL: Some years ago, having more free time, I’ve decided to resume my passion in a more demanding way. Attending various schools and studying the famous photographers’ works. In my opinion photography is a form of art, the language I use to express my feelings, to communicate my way of seeing reality. In photography there are different languages that arise from one's mood at a given moment. The moment I take a picture I feel a sense of satisfaction, concretising in the shot what I want to express with my feelings. I like to experiment my creativity with the photographic different techniques. TPL: Is there any advice that you would give yourself if you started photography all over again? OL: Yes, to start over shooting earlier!!! Don’t waste time overthinking and get into your passion. Don’t be afraid of your inexperience you’re going to build your style by shooting. ​ ​ The moment I take a picture I feel a sense of satisfaction, concretising in the shot what I want to express with my feelings. I like to experiment my creativity with the photographic different techniques. TPL: Who are your favourite artists and photographers? OL: A photographer who inspired me at the very beginning was Luigi Ghirri with his images that represent places with a new perception of reality, bringing us to reflect on the way of seeing our surroundings. TPL: If you could just choose one photographer to shoot alongside for a day...who would you choose? And why? OL: I would love to be able to shoot with a photographer who has more experience than me. I can't tell exactly who among the many masters of photography, but I think such an event would enrich me. The discussion with people with my same passion is always very positive and engaging. I would certainly be very happy about that. ​ ​ TPL: Does the equipment you use help you in achieving your vision in your photography? What camera do you use? Do you have a preferred lens/focal length? How much post-processing do you do? OL: I started with a Nikon D7000 and during some years I have been using a Fujifilm XT-4 with a focal length of 18-55mm, 18-135mm and 55-200mm. I don't like manipulating the pictures I take, so I do very few post-production. TPL: When I am not out photographing, I (like to)… OL: I am a very curious and creative person. When I am not photographing, and this is not very frequent, I go to see exhibitions, photography meetings, concerts. Everything is related to art fascinates me. ​ ​ Ornella Latrofa’s captivating work celebrates the connection between our biological shapes and the power of the human body. By creating a visual narrative that speaks to the harmony between ourselves and the natural world, she is encouraging us to reflect on that connection and appreciate its beauty. We invite you to explore Ornella's work and be inspired by her unique style of conceptual photography. VIEW ORNELLA'S PORTFOLIO Instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • MARTIN AGIUS

    MARTIN AGIUS be inspired Gallery // ARTIST'S STATEMENT // I am a photojournalist and a street photographer. I was born in Malta in 1966 and from a young age took an interest in photography with the only available medium at the time which was film. When I was 18 I joined the armed forces. In 2008 I decided to take my photography to another level by enrolling for courses organised by the local photographic societies. In July 2009, soon after passing an accredited course in photography, I was appointed the Official Photographer for the Armed Forces of Malta. On retiring from the Armed Forces of Malta in 2010, I began a career as a freelance photographer and as a photojournalist for a leading newspaper. I have been shooting street photography for over ten years, organising street photography workshops since 2015. I also lecture locally on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In November 2016 I organised my first solo exhibition called ‘Malta Street Life’ and also have had my works exhibited in Egypt, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, and in 2020 Japan. LOCATION MALTA CAMERA Canon R6 CATEGORY street WEBSITE https://martinagius.com/ ​ @MARTINAGIUS_STREETPHOTOGRAPHY ​ FEATURES // City Double Life

