#5 – SOKO (photo by Emily Weiss)
Weiss says that a lot of her photography skills are self-taught. She photographed Soko in New York on 15 June 2013, and the photos accompanied an interview published three days later by her beauty blog INTO THE GLOSS.
In that interview, Soko starts by saying: “I make decisions in my dreams and wake up and know what I have to do in my life.” Sitting in a sea of slightly rumpled striped cloth, she looks to be navigating daydreams, perhaps using the rosary around her neck as a guide. Central in the photo are the red, blue, and green rings looking like a traffic light with blue substituted for caution.
#4 – LAURA MARLING (photo by John Deer)
A diminutive Laura Marling seems to paint the surrounding walls with her music.
This photo was part of a shoot for Slideshow Alley, a project all about capturing performing artists in the alleyways of Melbourne (and sometimes on the rooftops of New York City), recording them performing one song, one take, with no fixed agenda and no rehearsal. By imposing location, time and technological restrictions, Slideshow Alley brings out a slightly different take on each artists’ music.
#3 – PAULA GIRODAY (photo by Tom Belding)
Paula Giroday is shown in her role of Dottie Rodriguez from the webseries/cabaret show THE TRUE HEROINES. Rodriguez is a genetically engineered woman with super-strength from the 1950’s, and this photo illustrates the era vividly, making great use of shapes and colours. Giroday’s most recent TV appearance was as Audra in PSYCH THE MUSICAL
Originally from New Brunswick, Vancouver photographer Belding is also an actor, and starred in the 2012 film DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE
#2 STORM (photo by Ksenia Solo)
An oncoming storm sucks the colour from a city, feeds off its heat, and hovers above like a giant frown. This photo by Ksenia Solo is currrently entered in the ART TAKES PARIS 2013 competition.
Solo, who is Kenzi on LOST GIRL, said of her photographs “Life is beautiful…so full of magical moments…that often come and go as quick as the wind…Sometimes we stop seeing that magic because there is so much chaos & sorrow that surrounds us…Whenever I get lucky and happen to accidentally capture one of those delicate moments…It makes me incredibly happy.”
#1 DAVID CRONENBERG
(photo by Caitlin Cronenberg)
Cronenberg took this fascinating and beautiful portrait of her father at the IT LOUNGE during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The director is captured, all arms and head and odd angles, with a contemplative and worried expression.
Caitlin Cronenberg‘s work has been published in every major Canadian newspaper, and has been featured in an assortment of publications including Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, French Elle, German Vanity Fair, Elle Canada, Bullett, and Filler Magazine.
In 2010, she self-published her first book of photography, POSER, a collection of nude portraits, with a foreword by Jeff Goldblum. The subjects vary greatly in age, race, body type and situation, and the book contains an index explaining the connection between each subject and the photographer.