Youth by SOMEJETTE

SOMEJETTE is the pseudonym of 23 year old Italian photographer Martina Cavinato. Currently studying visual arts at IUAV University in Venice, a life-long love of photography is now expanding in to video art and performance. “In this series entitled ‘Youth’, I wanted to question the struggles of growing up, the feeling of not being right…

New Dividers of the Purple Rage by Zeno Gill

New Dividers of the Purple Rage is a new analogue street photography series from NYC photographer Zeno Gill. The series saw Zeno take his Canon AE-1 to the streets of Manhattan and the Westchester suburbs north of the city. The film stock used was Lomography’s Lomochrome Purple – the look of the film modeled on…

My Mind Is Dangerous by Alessandro Marongiu

By day, Alessandro Marongiu is a literary critic and agent living on the Mediterranean coastline of Italy. He does not describe himself as a photographer, simply saying that photography is a medium which allows him to express himself in a way that he cannot with words alone. My Mind Is Dangerous is a new series…

Descendants by Clare Steele

Clare Steele is a photographer born in Australia. Her work is concerned with how place affects the emotional and physical connections to what we hold dear. Those innate feelings to adapt and survive while creating space and meaning for ourselves within our surroundings. Descendants is inspired by the connections between Spain and Ireland, through the tales…

Stories of Light and Shadows

Elin aka Stories of Light and Shadows is a Swiss photographer specialising in natural light self-portraiture. Entirely self-taught, Elin only started shooting a few years ago, initially photographing details found in nature and, more recently, focusing on self-portraiture. Enjoy… You can see more of Elin’s photography at: Instagram All images copyright the artist (Stories of…

Freaks by Federica Bernardi

Federica Bernardi is an Italian photographer whose passion for the medium began while photographing concerts in which her boyfriend was performing. Photography became a way for her to build relationships with other girls, something that she had previously found difficult and that had always felt superficial. This process evolved in to a new way of…

VIDAS by Rodrigo Márquez

Rodrigo Márquez is a photographer and filmmaker from Valencia in Spain. With a background in computer engineering, Rodrigo’s interest in photography started as just a hobby, something that he had taught himself. Over the years, this has become much more serious and, in 2017, Rodrigo opened his own studio, Bebokeh, which pulls together all of…

Clare Marie Bailey

Our newest interview is with UK-based photographer Clare Marie Bailey who specialises in analogue self-portraiture. Working predominantly with instant and 35mm films, Clare creates cinematic tableaux in which she is both photographer and star of the show. Enjoy… Tell us a bit about yourself and who or what got you first interested in photography. I…

Sergey Berezyuk

Sergey Berezyuk is a 26 year old analogue photographer and artist from Minsk, Belarus. His film work uses multiple exposure techniques to create dreamlike portraits and landscapes. “It’s something about dreams and music, about youth and the beauty around, about sincerity and space, about loneliness and self-flagellation, about love and passion, about insecurity and invisible…

The Centre of Spare-time Activities by Benjamin Le Brun

This ever-so-slightly surreal series comes from French photographer Benjamin Le Brun. With a background in Urban Planning, it is no surprise that the ever-expanding shopping mall is a source of fascination for Benjamin. They are no longer just a collection of shops, but now aim to attract and cling on to their customers with all…

Interview with: Jeff Rothstein – Part II

Interview by Tom Sebastiano Jeff Rothstein is a native Brooklynite who has been living in Manhattan for many years. He has been shooting on the streets of New York City since the beginning of the 1970s. Jeff considers himself an urban observer trying to capture the city’s environment – structures, signs and, most of all,…

Interview with: Jeff Rothstein – Part I

Interview by Tom Sebastiano Jeff Rothstein is a native Brooklynite who has been living in Manhattan for many years. He has been shooting on the streets of New York City since the beginning of the 1970s. Jeff considers himself an urban observer trying to capture the city’s environment – structures, signs and, most of all,…

