The Most Popular Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Alexander Mendelevich, Barbara Iweins, Jan Moller Hansen, Nikolai Linares and Wiebke Hass.
Outside by Alexander Mendelevich
Alexander was born the Northern Caucasus region of Russia in 1979. From the first meeting with the world of photography 20 years ago, he felt that the reality and the image in the photograph are very similar and at the same time different.Photography immediately fascinated him, with its process and result. It was interesting to look through the viewfinder; the world seemed like its own. Later he moved to Israel. Obviously, the camera came with him. But the type of photos he’d shoot back then was very different from today. He took many nice photos whose only essence was formative aesthetics, and maybe a little surreal. Another pretty picture and another pretty picture… He had a feeling he’s going over the same mistake and every time he felt that he’s missing some important element. More……
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
Annie Leibovitz (American Photographer)
The Langtang Survivors by Jan Møller Hansen
Hundred disappeared when entire villages and homes in Langtang were wiped out when landslides, avalanches and icefalls caused by the two earth quakes that hit Nepal on 25. April and 12. May 2015. This is a collection of portraits of the Langtang survivors. The portraits were taken while the survivors were living in temporary tents in the capital Kathmandu.Most of the survivors have now returning to the devastated areas in search of their loved ones and rebuilding their homes and businesses. Identity and community belongingness plays a very important role in the recovery of the earthquakes in Nepal. Communities and people are staying together helping each other. More….
Second Best by Nikolai Linares
Historically we always only focus on the winners so giving a name and a face to the people who come in second was Nikolai Linares whole idea. He thought that we should all recognise that nobody ends up in a competition final without a lot of hard work. The silver medallist should also get some attention. “I fully understand the society that we live in, and that we all want to be a winner. The important statement for me in this photo series is that we should not always focus on being the best, but rather focus on doing our best. We have to remember that somewhere, there will always be someone that is better than you,” says Nikolai Linares. More….
Wiebke Haas ; Fine art equine
Wiebke Haas is a dedicated award-winning equine and animal photographer from Germany. Ever since she was a little girl she dreamt of hoof-beats and flying through the fields on a back of a horse. So after school it was very clear that she’d find a job near to that passion for horses. Therefore she combined her love for animals with the desire to be creative and became an equine photographer.Wiebke spent 3 years to become an officially certified photographer. Therefor she successfully completed a dual apprenticeship for photography where she worked for practice in a „normal“ portrait studio and learned all the theory on a vocational college. From the very beginning she knew that she’d focus on animal photography so Wiebke asked her teachers to support this choice. After that she took the risk of self-employment. More….
Bath by Barbara Iweins
Barbara Iweins is a Belgian photographer who has lived for some time in Amsterdam. She is now back in Brussels with her latest delicate photographs of women bathing. A collection of vulnerable moments infused with soothing colors of milky waters with hues of pink, mint and blue.The Bath series captures privileged instants of solitary bliss and quietude. The artists is known to capture these peculiar times when people let go of their guards to truly be themselves. Moments when people wear no shields…when the world can’t ‘hurt’ us. More…..