Instagram can sometimes come up with some wonderful suggestions for photographers to follow and that’s how I discovered Beth Kirby’s portfolio. Also realised her blog is just as beautiful. Taking the information from her about page which states:
I’m a freelance photographer, stylist, writer, and recipe developer living in the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee. All of my work is inspired by the beauty of imperfection, the South, mysticism, slow living, and metaphor.
Shooting both film and digital in natural light, my work aims to capture small moments through prosaic, light driven photos. I’m largely inspired by the notion of finding the familiar in the foreign, by nesting wherever you go as well as conversely finding the exotic in the everyday, of traveling even when you’re at home. From cookery to cabinetry, coast lines to mountain ranges, I try to capture both a sense of intimacy, beauty, and adventure in all things, most especially the mundane. When I’m not behind the stove, lens, or keyboard I can usually be found combing farmers markets & flea markets alike in search of inspiration or cooking for friends in my kitchen or theirs
Nader Khouri and the teams he brings together produce authentic editorial and advertising imagery of food and people. From the beginning of his projects he focuses on having a well planned pre-production process to guide the shoot with a clear vision and goals. Whether it is putting together a mood board, shot list, or scouting before the shoot Nader and his team do what it takes to produce the compelling imagery clients are looking for. From having worked as a photojournalist for 10 years and 5 years in the commercial realm Nader now easily switches back and forth from the two. It was from telling people’s stories that he honed his ability to anticipate moments and combine them with special attention to composition and light. His work has been honored most recently in Communication Arts and the American Photographic Artist’s SF Something Personal exhibit. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native and loves discovering all the new restaurants and bars in San Francisco and Oakland. He makes sure to balance out his urban lifestyle by spending many weekends exploring the rivers and lakes in northern California.
In Case of Rain | Aline Smithson
In Case of Rain
We live in a world full of technical distractions. I see my children gathered around their computers as though it’s a summer campfire, faces aglow, as they peer into a world of friends and fantasy, participating in a new forms of entertainment that further remove them from the childhood that I experienced.
Today’s generation has lost touch with the activities that previous generations have enjoyed—reading a good book in a comfortable chair, playing board games on a rainy day, flipping through Life magazines, or sprawling out on the living room rug while listening to records and reading the backs of album covers.
And it’s because of this that I have been looking at bookshelves and untouched childhood pursuits with a new eye. With great sadness, I realize that these objects will someday be obsolete, at least in their current incarnations. And like a curator of antiquities, I see them now as beautiful objects to be admired and preserved, if only on film.
I can only hope for rain, a heavy rain and maybe a power outage.
Lori Vrba Photography – assemblage.
Lori Vrba is a native Texan now residing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a self-taught artist committed to film and the traditional wet darkroom. She has shown her work internationally to great acclaim. Vrba considers the exhibition and installation as an extension of the aesthetic and narrative components of her imagery. Recent examples of her unique voice in presentation include “Piano Farm”, New Orleans, LA 2010 and “Southern Comfort”, Atlanta, GA 2011. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Lishui Museum of Photography, China and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as private collections through out the world.
Andrew Sanderson, Photographer: Gallery.
A professional photographer for over 20 years, Andrew Sanderson has established an international reputation as both teacher and practitioner of the photographic medium. Andrew has exhibited regularly in the UK and New York, and has photographs in picture libraries in both Britain and the United States. He currently runs workshops from his darkroom and studio in Holmfirth, and gives lectures and demonstrations for Ilford Harman technology as one of their ‘Master Printers’.