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Rising Light:
Aman Shakya

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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Aman Shakya’s love affair with photography began back in 2012 while going for a degree in Information Technologies at a school in Thailand. He quickly noted he had an eye for form, texture, and composition, and most tellingly – he was getting lots of positive feedback from friends and others who saw his photographs. Photography enabled him to interpret the world around him in a way that greatly appealed to him. Before long it was ‘Bye-bye IT’.

Shakya was wise enough to understand if he wanted to shoot full time he had to have a better handle on lighting so he started looking around for a good school. Well-staffed art schools offering degrees in photography are non-existent in his native Nepal and the choices in Thailand weren’t much better. While searching for alternative choices the name SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) popped up frequently, and after careful consideration he decided to give it a go.

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Rising light: Kent Meister and headshots as an opening act

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Kent Meister

Rising Light is an article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. This month we introduce Kent Meister, at School of Visual Arts in New York .

Most photo majors get hooked on taking pictures early on, while others take a more roundabout route. Kent Meister, currently enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) MPS Digital Photography Graduate Program in NYC, started out in the world of acting and theater.

Arriving fresh-faced out of Tulsa Oklahoma to pursue a career in Manhattan’s theater district about 10-years ago, many of Kent’s friends had cameras, and before long Kent caught the bug. Since then he’s managed to slowly turn that initial spark into a growing photography business.

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Christmas Cards With a Modern Touch

Written by Eric Doggett on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Eric Doggett

Christmas comes with customs and traditions. But just because it’s traditional it doesn’t have to be boring. Guest blogger Eric Doggett writes about how he started to create his own Christmas cards.

I started creating Christmas cards in 2009. I kind of fell into it, actually. At the time I was shooting editorial work for local magazines as well as weddings. When the holidays started to come around, my wife and I knew that we didn’t want the standard ‘family sitting in the grass in front of the house’ photo. We all get those every year, and usually they don’t end up staying around much past Christmas. I wanted to create something that would stay on our friends’ refrigerator for a little bit longer.

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“No location has ever creeped me out as much as this one.”

Written by Alexia Sinclair on . Posted in Fine art photography

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“No location has ever creeped me out as much as this one,” said Alexia Sinclair. Nevertheless, she headed out into Belango State Forest in Australia with the ambition to turn the forest’s dark history into a thing of beauty and meaning. This is the third part of Into The Gloaming. Be sure to also check out part one and part two.

“Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it,” claimed Bertolt Brecht. I believe that’s true, and it was with this in mind that I ventured into the woods of the Belanglo State Forest no less than half a dozen times to create this image.

Those familiar with the forest’s name will need no further introduction. For the uninitiated, all I will say is that it’s notoriety was gained through the heinous crimes committed there in the early 90s.

No location has ever creeped me out as much as this one, and it’s for that very reason it’s so important to reclaim what it once was. To try and reshape it’s horrible history into something more than just a forest of bones. Read more

How Alexia Sinclair Creates Her World of Make Believe with Hand Constructed Artwork

Written by Alexia Sinclair on . Posted in Fine art photography

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At this point, it cannot have escaped you that Australian fine art photographer Alexia Sinclair seems to have an inexhaustible source of imagination. But how does that imagination turn into an image? Well, that’s what you will find out here in Alexia’s own story of an enchanting shoot.

“It doesn’t have to be hard, I just make it hard.” Apparently I said those words. In a fleeting moment they escaped my lips and I would have long forgotten them had they not been recorded in the behind-the-scenes documentary. What I meant by that statement was the old adage “Life is a journey, not a destination” and while arriving at the destination is often extremely gratifying, it’s not without the journey that makes it so.

So with the journey in mind let’s take a look at the eponymous artwork Into the Gloaming.

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