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Category: All Interviews

16 Oct

Samantha Lee Strikes Gold with Just a Pen and Her Imagination

Based around the evolving idea of discovery with each artistic piece pulling inspiration from the ordinary to the fantastic, Samantha Lee is a San Francisco pen and ink illustrator with a phenomenal eye for texture and proportion. Lee’s work represents her own self-discovery and quiet moments lost in time. Never planned out, each piece is mixed media with a focus on pen and ink, drawn on a whim section by section. That sort of artistic spontaneity usually requires the use of erasable pencils, but there's not a hint of graphite to be found in Lee's work. Lee finds inspiration through people who “keep at it in life” and work hard until they make something of themselves. Her hope is that when people...
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13 Oct

Photographer Jim Cummins: A Photo Career Spent Adapting to Change

It's always a treat to chat with professional photographers, a resilient group of folks who have seen their craft undergo an incredible evolution in the last 15 years with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram broadening the audiences of many photographers 10-fold. We recently caught up with New York-based photographer Jim Cummins and talked about the great profession of photography, how it’s changed and where it’s headed. But first, a bit about Mr. Cummins… Jim Cummins is an award-winning American photojournalist whose work is well-known from the many photographs he has taken of legendary rock, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, country/western and gospel performers of the 1960s through the early 1980s. Over 900 music albums from that era, many of which went...
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9 Oct

Interview with BIOLUCID: Creating Revolutionary Visual Technologies For Healthcare Providers and YOU™

Remember the classic movie The Fantastic Voyage? The film is a sci-fi tale of a submarine crew who shrinks to microscopic size and ventures into the body of an injured scientist to repair damage to his brain. The movie was the first of its kind in terms of special effects and animation used to mimic the inner workings of the human body. During my interview with CEO Lawrence Kiey and CTO Jeff Hazelton (two of three Co-Founders) of BioLucid, a company specializing in health visualization technologies with their comprehensive platform called YOU™, I was reminded of that classic adventure movie - but this is no science fiction. Here’s what you need to know about Biolucid’s objectives, history and how their groundbreaking...
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8 Oct

The Incredible Imperfection of Photographer Robert Lüthje

One phrase comes to mind when scanning the work of photographer Robert Lüthje: picture imperfect. That’s not to say his work is flawed, but it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, at first glance, most of the images he crafts behind his lens are rather cold and distant. There’s a startling lack of color, and he’s not exactly photographing the most interesting or original subjects. And yet, there’s an undeniable sleekness to his photos. He has the ability to transform the ordinary into something stunning, using very little. Grays, blacks and silvers dominate his photos, and yet, despite the dull color palette, the photos are visually striking. There’s a style and method behind the madness that lends itself to...
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1 Apr

Aleksandra Zee: where woodwork and photography unite

Though a woodworker, Aleksandra Zee relies heavily, if not entirely, on her Instagram account to engage her community and bolster her sales. As a passion in addition to a necessity for her career as an artist, Zee continually offers a day-in-the-life perspective, allowing her followers to see her process every step of the way in her craft as well as in her life. Viewers are able to walk into her day-to-day to experience moments at home, cuddle sessions with her dog, outdoor escapades with her boyfriend, and a start to finish perspective of her artwork. She divulges that though she has no photography experience, her love for shooting has grown tremendously with her need to market her work. Here, she discusses her...
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16 Feb

Photographer Profile: Stasha Becker

Our friend and Instagram sensation @northwestmommy aka Stasha Becker, borrowed the Fuji X100Sfrom Lumoid. She’s living it up in the Pacific Northwest with her son, her 2 dogs Bruce and Max and her horses. We’re fond of her Instagram feed and overall love her photographs so we asked her to share some of the photos she snapped with the Fuji. We were able to sneak in a few questions as well. When did you get started in photography? Strictly speaking in high school. But throughout my childhood grandpa allowed me to use his Leica to capture our everyday life. What gear do you normally shoot with? For no particular reason my first DSLR was a Nikon and I have stuck with them since. I...
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9 Jan

Photographer Profile: Rikki Ward

In case you hadn’t already noticed- it’s wedding season! Even though it’s a busy time for wedding photographers, we were able to sit down with Rikki Ward from Rikki Ward Photography. Catch some snidbits below or watch the whole interview: Her gear: Canon EOS 6d camera Canon 5d Mark III Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II lens What are the most difficult scenes to shoot? I think that in my style of photography, I like to be as unobtrusive as possible and I want to capture the moments between people and sometimes flash can interrupt that. The Mark III is really awesome for low light situations, you can shoot natural, available light without interrupting the scene with a flash. What do you love about wedding...
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5 Jan

Photography Profile: Drew Bittel

In honor of Women’s Day, we caught up with family photographer Drew Bittel. We’ve followed her blog, Mom*Tog, for quite some time now and are drawn to her beautiful and lively images. Drew started her own business 9 years ago and it has evolved into a platform for teaching others about photography. Here is was she had to say: When did you get started in photography?  I officially fell in love with photography my senior year of high school, but never imagined I could make a career out of it.  It wasn’t until after I got married and saw my wedding pictures that I realized I wanted to start a business.  I loved not just looking at my pictures, but also being...
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