Issue 8 – Out Now

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Issue 8 of Télégramme is here – a little late but better late than never, so they say. It’s a compact issue this season, feature photography from: Dora KonthaMarija Majerle and Michael Anaya – thank you, for agreeing to be featured and for lending me your beautiful work :)

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Love

Sarah

Featured Photographer: Gaby Rosell

31 year old Argentinian photographer Gaby Rosell shoots dreamy double exposures of nature and humanity intertwined. I asked her a few questions about her work.

What do you shoot with?

Currently, with a bridge model, Nikon p100

How long have you been taking photographs?

4 years or so.

What inspires you the most?

Oh that´s difficult… I think I’ve changed a lot my interests and focus since I’ve started, and at the same time, not so much, because the biggest source of inspiration has always been my emotions and passions.

So, when I started, I was in a dark place in my personal life, therefore the photos were kind of a reflection of that. Eventually, I began a life-changing journey through South America –and also within myself- , and all the personal transformations became the most inspirational force for my photos.

So from few years till now, you can see mostly moments, “carpe diem” moments, the joy in the simple things, and an intent to capture what’s most important to me, which is the connection with nature, our true self and the sense of freedom that comes along; even when I´m in the city, that´s what I constantly search for.

But ultimately I try not to get restricted into any boundaries and let myself be open to the infinite possibilities surrounding.

What’s your favourite thing to take photos of?

As I said, what I love the most is exploring, and the subject can change profoundly, depending on what I´m trying to express.

If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead?

Photography is a passion for me, that I even discovered quite recently. For the biggest part of my life I wrote: I love literature, I actually studied that. So I guess I would find another way of expressing myself.

What are you plans for the future?

I´m in a moment with no certain plans right now, and I´m enjoying it. But I see more traveling in the future, that´s for sure.

What is it that you enjoy about photography?

I used to tell people that I fell in love with life at 27 years old when I started taking photos, almost by accident. It made me realize that everything that surrounds us is constantly changing… although it seems obvious, it wasn’t at all obvious to me back then, when everything felt almost static.

I always felt as a searcher even thou I didn’t quite know what I was searching for, and so photography became the perfect tool to explore. It was a turning point, because many things happened since that moment and maybe even because of that, such as finally having the courage to travel backpacking.

As I said, many things happened in between, but I think everything is connected, and one thing led to the other and so on. So I guess what I enjoy most about photography is the same that I love about life in general: the possibility of experimenting and exploring in the most open way.

What motivates you?

I don´t think I´m able to identify it concretely, it´s always an urge, a yearning to express something.

Who are your favourite photographers?

I admire many –many!- contemporary photographers, I deeply enjoy every time I come across someone that just blows my mind in unexpected ways.

What tips would you give to beginners?

To take chances, to learn but also to play, without prejudices, and open minded. It´s not about the camera or about the rules, it´s about enjoying what you do. For me, it´s the same about life.


You can find Gaby on Flickr and Facebook.

If you’d like to be featured on the Télégramme Magazine blog then submit your work! :)

Feel Good Friday – Long Limbs (43)

I feel like Spring brings out the best in everything. Like I want to shuck off my winter self and dance in the light, laughing and weightless. Let’s celebrate the sunshine, the longer days, the warm, hazy afternoons and beautiful, beautiful light.

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Follow the path with your eyes constantly

oh, summer

"A flower does not think about competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms."

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If We Surface

Jane Dean.

petals and milk

Bottled light from hotels

Featured Photographer: Pelayo Arbués

Today’s featured photographer is  Pelayo Arbués, a film photographer from Spain. Shooting mainly candid portraits and  street photography, Pelayo’s shots are full of vibrant colour and snatched moments of human life. A real joy to witness!

How old are you?

31

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Where are you from?

León (Spain)

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What do you shoot with?

Nikon FM3 with 50 mm lens and Contax T2

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How long have you been taking photographs?

