Asylum

In a series of moody photos inspired by one of her short films, art student Marta SkoczeĹ„ tells us the story of a young man who finds himself drawn into an old woman’s world of nostalgia and romanticism. Taken using a simple Olympus mju loaded with Rollei Retro, Asylum is a surreal Photo Story in monochrome that is eye-catching in both its visual and narrative elements.

Hand in Hand, Me in You

Finding inspiration in friendship, Italian photographer and designer Chiara Dondi crafts a mysterious yet beautiful photo story entitled Hand in Hand, Me in You. Shot using a Rolleicord loaded with 400 ISO Ilford medium format film, she created this set to celebrate her connection with two of her closest friends. “I have a wonderful group…

Andrew Merz, Santorini (Greece)

Greece’s traditional colors of blue and white are reflected not only on its flag but also throughout the culture and architecture of its scenic islands scattered across the Mediterranean region. This is what Chicago-based photographer Andrew Merz came to see and capture during his family trip in the island paradise of Santorini. “The people on…

Third Place

In this set for Photo Stories, Belgrade-based filmmaker and photographer Irena Fabri gives us a glimpse of her exploration into the often emotional journeys that take place in the human mind. In place of individual photos that coalesce into a single narrative, she crafted mini stories in the form of diptychs brought together by a…

Switch

As a creative who enjoys working with natural light, seeks inspiration in various visual elements, prefers to keep his work unretouched, and whose mission is to show the realness of the people he photographs, Capetown-based Detlef Honigstein shows us a photo story that is as simple yet powerful as it gets. Inspired by Ghost in…

Celine Meunier, Kyrgyzstan

While the term “nomad” has been used very loosely to refer to a constant state of wandering, it’s highly likely that many of us are yet to have a first-hand nomadic experience. So, you can just imagine our excitement (and envy) when this week’s featured analogue traveler got in touch with us to show what…

Flower Child

Finding this moody set a nice change of pace from his usual edgy monochromes, Ramon Jamar made the most out of a dream combination for many of us: a familiar and expressive face, soft natural light, a trusty medium format camera, and a beloved color negative film. However, what sealed the deal for the Baltimore-based…

Secret Valentine

Love may be one of the most explored and documented topics when it comes to photography, but self-taught photographer Li Hui found that it’s also often the hardest to get right when she shot her compelling series entitled “Secret Valentine”. For this collection of intimate snapshots for the The Photographic Journal, her goal was to…

Bathed by the Sea

“Every place we visit has its story, but we can picture a story through our vision of that place, too,” said Portuguese photographer and artist Patricia Marques about these photos she took in a small island in the south of Portugal. In order to capture her own vision of this seaside idyll that she found…