  • LIFE THROUGH MY LENS | IN CONVERSATION WITH JASON SHIPLEY

    INTERVIEW August 7, 2020 LIFE THROUGH MY LENS ​ Photography by Jason Shipley Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez Jason Shipley is a passionate British documentary photographer from Kingston upon Hull. He finds inspiration in the people he meets and their struggles, which he often documents in long-term series. Jason shared a story with us in the Magazine about British miners and how the miner strikes of the 1980s have affected their lives. His photographs have been featured in such renowned places as the British Museum. Jason's life is filled with photography - full time. We took this opportunity to ask him about it. “I was born in Kingston upon Hull. I grew up here and I’m still living here. It's a working class city built from the deep sea fishing industry. I have been interested in photography since I was 17 (that was in 1987). We had an old 35mm camera that nobody used, I used it the most. My mother had a lot of photos, family portraits mainly. It just appealed to me, catching and saving a moment forever.” IN CONVERSATION WITH JASON SHIPLEY THE PICTORIAL LIST: Jason, where do you find your inspiration to photograph? JASON SHIPLEY: I find it on the street with the people I meet and the struggles people have, it sends me in different directions. TPL: Do you have a favorite genre of photography, and if so, what about it appeals to you? JS: My favourite genre of photography is documentary, mostly social. It’s the gritty essence, but street is my sidekick. TPL: Has your style of photographing changed since you first started? JS: My style has changed a lot, I started in portraiture and flash photography, studio and street. TPL: Do you have a favorite place(s) to photograph? JS: My favourite place to photograph has to be anywhere outdoors. As long as it has humans involved. TPL: Who are your favorite artists? JS: John Bulmer, Don McCullin, Jane Bown, and Raymond Depardon ​ ​ Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures. - Don McCullin TPL: How did you think of your long-term documentary project about the miners? JS: I’ve always backed the underdog. I feel the miners deserve recognition for the work and struggles they endured down the mines. Pit life was extremely difficult, as a boy I remember the strikes, on TV, I always would cheer the miners on. After 30 years the miners still check up regularly on each other for health and social related issues, I have never seen such comradeship from any bunch of workers. During the UK lockdown they even called me to see if I was in good health! I'm totally amazed and proud that they thought of me in some ways as part of the team. Editor's note - Read the story 'Comrades Forever' using the links at the end of the interview. TPL: What camera/s do you use? Do you have a preferred lens/focal length? JS: My preference in cameras is Nikon for portraits, street photography Fuji xt3 and 35 mm Nikon F5, for landscape Hasselblad 500cm 120mm. TPL: What characteristics do you think you need to become a good photographer? Any tips or advice for someone just starting out? JS: My honest answer - In photography if you are willing to learn and are a little crazy, and you have an artistic eye, you can learn as much as you want. I believe you constantly learn new techniques throughout your career. I experiment a lot. TPL: Are there any special projects, other than the long-term documentary on British miners, that you are currently working on? JS: I am currently working on a vulnerable youth project, it’s a commission from the youth service. I´m also working on the council estate project in Hull, also a commission. TPL: “When I am not out photographing, I am… JS: When I’m not out doing documentary work I’m usually doing street photography. I’m prolific - I’m out shooting now, I shoot every day, when I’m not out shooting I’m sleeping or in my dark room.” ​ ​ Jason Shipley is an impressive documentary photographer who has an amazing eye for capturing everyday stories and struggles in a captivating way. His work has been recognised by some of the world’s leading museums - it is truly inspiring to see his passion and the impact he has on the world. If you are interested in Jason's work, follow him on Instagram and connect to see his latest work. VIEW JASON'S PORTFOLIO Read COMRADES FOREVER by Jason Read HURTFUL TRADITION by Jason Jason's instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • FIDAN NAZIMQIZI

    FIDAN NAZIMQIZI be inspired Gallery // ARTIST'S STATEMENT // Born in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan, I still live in Baku, but travel often to other countries. I mostly take black and white photos and try to reflect the emotions of people on the street. I like photography so much, because I believe photography can give us energy, feelings, and inspiration in life. Within the hue of the nature and city, I always find myself calm. Most of the time I try my best to capture it in my camera. I love traveling around my city to see it's interesting creations. Wherever I travel, it is not only the place; it is also the people that make my journey memorable That is what my rules of work is all about - people and nature - reflecting my own vision as evidence of reality. My notions of what is worth looking is arranging elements and making compositions. LOCATION Baku AZERBAIJAN CAMERA 3100D Nikon, Yashica 35GSN, Canon 85N, Fujifilm JZ100 CATEGORY documentary, street, fine art photography ​ ​ @FIDAN__NAZIMQIZI ​ FEATURES // Life in Qriz Warrior Women of Azerbaijan

