“My perception of ballerinas, as a feminist, was that they were starving themselves for their job, that they were doing what they did for a man that was telling them what to do, that they didn’t want to grow up,” says Lucy Gray. “But,” she adds, “as a photographer, your job is to hunt down your prejudices and get rid of them.”
Photography had always been a hobby for Kirsty, but after her mother’s cancer diagnosis, the camera became her confidant. She turned it inward on herself, and it became a visual diary where she recorded all the emotions she couldn’t express in words.
Sam Spratt’s illustrations will make you look twice. The New York-based artist creates unbelievable digital portraits of celebrities, icons, and figures.
As a photographer specializing in photographing people and their pets, Norah Levine has met many people who have a deep connection to their animals. But once she began photographing the homeless and their pets, she realized how much of a lifeline animals can truly be.
John Wilhelm features intricate compositions of wacky scenarios in his photos — everything from riding on the back of a rabbit through the snow to battling an octopus during bath time.
Jason Travis is the artist behind “Persona,” a long-running photo series that features a portrait of an individual alongside a tabletop view of the contents of that person’s bag, neatly organized. Watch The Weekly Flickr to learn more about this fascinating project.
For Kari Greer, working means jumping in the midst of a burning wildfire to take photos of the men and women who fight them. “When I’m in the midst of the heat and the smoke, it’s just a sensation of complete awe.”
“Living with cerebral palsy has been my biggest curse and my biggest blessing,” San Francisco street photographer Jason Lee says. “I don’t claim to be the best photographer, or even a good photographer, but if I can make my dreams come true… then I think that anybody else can.”
Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the joy of meaningful connections.
Justin Bettman is the pioneer of #SetintheStreet, a project in which he builds elaborate sets on city sidewalks, using unwanted furniture and other discarded items.