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…

Faces

South Africa-based cinematographer Gray Kotze shares our belief that at its simplest form, a portrait should be a mini story that says something about the subject. To add a deeper dimension to his portraits, he set out on a project called “Faces” which documents the people he met and worked with while living in Tokyo…

Structure

How do you make a compelling visual story out of something as common and typically mundane as buildings? The answer seemed to be obvious to Hayden Williams, one of our favorite double/multiple exposure experts. On their own, the structures before him weren’t original, eye-catching, or effective story-tellers, and he knew just how to work around…

Nightshift

What are we missing in the hours before and leading towards a city’s rousing from slumber? Danny Rowton‘s curiosity about the scenes and stories typically unseen and overlooked once the “after dark” hours creep in led him to explore his town of Rochford in South East England to find out. Accompanied by his medium format camera…

Witnesses of Dreams

Both powerful and dazzlingly unique, today’s Photo Story comes from Pallavi Gaur of Delhi, India. Taken during an assignment to one of Delhi’s biggest landfill sites, her sun-bleached images simply engage, speaking volumes with every gesture and expression she so expertly captured. “I was working on an assignment with a journalist who was recording a…

Equinox

More than a visual tale about the gracefulness of the female form, today’s beautiful Photo Story by Ozan Mutlu Dursun from Istanbul, Turkey explores the beauty radiating from two different characters. By dressing his subjects in a mix of dainty elements that reflected their similarities, he also compellingly underscored the unique qualities that make his…

夏色の肖像 – Summer Portrait

With a collection of sun-soaked images, today’s mesmerizing photo story is the result of a collaboration between Japan-based photographers Hodaka Yamamoto and Kenichi Hatakeyama. Effortlessly blending Hodaka’s signature style of sublime multiple exposures with Kenichi’s keen eye for emotive portraiture, they created a visually spectacular album filled with vibrant, otherworldly images. With photographs that are…

Love Me Not

This week on Photo Stories, we shine the spotlight on the works of our great friend and collaborator, Seoul-based photographer Sharon Heit, who recently shared with us her wonderful collection of shots! By effectively blending floral elements with her ongoing explorations of femininity, she created an astonishing portrait set filled with both strength and vulnerability.…

Backs

With imagery shrouded mystery, today’s wonderful photo story comes from London-based artist, Toby Harvard. Shot with a combination of his trusted 35mm cameras and Kodak Ektar 100 film, his soft-focused photographs of lonely figures resonate a strange sense of intrigue and unbelievable calm. Baked in soft tones and often juxtaposed with the luminescent glow of…