When I visited his website and saw his work, I was fascinated straight away. His main focus lies on portraiture and you can really see that he is passionate about this genre.
The portraits, mainly of young men, are beautifully composed, the lightning and the color range is subtle and very well chosen for each photograph. There is so much intimacy, sensitivity and connection with the models in each single image.
John Edmonds (b. 1989) is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. A recipient of an artist residency with FABRICA: United Colors of Benetton’s Research Center and 2013 Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, he has lived and made work in France, Italy and the United States. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at Photography Festivals such as Photo LA, Fotoweek DC and Pingyao International Photography Festival and his self-published books are in permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Indie Photobook Library, The National Library of Australia and FOAM Museum Amsterdam.
His ethereal, intimate and lushly colored portraits of men belonging to marginalized backgrounds—African Americans, Gays and urban young men with tattoos and aggressive, hyper-masculine dispositions—explore the intersections of masculine identity, beauty, race and sexuality. Fascinated by the veiling and unveiling of these identities, his work is as personal as it is universal, social and political.
Please visit John's website and see his wonderful work.
His Blog "About Face" where he features work by early, emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines, focused in the field of portraiture can be found here.
I am happy and excited that Two Way Lens continues with another outstanding photographer.
Ellie Davies is a London based artist. She gained an MA in Photography at London College of Communication and her work has been exhibited internationally.
When I saw Ellie's work for the first time, I was immediately fascinated by the magical and mysterious power she creates in every single series.
There is a strong concept behind every body of work Ellie Davies creates. Before it comes to the actual point of going into the woods and shoot it needs a lot of thinking, writing and reflection about the story she wants to tell.
Ellie Davies' work is Land Art, Conceptual Art and Photography Art all together combined in one art form.
Please visit her website and take your time to look at all the different series.
And please read Ellie's interview with Two Way Lens here.