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
There’s a barely—contained energy in Ryan Schude’s work, as if an electric current runs through every shot. Whether he’s photographing one person or twenty, there’s always a sense of something Happening, of whimsical action about to occur. And while one can spend serious amounts of time perusing the intricate details of his larger scenes, the big picture is just as rich as the smaller flourishes.
Traci is an inspiring soul. Intelligent and passionate, her interview spun a web of thoughts that left us breathless. This is new team member Lou Noble’s first contribution to TPJ. Here are some of his thoughts:
Traci Matlock was one of the first people I followed on Flickr, back in the day. Her photos are a visceral joy in their exploration of the human body, travel, her city and friends, of her city and friends, and I’ve rarely seen such work that is both so striking and so innately kind.