  • JEFF ROTHSTEIN

    JEFF ROTHSTEIN be inspired Gallery // ARTIST'S STATEMENT // A native Brooklynite and living in Manhattan for many years, I have been photographing New York City since the dawn of the 1970s. Wandering the streets with my cameras, I consider myself an urban observer. I try to capture the city’s environment — structures, signs, and, most of all, the fleeting moments of people on the streets that will soon disappear into thin air. LOCATION New York UNITED STATES CAMERA Nikkormat FTN, Nikon F2A/F3HP, Canon Powershot P&S, Olympus XA CATEGORY street, documentary WEBSITE https://www.jeffrothsteinphotos.com/ @JEFFROTHSTEINPHOTOS ​ ​ FEATURES // Gotham Memories: New York City (1969-2022)

  • VAJRADHAR ACHARYA

    VAJRADHAR ACHARYA be inspired Gallery // ARTIST STATEMENT // Street photography has been a refreshing hobby for me. I am a passionate amateur and love going out and taking photos. Street photography for me is living in the moment and capturing the mundane. I feel that daily life, although boring to people who live it, makes for very interesting photographs. My drive is to constantly improve my photography and become better at it. LOCATION INDIA CAMERA Nikon D5200 CATEGORY street ​ @PROBING_REALITY ​ ​ FEATURES // Everyday Explorations

  • AN ACCIDENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY | IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANK MATAGRANO

