Joel Ziolkowski received an Master of Fine from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. Around 1990 his career as a Fashion Photographer started in New York City. In his arts he has been photographing male nudes in which he explores the emotional and physical bonds between men.
Like New Year's, you start to reflect on the things you normally never think about. It's no different for now, at least for me. Suppose I don't come back, have I arranged everything sufficiently? Do the right people know what to do if things go wrong unexpectedly?
Relatively little is actually known about Bill Emrich. Through the internet I was tipped off to his work and after some searching I managed to get hold of a second-hand Bill Emrich book. On the internet I searched further for information about him, but in relation to other photographers I found very little. From what I read he must have been a talented, dark, funny, very intelligent and generous man. With a life that ended far too soon, he added a rich story to the world of photography, especially with his images of men. Although he was a fashion photographer with work that became known and respected worldwide, it was his projects with men that made him so unique.
You know how sometimes in life things seem like they are going perfect, but you feel they are not? Like in this photo, the guy appears to hold the door and balance the guy sitting on it, pretty impressive.
Perhaps you consider yourself an art collector in the traditional sense or maybe you only see yourself as an art lover. You believe in the pleasure of beauty and emotions and that improving your environment improves your life.
When Arjan Spannenburg started making photos as a profession, he really enjoyed doing his own projects. Via Facebook he got in touch with Sportschool Goederaad in Bodegraven (The Netherlands). They where looking for a photographer, while he was looking for inspiration and people to work with.