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Hearing the future: How Lisa Saad reshaped her brand and her style


October 2017 issue Profiles

Three years ago, Lisa Saad was at a personal and professional crossroads. For 28 years, the Australian commercial photographer had been going, going, going, with no break. She’d risen to a level of success in the industry that many would find enviable, but the accompanying lifestyle was no longer sustainable. Saad hadn’t had a real vacation in more than two decades. She worked project to project, constantly jumping at her clients’ requests. The pace and interminable nature of the work was... Continue Reading >

Portrait series conveys the beauty of albinism


October 2017 issue News

The soft, all-white settings in Yulia Taits’ “Porcelain Beauty” series set her portraits apart from others that address albinism. The ethereal images were captured in her living room in front of a white backdrop near a large, bright window. She purchased white props—feathers, candles, flowers, whipped cream, and more—to lend each image a fairytale look.Finding models for her portraits proved easier than expected. Israel-based Taits reached out to a Facebook follower with albinism,... Continue Reading >

Photographer documents disabled vets’ athletic prowess


October 2017 issue News

Jim Dukes knows struggle. Working as a private explosive ordinance disposal contractor and a radiological emergency response team member, he sustained five traumatic brain injuries, the last of which was so devastating he had to learn again how to walk, read, write, and talk. He was also left without vision in one eye and hearing in one ear.“The analytical side of my brain really stopped working correctly,” Dukes says, “but the creative side started to blossom.” That’s when he... Continue Reading >
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