WHO? My name is Spiros Loukopoulos and I think of myself as a self taught – amateur photographer, born in Patras – Greece, the year 1985. I moved to Copenhagen, Denmark about 8 years ago. I have a degree as a Civil Engineer and I worked in that field for some years before I realize that it wasn’t for me. Now I’m working in the foods and drinks Industry, operating street food markets and often designing bars and cultural spaces.
WHO? I’ve been taking pictures since my uncle gave me a Praktica TL 1000 (still have it) somewhere early in the 1980s to photograph the bands we went to see while he was recording the shows for our bootleg cassette collection. I took not very good pictures but he was a great artist and turned the images into awesome expressionist paintings.
WHO? My name is Kyle Souder. I live in Portland, Oregon where the majority of my photographic endeavors take place.
WHO? My name is David Root and I live in Oakland, California. I got into photography in 2012 when I started to take photos of the funny/odd things I would see while working in San Francisco.
WHO? Hello, I’m Lou Gilbert from the subtropical city of Brisbane, Australia. I discovered photography through travel when working overseas for several years. In about 2018 (at home again) in the absence of a travel photography group, I joined a local street photography group without having a clue what street photography was. And it continued to baffle me as it was so different from what I had learnt on travel photo tours.
WHO? I’m Lee Sternthal, a writer, director, photographer, and teacher currently living on the east coast of the United States with my wife, daughter and big puppa, Nico.
WHO? My name is Gaspard Claude and I live in Paris, in a small maid’s room under the roof facing the Arc de Triomphe, in the 16th arrondissement of the capital. After studying journalism and political science, I became passionate about street photography from an artistic point of view : a useful practice to observe and question the society that surrounds us ; discreetly, and without disturbing it. I decided four years ago to become a freelance journalist/editor in order to work from home with my computer, and be able to devote time to photography every day. My daily life is organized to make this photographic practice possible.
WHO? Hi, I’m Ben Dowling from Melbourne, Australia. I found photography through many years of skateboarding and being around a lot of creative friends, whether they were photographers, painters, designers, etc… that also skated. I dabbled here and there in photography and when everything started to hurt too much, I turned to the camera more and more as an outlet. And then one obsession just fell into another. It was a natural progression.
WHO? I was born and raised in Athens, the capital city of Greece, where I still live. I studied Economics and I worked in that field for a few years. My love affair with photography started when I was nine years old and I discovered a camera-shaped water gun. Later, when I was struggling to choose between photography and studies in economics, I chose the secure career path in accounting.
WHO? I was born in Marseille, studied in Aix-en-Provence and then moved to Paris. I am married, I have three children and I am a freelance photographer. I have always been fascinated by humans and like to tell stories about them. As a defense attorney specializing in criminal law for 15 years, things changed when I became a mother and photography appeared as an escape from my profession. I discovered how photography could be the visual twin of poetry.