Since 2001

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What inspires you the most?

Everyday life and my girl Violeta

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What’s your favourite thing to take photos of?

People doing weird stuff in the streets

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If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead?

Write stories

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What are you plans for the future?

Traveling more

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What is it that you enjoy about photography?

I love to save memories and also the constant pursuit of beauty on everything in front of us

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What motivates you?

I am trying hard to create a coherent body of work but also being a witness of human behavior pushes me to take pictures of people living their lives

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Who are your favourite photographers?

Ramón Masats, Garry Winogrand, Justin Vogel

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What tips would you give to beginners?

Shoot a lot, shoot different formats and topics, shoot for fun and shoot with a project in mind. Shoot more and don’t waste your time editing!

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Thanks for sharing your photos, Pelayo! If you’d like to see more of his work you can find him at this places:  Tumblr,  Twitter,  Flickr &  Instagram.

Feel Good Friday – Greys & Blues (42)

 

Blue and grey is such a pleasing colour combination to me, so here are some of my favourites (from Instagram, again. What can I say, I follow talented people).

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Featured Photographer: Alysha Ragusa

Today’s featured photographer is Alysha Ragusa, a 35mm photog from Canada. Her film photos are a beautiful mix of summer memories and travel voyeurism, dotted here and there with gentle polaroids and stunning vistas. I asked her a few questions about her life and her work.

How old are you?

I’m 23 years old.

Where are you from?

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

What do you shoot with?

I shoot (play) with a variety of film cameras. The one I shoot with most often is my Nikon FE and secondly would be my Minolta XG1. I would say 70% of the time I use Kodak UltraMax 400ASA 35mm film. It’s the bomb! It has the softest, warmest tones. I experiment with different types of Lomography film the other 30% of the time.

I also have a 1940 Rolleiflex K4 TLR that my husband got me for our anniversary last year. I don’t use it as often as I should be because its SO COOL. I get black and white 120mm for it from Lomography. To properly break it in, though, I would LOVE to take it to Paris or New York… I will make that happen.

My newest baby is my SX70 Polaroid camera and I’m in love.

How long have you been taking photographs?

Let’s just say I was always the “documenter” as a kid, especially on family vacations. I’ve loved taking photos for as long as I can remember. I bought my first digital SLR camera when I was 14 years old (I still have it). It was only until about 4 years ago that I started shooting with film and, honestly, I rarely pick up my digital now.

What inspires you the most?

Pretty much anything nostalgic. I could flip through old photo albums for hours.

What’s your favourite thing to take photos of?

That’s a tough one because I have a lot of “favourite” things, ha! I love adventure. One of my favourite places to be is in the mountains and I’m fortunate enough to live in the part of the country that has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. So I would have to say anything nature related. But I LOVE photographing people as well. Put those two together… well that’s perfection.

If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead?

Be a couch potato? Ha, I really don’t know.

What are you plans for the future?

My husband and I always talk about eventually opening a film shop here in Edmonton (we’d be the first!). We would sell every type of film and create a public dark room where people can come in and buy time to develop their own photos. I would gladly help promote local artists work too. You have no idea how badly I want to make this happen.

What is it that you enjoy about photography?

Capturing emotion and the moments that made me go “Wow…” or more realistically “Gahhhhhheeinhshbxbuwee %$&!!”

What motivates you?

My husband, David. We share the same passion which is amazing.

Who are your favourite photographers?

Here comes the cheese… My favourite photographer is one of my best friends Dzesika Devic from Devic Fotos in Toronto, Ontario. She might not know it but she inspires me the most. She is a modern day Vivian Maier (who I admire as well) for street photography. If I could capture places and people the way she does one day, well, that would be just wonderful.

What tips would you give to beginners?

Always have your camera on you and go for more walks.

How amazing does that film shop sound?! :) If you liked Alysha’s photos then you can also find her on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Society 6.


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