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Always a Beginner: Suzan Pektaş

Always a Beginner: Suzan Pektaş

Suzan Pektaş' intimate relationship with light began in childhood. Since then, she has traveled the world with open eyes and a sensitive heart, looking for moments to capture with her camera and eye. Learn more about her subtle, poetic images... BtF: How did you begin your work in photography? Was there a "decisive moment" when you knew it was a special medium for you, when you felt truly committed to it?  SP: I had an intimate relation with light since my childhood. I used to love playing with shadows. But it was not until my college years that I became...

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Always a Beginner: Diana Bagnoli

Always a Beginner: Diana Bagnoli

Diana Bagnoli began her photographic career in earnest while living abroad, in Spain. While there, she produced an award-winning reportage on the subject of cheap housing in Barcelona. In the years to come, the full extent of Spain's real estate crisis would be revealed... Since then, Bagnoli has produced other important stories around the world. Her work has been published in Marie Claire, Le Monde Magazine, Gioia, Io Donna, The Times and many other publications worldwide. BtF: How did you begin your work in photography? Was there a "decisive moment" when you knew it was a special medium for you, when...

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Always a Beginner: William Truong

Always a Beginner: William Truong

William Truong is a San Francisco based photographer with a focus on fine art, landscape, architecture and still life. Here, he describes his decisive moment with photography and reveals the frustrating but inspiring disparity between what we can imagine and what we can produce at any given time— BtF: How did you begin your work in photography? Was there a "decisive moment" when you knew it was a special medium for you, when you felt truly committed to it? WT: I’ve always felt a strong need to create things, and to express myself visually. As a child, I would spend...

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Always a Beginner: Thomas Hoeffgen

Always a Beginner: Thomas Hoeffgen

Photojournalist Thomas Hoeffgen has traveled the world in search of inspiring stories and memorable pictures. Whether shooting for editorial clients, major media or personal projects, Hoeffgen displays an enduring ability to record fleeting moments in a reduced, minimalistic, and cinematic style. Learn more about how this talented image-maker got his start— BtF: How did you begin your work in photography? Was there a "decisive moment" when you knew it was a special medium for you, when you felt truly committed to it? TH: I started out shooting portraits of my friends while hanging out. I worked mainly in black-and-white. I had a little darkroom...

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Always a Beginner: Cristina Vatielli

Always a Beginner: Cristina Vatielli

Italian photographer Cristina Vatielli has been working in the photographic world for well over a decade. Thanks to formative experiences with some of the great figures from Magnum Photos, Vatielli has a strong grounding in the medium and from there, has begun to make her own independent, top-notch work. Her photographs have received recognition from the Sony World Photography Awards, IPA, PX3 and many more outlets. BtF: How did you begin your work in photography? Was there a "decisive moment" when you knew it was a special medium for you, when you felt truly committed to it? CV: I attended photography school in Rome, and...

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