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PHOTOS AND PEOPLE

We provide a blank canvas where photographers express themselves freely. Photography portfolios, including pieces of writing and interviews, introduce fascinating artists and their inspiring work.


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| 22 July 2021

SPYROS RENNT

The following features a selection of pictures from Spyros Rennt's new book Lust Surrender. To introduce you to this fascinating photographer, Martin chatted with him about studying computer engineering, Spyros's hometown Berlin, and, of course, photography.

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| 9 May 2021

ASIA WERBEL

Asia has been working backstage at fashion weeks in Milan, Paris and London for the best part of 10 years on her project ‘Dystfunctional Wonderland’. During this time she has also been commissioned by several magazines and fashion houses as official backstage photographer. As a photographer Asia specialises in documentary photography, portraiture and fashion editorial, more recently getting into moving image. With her project 'Mothership', she did something completely different, something personal.

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| 29 April 2021

ANNIE YAN

Annie has been fascinated by documenting her surroundings on camera from an early age. Her father used to take a camera with him wherever he went, and he taught his daughter how to shoot pictures – using a Leica M6. After graduating from film school in Boston, USA, Annie now works as a filmmaker and photographer.

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| 1 April 2021

STEWART BYWATER

When Stewart moved to Paris, his father gave him a special parting gift: a digital camera. Today, he's a portrait and fine art photographer based in London. During lockdown, like many of us, Stewart has had to rely on Zoom for work. However, in a slightly different way than most: He used the programme to take pictures. This resulted in the following photo series, which features a number of amazing high-profile actors.

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| 7 February 2021

Here's our recap of 2020, filmed on Super 8. 

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| 23 July 2020

KEVIN SCALI

Kevin Scali is an Italian photographer who takes stunning pictures of nature.

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| 2 July 2020

JANICK GILPIN

Janick Gilpin is a published freelance travel and documentary photographer who specialises in environmental portraits. Born in the Cayman Islands and raised in Jamaica, he currently resides in New York. Janick considers himself a global citizen and has travelled extensively documenting people in their natural environment.
With this picture series, he documents Black Lives Matter protests in Harlem to create awareness and give back to the communities of colour.

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| 10 April 2020

JULIA RIESS
YSTAD QUARANTINE

Julia Riess is one half of Design Studio Riess and has been part of The Wasted Hour since day one.
The experiences in nature, deep conversations, good music, and many glasses of Prosecco during her quarantine in Ystad, Sweden inspired this picture series.

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| 18 March 2020

CATHERINE COSTANZO 

Her grandfather gave Catherine a Polaroid camera when he was cleaning out his house. It sat on her shelf, collecting dust, until, one summer, she finally bought some film and tried it out. Thank god she did because Catherine’s Polaroids are an endless source of inspiration.
These pictures by the vintage polaroid film photographer capture shadow and light in a mesmerising way and tell unique stories.

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| 18 January 2020

TAG CHRISTOF

For years I always wanted to shoot pictures but never got to the point of buying a camera and starting to do so. That changed a few years ago when I discovered photographs on Instagram that looked exactly like the ideal that I had always wanted to capture – the photos were shot by documentary photographer Tag Christof. His transported mood, the colours and the compositions triggered something in me: the urge to create something.
So, for me it’s a bit like a dream come true to showcase some selected photographs by Tag. This picture series makes you dream of an imaginary past.

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| 23 November 2019

MAXIME MANO
DIVINE IS PARIS

After moving from Bordeaux to Paris, Maxime picked up a camera to document people and places in the vibrant capital city of France.
He brought his camera to house parties, bars and night trains in Paris, immortalising these moments of high energy. With subjects ranging from junk food to a dead rat, Maxime certainly has an eye for capturing ironic and out of the ordinary shots. His body of work, curated for the first time as an exhibition, is characterised by a unique and vibrant touch of weirdness, leaving you to imagine the stories behind his photographs.

Visit Maxime's exhibition Divine Is Paris on 26 November, 11 Rue Keller 75011 Paris.

