All posts filed under: Storytelling

Artist Matilde Digmann sitting on a chair showing her middle finger. Shot by Marie Hald

Behind the photo with Marie Hald

Marie Hald is not one to shy away from a difficult topic. The Danish photojournalist has spent her career capturing intimate glimpses into the lives of people who are often overlooked, forgotten, or that many have decided they would rather not see. With her camera, she gives the audience an honest, unglamorous, yet deeply sympathetic view of fatness, sex work, old age, girlhood, and much more. Her new photo book “Feminin” celebrates feminine beings, as she puts it, and the different ways 100 people between the ages of 0 and 102 inhabit this identity in a world of unattainable beauty standards. Join Marie behind the scenes as she tells us about the process behind getting one photo from her book. Who is the woman in the picture? The woman is Matilde Digmann. She is an artist who works with ceramics and graphic design and also a friend of mine. Why did you take her picture? I love to play around with and photograph some of my friends who are also artists, and Matilde and I …

Images by Shravya Kag, Diana King and Tana Gandhi

3 photographers on how they found their creative voice

When everyone has a camera in their pocket, it is on you as a professional photographer to make your work stand out above the rest. As both a craft and a form of expression, developing a strong voice through your photography is key. We spoke to three young photographers from Authority Collective – a group of womxn, non-binary and gender expansive people of color working towards more inclusivity in the photography, film and VR/AR industries – about how they found their own artistic expression and their best tips for making your work unique in both workflow and look. Shravya Kag Photo and video documentarian Shravya Kag treats the camera as an extension of herself. As a queer person of color, she navigates the terrain of human relationships by sharing mutual curiosity with her subjects. Born and raised in India, but having lived in New York since 2015, Shravya draws on her own experiences to bring a unique outlook through her photos, which often revolve around questions of identity, home, and personal space. “I deeply cherish …

Photography student Josefine Amalie explores underrepresented bodies in her work The Human Body

RAW talent with Josefine Amalie

Josefine Amalie is a dreamer. Sensitive to the inequalities in the world, the recently graduated Danish photographer is interested in creating narratives through her work that break with what we are used to seeing. In this latest post in our RAW Talent series, Josefine tells us about how she tries to deconstruct stereotypes and create a different reality with her photography and how Capture One helps her along the way. Tell us a bit about yourself! Where to start. I’m an idealist and I easily get impassioned. I have a vibrant inner life, where I often daydream and invent all sorts of stories and visualizations. I hate that we are not all equal and I often get overwhelmed by the thought of people struggling all over the world. And for the formal part; I have served an apprenticeship for fashion photographer Rasmus Mogensen in Paris and corporate and portrait photographer Norddahl & Co in Copenhagen during my studies at NEXT CPH. Besides that, I have a bachelor’s in Communication and Digital Media from Aalborg University …

Reimagening Sicilian stories with fashion photographer MOJA

In the wake of the #MeToo revelations, Luxembourg-based fashion photographer MOJA wanted a way to engage in the conversation, show support, and celebrate the strength of women. The result was a photo series he named “Women and Cinema”, which, for the fourth year in a row, will be featured at the Cannes film festival. This year he is putting the spotlight on Sicilian scenery, cinema, and femininity.   “We love to go to Sicily because Sicily, contrary to what everybody thinks, is a matriarchal society,” says MOJA referencing the historical associations many have between Sicily and a macho Mafia culture. He points out that the image of a macho Sicilian society has been reinforced by how the island has been represented in film. In his upcoming portrait series, MOJA and his team will be using many of the unique locations on the Italian island as a backdrop to reinterpret iconic scenes from 12 classic and modern movies set in Sicily putting female roles at the center. “The problem we had when selecting films to reinterpret …