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.
James Popsys had never given photography much thought until he purchased a point-and-shoot camera to document a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world. But it was the discovery of Photoshop compositing that really helped him craft his unique and amusing style.
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.
Canadian photographer Erik Peterson has been living and documenting the lives and traditions of Uzbek people for the last three and a half years. He shoots, among other things, this fascinating, insane sport called Kopkari.
How can you show your wonderful landscapes while on the road being creative? Some people have the solution for you, and it looks really cute.
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.
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.”
Éric Lafforgue is a professional photographer who travels for well-known magazines, documenting people in situations that most of the world doesn’t get to see. Many of the places he goes, such as Somalia and North Korea, are considered off-limits to most foreigners.
“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.”