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Alpha Designer
Alpha Designer

I’m a freelance graphic designer and a visual artist. I am known as alphadesigner, a pseudonym that usually makes people think what I do is really important. That’s why I chose it. As an artist, I am limited only by the span of my imagination and the level of my mastery. I’m not politically correct. Art is an expression of feelings and spirit, not a moral quest for dignity, purification or salvation. If you seek the latter, go to a priest or simply continue reading.

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Juan José Huerta
Juan José Huerta

Juan José Huerta (green belly) is a 44-year-old Mexican bear’s who works in the office of the censuses in his country. For over 20 years has dedicated his free time to the various forms of artincluding drawing, watercolor, engraving and photography. He has presented his work in more than 25 collective and 15 individual exhibitions. He is convinced that the arts are a great detonator of fantasies, dreams and life experiences.

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Bearfighter
Bearfighter

Photographer for brute souls. “My pictures are recollections of the martial man” The photographer, who goes by the name of “Bearfighter”, is 46 years old and lives and works in Cologne/Germany. His powerful pseudonym was taken from his days as an active heavy weight wrestler, during which the first genuine photos originated. “…because I wanted to see men fighting & sweating…”

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Bruce Seeds
Bruce Seeds

I live and work near the shores of Lake Michigan. I grew up in Wisconsin, studied architecture in Minnesota, and practiced architecture in Texas, specializing in computer-aided design. Having returned to my home state at the turn of the century, the corporate world is now a memory: I have set up a studio where I make quilted textile mosaics. I maintain an active online presence via social networks and enjoy sharing my work process with my followers.

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Björn Stensson
Björn Stensson

I’m a swedish forever-youngster that always had opinions about the aesthetics of everything since a very young age, and I guess I never really had a problem to choose what I would be working with when I got older, but I was not sure within what discipline it would be. At first I was aiming to be an architect but after a funny (and a bit too saucy) situation that I can’t talk about here, it ended up with me going to Berghs School of Communication where I studied graphic design.

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TOUMW@
TOUMW@

Born in Chambéry (Savoie) in 1961. Around the age of ten he began taking pictures and shooting on an 8mm film camera. Though he shared his father’s interest in photography, his focus was to fix the time or travel souvenirs. In the early 80s he moved to Paris to study architecture.

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Melvin the Satyr
Melvin the Satyr

I am a 47 year old self-taught amateur photographer with an MA in history. I have always had an interest in photography, and the digital age has allowed me to more fully express myself though images. My primary interests are abstracts and light and shadow. I am constantly learning and experimenting and owe a lot to the photographers whose work has graced these pages. I am rarely without my camera and like a true satyr spend most of my time in the mountains and forests of Virginia with my Jeep.

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BJ Broekhuizen
BJ Broekhuizen

(b.1979,Cape Town, South Africa) has exhibited in London and South Africa. Past exhibitions include “Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery , The New Artist Fair and Espacio Gallery. BJ’s desire to explore the intersection of art and science has seen him develop highly individual drawings and paintings. As long as he can remember he was enthralled by the random beauty found within the minutest natural forms. His workplace is more like a laboratory than a traditional studio.

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Alejandro Caspe
Alejandro Caspe

Alejandro Caspe was born on October 11, 1974 in Tijuana, Baja California. He had contact with photography in 1992 when he saw some pictures that his sister had taken in her photography class. Portraying the nakedness was the morbid element to start with a photograph of a playful manner. Over time, reached maturity that first changed part of the aesthetic and expressive world of his work.

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Timothy Gerken
Timothy Gerken

I live in the Leather Stocking Region of upstate NY and teach writing at a small state college. I have always been interested in looking out through the lens of a camera, mostly to avoid getting my picture taken. As a kid I shot Polaroids, then at 18 I was given an Olympus OM-10 and started the conscious process of looking for beauty. In 2006 I began using a digital camera, but I still look through those original lenses. And, I no longer mind getting my picture taken.

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Satyriconte
Satyriconte

Satyriconte is fed by the members of the CSS, Committee of the Surveyors Satires. Participants in this quest are: Blick, experimental filmmaker (Paris); Jean-Marc Foussat, music composer (La Garenne Colombes); Sigfrido Lopez Ferrer, expert feed and autodidact photographer (Barcelona); MYM Marc-Yves Morvan, painter and autodidact photographer (Paris). The Committee is eager of new visions and energies.

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Alex Girard
Alex Girard

Alex Girard is a San Francisco based fine arts photographer focusing on capturing the spirit of various queer communities and the wonderful people who build/inhabit them. Instagram: apgirard

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Javier Hirschfeld
Javier Hirschfeld

I am a Spanish photographer, passionate about the history of art, the african culture and aesthetics, and a ´Slave to beauty´. I love to capture beauty in people, and the landscapes that speak of people. I don’t take landscape photography, I like portraits, travel and street photography. I was born in Málaga, lived all my life in Plaza de la Merced (where Picasso was born) in 1979.

