Marek Wurfl is a portrait photographer with a background in traditional art, who is influenced by Early Netherlandish painters. In our interview, he tells us how he takes photos in this style, using unique lighting and posing styles, giving his images an oil painting-like look.
For me, the camera is so much more than just a device that creates images. It’s so much more than just something that exposes a roll of film, or delivers way too many megapixels. It’s a key. A key that opens doors.
Grace Almera merges fine art conceptual fantasy and fashion photography to bring surreal dream worlds to life. Here’s how she blends imaginative concepts with elaborate costumes to tell stories of far-off places and fairy tale characters.
Specializing in portraits of people’s everyday lives across Asia, Dewi Natalia strives to capture beauty across different cultures to change the way we see each other. Today, we talk to Dewi about her goals and her creative process as she travels and shoots.
Creation is an experience, not a manual to be followed step-by-step. As soon as I stopped trying to force my creativity to fit into predetermined boxes, it got easier and easier to pull my visions into the physical realm.
Deep down, I was disappointed. I was letting myself down. It was another project that I was putting in the “unfinished pile”. I knew I had to arrest this downward spiral before it degenerated into total failure.
Learning the ways of these old-school effects not only gave me newfound respect for the art and craft of the masters that went before me, but instilled a sense of practical creativity and problem solving that I’m not sure I would have gotten in the purely digital world.
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