Category: Staff Picks

What We’ve Found: Heat Wave


We’re so thrilled to share this month’s selection of submissions for ‘What We’ve Found’. What we’ve found is that Summer has many hazy visual associations. Whether its that glistening evidence of sweat, a refreshing (or necessary) dip in the pool, sand in every crevice, tan lines, grass stains, an afternoon wet-pavement scented thunderstorm, or an 8pm sunset.  What we’ve

Elina Ruka


Latvian born, Elina Ruka received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 to pursue her MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She is also recipient of Follett Merit Award and Albert P. Weisman Award at columbia College Chicago. Her photographic work centers upon examining the human relationship with water and photographic medium, questioning our knowledge on

Dave Jordano


Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. In 1977 he established a successful commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. As a mid-career fine art photographer, he was awarded an honorable mention

Kalee Appleton


Kalee Appleton is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

Melanie Eclare

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Melanie Eclare is a  photographer based in the south west of England,  currently studying for an MA in Photography at Plymouth University. Her photographs have been extensively published in the UK and internationally in books and publications.  As one of the leading UK garden photographers, Melanie has worked for the Saturday and Sunday Times, Saturday and

Yota Yoshida


Yota Yoshida (1981) is a street photographer who lives in Tokyo, Japan. He doesn’t take many photos at once to later edit them down as is common practice, but he attaches a great importance to shoot one by one carefully. That style is based on respect, communication, perception and conscientization for the process. Each of

Kristie Muller


Kristie Muller is an artist and photographer based in Ontario, Canada. Growing up, Kristie studied ballet and contemporary dance. Her interest in painting and obsessive compulsive nature lead her to photography. Taking pictures doesn’t make a mess, and was an outlet for her fascination with color and shape. Her work now consists of sculpture, video, and photography. Her

Carly Ries

Kima and Babe

Carly Ries currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded the Bruce Goodman Fellowship for photography. Carly also received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where she studied photography and art history. In 2015, Carly was an artist-in-residence at the

Junya Suzuki


Junya Suzuki, born in Japan in 1979, began taking photographs in 2009. He is a street photographer based in Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan. His interest focuses how picture elements connect at the same place at the same time. The faces may have turned to the same direction, or may have turned to different direction. However,

Phil Jung

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Phil Jung was born and raised in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York. Jung received a BFA in Photography from The San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Incandescent, The Photo Review, Mossless, and

Lindsay Godin


Lindsay Godin was born in May of 1992. She was raised in the countryside of Hunterdon County, located in west-central New Jersey. She developed a liking for photography and design in her early adolescence, and started refining her skills working at a local photography studio during her senior year of high school. After high school,

Ciara J Alberts


Ciara J Alberts is an artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Alberts was born and raised traveling throughout the United States on Reithoffer Shows, a family owned and operated carnival. Her practice is invested in ideas of entertainment, consumption and constructed environments. Her work is continually searching for the poetic friction within these topics and

Amardeep Singh


 Amardeep Singh is a photographer, visual designer, and “miscellaneous creative” born, raised, educated, working and currently living in Queens, New York. A self-taught artist, his personal work explores elements of his own mental consciousness and subconsciousness, and is an attempt at studying his own brain’s processing system by giving complete creative control to his instinct