Featured: Francesca Solloway

Francesca Solloways' Ebb and Flow: The Ever Changing Face of the Urban Wastelands

"This work was inspired by writing of Paul Farley and Michael Symmonds Roberts book Edgelands - Journeys into England's True Wilderness. The idea is to capture these urban wastelands as they come in and out of being from development to desertion to re-development. The title encompasses this idea of how the urban landscape is ever changing just as the waves come in and out on the beach changing and shaping the landscape."

Featured: Victor Anthony

Victor Anthony's Waterbound

"In the fall of 2007, my wife and I emigrated from my native Tennessee to British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Home for us now is a rock in the Salish Sea that is exactly the same size as Manhattan. It has a year-round population of 4,500 souls, every last one of which is dependent on the ferry service for travel beyond our shores. Having lived my entire life in a land-locked place, ferry travel is a completely new experience and I began documenting it almost immediately upon our arrival. WATERBOUND is exclusively 35mm analogue work and is essentially street photography on (or near) ships. What was initially extraordinary has by now become normal, but my interest has yet to wane and a camera still rides with me on every single sailing. I fully expect this series to continue well into the foreseeable future."

Featured: Florian Thein

Florian Thein is an Architect and Architecture Critic based in Berlin, Germany. He started taking Photos as a Kid on 110 film, switched to digital later and back to 35mm and Medium Format a few years ago.

“My photographic interest lies in documenting the traces of social interaction and human decision-making and their spatial impact on our environment in everyday life. Every conscious or unconscious action and interaction has an influence on the approach of our surroundings, this may be building a house or just throwing away your garbage carefree. I try to read everything people do as designing or composing.

I use film in different types and sizes, depending on the situation I want to capture or just the camera I carry at that moment. What I like about working with film is that the process is much more about guessing and getting surprised compared to working digital. Gradually, you get to know your Equipment and how it reacts to different situations with different settings, but you still can´t check the result on the back of your camera. While digital often keeps you in a trial-check-error-adjust loop, analog forces you to concentrate much more on the dependencies between situation, framing, speed and aperture. Nevertheless sometimes digital has its advantages and I really appreciate the possibility to always carry a decent digital camera with my mobile phone for snapshots.”   

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