    INTERVIEW February 25, 2021 AN ACCIDENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY ​ Photography by Frank Matagrano Interview by Melanie Meggs Frank Matagrano is a New Yorker who, since his move to Orlando, Florida, has taken on the challenge of capturing the vibrant and eclectic atmosphere of the city with his photography. As the "capital of theme parks", Orlando is a creative playground for photographers, and Frank has utilised the plethora of quirky and colourful moments available to him to tell a story of his own. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for unpredictability, Frank takes photos without any specific agenda in mind, other than the desire to document the unique journey that is his life. Through his photography, Frank Matagrano creates an accidental autobiography of his time in Orlando. “I was born in New York. Before moving to Florida a couple of years ago, I lived in Chicago for a little over fifteen years. And it wasn’t until I moved here that photography even was a thought for me. In short, my sister influenced me to start taking photos, and I was just a thing I did while roaming around downtown Orlando. And it grew from there.” IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANK MATAGRANO TPL: Frank tell us, what is it that you enjoy about street photography? What happens when you walk the streets with your camera? Explain your technique? Have you ever had a negative encounter? FM: Surprisingly, I have never had a negative experience thus far. I spent a weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania right before Covid and was roaming around one of their big markets taking random shots. An individual approached me, but was very civil; I deleted the photo and that was that. Shooting in a theme park as if you were shooting street provides you with a freedom that you don’t necessarily have in downtown Orlando or Philadelphia or Chicago. You are 'expected' to have a camera in those spaces. Funny enough, when I was roaming around Philadelphia, I had to remind myself that this was not a theme park and had to readjust my approach to something more discreet. For me, photography is just as much about the hunt as it is about the catch. And it’s the rush of enthusiasm that I enjoy, the endless possibilities that could come with a chance collision. Street photography is the perpetual maybe. TPL: Where do you find your inspiration? FM: Orlando is literally the center for big budget theme parks: Disney, Universal, Sea World, and the like. Previous to Covid, you would find people casually interacting with a variety of pop culture figures like Marilyn Monroe, Scooby Doo, Homer Simpson, among a variety others. In the context of a theme park, it makes perfect sense, but out of context in the photograph, it has a tinge of the unbelievable. TPL: Do you have any favourite spots in Florida and outside of Florida to go photographing? How has the pandemic affected you and your photography? FM: As I mentioned earlier, I love the theme parks. The juxtaposition between ordinary and surreal is fantastic. Before Covid, Lake Eola Park in Orlando was a wonderful place: Farmers Markets every weekend, all sorts of events. I also enjoyed just roaming around downtown. You’ve got that classic old school architecture with a diverse portfolio of people there. During Covid, I’ve been less willing to roam for obvious reasons. That said, masks and the distancing has altered what I capture, so when I do shoot these days, I try to find ways to compensate for the loss of seeing the full face of an individual. TPL: What do you want to express through your photography? And what are some of the elements you always try to include in your photographs? FM: It’s a really selfish act, to be honest. I’m not trying to express anything, I’m trying to collect history. Moments long gone at my disposal. I strive to include a modicum of the surreal in a shot – earlier I said a tinge of the unbelievable – thereby making the story more interesting. You know, that whole picture is worth a thousand words sentiment. TPL: Do you have any favourite artists or photographers you would like to share with us, and the reason for their significance? FM: Martin Parr. The color, the clarity, the outright joy that radiates from some of his photos. It’s infectious. ​ ​ Photography is an accidental autobiography. TPL: Does the equipment you use help you in achieving your vision in your photography? What camera do you use? Do you have a preferred lens/focal length? FM: I am committed to Fuji. I switch between the X100F and the XT3 depending on location. Aside from the fact that the hardware just feels good in my hand, almost like an extension of my arm, the color saturation levels are top notch and the images are really crisp. TPL: When you go out photographing, do you have a concept in mind of what you want to shoot, or do you let the images just 'come to you', or is it both? FM: No concepts, no agenda, nothing at all. It’s just another form of fishing, and on a good day, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to actually catch something. TPL: What are some of your goals as an artist? Where do you see yourself or hope to see yourself in five years? FM: In Christian angelology, there’s this concept of a recording angel, an angel responsible for documenting the actions of each individual on earth. That’s what I think of photography or any medium for that matter. The only goal for me is joy – five years from now, I simply hope to still enjoy this effort, and hopefully I’ll know a little more than I do today. TPL: Are there any special projects you are currently working on that you would like to let everyone know about? FM: I’m waiting for Covid to turn itself down a notch or three before committing to anything new. TPL: When I am not out photographing, I (like to)… FM: Play video games, believe it or not. Deep down inside I’m a twelve-year old boy. ​ ​ Frank Matagrano is an inspiring photographer who has harnessed the special energy of Orlando, Florida to tell a story of his own life. From the grandiose theme parks to the everyday quirks, Frank has shown us the beauty of Orlando through his lens. If you are interested in connecting with Frank and discovering more of his work, you can visit his website or follow him on social media. His photography is sure to inspire you and your own creative endeavors. VIEW FRANK'S PORTFOLIO Frank's instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • AROUND ANGELUS: The Poetry of Everyday Life | IN CONVERSATION WITH PAOLO RICCA

