Salah Baazizi is a 46-year-old software engineer and bird photographer based in Orange County, California. He began focusing on nature and wildlife photography a decade ago, after a visit to the Bolsa Chica wetlands.
The California King Tides Project is asking for your help to upload pictures of the seasonal king tides phenomenon to their Flickr group.
Street photographer Dijon Bowden may have started as a filmmaker, but when he began the photography project titled Souls of San Francisco, he quickly knew he had found his true calling. Although pictures are his medium, Dijon primarily sees himself forging connections with people that his camera simply makes possible.
For seven years, Emily Ibarra has traveled the world photographing the death-defying adventures of professional parkour and freerunning athletes. Captured at sites ranging from the Grand Canyon to the Far East, her photos reveal their fearless exploits as they scale skyscrapers, fly across rooftops, and banish fear in precarious poses. Emily loves her job. “It’s exciting. It’s terrifying, and it’s dangerous, and I get to capture that,” she gushes.
Grant Kaye takes long-exposure photos of landscapes and the night sky. He pushes the limits of imagination to come up with some unique captures.
Sean is a shorebreak photographer and scuba diver from California. He takes pictures underwater or from inside waves, and captures beautiful moments of life and natural beauty at the beach.
Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2600+ mile Pacific Crest Trail to challenge himself to a let go of his need to control everything. He also snapped a selfie at every milemarker, making a timelapse video that would affect millions of people.
“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.”
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.”
Nineteen-year-old pet photographer and California native Jessica Trinh is on a mission to make pet photography an art form.