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Artistic vigilante second edition,we have discovered some amazing photographers all over the world and bring to you a curation of the breath taking works from these artist. please be sure to follow them on social media and support them. ''The Imagination took us everywhere''

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VIGILANTE

MEET OUR DISCOVERED

PHOTOGRAPHERS.

“ THE IMAGINATION

TOOK US EVERYWHERE”

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Issue No 2. vol 1


EDITOR’S NOTE

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE is an initiative with a simple objective

To discover hard working photographers/artists who are in

our view not giving the well deserved laurels and respect they

deserve.

To artistic vigilante,Race,social status,religion and gender

do not matter,as long as its a beautiful piece of work from an

upcoming artist it shall be acknowledged here

This is our second edition ‘’Lost but found’’ which is a curated

list of photographers and artists we’ve found all over the

world.

( @Artisticvigilante_magazine on instagram)

Enjoy this issue and be sure to follow these amazing artists

on their journey to creativity growth.

if you’ve been featured,give us a shout out with a screenshot

of your page on instagram & follow your co-artists and support

them too!

Lastly, Artistic vigilante is a free publication so feel free to

donate to us if you believe in our cause to our bitcoin address

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CONTENT

ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

SOCIAL MEDIA/INSTAGRAM LINK

1. Natalia Elizabeth Fernandez ....................................................................... @NAELFER

2. FOTIS FOTOPOULOS............................................................. @FOTOPOULOS

3. ANDREAS REITER ...................................................................... @ANDREASREITERFOTOGRAFIE

4. ASHZ SHANK ................................................................ @ASHSHANK

5. NINO FERNANDEZ ......................................................................... ONINO.FERNANDEZ

6. BRETT FERGUSON............................................................................. @BRETTFERGUSONPHOTOGRAPHY

7.COLE CROW..........................................................................

@COLECROW

8. DEBBIE KNIGHT ............................................................................... @DEBBIE_KNIGHT_PHOTOGRAPHY

9. LOSGIDDY ................................................................................ @LOSGIDDY

10. EMMA WILLS......................................................................... @EMMAWILLSPHOTO

11. RUCHIR VASHISHTHA................................................................. @RUCHIRVASHISHTHA_PHOTOGRAPHER

12. ELLIE FULFORD .......................................................... @NEWO_IMAGERY

13.IGOR SLOVAK ...........................................................................

@ARATRONS_ART

14. SELENOPHILE ART............................................................................ @SELENOPHILEART

15. JOHN MALATE................................................................. @JOHNSANTINOOFFICIAL

16. SHAZIA HOGARTH.......................................................................... @SHAZIAHOGARTHPHOTOGRAPHER

17.STEPHANIE PEARL.........................................................................

@STEPHANIEPEARLPHOTOGRAPHY

18. YANA DROBYSHEVSKAYA................................................................................ @YANAYAD

19. SILENT PURR............................................................................ @SILENTPURRPHOTOGRAPHY

20. ANDY CALLAGAN................................................................................................ @ANDYC46.666

21. ALSOKNOWNAS ...................................................................... -

22.LEANNE HARDY ..............................................................................

@LEANNEHARDY

23. COMMERCIAL/ ADVERT PLACMENT

24. COMMERCIAL/ADVERT PLACEMENT


EDITOR’S NOTE

Natalia Elizabe


th Fernandez


FOTIS FOT


OPOULOS


ARTISTIC VIGILANTE - Tell us a little about yourself

FOTIS - Bought my first camera at the end of 2013. My full name is Fotis Fotopoulos. I’m

mostly inspired by cinema & music (I ‘ve been working as a professional musician for many

years). Working as a professional photographer/cinematographer for a couple of years now,

shooting portraits, events, theatrical plays and commercial videos . Lately I started working

on documentaries.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE - What would you say are your challenges as a photographer in

your country?

FOTIS - One big challenge is actually that everybody wants cheaper rates for better photos,

or even free work. Especially with the economical crisis here in Greece. They only think a

photographer is a paid professional when it comes to weddings.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE - That seems to be the general problem everywhere, How do you

get these models to appreciate your work and actually pay you for taking your time to make

them so beautiful? and how do you promote your works?

FOTIS - Most of my models, being professional or not, approach me for my personal photographic

style so it feels like they already appreciate my work. About self promoting now, well

this is actually the hardest thing for me cause it takes too much of my time every day to be

active in social platforms. But in general being polite and appreciative about other people’s

work and comments is crucial. It’s not a strategy, it is the way I am trying to live my life.