Folio: Pickett Creek by Anthony Wyborny

Anthony Wyborny is an art director and photographer working in Portland, Oregon. His imagery aims to capture and share the human condition; even abstracted or landscape images contain clues of the human impact that has shaped them into their current form. While maintaining a documentary viewpoint, Anthony uses evocative moments of light, intimate still lives…

Folio: Divine Light by Ruby Steele

Ruby Steele is an emerging photographer living and working in London. Her work focuses on the complexities of the portrait and of human relationships. A recent graduate from the London College of Communication, Ruby likes to work with 35mm  and 6×7 formats in both analogue and digital. We are featuring images from Ruby’s current project,…

Folio: Silent Moscow by Hermes Pichon

Despite having been introduced to photography as a teenager, it wasn’t until the age of 21 while studying political science and economy, that Hermes Pichon realised that his passion for photography could be much more than just a hobby. “I am, among many things, a documentary and street photographer. My practice of photography basically involves…

Folio: Kala Barba-Court

Kala Barba-Court was born in the Philippines and now lives and works in Moscow, Russia. A freelance interior photographer by profession, Kala enjoys the process of slowing things down for her personal projects, preferring to shoot in analogue format. Kala is editor of PlainMagazine.com and Shopikon.com and regularly contributes to Fubiz.net. “I move countries a…

Folio: Natasha by Tom Sebastiano

Tom Sebastiano is a photographer based in London and a regular contributor to Photo/Foto. Tom returns to the magazine with a new portrait shoot featuring model Natasha Bush. The series was shot using a mixture of medium format and expired 35mm films. Enjoy… See more of Tom’s work at: invernodreaming.com | 35mm Instagram | Medium…

Folio: A New America by Robert LeBlanc

A New America is the title of the upcoming book from US documentary photographer Robert LeBlanc. The book is the culmination of a four year, 35 state roadtrip around the US – seeing Robert frequently venturing in to those parts of a city less traveled with the goal to capture the grittiness and authenticity of…

Folio: Izzy Trott

Izzy Trott is a photographer and writer based in Manchester in the UK. Izzy grew up in the rural south west of England before moving to the industrial city of Manchester in the north west. Shifting between these two extremes and observing their opposing paces of life has greatly informed her photography. I am featuring…

Folio: Oscar Langburne by Fabien Voileau

French photographer Fabien Voileau splits his time between Paris and Auckland, New Zealand. A passion for portraits and the great outdoors, Fabien combines the two for this amazing portrait series featuring 15 year old surfing prodigy Oscar Langburne. Shot entirely on film, this is the perfect antidote to the Winter blues. Enjoy… See more of…

Folio: Sueña by Wara Vargas Lara

Wara Vargas Lara is a Bolivian photographer based in La Paz. She studied Communications Sciences and majored in Press Photography at the José Martí International Journalism Institute in Cuba. For the last 15 years, Wara has worked as a photojournalist for various media outlets in Bolivia. She has exhibited in her homeland and taken place…

Folio: Ildiko with Plants by Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil

Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil is an artist born in Paris, now living and working in Montreal. She is versed in cinema, philosophy and the history of art and previously worked in the Musée d’Orsay before devoting herself to photography and photographic post-production. Female portraiture and nature photography represent a large part of Anne-Claire’s work; in…

Folio: Luise by Herbert Ahnen

Our latest featured folio comes from Herbert Ahnen, a photographer and media designer from Nordrhein-Westfalen in the north west of Germany. This is a wonderfully expressive portrait shoot featuring the beautiful model Luise. Enjoy… See more of Herbert’s work at: herrbert.portfoliobox.net | Instagram All images copyright Herbert Ahnen.

