Emily Berl Interview: The Way the Last Lights Fall

Written by Freddy Martinez

Every Friday before the last lights have fallen, there’s a prayer beginning in Texas. It’s in the football locker room where everyone’s gone quiet, even those you’d never want to meet alone. The prayer begins with a hush, slowly it builds, then soon all the team — from the big uglies who’ve never prayed to the coaches, […]

Amy Lombard Interview: Flashy Portraits of Unordinary People

Written by Freddy Martinez

“I don’t believe in giving up. That’s not in my DNA,” New York photographer Amy Lombard told me when I asked if she’s ever felt unsure about her work. “I’ve had gallery owners tell me no one would hang my photos on their walls because they weren’t ‘pretty’. I’ve had professors and peers make me […]

(NSFW) Andi Elloway Interview: Starting Trouble and Shooting Nudes

Written by Freddy Martinez

“Feeding on fever, down on all fours, show you all what a howl is for . . .” A secret — I’ve only fallen in love with one woman. Although according to some poets, that’s already one third of all the hearts I’ll ever meet. When Hemingway was asked to explain when he wrote his best, he said it […]

Nathanael Turner Interview: Vivid Photos of L.A.’s Many Different Faces

Written by Freddy Martinez

Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles has a favorite Los Angeles. There isn’t one whole L.A. Whether you’ve found a particular neighborhood or a particular street, each L.A. is its own little world. Aside from that, each season has its own specific quality, too. My favorite Los Angeles is downtown during the cloudy, dark time between fall and winter, when […]

Eliot Lee Hazel Interview: A Cult Photographer and How to Achieve Unique Work

Written by Freddy Martinez

There isn’t much prefacing you can write about one of my favorite portrait photographers Eliot Lee Hazel. Though, I guess I could mention that, during the last five years, he has shot some of the biggest musicians in the world: Thom Yorke, Beck, Cat Power, and my favorite band growing up in El Paso, Texas, the Mars Volta, just […]

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. Interview: 6000 Miles on Motorcycle to Capture the Beauty of Latin America

Written by Freddy Martinez

On June 14th, Austin photojournalist Miguel Gutierrez Jr. and four friends began a six thousand mile journey from the United States to Mendoza, Argentina. Travelling up to 250 miles a day, they’ve been riding on motorcycle, stopping only to shower, drink, then photograph. Gutierrez says that he started this journey hoping to capture the diversity and the beauty of Latin America. He wants […]

Jeff Hamada Interview: Booooooom Creator Explains How Instagram Will Help You Get Noticed

Written by Freddy Martinez

For the first time ever, all the following photographs you’ll see in this interview weren’t made by the person interviewed. In fact, the one above was made by New York photographer Eddie Lago (@eddielago). Of course, Eddie Lago isn’t the person interviewed. That’s Vancouver artist Jeff Hamada. But Hamada isn’t really a professional photographer, either. Though he does […]

David S. Allee Interview: Finding the Unreal and Strange in the Buildings Seen Every Day

Written by Freddy Martinez

In 1997, before completing his M.F.A. at The School of Visual Arts, and even before quitting his day job as an urban planner, New York photographer David S. Allee published a photo essay he’d been working on during his spare time outside work and school in Esquire. Since then, Allee has been continually featured in more than twenty publications, including the New Yorker, […]

Brian Higbee Interview: Capturing the Force of True Beauty

Written by Freddy Martinez

See yourself walking alone through whichever city you live in, near its core, through its streets. It’s night. You’ve already experienced your first love, felt the sinister contradictions that one brought, and have since known the twin nature of beauty — already deciphered the many symbols it wears. But despite your experience, on this walk, you then see the face of […]

George Elder Interview: Photographing the Most Fashionable People in NYC

Written by Freddy Martinez

Above is a Roberto Cavalli two-piece suit. I’ve never worn one. In fact, I’ve never held one between my fingers. Even better, this Cavalli’s probably worth more than my crap car. And although this photograph of it could fit in any high-end fashion editorial, it isn’t a fashion photograph, nor is it a celebrity portrait. It’s a street […]