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| 11 October 2019

RICH ARMITAGE

Certain Instagram accounts convey the impression that can you get to know a person. Not because they keep pointing the camera on their face in their stories, but because their pictures share their perspective.
Rich’s photos create an intimate feeling of his surroundings, and with this series he takes us on 2 journeys. The first is to Japan, a country he first visited 2 years ago. With the second series, he takes us to the University of Westminster, where he studied photography and digital imaging technologies. To get to know Rich a bit more, read our short Q&A.

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| 4 September 2019

SAM JOHNSON

'For a long time I have been a firm believer in making photographs within the familiarity of your own world, seeking beauty within your common surroundings and not longing for something more: an idea which is creatively liberating yet generally grappled with by the majority.'

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| 9 August 2019

ALYSSA BOEHLE
APPETITE & PLASTIC REBELLION

'We are always watching what others consume and what people have an appetite for. Whether it's sex, food, entertainment etc, knowing what other people value gives us an "in". It opens a window into that other person, and it lets us answer their appetites – usually to get something in return. What I find most interesting is what we choose to be transparent about versus what we hide, what we feel comfortable selling versus what we do not, both as the consumer and observer.'

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| 29 May 2019

ANDRÉ FRANCISCO

See and read about André’s trip to Porto Covo, where he found himself again, without being touched by the hurry of day-to-day life.

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| 29 March 2019

ELENA CREMONA

When she was 18, Elena left home and wanted to see the world. Her photos are beautiful, fragile and deep, and they are shot only on film.

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| 9 March 2019

KEVIN SCALI
WINTER & SPRING

Kevin Scali is an Italian photographer who takes stunning pictures of nature.

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| 2 January 2019

MARTIN HUFNAGEL
I THOUGHT WE WERE OVER 

„Es war wie ein Sog in eine andere Zeit.“

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| 28 October 2018

BEN KRUEGER
AIRPORTS

'I think that everyone is somewhat melancholic from time to time. For me, I would lean closer to the nostalgic, because the art is a way to document something that will never be again, so there’s a positive nature to the photograph – in other words the moment was saved.'

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| 12 October 2018

FRANCESCO SANTORO 

Looking at Francesco's pictures, you can tell that he has an incredible eye for composition and colours. So, it's no secret that photography is his passion.

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| 20 September 2018

ALLY JADE

Ally has always been drawn to create in some way or another, and taking pictures has been an interest of hers for quite some time.

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| 13 September 2018

AMY BROWN

Amy is a 23-year-old filmmaker and photographer, based in Scotland. Her work focuses on women, lgbtq, transgender and non-binary people.

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| 24 July 2018

FRANCESCA CLEMENTI
LA MARINA

Francesca's work consists in triptychs. When she's out there taking pictures she puts on some music that fits her mood of the day. The day she shot this series she listened to 'That's Entertainment' by The Jam.

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| 13 July 2018

MAYA MILLER
HOTEL VIEWS 

Since it’s inception, The Pack A. D. has played 967 shows, and they will crack the 1000 mark this fall.

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| 6 July 2018

KAO SAEPHAN
WE ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT

Kao, the boy who cried wolf, got his name due to his sarcastic personality. He’s from California, where he studies photo journalism and conceptual photography. Perhaps its because he’s a cold weather person, that he shoots a lot at night.
When we talked about a possible theme for a series, we found out that we both love the Smashing Pumpkins. Therefore, we decided to name his series after their song 'We Only Come out at Night' from the 2nd half of the Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness album (which is called 'Twilight to Starlight').

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| 28 June 2018

ZHAMAK 'THE CAT' FULLAD 

One night, I landed on Zhamak's Tumblr and couldn't stop scrolling. Her portraits fascinate me, and when she's capturing a party, I feel like I'm there.

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| 20 June 2018

UGO SALERNO

Ugo is from Rome, Italy. When I stumbled across his pictures on Instagram, I was immediately caught by the colours, the portraits, and the homoerotic aura. The ones he shot for The Wasted Hour are no exception.
From our first contact back in February until now we've exchanged a lot of emails and texts, getting to know each other. Right now, Ugo's thinking about leaving Rome.

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| 16 June 2018

STAN DMYTRUK

Stan got into photography during a trip to the Ukraine back in the summer of 2006.

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