The magazine of the photo-essay
August 2020 back issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: Damian Bird (born London, 1972) is a photographer, photojournalist and lecturer with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe. He was educated at Canford School and in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism. In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 18 years, Alice. As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan. His first book Seabird was released in November 2017 his latest book is due to be release at the end of 2019.
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Christopher Jones To commission him or to request prints of his work: Christopher Jones is a freelance editorial photographer, based in Bristol, UK and is known for his creative feature and news coverage for quality newspapers and magazines, which include the Daily and Sunday Telegraph (for which he was a contract photographer for some years), The Times and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent. He has also had work published in Time Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Lady, Saga Magazine, BBC Countryfile, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, Stern, Sydney Herald and many other publications around the world. As a photojournalist, Christopher also covers more specialised subjects including environmental portraiture, reportage, interiors, architecture, food, travel and investigative journalism. Most of Christopher’s images are available to buy from Alamy and Shutterstock/Rex.
He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Daily Mail, Dazed & Confused, The Face, Country Life, Coast and Geographical magazine. He lives in Devon, England with his wife, four children and his dachshunds, Jessie, Rosie and Ted.
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Elin Høyland To commission her or to request prints of her work: Norwegian photographer, Elin Høyland has freelanced for several major newspapers including The Guardian. She is currently photographer with the Norwegian Business Daily and her work has been widely exhibited in both Scandinavia and the UK.
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Mario Marino To commission him or to request prints of his work: Mario Marino is a independent award winning Portrait photographer, austrian born and based in germany. "One of the great humanists among the photographers". He has been photographing various peoples in their native lands since 2000. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Central to his pictures is a fascinating portraiture in which he maintains an empathetic connection to his subjects. Each image conveys a sense of simple joy of being and living in our world. “To me it’s essential to show the beauty and dignity of people. Empathy, instinct and walking forward is the key to my work. I try to read people’s lives, the circumstances they live. I’m fascinated by their cultural background and identity”.
Mario Marino is a Honorary Member of the Calcutta School of Contemporary Photography.
Nick Knight To commission him or to request prints of his work: Nick Knight OBE (b.1958) is a British fashion photographer who is also founder and director of SHOWstudio. He is an honorary professor at University of the Arts, London and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the same university. For the last forty years, Nick has shot award-winning images for commercial and editorial purposes. His groundbreaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen, alongside his vanguard advertising campaigns for prestigious clients such as Dior, Lancôme, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein or Yves Saint Laurent have helped to make him a household name in both fine art and fashion. His stories in British Vogue, W magazine, Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and i-D magazine have all pushed the industry past the classic parameters of fashion photography, while his award-winning music videos for Bjork, Lady Gaga and Kanye West have firmly established Knight as an eminent Director and Image Maker. His work has been exhibited at such international art institutions as the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers' Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, The Daelim Musuem and the Gagosian Gallery.
Catherine Karnow To commission her or to request prints of her work: Born and raised in Hong Kong, National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow travels the world on assignment. A notable life project has been her 30 years photographing Vietnam. Her Hanoi 2015 retrospective: Vietnam 25 Years Documenting a Changing Country was attended by numerous and diverse visitors of all ages and cultures. Her book of the same name is available in bookstores worldwide. Catherine has starred in several documentaries, and been the subject of countless articles in the press. Catherine is known for her lively and informative speaking presentations, and has presented for National Geographic LIVE to audiences of 2500 people, among many other groups world-wide. Catherine's passion for photography carries into her love for teaching. Her own Signature Photo Workshops in Italy, Vietnam-Cambodia, South India and the San Francisco Bay Area are unique in the roster of workshops, and in a league of their own. In the time of
COVID, Catherine gives scintillating online presentations, unusual online workshops, and private consultations.
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Janet Holmes To commission her or to request prints of her work: Janet Holmes completed the International Center of Photography’s part-time Continuing Education Track Program in 2015. Since then,Janet has received international recognition for her images,which have been exhibited in the USA, Canada and Europe. Portraits from this project received the People’s Choice Award in United Photo Industries nine-city outdoor exhibition The Fence: 2018.
Orlando Gili To commission him or to request prints of his work: Orlando Gili is a London-based photographer working for editorial and commercial clients, in addition to long term documentary projects with a focus on British identity.
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Charlie Waite To commission him or to request prints of his work: Charlie Waite is firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers. His photographic style is often considered to be unique, in that his photographs convey an almost spiritual quality of serenity and calm. Charlie's photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world, and he has held numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious venues in the UK, Japan and the USA
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