    INTERVIEW November 4, 2022 AROUND ANGELUS: The Poetry of Everyday Life ​ Photography and words by Paolo Ricca Interview by Karen Ghostlaw Pomarico Strangest things happen around the streets of Angelus. Children, men, women and the elderly of all ethnic groups and ages, are hurrying to reach the place where the religious event will take place, in thanksgiving for the mystery of the Incarnation. There is no better time to remember that you are a Christian. Every person, whether it is a tourist who passed there by chance, or an enthusiastic believer, gets carried away by the sounds and sensations of that atmosphere. The energy is palpable, it transpires strongly in the air and intoxicates passers-by, making them more docile and more meek. The light is warm, enveloping. Everything seems to be perfect, created ad hoc for the occasion. It is a day of celebration and, regardless of the knowledge of religions and local customs, the most important moment is not the event itself but rather what happens around it, the instants that precede it and define it in that atmosphere. only. This is how, in homage to childhood memories, I went back through the same streets I walked with my family when I went to St. Peter's Square to listen to the Angelus, the Catholic prayer that devotees recite every Sunday in thanksgiving for the mystery of the incarnation. The series, entitled 'The Poetry of Everyday Life', evokes an alien dimension that smells of a bubble, a protected and alternative environment in which everything, even the most banal, takes on a different connotation from normal. The subjects framed on the streets of the Angelus express the serenity that accompanies them in their faces and which, at times, takes the form of an extravagant representation. In this feast for the eyes, people move excitedly in a preserved space that appears as a small oasis within the chaos of the city. The camera goes unnoticed, because there, in that idyllic dimension, everything seems to be allowed. Screams and noises are the background to a potpourri of visual experiences, moments ready to be captured and told. “AROUND ANGELUS evokes the sensations of a special day, the memory of a magical and timeless atmosphere. Fragments of a past future in which the protagonists, far from being contemporary citizens or time travelers, are the main actors of this eternal story: a continuous seduction, which tastes like a story and a spiritual journey to which no one, not even the strongest, can resist. Around the streets of the Angelus, adults and children let themselves be seduced by the poetry of everyday life.” IN CONVERSATION WITH PAOLO RICCA Born in Rome, Paolo Ricca is a freelance photographer based in Italy. Paolo graduated in advertising graphics and later breathed the atmosphere of inks working in an old printing shop. This is where he deepened his knowledge of the use of color that would later be chosen for the realisation of his projects. Today, through his intimate photographs, cancelling the distance between the subject and the observer, Paolo loves to tell stories and fragments of everyday life. Stories of humility and determination, looking into traditions to cultivate the roots of one's future that aim to take on a documentary and at the same time artistic value. The art of framing poetry of everyday life, this is photography, for Paolo. THE PICTORIAL LIST: Paolo, The Angelus is unique to Rome, a thanksgiving for the mystery of the incarnation, when God became man, or Jesus Christ. This celebration of mortality is the inspiration for unification throughout the city. Describe for us what this means to the people of Rome, and why it is so contagious. PAOLO RICCA: The capital is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a great architectural charm and rich cultural heritage. But it is also a difficult, hectic and rather chaotic metropolis, especially for all who were born and lives here from many years. In this scenario, the Vatican is a unique city-state, situated in the center of Rome, Italy, and represents the heart of Roman Catholic Church. Something changes while entering the boundary of this reality, everything seems better and good, even the people. So, the Angelus is a historical event that attracts everyone, adults and children, of all ethnic groups and ages. TPL: Tell us more about the atmosphere around this magical event, how does your community prepare? You talk about the sensory perceptions that hypnotize and seduce the participants of the Angelus, are these foods that fill the air creating an unmistakable aroma that instantly brings you back to that specific moment in time? Are bells ringing? Music or hymns? PR: Every Sunday is a day of celebration and, with the first light of sunrise, many people approach the place of the event. It's early morning and many people arrives directly by subway or bicycle. Few minutes after, also the full bus of tourists arrives in the streets of the Vatican. One, two, and more, Traffic becomes chaotic, some people have breakfast, others buy souvenirs, still others, with patience, are already waiting to goes St. Peter's Square. Here, along streets of the Angelus, the atmosphere is magical. Air is crisp and you can almost touch it with your hands. The energy of street artists, the sound of the bells coming from one of the many churches nearly. Small improvised bazaars, with their souvenirs and freshly prepared foods, everything seems created to make unique this moment. TPL: You talk about the serenity you find in the faces of the people you photograph, you mention their eyes. Can you explain to us what you think this serenity is and where it comes from? PR: I think each of us has our own defects, vices and fragility, but it's often difficult to accept. Here, among the streets of the Angelus, people do not judge and everyone, like a liberation, becomes equal when compared to the greatness of everyday life. This is what makes everyone