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John Gripenholm
John Gripenholm

I grew up in an old school house on the countryside outside Stockholm, Sweden. When I was 18 I did civil service as a fireman and right after that I moved to London for a while. During my 6 years as a photo assistant I travelled around the world but also stayed for longer periods in Berlin and New York. Now I split my time mostly between Stockholm and London where I have my representation.

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Aurelio Monge
Aurelio Monge

Born in Andalucia (Spain, 1971). A tough near-death experience marked him forever and was, in fact, decisive for his way of work. The main source of inspiration is focused in the human body; and more specifically the male body, without putting aside the classic sculpture, the architecture and landscapes which offering, like an open window, the inner and deep mystery of the human soul and at the same time, a particular frame for the ephemeral nature of all things including the life itself.

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Anthony Cox
Anthony Cox

orn in the hills of Tennessee, I always had a vivid imagination. I left those hills, but never forgot the creativity that I was drawn to. I fell into the world of journalism which lead me to a life of graphic design. Still not satisfied, I picked up the camera and started expressing myself through images. This has allowed me a universe of creativity. Each day I’m trying to shoot an idea, a study or story in hopes to express some small part of myself to the world.

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Charlie Hunter
Charlie Hunter

Originally from a rural community in Canada, I trained as a commercial artist in Toronto, and then continued my studies here in London. I’ve worked in advertising for over 20 years now, but have always produced my own personal work as well. I’ve been in group shows in Toronto, Manchester, Denver and Sydney.

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PhxJay
PhxJay

I grew up in the eternal desert that is the Phoenix “Valley of the Sun.” After a stint in the military in my 20’s I returned home and began working with computers. I still live in Phoenix with my partner of nearly 5 years, though we’re starting to look at other more moderate places to move.

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Steven Miller
Steven Miller

After a decade working as a graphic designer, writer, performance artist and playing bass for the agitprop music group ¡TchKung!, Steven Miller started making visual art in 2002. His performance background led him to create an ongoing series of conceptual portraiture, collaborating with many of the region’s most adventurous musicians and performers. His photographs have been published in Europe, Japan, and the United States, as well as Milky, a monograph published by Decode books.

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Jeff Luk
Jeff Luk

born in China, is now working as a full time artist in Sydney, Australia. He started to learn art by himself in early 20s, after quitting his first job as a college teacher. He traveled and visit galleries, met artists. In 2010 he moved and settled in Australia. His fine arts, including sketch, drawing, watercolour, oil painting, most often focuses on male subjects. The male portrait project that he is currently working on shows his developing rough style of saturated colours and photographic li

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Guido Moens
Guido Moens

I was born (1943) and raised in Belgium. As the grandson of the local blacksmith I learned to work with all kind of materials quite naturally, as the village smithy was my playground. My childhood was immersed by the rural catholic life of the 50’s. In my teens I realized that there was a way for me to escape: I went to art-school and came out a graphic designer. I started working in one of the major department stores in Brussels and had a great time as designer and art director.

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Emil Tanev
Emil Tanev

Creativity has always been a part of my life in some form or another. I went through many different things until I have finally found myself in Photography. Born in 1986, I feel like life has just started for me and there are many new horizons to reach for! As a photographer, my main attention is on Street Photography, but I am interested in expanding my skills in different genres. I currently live in Germany, but I was born and raised in Bulgaria.

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Nicolas Obery
Nicolas Obery

Artistic Director for over 15 years in office and luxury cosmetics, arts enthusiast and surreal worlds, I wanted to created a series of fantastic visuals, and offset, entitled FANTASMAGORIK A creation of more than 100 visual halfway between digital portraits and sculptures sometimes riding the wave SteamPunk and Geekdom the first goal was to recreate a surreal parallel world, diverting and reinterpreting elements or mythical characters while maintaining a high aesthetic.

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Bill McKinley
Bill McKinley

Primarily and most importantly, I am a student of love, of connection (Eros), of pleasure, of joy...At various times, my occupations have included: actor, singer, dancer, recording artist (2 CDs on iTunes), Gestalt therapist, masseur/bodyworker, pleasure activist, graphic designer, Apple employee, Disney employee (singer in both POCAHONTAS and MULAN), director, choreographer, teacher, writer...

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Ludovic Seth
Ludovic Seth

born in Lyon, he began his photographic career by himself at the age of 17 years, the film camera, before committing to 22 years in training at the Faculty of Arts of Montreal. An architect by profession, photography has quickly become for him a specific media but also complementary to the drawing, to capture the world around them and report on issues that affect them.

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Jim B
Jim B

Photographic dabbler living and working in Richmond, Virginia to the south of Washington, DC on the East Coast of the US.

