Nils Karlson

"Actually i am a poet who is crappy at writting. so i use a camera for my poems"

Nils Karlson lives in a very densely populated area in the west of Germany. He likes  coffee, the smell of his dogs' paws, and finds peace of mind while encountering a photographic subject with humility instead of filling the void within the noise floor with even more blatancy.

His future sees the advent of the square image, simplified and abstract work, collaborations with other artists, several local exhibitions and the conception of a series of books, as well more work with underdogs (in a canine sense). Until then he is dealing with crowdfunding, creating and discarding drafts, and wondering if the website will ever come to life. Until then you can find his works on flickr and tumblr .

Nils loves and curses a Mamiya RB67, embraces several pinhole cameras (6x6, 6x12, large format), and uses whatever film might be appopriate - Ektar, Portra, Fuji 'Pro' series, Velvia50, as well as any expired colour film fitting into a 9x12 film holder.

When he is grown up and rich, he wants to go large format and that Mamiya 6 is on top of another bucket list. 

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Amy Jasek

Photography is a family tradition. I was raised in the darkroom, and on the fine art work of photographers like Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Ansel Adams. My father took me photographing with him regularly and taught me how to look at light. He gave me my first camera (an Olympus RC); I made my first black and white print (standing on a stool!) at the age of 7. There are some gaps in the timeline of my photographic journey, enforced upon it by life in general, but film and cameras are one of the few things that have remained constant every step of the way. For me, photography is all about moments and truth. I like to work in black and white so that I can highlight those two things. The truth, form, and simplicity of the moment is presented; I feel that removing the color from the scene brings these things out. I believe street photography is a little window into the heart and soul of a place, a time, and the people in it. These days I tend more toward street portraits and interaction with my subjects, but my drive for capturing the candid moment remains the same.