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…

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…

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…