more serenity and free. TPL: In this serenity, you have discovered the extravagance of feeling free to be oneself, and to celebrate mortality to the fullest. Tell us more about this transformation that takes place, the seduction. PR: In many situations, even for unbelievers, Angelus represents a social event of aggregation brings everyone together, an opportunity to redeem themselves and, in some way, become better for at least one day. TPL: What advice would you give to someone not familiar with Rome and the Angelus, on how to participate, and the best way to share in the experience? PR: Most significant experience is not the event, important and already well known all over the world, but everything who happens around it. Here, everything, even it's most banal, if accepted with a free soul, unveils a different meaning from normal. So, you have to open your eyes and observe with the curiosity of a child, stay tuned with open heart. TPL: Could you tell us what living in Rome has inspired in your work? What special qualities unique to the ‘Eternal City’ influence your both your street and documentary photography and the way you portray your community? PR: Rome is a city of great beauty but also it comes a thousand contradictions, so, to understand it, I decided to explore it's most important and characterise themes: religious and cultural roots. First, the contrast between sacred and the profane emerges, two sides of the same coin that coexist on the border of a peaceful armistice that does not fear judgments and prejudices. Second, a lot traces of past are today present on the edge of the suburbs, where culture of fatigue still follows the ancIent gestures of one's own ancestors. In the primary colors there is humility, determination and sacrifice; a human pulse, a crossroads to overcome, a hard climb, the solidarity between people, the difficult relationship between human beings, courage and love. TPL: There is an intimacy with your subjects, an up close and personal engagement. Do you know your subjects? Please tell us about the candor you share with your subjects, and what this brings to your portraits. PR: Happiness, fear and hope. As documentary photographer I need to explore emotions lived by the subjects I decided to follow. To do this, I talk them a lot and generally shoot little at start. I explore their activities and try to really understand their daily. I often immerse myself in their personality and this approach creates a special relationship which will then be fundamental during shooting. TPL: Colour is an important thread in your work, tell us how you use your colour to create your photographic frame. The flash creates a shallow depth of field, could you explain to our readers why this is important to you in the way you create your imagery. PR: 'The Poetry of Primary Colors', is the title of the cover image of my photographic project that pays tribute who work the land. In the primary colors there is humility, determination and sacrifice; a human pulse, a crossroads to overcome, a hard climb, the solidarity between people, the difficult relationship between human beings, courage and love. I think the primary colors translates good the fragility of soul because are really raw and honest. Also, if light is good, I prefer to work with no flash because this allow me to express the authentic dignity of the subjects, and cancel the distance between subject and observer, I think. So, here is the passion of red, the hope of green, and the whiteness of blue. An authentic metaphor of life that comes out so honored. TPL: What artists have inspired you in your photographic journey? PR: I like to think my images aspire to take a documentary and artistic value, at the same time. So, as a documentary photographer, William Albert Allard and Michael Yamashita are my favorite photographers because their images capture the essence of a story through absolutely poetic language and a great light management. As street photographer, my favorite photographers are Fred Herzog, Harry Gruyaert and Alex Webb, for their great skill in composition and color management, but, mostly, for their ability to transform everyday life into art. TPL: What equipment do you use that have become the tools of your trade? Anything on your Wishlist? PR: I really started to focus on the essence of my projects when I decided to mainly use two fixed lenses. For documentary project and street photography, I mainly use the 28mm and sometimes the 35mm, for posed portraits and candid landscapes. More rarely I use flash, especially when the sun is strong and want to add more details in the shadows. My main camera is a compact, light and professional mirrorless. This is my main gear and I think it will be like that for a long time. TPL: What projects do you have planned for the future, and what they should look forward to? PR: I generally work on long term projects and spend a lot of time in searching and editorial contents. So, I would like to work soon on a dedicated project to the strength of elderly, they has really much to share and tell. PR: “When I am not out photographing, I (like to)… I love being with my family, listening to music and walking a lot. I love so much to explore a place by walking. This recharges my batteries." Paolo Ricca is an inspiring freelance photographer from Italy who uses his knowledge of color and his intimate photographs to tell stories of everyday life. He has managed to bridge the gap between subject and observer and use his art to capture the poetry of everyday life. Through his work, we can witness the humility and determination of those he meets, while also cultivating the roots of our future. We invite you to join Paolo in this journey and discover the art of framing poetry of everyday life for yourself. VIEW PAOLO'S PORTFOLIO Website >>> Instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • HOW I SEE THE WORLD | IN CONVERSATION WITH YOEL GRACIA

