Interviewing Samuel Zeller

Interviewing Samuel Zeller

Samuel Zeller's is a fantastic photographer, who takes some incredible black and white portrait photographs. I admire his work and overwhelmed with this unique opportunity to interview him.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

The hardest question first haha, I'm still trying to find exactly who I am and my own style of photography. I'm 24, born and living in Geneva, Switzerland. Before going into photography I studied graphic design, I worked for two years for a big agency and I did some photo-retouching jobs, that's were I started shooting pictures. I never had a TV so I was going to the cinema often with my mom, I really enjoy the photography in movies. Both my parents were artists before changing jobs. I'm an only child.

Visiting Rome

Visiting Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and is famous for its landmarks that date back to the Roman era. It is also home to the Vatican, which is where the Pope lives. I love Rome because of the old buildings, food and the local people. On the first day after landing, we walked around the nearby area. We soon came across a traditional food market selling fruits, vegetables and other types of food.

My Favourite Instagramers

My Favourite Instagramers

In this blog post I will be sharing with you my favourite Instagramers. Instagram is a mobile photo sharing service that allows its users to upload their photographs and videos to the app so the whole world can see. The mobile app was launched in October 6th, 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The company was then bought by Facebook in April 9th, 2012.

I absolutely love using Instagram to share my photographs but also to see what my friends are doing. It is also a fantastic way to become inspired to take more photographs. Below are my top 5 favourite instagramers, I asked each photographer why they like using instagram?

Looking At VSCO

Looking At VSCO

In this blog post I will be looking at VSCO and how their iOS and android app has changed the way photographers take their photographs. On the left is a photograph of the user interface, which photographers will use to edit the look of their photograph.

I will be interviewing two photographers who use VSCO and the two co-founders Joel Flory and Greg Lutze.

Interviewing Robert Winter

Interviewing Robert Winter

In this Blog post I Interview Robert Winter. Robert Winter has taken some unique styled black and white photographs which show different types of cultures and people.

Did you study photography at school or in further education?

No, i learned it by taking photographs, I travel a lot, trying around with old cameras and did some Assistant Jobs for Commercial Photographers who i could ask my questions while working for them.

Interviewing Roberto Pavic

Interviewing Roberto Pavic

In this post I interview Roberto Pavic who takes amazing HDR black and white photographs and beautiful pictures of reflections. With his ongoing success on 500px he is quickly becoming more well known.

Are there any tips you will give to my readers on how to take a photograph with a reflection?

The best way to take photos with reflection is to go to some lake. Also it has to be a day without wind or rain so the surface will become a mirror.

Interviewing Andrew Lance

Interviewing Andrew Lance

In this blog post I interview Andrew Lance. I love Andrew lance's amazing black and white photographs and after seeing them I feel inspired to take more of mine.

What inspired you to become a photographer?

I was inspired to become a photographer to capture images of the world around us that are both engaging and interesting to the viewer. The ultimate goal is take a picture that tells a story and to which the view can empathise with.

Spotlight: Matthieu Lhotellerie

Spotlight: Matthieu Lhotellerie

In this blog post Matthieu Lhotellerie tells me a little bit about himself and his love for photography. Matthieu Lhotellerie has produced some great photos showing different types of cultures and people.

I always had a fascination for photography and travel, cultivating them with exhibits, books & documentaries, but never owned even a compact camera until recently. Strangely I started photography because of a comic book called “Le photographe” (an appropriated name), a fascinating story from a photojournalist covering a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan during the 80’s. The book mix drawings and his amazing B&W pictures, and after reading it, I saved money for a secondhand Nikon D80.

Spotlight: Jose Felipe

Spotlight: Jose Felipe

In this blog post Jose Felipe tells me a little bit about himself and his love for photography. I love his instagram styled photographs because of the different types of composition and his unique angles.

Hi, my name is Jose Felipe, I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I am trying to answer all of my questions about the city I live in. I’m very curious about the things around me and I love observing. I try to capture the tiny details and build huge concepts about them. My love for photography started when I got a Canon T3i in 2010 to make movies.

Spotlight: Lauren Bath

Spotlight: Lauren Bath

In this blog post Lauren Bath tells me a little bit about herself and her love for photography. Lauren has produced some beautiful photos and has gained a huge following on Instagram with over 354,000 followers.

My name is Lauren Bath and I am a travel photographer working as a freelance destination marketer. I am able to do this job because of my large social media reach on Instagram, 354,000 followers. I shoot with a Nikon D800 which is a great camera for the many styles of photography I do. I love landscapes obviously and shoot with the full landscape setup of tripod, remote and filters. In addition I love portraiture and do lots of handheld work during the day. For action sports the camera is a little slow but for 9/10 of my photography the D800 is perfect.

The Ukraine Crisis

The Ukraine Crisis

This blog post focuses on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. I have selected three photos that I thought were powerful and summed up what was happening over there. If there are any other photographs which you thought were equally powerful please write a comment and paste the photos URL.

In November 2013 President Yanukovych’s government rejected integration with Europe in favour for stronger links with Russia. His decision to do this (along with other events) has triggered anti-government protests on the streets of Ukraine.