Six photographers are expected to make an impression in 2023 – creative boom | Ad On Picture

We all work hard but sometimes your artistic brain is blank. In times like these, your social feed can be your trump card. Seeing a great photo, for example, can help spark ideas, spark your imagination, and get your mojo going again.

That means it’s not guaranteed. Often the photographers you follow online aren’t sharing or are focused on something other than work. (We all have life!). Or maybe you’re tired of seeing the same type of graphics, no matter how brilliant, and need to mix things up a bit. To help you, we have six incredible photographers to remember right now.

This list of six must-see photographers was compiled by MPB’s in-house photographer, Ian Howorth. MPB, in case you didn’t know, is our most popular online platform for buying and selling used photography and videography kits. These guys really know what they’re doing: every part of the kit is scrutinized by product specialists and comes with a six-month warranty. So buying used doesn’t mean sacrificing reliability.

Just as MPB are experts in photography gear, they are experts (and passionate) in photography themselves, so read on to find out more about the six photographers they’ve tipped for 2023.

Joe Puxley is a music and portrait photographer from London who is only 21 years old but is already emerging as one of the most talented photographers of our time. Influenced by everything from Renaissance paintings to “crazy ’90s photography,” Joe’s vibrant and hyper-realistic style fits perfectly with the modern youth and pop culture he documents, while the experimental nature of his practice means his work is constantly evolving further developed and break new ground.

Joe initially struggled at school after being diagnosed with dyslexia. But at 15 he was given his first camera and started taking pictures of his friends and blogging about photography. He saw photography not only as his main passion, but also as a way to explore how his dyslexia gave him different perspectives than other people.

He has photographed a number of award-winning artists including Gregory Porter, Erykah Badu, Bree Runway and Loyle Carner. This May he was named Undiscovered Photographer Of The Year for his shoot with Arlo Parks at the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards. And Joe’s work has been featured in a range of publications including Dazed, Vogue Italia (PhotoVogue), Wonderland and The British Journal Of Photography.

© Joe Puxley

Max Miechowski is a British photographer based in London. He focuses primarily on long-term projects that focus on themes of community and connection, exploring the intricate—sometimes contradictory—relationships between people and places.

Featured in and commissioned by a variety of publications and clients including The Guardian, The New York Times, It’s Nice That, M Magazine, British Journal of Photography and the FT, Max is known for his slow and thoughtful approach. and love for analogue processes. He enjoys working within the parameters of often familiar landscapes, emphasizing new connections between environments and our everyday experiences.

Born in Lincoln in 1989, he began his creative journey as a musician before discovering an interest in photography at the age of 25. Since then he has traveled extensively taking pictures but remains deeply inspired by the subtle complexity of the British landscape and his place in it. He has won many awards and his work has been exhibited at the Paris Photo Fair, Photo London, Peckham 24 and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

©Max Miechowski

©Max Miechowski

Bulgarian photographer Mia Novakova uses multiple exposures to create intoxicating, cinematic worlds around nocturnal scenes. A fresh graduate in graphic design and photography, her work is as unusual as it is beautiful, earning her a huge following on Instagram.

Mia uses blur, texture, intense color and lighting to capture emotions such as nostalgia, longing, anger and desire. She believes that even the dullest of places can be made alluring, and her work is proof that this principle is put into action. Guided largely by her intuition, she perceives the process of photographing as composing a painting, often with unexpected results.

Her double exposures are created not in the camera but in post-production, and she describes her approach as introspective. The ultimate goal of her work is to evoke emotions in the audience, but what those emotions are she leaves to the viewer.

© Mia Novakova

© Mia Novakova

Vicente Manssur is a photographer from Guayaquil, Ecuador who never likes to stand still. Rather than focusing on one specialty, he takes an experimental approach to his practice, constantly moving and evolving from monochrome to color, film to digital and beyond.

He started taking photographs about eight years ago when he made a trip to Chile. He was interested in low-light photography and landscapes, and after buying a used Nikon D3200 and watching a few YouTube tutorials, he started experimenting. Inspired by street and documentary filmmakers such as Alex Webb, Harry Gruyaert, Bruce Gilden and William Eggleston, he switched from landscapes to street scenes. Then around 2020 he started to move more towards portraiture but has continued to mix and match all of these different approaches to create a unique style and perspective for his practice.

Vicente is a fan of analogue film photography, although this presents practical challenges as he has to source both film and processing from the United States. For his commercial work, however, he mainly photographs digitally. But in all his images, regardless of edition, there’s an overwhelming delight in nostalgia through his use of retro color saturation and a subtle play of warm light.

© Vicente Mansur

© Vicente Mansur

Rosie Matheson is a documentary photographer based between London and Los Angeles. Driven by the idea of ​​exploring the emotional connection between people and places, she looks for the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary. She is fascinated by the idea of ​​photographing someone else’s world.

Chosen for Portrait of Britain in 2016, Rosie Matheson is best known for her finely crafted portraits of people, her search for the best aspiring models, as well as photographing and directing global artists such as Sinead Hartnett, Slowthai, Anderson Pack, Alt J, Daniel Caesar, Diplo, RZA, Zayn Malik and Ashnikko.

Rosie has been a freelancer since 2015 and is in high demand with brands such as Apple, L’Oréal, Adobe, Oppo, Kodak, Nike, Adidas, The Financial Times and Nike. She has also worked with labels such as Universal, Warner and Polydor and has made videos for several artists.

You may also have noticed her popular ongoing series Boys, which Getty Images has described as “a beautiful project that makes her think about masculinity” and “captivates men all over the world.”

© Rosie Matheson

© Rosie Matheson

Lawrence Agyei is a portrait photographer currently based in Chicago. Born and raised in Italy to a Ghanaian family, he moved to the United States in 2007 as a teenager. He then fell in love with photography during his senior year of high school while taking a class there.

After graduating, he spent hours self-studying in local libraries and bookstores, and it paid off: in recent years, the youngster has photographed standout names like Leon Bridges, Indya Moore, Jamila Woods and Vic Mensa for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Huck -Magazines. He has also garnered attention with his project Drill, which documents Chicago’s performing arts group South Shore Drill Team.

Using natural light whenever possible and shooting with a mix of digital and analogue cameras, Lawrence explains that “digital information and film is poetry”. Ultimately, he aims to find the true essence of his subjects when photographing them. For him, it’s about finding the right connection and “breaking down the wall” that separates us.

© Lawrence Agyei

© Lawrence Agyei

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