Superlatives are hard to avoid when describing the work of Sebastião Salgado. Recently, one magazine hailed him as the ‘world’s greatest living photographer’ and while such statements are often thoughtlessly attributed to many lesser mortals, it is difficult to argue against such a claim for the Paris-based artist. Now 73, Salgado is renowned for the epic scale of his photographic projects, involving years of planning, travelling and editing, all with a painstaking devotion to create books as heavy as coffee tables and exhibitions that fill the world’s grandest museums.
“I like to photograph large…there is a lot of information inside my pictures. To have information I must give space and to give space I must give depth of field too.”
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Adriana Lima takes us back to the age of decadence in two part series by Vincent Peters for Harper’s Bazaar Spain, July 2017. Adriana explores the fire of the female spirit in, Nueva Era Vuelve la Super Mujer, the New Era of the Super Woman. The power of this piece rests in the poetry of the person, as Lima allows her body to become one with her surroundings. Strolling through this palace by the sea, she’s at once enchanted by the rising of the light. Peters presents this story in black/white allowing us to take in the majesty of the moment.
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Adriana Lima by Vincent Peters for Harper’s Bazaar España July 2017
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Born in the lap of a vast Lake Constance in Austria, Ingo was introduced to the world of photography as a male model at the age of 18. His towering good looks made him a favorite subject of many famous photographers.
In his professional career, Ingo studied in the field of Quality Control and trained as a professional chef. But with the dawn of the age of the digital SLR, Ingo decided to pursue his passion and purchased his first camera.
Ingo and Jacky Liebe, his partner, started creating incredible images, sometimes doubling as models for their own shoots. His work with Jacky led to the creation of Schaman Photo Design (his professional brand) where they strive to create and capture beauty in every way possible.
When asked about his passion, Ingo said, “For me photography is a great balancer and it fulfills me emotionally and creatively. Nothing in life comes by chance, you have to stay focused on your goals. Originality is the secret sauce to every photographer’s success and having a great team is what makes an image great. An image is only as good as the idea behind it.The image always has the last word!”
He likes to work in bad weather to create something different and that’s what his images are famous for. Each of his images tells a story and engages the viewer while stimulating their senses. He has been a member of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists for about 3 years now and regularly conducts workshops to teach new photographers different styles.
“Through this body of work, I wanted to proclaim the subtle and delicate beauty of nature in its state of being.”
Ravikumar Jambunathan’s series, World Of Small Things relishes in the detail of the natural world. The heavily veined leaves, fanned ferns and white wildflowers, are clear and crisp representations of the beauty found in the tiny things of nature.
French-Algerian model and ‘Mummy’ star actor Sofia Boutella is styled by Deborah Afshani in traditional femme fatale shots by Ellen von Unwerth for Iris Covet Book June 2017./ Hair by Renato Campora; makeup by Kate Lee.
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Sofia Boutella by Ellen von Unwerth
Iris Covet Book June 2017