Another month, another amazing group of professional photographers digging through YOUR photos to find and expose the hidden gems in the community. Let’s meet your 500px guest editors for October!
The fashion and urban photographers are strong in this month’s cohort, including photographers published on book covers, in VOGUE magazine, and more! Scroll down to read a little bit about each of then, visit all their online homes, and pitch your photography for Editors’ Choice consideration.
My name is Justin Boyd; I’m 16 years old and currently living in Lakewood, CA. I started photography in late February through a friend who I now owe everything to for helping me find my calling, shouts to Alec.
Before photography I had played baseball ever since I was 4. It was my first love. Throughout travel ball and high school my love and passion for playing and for the game started to leave me. Photography gave me my life back.
Anywhere I go my camera goes with me. For me it’s not “capturing the moment,” I see photography as a way to express my thoughts and emotions.
Ice cream or pizza?: Pizza
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: Rihanna… I think it’s self-explanatory why.
Alexandra, born in 1992, is a self-taught fashion and illustration photographer based in France. She lives both a peaceful life in the countryside with her husband, sons, and chicken; and a faster-paced life in major cities around the world where her job takes her to take photos or speak and teach.
Her clients include Cacharel, Universal Music, Harper Collins, Penguin Publishers, Vogue (editorials in Vogue Italy, China, Japan, Turkey), and Numero (France and Russia).
Ice cream or pizza?: All I know is that I spent way too much time thinking on what to reply this question.
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: My lover when he was a child.
I started with photography some years ago by chance, and never stopped.
At first, I took only portraits of me and my sisters and friends, until I got into fashion. Now I work mainly as a fashion photographer, even if I continue with my artistic projects and portraiture. I work especially for book covers.
Ice cream or pizza?: Ice cream!!!
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: Leonardo da Vinci, because it could be so interesting!
I am a 28 year old lifestyle and travel photographer born in Chicago, Illinois. My love for photography began in 2011 when I took an intro to photography course to fulfill one of my elective classes in college. What I originally thought of as a throwaway elective turned into a lifelong obsession with capturing the world’s beauty through a lens.
Along with photography, traveling and exploring are additionally my passions, and I love exhibiting the true personality and spirit of the people and subjects I photograph. Getting to know my clients, capturing moments, and telling their story is what inspires me. Photography is all I want to do with my life, and I’m truly enjoying this exciting journey.
Ice cream or pizza?: Pizza! Being born in Chicago, I’ve been spoiled with the amazing pizza we offer here, but I do have love for all types of pizza in general lol. If anyone knows me they know I’m obsessed with pizza.
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: I could mention an attractive celebrity or model, but that wouldn’t be fun lol. I would rather choose someone I find very inspiring in my life, and that person would have to be the late Mary Ellen Mark.
She was one of my favorite photographers ever since I started getting into photography. The way she was able to earn trust with all of the interesting subjects she photographed, and how she captured their stories onto her camera in such a raw and powerful way was truly fascinating. She is one photographer I wish I got the opportunity to do a workshop with. Mary was truly was one of the greatest of our time.
In addition to her fashion photography, multi-award-winning Tipperary photographer, Lisa Griffin, makes surreal images that are concerned with isolation, alienation, and loneliness in today’s culture.
Lisa’s visual labyrinths are vignettes that draw the viewer deeper into her strange and dreamlike world.
Ice cream or pizza?: Ice cream sandwich.
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: Caravaggio, so that I can pick at his brain!
I’m an Spanish self-tough fashion photographer, and I was born in 1984 in Albacete. I love tattoos and music, and I’m a dog lover.
Ice cream or pizza?: Pizza
Who is your dream dinner date (anyone dead or alive) and why?: Matt Bellamy, I’m a huge Muse fan.