    INTERVIEW May 7, 2020 HOW I SEE THE WORLD ​ Photography by Yoel Gracia Interview by Melanie Meggs Yoel Gracia is a street photographer who takes the everyday and turns it into unique visual stories. With a unique eye and a vibrant palette, Yoel captures the beauty of life that often goes unnoticed by most. From bustling cityscapes to serene landscapes, Yoel's photography has a distinct style that oozes emotion. Through his vivid colour and contrast, Yoel shines a light on the awe-inspiring beauty of the world, allowing us to appreciate the world around us in a different way. Yoel travels the world, capturing remarkable moments and turning them into unforgettable works of art. This interview will explore how Yoel Gracia uses photography to communicate the world as he sees it – a place of beauty and inspiration. “I always try to experiment with new planes, compositions and colors. I used to try to show everyday and sometimes implausible scenes, but, nowadays I try to look at the games of lights and shadows always applied to my vision of street photography.” IN CONVERSATION WITH YOEL GRACIA THE PICTORIAL LIST: Yoel, when did you start getting interested in photography? YOEL GRACIA: I've always liked art and capturing moments from around me. One and a half years ago was when I started getting serious about photography. Thanks to street photography I can now express myself and free my soul. TPL: Where do you find your inspiration to photograph? YG: I find my inspiration on Instagram and in some of the street photography magazines. ​ ​ TPL: Who are your favourite artists and photographers? YG: Alex Webb, Trent Parke, Joakim Möller, Lydia Roberts, Joaquin Pastor Genzor and Çağdaş Kul. TPL: Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone just starting out? YG: I know what is usually said in these cases but it's the truth...You have to go outside take all the photos that suggest something for you and train your photographic eye daily. No matter what camera you use, the place you're with, or the people you're with. ​ ​ I'm going to show the world how my eyes see it. TPL: Have you ever been involved in the arts before photography? YG: No, I didn't. Although today I need art to make sense of my existence. TPL: Are there any special projects you are currently working on that you would like to let everyone know about? YG: No I don't. At the moment I take the pictures I see without thinking that they have to go down a path. It's just natural. ​ ​ ​ ​ TPL: “If I wasn't photographing what would I be doing?... YG: I'm a primary school teacher and I like to travel each time that I can.” ​ ​ Yoel Gracia's unique perspective allows us to appreciate the simple things in life that we often take for granted. Yoel's photography is a reminder of the beauty of the world and a powerful tool to communicate messages that words cannot express. Whether you are a fan of photography or just curious to see the world in a different way, following Yoel on his journey is sure to be an inspiring experience. VIEW YOEL'S PORTFOLIO Yoel's instagram >>> read more interviews >>> PRIMAL INSTINCT Tara Sellios invites us to explore the interplay of life and death, of decay and beauty, and to find within that juxtaposition a reflection of our own existential journey. OPPORTUNITIES The Pictorial List partners with International Photography Awards, enhancing resources for photographers worldwide. We interview IPA founder Hossein Farmani, a visionary in photography. MINIMALIST REVERIE Nazanin Davari's minimalist style invites you to an imaginative world where silence and freedom converge, painting unseen beauty with her lens. THE AUTHENTIC GAZE: THE DON'T SMILE PROJECT Delve into the visual anthology of urban youth, a collection of moments where the mundane transcends into the profound, sparked by the click of Amy Horowitz's camera. BLACK AND WHITE WITH A THREAD OF RED Valeria Cunha is fascinated by the street, using it as inspiration to find structure amidst the confusion. Her photography creates intriguing connections and relationships through dynamic compositions that convey emotion. TALES OF A CITY With a passion for exploring the world through his camera lens, Seigar brings a unique perspective to his art, infused with reflections, colors, and icons. 