INSPIRED BY // life, nature, art, music, people and everything around me.
EXCITED BY // photographing in new places
GROOVING TO // Beach house
LAST MEAL // Pho with tofu and veggies
DEATHLY AFRAID // freakish recurring nightmares
LIFE LOVE // traveling and my cat Meg
“I consider myself to be a pursuer of moments; speaking in photographs to tell a story, share what happens between movements and ultimately, interpret our feelings into visual existence. I am inspired by human emotion and strive to capture the heart, soul and personality of everyone. Most of my work is photographed on location where colors shine brighter, emotions take over and a truer sense of self can be reached. I love travelling all over the world; finding beautiful locations, encountering new faces, tasting new cultures and witnessing new cities only helps to saturate my mind and expand my creativity.”
INSPIRED BY // Dale Carnegie
EXCITED BY // psychadelic underwater photoshoots
GROOVING TO // Sinatra
LAST MEAL // potato chips
DEATHLY AFRAID // regret
LIFE LOVE // backpacking the unknown
By the age of 26, Steve left his former career as a Software Developer to chase after his passion for photography. In 2008 he moved to New York City and started Studio Saldana. Find him riding his bike throughout the city or in his work chair in SoHo, shoes off. At times he travels to the unknown with a camera in his hand.
“I love what I do and the impact I have on so many people’s lives. Everyday I strive to be better than who I was the day before and constantly seek new inspirations every step I take on the city pavement. Whether it be in a gallery I walk past, the site of a beautiful art piece in the center of an avenue, or even a local busker trying to get noticed, inspiration runs deep in this amazing city.”
INSPIRED BY// Heirlooms, Wildflowers, Bon Vivants,
EXCITED BY// Magical adventures with people I love.
GROOVING TO// HillyDilly HD Selections
LAST MEAL// Breakfast Sammie
DEATHY AFRAID// Bed Bugs! AH!
LIFE LOVE// World-Wide People Watching
After graduating from Northfield Mount Hermon School in Western Massachusetts where Jennifer was born and raised, she flew to Central America where she studied photojournalism while exploring and documenting her travels. She returned home to attend Hallmark Institute of Photography where she graduated in the top 10% of her class, before moving to New York City where she now resides. Inspired by life’s adventures old and new, and her love of NYC grit and glamour, her work often emulates the style of a candid fashion editorial.
INSPIRED BY // Malcolm Gladwell’s Outlier, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment, MET exhibits,
EXCITED BY // Game of Thrones, perfect biking weather, tasty food, mastering the lyrics to a good rap song, experiencing a new adventure.
GROOVING TO // Childish Gambino, The Beatles, Velobeats remixes, 90’s Boy Bands
LAST MEAL // Sushi from Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tub of green tea ice cream, and a side of shrimp chips
DEATHLY AFRAID // Sharks
LIFE LOVE //Cycling, traveling, eating, being a sous chef, candid moments
INSPIRED BY // The natural world & the people around me.
EXCITED BY // Experiencing new places, meeting good people, finding new music, and dance parties. Oh! Good food gets me really excited too.
GROOVING TO // The new Drake album! Chance the Rapper. A little bit of Frank Ocean in the mix.
LAST MEAL // Sprouted grain english muffins topped with butter, apple, and walnuts with a side of coffee.
DEATHLY AFRAID // Going bald. The thought of losing my hair terrifies me.
LIFE LOVE // Capturing moments & meeting new people.
New York based photographer living in Beacon, NY. Whether shooting events, farms, restaurants, or small businesses, Ethan aim to use my documentary style photography to tell a compelling story of the people and community around him.