Andreas

Reiter


ASH SHANK


Q- What’s your full name & location?

A- Ashz Shank, Chino California

Q -What inspires your style of photography?

It looks a bit dark,care to share?

A - I want to show the beauty within darkness!

we live in a world where the media tells us

what is right and beautiful on a daily basis. I

want to show the world that there are many

things that we never really look at! People

see cancer survivor scars but fail to see the

beauty in the fight that the survivor won.

There’s so much beauty in the world.

As much as i absolutely love beautiful

and crisp images,i prefer mine

to be more blurry and distorted

when possible.

Q - Beautiful! Thank you for sharing

your creative process. lastly,

how old are you and is photography

a full time job?

A - I’m 41 years old and it’s a passion,not

a job. I’m an aerospace

composite technician in my everyday

life.

Q - Do you ever feel like you will embrace

light toned style of shooting/photography?

A - Shooting bright/light toned? I might, as

there have been times I feel the piece needs

something different from my norm. At

this moment I’m finding myself wanting to

express more of the darker imagery, but I

may some day try to shoot something a little

lighter,Would be a real challenge for me! Lol

Q -Would you say you go against the norm?

A - You mention about going against the

norm,you have a great point right there! As

so many are running towards the next great

camera carrying the highest megapixels and

beautiful crisp images, I’m looking more

for a grungy more raw image. I’ve literally

scratched up images with sand sandpaper

and smeared paint across them to get the

real feel I was going for.


NINO FERNANDEZ


Q - What is you full name?

A - Nino Fernandez from Oakland

Q - How long have you been shooting?

A - I’ve been shooting on and off for 10 years and 3 years

ago i decided to go into it full time.

Q - What are your challenges as a photographer in Oakland?

A - I think it’s the same as anywhere. Making people understand

the value of having quality photograph.A lot of

people would simply borrow their cousin’s camera

and do it themselves,

devaluing the art thus

thinning the market.

I have been kind of

lucky because of my

musicians/artists network

that understands

the value of good imagery.

70% of my revenue

comes from this

network.


BRETT FERGUSON


COLE

CROW


DEBBIE

KNIGHT


‘‘Scientist by day,

photographer the rest of the

time’’


A

WORLD

WITH-

OUT

ADAM

Editorial by Losgiddy


In a World of reducing visually stimulating pictures,we are very selective

of the art we curate and this editorial piece is definitely worth the

wait.

It is titled ‘‘A World Without Adam” by the prolific photographer LOS-

GIDDY from Lagos,Nigeria.

This time losgiddy explores the use of a floral theme to express the idea

of femininity and nature being one and the same thing in his new editorial

piece for artistic vigilante magazine.

”For this visual piece, i wanted to explore the idea of a lady not just being

at one with nature but being an integral part of nature.

It took months of planning with the logistics team (@losgiddy_logistics)

but we eventually got the vision together… This was meant to be

an outdoor work and then of all the days for rain to pick.. It chose this

day. Seemed like bad luck but little did we know God wanted to use it

as an opportunity to make us extra creative and build our own grass set

indoors… Well..Here’s the final result.


You might notice its supposedly a world without Adam but at some

point we introduced an extra model to create diversity and eliminate

a monotonous feel. It means that on a higher level Eve does need an

Adam but its still a monotonous feel because its just two similar beings

which further depicts that….There is NO WORLD without Adam, just

as God intended it.”

Hair by the amazing – @Hairbyriches

Makeup by the super talented – @

Mercywhizz

Model – @glamglamafriquemodels(@

tabitha_murna)

Losgiddy

Logistics – @torie_nike

Lighting – @_nice.chocolatefudge

Photographer – @losgiddy


EMMA

WILLS

EMMA


WILLS


Q -Can you tell us a bit about your style of photography? What inspires you?

A- Thank you for this opportunity. My full name is Emma Wills. I’m inspired by the beauty

that surrounds us everyday. The details that people don’t notice. I’m still developing my

style I think, often when I create something I’m never fully happy until I’ve revisited it over

and over again. I’m quite a perfectionist and aim to create pieces that people have to think

about. Just love creating.

Q - Let’s talk about this image, Can you give us a step by step procedure of your surrealism

edit process?

A-Of course,the beautiful lady was originally in a blue dress but I felt the dress needed to

be red to be the main focus of the image. I selected the dress and adjusted the colour balance

and hue/sat to make a red tone I was happy with. The dress itself is actually a figure

hugging dress down to the knees so I cut the skirt off another dress onto another layer,

warped it onto this dress and colour matched it with the top of the dress.