Folio: Huis Clos by Kathleen Meier

Kathleen Meier is a photographic artist living in France. Her work is a study of human psychology – how do we react when faced with given situations? How does our education, our experiences and our culture shape our feelings and emotions? The series Huis Clos puts the viewer in a somewhat uncomfortable position – these…

Folio: Budding by Emel Karakozak

Emel Karakozak is a Turkish photographer who has been exploring the medium since high school. Emel is the only female Turkish photographer to be awarded the title of EFIAP/g by the Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (FIAP) and her work has been exhibited in shows across the globe. Budding is a recent series that depicts…

Folio: Untitled by Alexander Binder

Stuttgart-based Alexander Binder was born in Germany’s Black Forest area. A self-taught photographer without a formal art education, Alexander stares at creation through vintage lenses, prisms and optical toys; he invites the viewer on a psychedelic trip in a universe full of contrasts: dense black and white, life and death, beauty and ugliness all collide….

Folio: Sabine Woudenberg

Sabine Woudenberg is a 21-year-old Dutch contemporary photographer. Sabine’s images tend to depict stories or a specific atmosphere through (self)portraiture, surrealism and conceptual images. “At around 12 years old, I picked up my first camera, initially only as a way to capture fun times and the world around me. It took a couple of years…

Folio: Yai Deng

Yai Deng is a nineteen year old emerging photographer and filmmaker whose family fled from civil war in South Sudan and emigrated to Texas where he was born. He is currently studying filmmaking at college in Connecticut, the influences of which definitely lend a very cinematic and surreal style to his photography. “I come from…

Folio: Hello, I Love You by Ludwig Nikulski

Hello, I Love You is a new series from German photographer Ludwig Nikulski. The series was shot in response to a love letter received from a girl in Japan. Using only the information in the letter, Ludwig set out to find the sender, documenting his journey along the way. This became the subject matter for…

Folio: Endless by Paul Kelley

Paul Kelley is a visual artist and portrait photographer based in Massachusetts. For this featured folio, Paul has selected a recent series, Endless, that he shot on location with model Doe. “If I gave you a quick list of things I like it would be this – Fast food, getting hair cuts at regular intervals,…

Editorial: Vacuum by Federica Lampone & Giorgia Marcucci

Vacuum by Federica Lampone & Giorgia Marcucci A FEELING OF GREAT SPIRITUAL ANGUISH, OFTEN WITHOUT A SPECIFIC CAUSE, A DESIRE WITHOUT AN OBJECT. INNER PAIN AND MELANCHOLY, VAGUE RESTLESSNESS AND SENSE OF NOSTALGIA. Credits Photographers: Federica Lampone | Instagram & Giorgia Marcucci | Instagram Model: Nicolò Santi | Instagram Stylist: Matteo Fagiolo | matteofagiolo.wordpress.com /…

Folio: Sea Turtle Rescue by Diego Rosman

Diego Rosman returns to Photo/Foto with a documentary piece that is very close to his heart: “Four years ago I decided to take my love for nature and animals and to start volunteering in the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center and to document the work and rehabilitation process of the sea turtles. The center was…

Folio: Disperazione by Luisa Mazzanti

Luisa Mazzanti is a portrait photographer based in Italy with a deepening fascination with nude photography: “Even though I am only 20 years old, I find in photography the way to express myself completely. The portraits communicate the message you want to express very effectively because the viewer feels a personal connection with the portrayed…

Folio: Post Encounters by Tal Ben Avi

Tal Ben Avi discovered photography as a teenager, studying studio photography and B&W darkroom courses in Tel Aviv. He continued his professional education at Camera Obscura School of Art, later graduating from the Hamidrasha Faculty of Fine Arts, Beit Berl. “I choose the city entrances. The no-man’s-land areas, the city’s outskirts, the edges of the…

Folio: The Beauty of Decay by Michael Schwan

Michael Schwan is a photographer working in Freiberg, Germany. Michael has been involved with photography for many years and, today, specialises in fine-art landscape photography and urban exploration. A particular passion is to visit and document abandoned places – the search for suitable locations leading him across the length and breadth of Europe. Enjoy… See…

