Best of the Web

Best of the Web

It’s just too hard not to share the interesting and sometimes bizarre reads we come across every week, so we’re back with Best of the Web. Here’s what’s been floating online at the start of August – from unseen David Bowie photos to Lee Miller posing in Hitler’s bathtub. … The Guardian: Unseen David Bowie […]

Student Spotlight: Grace Gray

Student Spotlight: Grace Gray

Student Spotlight chats with former Mango Lab students. It’s been hustling at our HQ this summer with teens. We managed to interview one of our regular summer students – Grace Gray. She talks about Banksy, why social media is a fad, and how growing up in Spain and spending summers in England inspires her photography. … […]

Not defining culture: in conversation with Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

Not defining culture: in conversation with Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

When defining culture isn’t the aim of a photo, what’s the purpose of the lens? South London photographer, Reuben Bastienne-Lewis, offers an insight into how instant photos are leading to imitation, and why his ambition isn’t to say what culture is. From his album artwork for King Krule to a documentary project in Kampala, Reuben’s […]

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 launches its third edition at Somerset House celebrating past, present and future photography. A plethora of galleries and talks will be presented throughout the weekend, including the annual Master of Photography exhibition with Taryn Simon, an immersive virtual reality installation by Mat Collishaw, where viewers are thrown back to 1830’s photography, and […]

The Story Behind the Picture: Evgeniy Serov

The Story Behind the Picture: Evgeniy Serov

Working in the Far East of Russia Evgeniy Serov captures the unequivocal beauty of his native land . In his most recent series he photographs the resilience of winter swimmers and the communal nature of the sport. In this interview Evgeniy discusses the processes he went through to shoot in -27C temperatures, the rise of […]

Resource Material | Snap Photo Festival

Resource Material | Snap Photo Festival

To all the folks at SNAP a big thank you for your support and turnout. A fab event put on by an extremely fab crew. Please find below the resource links and bibliography for Karl’s talk on “From wedding photography to editorial commissions – making the move”. Books Branagan, Alison. The Essential Guide To Business […]

Working in Wedding Photography: a conversation with Laura Babb

Working in Wedding Photography: a conversation with Laura Babb

With wedding season upon us we ask photographer Laura Babb how far wedding photography is moving away from its traditional roots. From amateur travel photographer to setting up her own wedding photography festival, Babb’s encompassing approach to the discipline gives her a unique position to discuss the genre. In this interview we ask her if wedding photography […]

The Best of the Web

The Best of the Web

This week we’ve decided to source stories of a more feel-good and somewhat constructive nature; after all if your day-to-day involves gadding about the big city like us the lethargy will inevitably set in. So, here’s a few things we found floating on the web about why positive thinking shouldn’t feel like a burden, controlled breathing to relax, […]

In Conversation with Francesca Catastini

In Conversation with Francesca Catastini

Francesca Catastini’s eye for photography is rooted in her quest for lightness. Her background as a former aspiring-ethologist imparts a sense of philosophical inquisitiveness to her work as a photographer. In this interview she discusses her new photo book about Renaissance dissections, The Modern Spirit is Vivisective, from capturing self-reflection to employing irony, Francesca certainly […]

The Best of the Web

The Best of the Web

This week’s Best of the Web features some obscure stories, from a French artist living inside a 12-tonne rock, to George Bush’s portraits of former army veterans. Also included is a profile on subvertising as a form of art and activism, and how graphic novels are aiding the refugee crisis. … Huck: How advertising shits […]