At this point, the background was an old ruined building but it didn’t give the right

feel so I swapped it for the current background. The lady was floating in mid air

so I edited in the rubble and erased parts of the bottom of the dress to give depth.

The horses are taken from a Stubbs painting and wrapped around the dress. I layer

masked their rumps out and cut them to flow with the dress nicely.

I felt the image needed balancing to the right so I added the birds. I added a blue and

yellow tone and added two custom gradient maps. Ran the image through Lightroom

to adjust tones so it had an oil on canvas feel and voila. The finished product.

Q - That’s amazing! can we talk about the process for the very first image with the

black umbrellas?

A - Yes absolutely; the image started off as a bride in a white dress, I reduced the

lightness down from 100 to -86, added a 50% grey layer to add some dodging and

burning for the shadows and highlights. I felt like the bottom needed some drama so

I added the umbrellas as part of the dress.

The whole image was quite dark so I decided to inject some colour with the red balloons.

The background is just a free cloud stock image with the saturation lowered.

Added my custom gradient map and reduced the opacity to 30%. I hope that explains

the process well enough.


So the lady in the coliseum I started with the sky

as a background. It is a lovely, moody sky but I

lowered the saturation by -41 and the lightness

by -18. Adjusted the colour balance; Red +9,

green +1 and blue -17. I added the colosseum

but flipped it horizontally. So it was on the left of

the picture. That just felt right to do.The colosseum

had hue/sat adjustment layer with the sat

-58 and the lightness reduced to -21 and I put

a graduated fill of black on the bottom and left

side. I added some light rays from the sun on

the right using a cloud brush and radial/gaussian

blurs.I used the same bride as the one in the

consequence of sound. Except this one has a

white dress, I just did some colour correction by

reducing saturation -33and reducing the amount

of yellow by -7.

So I added them in just scattering them around

the picture and I like odd numbers so I used 5.

Added different Gaussian blurs to them all and

repeated the dodge/burn.

I layer masked her into the scene and added shadow

to her back using the dodge/burn brushes on a

50% grey layer with the blend mode set to overlay.

I liked the image as it was but decided to add in

some flying umbrellas, just because it needed to be

more surreal. And as the red goes so well with the

current colour theme, I decided they would be red

umbrellas. So I added them in just scattering them

around the picture and I like odd numbers so I

used 5. Added different Gaussian blurs to them all

and repeated the dodge/burn on each umbrella.

I duplicated the sun rays so that one layer sat on

the top of the image and over the bride. I added

my custom gradient map at 32% opacity. I loaded

the image into Lightroom and added one of my

custom LR presets. That’s the process, it’s a pretty

technical piece and took me about 3 hours to do.

It’s also one of the images I have created where I

haven’t gone back and forth changing things as I’m

happy with it.


Q- When you make these

images, do you have an

idea of what you want?

A -

I generally just create

until I feel the image is

complete, I rarely have

any clue as to what I’m

going to create. Feelings

have a lot to do with what

gets created.

A - Thank you for the words,they mean

a lot. I’m glad i have an outlet otherwise i

would have spent so much time thinking

about what could have been. Its amazing to

still have publications like artistic vigilante

discover artists and give them much needed

and appreciated exposure,that in itself keeps

be positively focused.

The love of my life left me

earlier this year to follow

his dreams so my art has

been a way of expressing

my feelings.

I get inspired by other

artists out there and

I’ve previously recreated

album covers to have

something to work from;

but now I’m developing

my own style and I’m really

enjoying creating fine

art fashion.

Storm Thorgerson is a

huge influence for me,

I’m a big fan of Miss Aniela

and Kirsty Mitchell

also.

Q - Thank goodness he left!

At the end of it all you would

meet someone better and

you’ll realize wy that didn’t

work and see the blessing.


RUCHIR


VASHISHTHA


ELLIE FULFORD


Q - What’s your full name?

A -NEWO is the name my photography

goes under :) I’m Ellie Fulford - based in

Castleford in the UK, started photography

just over a year ago :)

Q - What inspired you to go into photography?

A - Just a love of all things alt-fashiony

I guess,

I loved makeup art and seeing amazing

pieces from designers,wanted to be able

to capture how beautiful I thought they

were.

Q -So do you do this on a professional

level?

A - No no this is just a hobby for me

,I just love creating the sort of images I

do!

Q - what’s the greatest challenge you’ve

had so far?

