Month: October 2019

Body language and rich texture blend in Dayron Vera’s dramatic portraits

Dayron Vera is a Cuban fine art photographer based in Barcelona. He is also a professional ballet dancer, having worked as Principal Dancer in the National Ballet of Cuba and moved to Spain to join Angel Corella’s dance company. In fact, he started as a photographer by taking pictures of his dance colleagues backstage, where he became fascinated by the idea of capturing their movement and body language in an artistic way.   When I stopped working as a dancer around 5 years ago, I wanted to find another way to express myself. Photography came to me by chance and I clung to it as my new medium to create art and build a passion. One of the elements I brought from my dancing career into photography is the driver for making art: anything I create needs to come from somewhere inside of me. No matter if a project is personal or commissioned, it has to feel real, it has to feel human. “The Queen” editorial for Lucy’s Magazine inspired by Queen Elizabeth I, created …

Brooke Holm documents the interaction between humans and environment

Brooke Holm is a New York-based photographer whose work cuts across genres and styles. Her photography centers on the relationship between humans and the natural environment, a vision she employes in editorial, commercial and fine art projects of still life, interior, architecture and landscape. Hi, I’m Brooke and I’m a photographer. This is where you’d expect me to tell you what kind of photographer I am but, to be honest, I have always been wary of defining my photography style. I believe it’s limiting to place yourself in a labeled box, because you can get stuck there, inhibiting your ability to grow and change. I’m particulary interested in how people impact their environment, and how they’re impacted by it in return. My work is about intuition and feeling, it’s emotive, precise and technical, yet imperfectly human. I shoot across genres and use a variety of tools and technology. At the moment, most of my projects are a mix of interiors and architecture, still life and environmental/landscape photography. I seek to work with people and clients …