artistic vigilante magazine vol1..issue 3. 'THE MIDAS TOUCH''

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This is our third edition ‘’THE MIDAS TOUCH’ which is a curated list of photographers and artists we’ve found on our social media pages who we feel use limited resources to create amazing and ground breaking art,over and over again.with these artists it doesn’t matter what the subject is,once they delve into it they excel;thus the midas touch

Enjoy the issue and be sure to follow these amazing artists on their journey to creativity growth.

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“The Midas

Touch”

MEET OUR DISCOVERED

PHOTOGRAPHERS.


EDITOR’S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE

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ARTISTIC VIGILANTE MAGAZINE 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.

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as its a beautiful piece of work from an upcoming artist it shall be acknowledged

here

This is our third edition ‘’THE MIDAS TOUCH’ which is a curated list of photographers

and artists we’ve found on our social media pages who we feel use

limited resources to create amazing and ground breaking art,over and over again.

with these artists it doesn’t matter what the subject is,once they delve into it they

excel;thus the midas touch

Enjoy the issue and be sure to follow these amazing artists on their journey to

creativity growth.

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you believe in our cause and would like to contribute to our growth. contact us on

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CONTENT

ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

SOCIAL MEDIA/ INSTAGRAMLINK

1. KUNAL KOHLI............................................................................................ @kunal_kohli_photography

2. NEUMANGRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHERS............................................. @neumanngraham_photographers

3. MIRU IMAGES......................................................................................... @miru_images

4. JIAMIN ZHU................................................................................................ @jajasgarden

5. ISABELLE REUN.......................................................................................... @isabelleruen

6. LUCIA PANZAVOLTA............................................................................ @Luciapanzavolta.ph

7. SPARTACUS IMAGES.................................................................................. @spartacusimages

8. ROBELLA ART............................................................................................... @robella_art_photography

9. THOMAS WOHL............................................................................................ @wohl.photography

10. SALEM MCBUNNY....................................................................................... @salemmcbunny

11. MIA MANE...................................................................................................... @mia_mane_artistries

12. BEATA POLANSKA...................................................................................... @beata_polanska_photography

13. MAGDALENA BEDNARK............................................................................@reflectiondesign

14. LOSGIDDY........................................................................................................@losgiddy

15. PEDRO BARATA........................................................................................... @Photography.by.barata

16. MICHAEL WALDAU....................................................................................... @waldauphotography

17. EVAN ABRAR.....................................................................................................@sounds_of_depression

18. JURGEN PASCH..................................................................................................@jurgen.pasch.photography

19. FABI CASCO...................................................................................................... @fabicascophotos

20. MARIAH TYES.................................................................................................... @_ratedretro

21. DAWNDRA........................................................................................................... @dawndraphoto


KUNAL


KOHLI


HOTEL FOREPLAY


Kunal is an Indian- Norwegian photographer who was born in Oslo,

Norway. He bought his first DSLR camera in 2014 and not knowing

much about cameras at the time, it was a crop- format. In the fall of 2014,

Kunal enrolled at Bilder Nordic School of Photography. As he continues

to work, Kunal is focused on creating narratives that is most true to his

vision.

Hotel Foreplay is one of those narratives

“Hotel Foreplay” is about the sensuality and beauty of a woman without

the fear of showing her true self in today’s society. The fashion and

the luxury hotel speaks about the success and power of an accomplished

woman.


”Gone With The Wind”

an editorial by

NeumannGraham Photographers


Artistic vigilante caught up with the duo NeumannGraham to see their

new editorial body of work;

This themed photo shoot, loosely based on “Gone with the Wind”… Inspired

by Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara, the characters in the iconic

and Oscar winning movie.

”We have previously worked with Jonathan, the male model. His looks

were so similar to Clark Gable that he inspired us to take this further

and plan a whole photo shoot. The amazing Grittleton House (a Manor

House originally built in 1660 and located in the Cotswold) was our

choice of location, providing the perfect stairway.”

After agreeing with the team about suitable hair styling and make-up, we

had thousands of outfits to choose from in the fantastic Bath Theatrical

Costume Hire in Frome. They have any costume you could wish for and

we are very lucky to have their support

Photography, styling & concept: NeumannGraham Photographers,

Westbury

Location: Grittleton House in Wiltshire, England

Models: Jonathan Worrall and Claudia Sampford

Hairstyling & Barbering: Hayley Derbyshire, Fore Hair Westbury

MUA: Tracy M Reid, Make-up Monkey

Costumes: Bath Theatrical Costume hire in Frome, Somerset


MIRU IM


AGES


JIAMIN ZHU


I, Jiamin Zhu had a pleasure working

with Thunyartorn, a Thai Dress designer

from NYC in the October of 2017 and

shot three of her wardrobes representing

The Ox, The Rooster, and The Silver

Goddess from Thai culture.

