We’re very proud to publish Photo Essay 009: Lost Spring by Bessie Secor. The essay explores a duality, with Bessie capturing a fashion shoot, and concurrent black and white film details shot by collaborator Nicola Ciscato.
The relentless passing of the seasons fascinates and affects me deeply.
When the harsh winter takes over, my soul feels lost. Only those little beautiful things, that stay in the corners and cracks, bring me hope of the recurring spring…
Even when your path is cold, desolate and hostile, this hope pulls you forward into the journey of life.
We drove for 7 hours with an 81-song playlist. We went to shoot, but looking back, that’s not what I remember. The pictures didn’t seem to matter so much. It was about the music, the stories, and the friends.
This is their story; of two best friends that found a little grace in the small abandoned town of Amboy.
You’d expect the playfulness of Shelbie’s youth to be on display on her photos and you’d be DEAD WRONG, baby. There’s a weight to her photos, see, a focus on evoking emotion in the viewer, on recreating emotion in the entirety of the image. where many of the young photographers of her ilk create work that is as disposable as it is ephemeral, her work sticks with you, lingers in your head. I go back to her photos again and again, never bored, always wanting more.
One of Flickr’s early luminaries, Kevin’s work has always been an engaging window into both his professional and personal life, his photos being stunning documents of his work as a teacher, a father, an open sea swimmer. It’s a continual inspiration, seeing a man perfectly blend business and pleasure, making his life his work while preserving his passion for both.
Their Orange Julep series is presented today on TPJ, capturing all that is good about summer in Montreal, alongside a conversation exploring their work together. We here at TPJ hope you enjoy this hybrid Photo Essay and Interview.
Meeting new people is like a drug for a portrait photographer. Getting to know someone; the twinkle in their eyes; exploring how the light hits their face… it’s the reason they got up that morning.
Portraits reveal as much about the photographer as they do about the subject. The decision to capture one moment over another results in all the nuance and delicacy, the love of a subject, you see in seasoned portraiture.
Rebekah Campbell graces us with a glimpse into that process