18 >> 20 Elsa Arrais composed a simultaneously artistic, emotional, poetic and imagery portrait of her city in a predetermined period of time. WOMEN WARRIORS OF AZERBAIJAN Fidan Nazimqizi is aware of distinct challenges the women in her community are confronted with on a daily basis. Their struggles have become a focus for her photography. SHOOT NEW YORK CITY Leanne Staples is a passionate and driven street photographer whose honest perspective of city life captures both its simplicity and complexity. TRANSTEMPORAL Russell Cobb is an incredible photographer and storyteller who offers viewers a chance to step into the past and explore the nuances of culture and history. A LOVE SONG TO THE AMERICAN WEST We have the pleasure of seeing and hearing the visual stories created between photographer, Ross Taylor and musician, Russick Smith. As the wind sweeps through the landscapes the notes of a cello fill every void. JESSE'S STORY Jesse’s story becomes a timeless testament of an unconventional and successful fighter. Andrée Thorpe invites us to reflect on the inspiring journey of this brave individual. WALKING BUENOS AIRES We take a deep dive into the journey of Alex Gottfried Bonder - an artist who has spent many years uncovering the soul of Buenos Aires through street photography. UNDER THE COVERS WITH AMERICAN BEDROOM Barbara Peacock, opens the door to her subjects' bedroom, revealing their intimate thoughts and emotions. Discover the confidence and trust shared between the photographer and subject for an authentic and inspiring experience. BEYOND SIGHT Doug Winter is a photographic artist using his unique perspective as a semi-sighted individual to explore the experiences of partial blindness and vision disabilities. ETERNITY Eternity is a pictorial story about Konrad Hellfeuer's own personal journey with religion and how photography has helped him find peace within it. CROSSING THE AVENUE Get ready to be transported by the street photography of Juan Sostre. His mastery of technique and ability to observe the world around him, allows us to experience the street in a whole different light. HUMAN CONTACT By walking through the streets and observing people's behaviours, Jan Ponnet tries to develop a keen eye for the subtle nuances and rhythms of life on the street, and learns to anticipate and capture these moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. FREEDOM TASTES OF REALITY Juan Barte does not choose to document what he sees, but creates a photograph that constricts the flow of information, allowing for the viewer to further investigate and question what they see. HONK KONG TAPESTRY It is the minutiae of everyday life that most defines Giles Isbell's body of work. By exploring the intricate details, Giles Isbell has created a unique tapestry of what it means to to have once called this majestic city home.

  • SAMUEL IOANNIDIS

    SAMUEL IOANNIDIS be inspired Gallery // ARTIST'S STATEMENT // Since my youth, I have loved taking photos and experimenting with different perspectives. In 2016, I bought my first real camera, an old Fuji X-E1. I didn't know at all what I wanted to photograph...I just wanted to experiment. I have been passionate about street photography since 2017. I started to take pictures of my surroundings because I was curious about the world around me. The streets became my classroom, and they led me to places I would have never found otherwise. I love discovering hidden gems in the city and sharing my adventures with others. This is how I want to tell my story. LOCATION Nuremberg GERMANY CAMERA Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XPro 3 CATEGORY street, abstract, architecture WEBSITE https://streetsight.de/ @SAMUEL.IOANNIDIS ​ ​ FEATURES // The Curiosity Gap

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