Posts in Featured Photographers
Featured Photographer: Michael Crouser – Storytelling and the Art of “Done”

Read our latest feature on genre-transcending photographer Michael Crouser! Michael has a talent for telling intimate and captivating photographic stories of topics ranging from Madrid’s bullfighting culture to the life of the last "real" cowboys. His latest book, Mountain Ranch, covers just that: it is a powerful photo essay that records the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a universal fascination and mystique—cowboying in the American West. Read about his process and history as a photographer now!

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Featured Photographer: In the Studio with Paula Riff

Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to present our latest feature, interview, and studio visit with photographic artist, Paula Riff. Editor in Chief, Michael Kirchoff, takes some time to get to know Paula and her gorgeous cameraless photograms, and find out the efforts of what it takes to produce her abstract works of art. Peek into her process and mindset behind her stunning creations made without the use of cameras or film. Like Paula, her world is vibrant, engaging, and full of life.

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Featured Photographer: Bastian Kalous’s Expired Polaroids of an Eternal Land

German photographer Bastian Kalous has a habit transporting us to enchanting larger than life locations that we could only dream of visiting, that happens to be just outside his doorstep. The scenes he captures are a distinctive hybrid between breathtaking landscapes and intimate self-portraits that creates an instantaneous portal from his world to ours. This connection has allowed us to explore and experience stunning mountain peaks, enchanting vistas, and cold frozen forests that seem more like our own memories than photographs due to his innate ability to work with long expired Polaroid film stocks. Bastian has been able to master and tame the unpredictable nature of these long expired films and harness their magical colorful properties to bring the transformative properties of nature right to our doorstep.

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Featured Photographer: Elliott Verdier's A Shaded Path

French documentary photographer Elliott Verdier, at the age of 25, has already dedicated his life to photojournalism and documentary photography. It seems fitting that his 2016 series, A Shaded Path, would be received with critical acclaim from the likes of The British Journal of Photography, Lensculture, and Format considering he has always known exactly what direction he wanted his life to take. He distinctly remembers his childhood afternoons spent with his Godfather, combing through his photographic and documentary print collection of far off lands, peoples, and cultures. He loved the idea of these photographers traveling to distant places and living exciting lives as a cultural jet setter with nowhere else to travel to but forward onto their next adventure. These feelings of invigorating wanderlust would propel him to pursue a career as a photojournalist.

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Featured Photographer: Julia Beyer - Our World In Flames

Julia Beyer’s world is on fire. She recently returned from a trip to Iceland where she used Expired Polaroid Time- Zero film to create scenes that transformed the wilderness around her into psychedelic fantasies. Beyer has managed to capture one of the most beautiful locations on earth and turn it into a flaming dreamscape suitable only for an adventure from reality.

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Featured Photographer: J. Grant Brittain - A Legacy of Influence

J Grant Brittain, a native Californian, found his love of photography and skateboarding in the late 1970’s while working at the Del Mar Skate Ranch. As an art major at Palomar College Grant says, “I went to a 2-year college for 10 years”. In 1979 he met Sonny Miller, a skater, surfer and photographer. Sonny took him into the Palomar College darkroom in 1981 and from there he was hooked. Grant went on to found Transworld Skateboaring Magazine!

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Featured Photographer: Monica Denevan - A Traveler's Connection

Monica Denevan is a fine-art photographer based in her native home of San Francisco, Ca. Early on in her college career, while helping a friend with a photography class assignment, she discovered a fascination for portraiture and the creative intimacy that develops between the artist and the sitter. She began to study photography, with a particular emphasis on portraiture, and the course of her creative life was set. After earning her degree in photography from San Francisco State she began to travel, and it was through travel, and experiencing life far from her hometown, that she began to develop her photographic voice.

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Featured Photographer: Zeb Andrew's Series "Sea"

Photographers, like other artists, builders, and creatives require the right tools and equipment to complete their projects - Zeb Andrews is not one of these individuals. Though he has mastered the use of his Hasselblad camera to create his dreamy long exposures of the sea, he excels at creating and shooting pinhole cameras designed from household goods to wooden boxes. The images he creates using these one of a kind cameras are just as surreal and breathtaking as the ones created on his professional grade camera.

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