A - The greatest challenge so far has

been trying to stay original and true

to myself and my concepts as much as

possible. Not getting disheartened if

someone rips off my work or if someone

subsequently pulls off the same thing a

lot better than I did. To be truly original

is so hard when there’s so many awesome

creative people out there, but the

main thing for me is to just remain true

to the fashion I’m passionate about and

it goes from there!

Q - What funds your photography?

A - I self fund with my regular job,

Usually I work with other creatives

on a collaborative basis, especially

if it’s a project I really want to work

on. I’m very lucky to have met and

worked with some amazing people.

Q -where do you see yourself in the

next 5 years?

A - In the next 5 years - keeping on

doing exactly what I’m doing now

just with bigger and more awesome

concepts! Hopefully getting involved

with more people globally

too!


IGOR SLOVAK


SELENOPHILE

ART


JOHN MALATE


Q - What’s your full name, location and

how long have you been shooting for?

A - John malate im from paris france,-

Shooting fashion for a year and half now.

But been shooting longer than that

Q- what inspires you?

A - I love working with a team. Building a

story. Making a scene.I usually love bringing

my ideas to life, Im inspired by fashion.

Q - What are the challenges for a photographer

like you in Paris? We know Paris

has tons of photographers so how do you

stand out? How do you get your work and

yourself recognized in this multitude?

A - I phone clients. I have good relationship

with small businesses. Clothing, restaurant.

Etc.. i do editorials.

There are too many photographer in paris.


SHAZIA HOGARTH


Q - How long have you been into photography

& what made you pick up a camera

A - Over 10 years, I had always had an interest

in photography and got into shooting weddings

to make a living. I made enough money

to open a studio and Ive always had a lot of

pent up creative energy so decided to start

experimenting.

Q - How lucrative is it for a photographer like

yourself in the UK?

Q - How much do you charge for Editorials

and weddings respectively & what are your

sources of inspiration?

A - Where I’m based in the UK isn’t very

affluent and most editorial/conmercial work is

based in London. I havent started charging yet

for editorial as I’m still in the portfolio building

stage and doing editorial as a break from

weddings and a chance to get really creative. I

charge £1300 for a wedding. My inspirations

are Emily Soto, Sue Bryce, Annie Leibovitz

but I also draw inspiration from the world

around me and music

Q - Preferred gear for shooting?

A - Canon 5Dmk3 and I’m starting to experiment

with polaroid and film.

Q - What are you doing to set yourself apart

from other photographers in Newcastle and

ultimately leave a mark in the art world?

A - I have very high standards when

it comes to my work, there are a lot of

photographers who would work with

anyone and everyone who asks and

ultimately that waters down the quality

of their portfolio. I was always specific

about working with the right model for

the right shoot.

A - I’ve just had a chance to think

things over and if its not too late i have

a few more influences i would like to

add if thats ok? I just wanted to add

to how much music influences me,

particularly rock and metal. ive always

loved the strong imagery and creative

music videos that have come out of

that genre and I’ve always been drawn

to darker imagery. I’ve found myself

tonight coming up with new ideas for

shoots off the back of watching some

rammstein videos (directed by Zoran

Bihać)

I’m also inspired by Bjork, her fearlessness

and tenacity in the way she

has shaped her career has inspired me

to want to strive to become more of

an artist when it comes to my work

and start treating photography as an

art form (as it rightly should be seen)

instead of a way to pay the bills. Hopefully

one day I’ll be referred to as an

artist as well as a photographer


STEPHANIE PEARL ROGERS


Q - What’s your full name, location and how long have you been shooting

for?

A - Stephanie Pearl Rogers, Bristol in UK and I’ve been shooting for 4

years

Q - What inspires you? Your pictures are very Very unique

A - Is this a hobby on the side for you or a full time profession?

A - Thank you so much! So many things inspire me! Paintings, lyrics,

mythology, nature and science, films etc. I’m particularly drawn to creating

images as a release of pain so anything that conceptually visualises

sorrow really speaks to me.

A - This is a hobby but I would love it to be an occasional full time

thing. At the moment I’m just fitting it in between working as an Ecologist

Q - Let’s talk about this image

A - The image was created using a smoke grenade that Shannon’s husband

was flailing about in the background. I used three photographs to

expand my frame above and below the scene. I then used a shot of the

antlers that I took immediately after the scene in identical lighting. I

then changed the colours and curves, vignetted the image and added a

few textures.


YANA


DROBYSHEVSKAYA


SILENT PURR P


HOTOGRAPHY


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