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Kevin Sonnichsen
Kevin Sonnichsen

Kevin Sonnichsen dreamed about making movies ever since he knew what movies were. Saturdays spent on the couch watching “creature features” with his mom and an abundance of “behind the scenes” television shows and specials further fueled his interest in film and, in particular, special effects. After receiving his BA in Theatrical Design and Production.

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Conrado Rafael Maleta
Conrado Rafael Maleta

Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba in 1979, and now lives with his wife in Tel Aviv, Israel. Architect, painter and photographer.. never happy at all but always walking.

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Johnny Dredge
Johnny Dredge

I was born and raised in the small university town of St Andrews, Scotland. Following a quiet ‘Oxo Family’ childhood, reading car magazines and drawing in my bedroom (escaping chronic hay fe- ver), I studied Automotive Design in Coventry before moving to London, and spending five years working in book shops! After retraining as a TV Editor and De- signer at Ravensbourne, I spent 12 years working for Post Production houses and Broadcasters.

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Reed Cambell
Reed Cambell

Most important, I’m a lifelong na- tive of South Carolina. Small Town America serves as the base of all my work, past and present, no matter which stylistic approach I use. Furthermore, the naivety of growing up in a small town remains a constant thread uniting my work and fueling my passion to find my next visual essay. Given my three plus decades behind the camera, my body of work ap- propriates multiple genres as my tastes and technical skills continue to evolve.

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Blue Rain
Blue Rain

BlueRain (1973 birth year) lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He was born and raised in rural Korea - a place that influences his photographic vision and sensibilities.

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Kit Perren
Kit Perren

I was born in deepest, darkest Cheshire in 1973. I took a degree course in design and silversmithing at High Wycombe. Fifteen years ago I started my own furniture restoration business; very much following in my grandfather and fathers. I’ve successfully exhibited my paintings locally and always been drawn to natural forms and nature as my inspiration, the countryside and landscape that I’ve grown up in, remains one of the biggest influences to my artwork and photography.

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Brian Maier
Brian Maier

Originally from Jonesboro, Georgia and now living in San Francisco, California, the techno- phile makes his living integrating systems and solv- ing technology problems... but he is most at home behind his MacBook and his Denon MC-3000 con- troller. Brian has instigated many a groove at various venues around the globe, from Vancouver to Palm Springs, Los Angeles to Atlanta.

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Tino García
Tino García

Born in 1970 in northern Spain, diploma in television direction and production, later I attend various photography workshops. I conclude with a university course in digital photography, but my photographic train- ing is primarily self-taught.

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Sikander
Sikander

Sikander grew up in New Delhi, In- dia, and has returned to settle in the city after living on the East and West coasts of the United States. He works as an artist, photographer, and designer. While studying photogra- phy after high school in the highly creative but socially conservative atmosphere of the Triveni Kala San- gam in New Delhi, he was forced to use his own body for his ‘clandestine’ explorations of the human form. This period coincided with the devel- opment of his sexual identity.

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Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton

People are what interest me and I enjoy making pic- tures of them. While I love the detail and quality of a DSLR camera I’m often using a compact camera and enjoy the challenges that presents. Working part-time as a school teach- er allows me the artistic freedom to do the kind of photographs I want to, however, I’m always interested in finding new ways of working and re- main open to other ideas.

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Robert MacRae
Robert MacRae

Towards the end of 2012 I turned 40 and left my desk job, so I’m starting 2013 full of ambitions. One goal is to take my photography to a wider audience. I have had no formal training, but my parents first showed me how to load film into their Brownie Starflash when I was five or six. I grew up on a Kansas farm where cameras came out for vacations and celebrations to cap- ture merely one or two moments. My photographic approach remains one of studied observation.

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Olivier Vinsonneau
Olivier Vinsonneau

Olivier Vinsonneau - After 20 years in fashion, dressing women and men, today I’m only interested in looking at them. Looking at them in order to bet- ter photograph them. As an autodidact, for me photography is a passion, my camera is always at my side so that I can explore urban landscapes and portraiture.

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Laurent Goldstein
Laurent Goldstein

Laurent Goldstein is a French photog- rapher, art director, designer, author and film producer linving in Varanasi (Benaras – India). Laurent was trained to be an architect and later became the designer and the art manager of several high fashion companies in Paris, London and Milan before he settled in India and launched Red Halo, an household linen label involving people living with difficulties.

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Jacinto Caetano
Jacinto Caetano

My mum tells me that as a child, I was obsessed with chang- ing everything around me: moving round the furniture in my bedroom, renewing the covers of text books - ba- sically, if it existed, I changed it. I first boarded a plane when i was 20 years old. The experience was magical, and I wanted to do it over and over again. In 2002, I began my studies in graphic design and discovered I could create amazing things just thinking about them! It’s like making your dreams come true.

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