“I’ve never struggled so much to capture one picture,” Matthias Dengler explained. “This adventure was the starting point of my photographic career.” He dreamed of photographing the unique overlook for quite some time. During a six month stint living in Norway he knew he would have few opportunities to reach his destination. He made it part of his morning routine to check weather reports for the perfect day. One morning it was clear. The rain would break for about a day. This was his chance!
Social documentary photographer Steve Evans has had his passport stamped in more than 100 countries and photographed thousands of people over the years. His mission: tell people’s stories and amplify the voice in their eyes. With increasing politicization of the refugee crisis in Europe and the United States, Steve published a collection of his images that document his experience with refugees.
Amid the din of clicking keys and the day to day lines of software code, George Pancescu’s spirit was slowly imploding as it clamored for a world more freeing than that of the machine. “We don’t belong here,” his spirit cooed. “Take us into the mountains.”
For Matthew Lief Anderson, huge skies and stellar landscapes are something else – building blocks for captivating photo collages.
Maelia Rouch, an ebullient amateur photographer from Campana, Buenos Aires, Argentina found her home and community within the Flickr Family once she started interacting with multiple groups. Armed with nothing but a craft drawer and standard Nikon she has honed her skills by working with photographers from different countries, using bright colors and macro textures to make everyone’s day a little bit happier.
About two years ago Niels Oberson, a car enthusiast living outside Bern, Switzerland realized that driving the exquisite and serene mountain roads of the Alps wasn’t enough to escape the monotony of his office job.
Some shy kids pick up a book, others a pen or a musical instrument. Vincent Bourilhon picked up the family’s one camera at the age of 18 and finally started to find his voice.
Detroit has a reputation for financial hardship, urban decay and slow emotional recovery following the recession. Take a look at Brian Day’s photography and you’ll see expected elements – worn buildings and tired infrastructure – but you’ll also notice a strong and subtle resilience in the cracks and shadows of Motown.
Oleg Oprisco is one of the most unique and excited photographers we’ve seen on Flickr. His fairy tale scenes and images are hand-crafted, shot on film, and rarely post-processed, reflecting the incredible craft that buttresses his art.
In her series “Dancing with Costică,” Australian artist Jane Long transforms vintage photographs into fresh and modern stories. Learn more about her work in today’s Photographer Spotlight.
Marijana Klasan is a 21-year-old photographer based in Vienna, Austria. After documenting quite a few weddings, she says the most important thing she has learned is to “listen and watch very carefully.”
Check out The Photographic Journal’s wonderful interview with Oliver Charles, one of the winners of Flickr’s 20under20. Be sure to follow Oliver as his photography continues to evolve.