We did the shoot in a chilly Seattle afternoon,

and we had to shoot quickly as the

wardrobes were very elaborate and large,

but not very warm, and we had three

models while shooting outdoor. I picked

different locations in the Washington

Arboretum due to proximity that would

best fit the wardrobes and the characters

we were presenting.

When the shoot was done I spent extensive time editing the final

six images as I wanted each one to tell a story about the character.

I named the whole set “Trinity”, and the characters “The Dreamer”,

“The Guardian”, and “The Phoenix”, respectively. I mixed in a gradient

of dark tones, warm tones, and neutral tones for each character

to best supplement the colors of the wardrobe. In addition, because

some of the images were edited during winter, I added in some winter

color tones and snow effects to best reflect my editing mood at the

time of the season. At the end, I want this set to invoke fantasy and

take the viewers to a dream land of magical creatures portrayed by

these models.


ISABELLE REUN


“La résignation est un suicide quotidian”

an editorial by

LUCIA PANZAVOLTA


Lucia Panzavolta was born in Italy

in 1999.

She is a student and she spends

her time between her two main

passions: writing and taking photographs.

She also love travellind

and she links the wish to discover

the world with her passions

through Instagram and shootings.

She is the author of the book “Out

of my limits”.

I decided to do this shooting because

I had an idea to transmit,

and this idea is described in the

title “La résignation est un suicide

quotidian”, an Honoré de Balzac’s

quotation that affected me so

much.

Me and Elisa, a wonderful model

and dancer, have worked together

a lot of times and we have a sort

of feeling: immediately she always

understand what I want to represent

and I think this is our best

work.

Resignation is a bad feeling that

everyone feels at least one in his

life, is a feeling that destroys you

and devours you. You feel like

you are killed from inside.

In fact its defined as a “suicide”

which becomes daily when you

chose to let yourself be overwhelmed.

The feeling that is connected but

also opposed to resignation is

the rebirth, the renaissance of

the Spring.

From this come’s the second selection

of photographs “Rêve de

printemps”.

A new reality is represented, a

reality which is dreamy and fancy.

Spring brings flowers, colours,

light and happiness. The

girl, like Spring, has been reborn.


SPARTACUS IMAGES


We had the privileged of connecting with sparatcus

images to talk about photography and how he

does what he does.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Why the name Spartacus

images?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – I wanted a name that

was not commonly used in the photographic

world and one in which people respect especially

the women

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE -You happen to be based

in the UK and Spain, they are lot of photographers

within these regions. How do you set yourself

apart from other photographers and maintain

your customer/client-base?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – I live 50% of my time

in UK and 50% in Spain , I find the markets very

different in the UK, models base is massive and

very competitive both for models and photographers,

Where in Spain the country is 4 times the

size of the UK the models there are more spread

out and often demand many more edits than the

UK models, I guess because they are not so busy. I

always shoot for beauty, so the requirement is the

same in both. In Spain you have to work with very

bright light so you need to be fast and competent

on your feet.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – You happen to be featured

in a lot of other publications, what steps do

you take to get your works published?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – I am afraid I am a bit

lazy and leave it generally to the models to get my

work published, however I do submit my work

to stock libraries and on line magazines such as

Vogue IT. You have to always do your top work to

get published, they want good images and equally

as good edits.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – You seem to do surrealism

and nudity. Can you explain to us your inspiration

and what it requires to get a shoot ready

behind the scenes?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – My inspiration comes-

from my dreams and looking at art in galleries. I love surrealism

and I love to mix both, not all models can do both but when you

get one its like magic things click into place. I always keep nude

work classy and totally respect models. Most of my surreal work

is done in post but need a model who can act and pretend.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Can you explain your preferred light

set up and give us a list of things you shoot with regularly (Gear).