Folio: Look at us but do not touch by Mauricio Holc

Mauricio Holc is a freelance photographer from a city called Oberá in the Misiones Province of Argentina – near to the borders with Brazil and Paraguay. Mauricio started out in photography in 2011, now shooting mostly fashion with a preference for natural light and a melancholic feeling. Here he presents his recent folio with models…

Folio: Alice Zilberberg

Alice Zilberberg is a photographer and digital artist born in Estonia, raised in Israel and currently residing in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s photography program, she began her artistic practice by painting; a verve which remains very much present in her digital works. For over a decade, Alice developed her own distinctive technique…

Folio: One Side Will Have To Go by David Mondedeu

David Mondedeu was born in Houston, Texas and now lives and works in Madrid, Spain. David specialises in creating polymer photogravures, a beautiful technique that we talk about in David’s featured folio from earlier this year. David’s recent project, One Side Will Have To Go, is an artist book, consisting of fifteen polymer photogravures printed…

Folio: Anne Nobels

Anne Nobels was born in South-Africa but now lives and works in a secluded and very quiet part of the Netherlands called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. In February 2016, Anne graduated from the Fontys College for the Arts in Tilburg; she went there thinking she would become a painter, but the attraction to photography became stronger every year….

Folio: Cruces by Steffanie Padilla

Steffanie Padilla is an artist, currently living and working in Los Angeles, whose practice involves photography, collage, and video. Her work is based on the notion of perception and representation in relation to humans & animals and considers mass media, culture, and food products as focal points for extensive psychological and philosophical research. Much of…

Folio: Before Your Very Eyes by John Trifonopoulos

John Trifonopoulos is a graphic designer and fine-art photographer based in Kavala, Greece. He is currently completing his MSc in Cultural Informatics and Communication, focusing on Museology. He is also a member of Photoclub of Kavala. John’s project ‘Before Your Very Eyes’, aims to bring out details of daily life, small corners and objects which…

Folio: Yens Franke

Munich photographer Yens Franke was introduced to photography at a very young age – his Mother was a professional photographer – but developing films in a darkroom did not have quite the same attraction for him as music did and, for many years, he channeled his creative passion in to a career as a musician….

Folio: Emma Bovary by Silvano Fortunato

Silvano Fortunato is an Italian photographer who first started out as a landscape photographer but soon developed a passion for portraiture. Like the title character from Flaubert’s classic novel, the subject in Silvano’s series ‘Emma Bovary’ is a woman caught between a desire to live a life of romance and excess and the reality of…

Folio: Behind, between, below, against, in front of me by Asta Cink

Asta Cink is an artist from Vienna, Austria. For this featured folio, I am running images from Asta’s recent series ‘Behind, between, below, against, in front of me’. “Coming from a performing arts background, I use my body as a tool, constantly questioning myself and my own self-perception. This process in turn throws the question…

Interview with: Kate Hook

Kate Hook is an analogue photographer based in Birmingham in the UK. I think it is fair to say that Kate is the undisputed Queen of experimental film and film soup – and if you have no idea what film souping is, then I highly recommend you read my interview with Kate below! Kate also…

Folio: 2015|2018 by Gianluca Zonza

Gianluca Zonza is a 23 year old photographer from La Spezia in Italy. He has been shooting since early 2015 and, throughout that time, has been adding to a long-term project that now amounts to over 200 images – a selection of which we are featuring here. “My work explores the connection between delicacy and…

Editorial: Māyā by Federica Lampone and Giorgia Marcucci

Federica Lampone and Giorgia Marcucci are two young Italian photographers. They met at the Nuovo Istituto Design, where they studied photography for three years with various experts in the field including Vincent Urbani, Emilio Tini, Giorgia Benazzo and Stephanie Winger. They share a passion for fashion photography, art and cinema. Māyā is a project that…

Folio: Something About The Southeast by Oliver Poulter

Oliver Poulter is a 24 year old photographer now living in London but who spent most of his childhood living on a rural farm in the South of England. “I’ve always loved the work of Saul Leiter, Joel Meyerowitz and Stephen Shore and photography has been a big part of my life in the sense…