SPARTACUS IMAGES – My main camera is a Canon 5D MK4

and lotS of lenses but I stick to mostly 50mm F1.2, 85MM F1.2,

24 to 70 F2.8 and 70 to 200 F2.8 However I am also now running

two Fuji cameras an XT3 and XT20 with similar lenses as my

Canon stock, I am moving more to Fuji its ability to cope with

fast light changes is superior and so much lighter, but mainly

because WUSIWUG (what you see is what you get)

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – When you are doing surrealism,

where do you get your overlays from?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – I either create myself or use my son

who is a graphic artist, but generally I spend time and create

myself , I may at times ask a friend also who is a graphic artist to

give me guidance.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What would a Spartacus image photo

shoot cost and how can you be reached?

SPARTACUS IMAGES – I try to offer 2 Free TF shoots a month

and the rest of the time if not for publishing I charge £50 ph

much more when being published, I actually get lots of work

via Instagram its seems to be a very good way to make contact

nowadays.


ROBELLA

ART


THOMAS WOHL


SALEM MCBUNNY


Artistic Vigilante came across the talented Salem

Mcbunny and we were in total awe of his

self-portraits. At first we didn’t realize they were

self portraits because each photo looked different

and more magnificent than the previous. We have

been able to get Salem for an interview to talk

more about his art.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What is your full name

and how long have you been shooting for?

SALEM -My name is Salem McBunny and I have

been taking photographs since I was about 12

years old, however I have 5 years specializing in

the type of photography I do now and I like to

make conceptual photography.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – We noticed that a lot of

your photography work has yourself as the muse;

mostly self portraits, can you explain why that is?

SALEM – Since I started with photography I used

to take pictures of myself, I think one of the main

factors was to show my style and the simple pleasure

of doing it. Time passed and I realized that doing

self-portrait became a therapeutic way to work

my emotions and personal self-knowledge, it also

helped me to improve my self-esteem and find the

love of my life in photography

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Your editing technique

is very unique and we notice you have a signature

highlighter effect on most of your portraits, can

you explain why and work us through the technicalities,

plugins and work flow of your process for

photographers who look up to you and want to

edit like you? Use this picture as an example.

SALEM – The editing process is one of the things

I enjoy doing the most when I’m working on a

photograph. Sometimes I have them in my mind

as of how the final result should be and other

times I love to explore in the editing. I particularly

like to change the lights that I put in the photographs

I feel that they became important to me

because I love things that shine and I realized that

when putting the illuminations into the photo, it

took a more pictorial touch and that is very fascinating.

finish with particular details, this is in general.

Sometimes I leave the photo a few days and then I

start editing it again, this is when I’m not satisfied

with the result.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What is it like being

a photographer in Mexico? Is it Lucrative? And

what are your challenges as a photographer in

Mexico?

SALEM – I think that personally I have come

across a little of everything, however I want to

highlight the most positive. I have met with the

support of many people who have been part of

my growth as a photographer and as a person

believe that many things depend on yourself and

the effort and dedication make us achieve what we

want.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE -What is the future of

photography for you?

SALEM – I do not know what my future is exactly,

but what I want to continue doing for the rest of

the year is to continue giving workshops on conceptual

photography and photography workshops

as emotional therapy, that is currently one of the

most fulfilling things to do in my life.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Can you end this interview

with something no one knows about you?

And Advise for photographers in mexico following

in your footsteps.

SALEM – I do not know if all the people know it

but all the time I am learning new things and not

only in relation to photography, I have also taken

some makeup courses, hairstyle classes, and even

learned how to do massages and it is curious but I

love learning everything I can. Effort and dedication

helps us get to the place where we want to be.

Whenever I start a photograph, the first steps are

usually some general corrections, from this I usually

work the skin, illuminations, eyes, colors, and


MIA MANE

‘‘The Queen Of Dark Art’’


Artistic Vigilante recently discovered a quadruple

threat of some serious talent that is Mia Mane from

Germany. She is a model,designer,makeup artist and a

photographer!

We had the privilege of interviewing Mia about her

works and her type of imagery which tilts towards

dark arts.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – How long have you been

shooting for and what would you say inspires your

type of photography?

Mia – I have not been taking pictures for such a long

time and am currently working on my fourth year as

a photographer. It started with the desire to make the

pictures, I always wanted to as a model so I tried a lot.

More and more ideas came along and finally I found

my direction and style today.

That does not mean that I am already exactly where I

wanna be, but so far I am quite satisfied with my development.Most

of my inspiration comes from movies

and my own work. Mostly, one idea entails the other.

My creativity works like an interlocking clockwork.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What country are you

from and what are the challenges you face as a photographer

in your country?

Mia – I’m from Germany. In my work, I rarely look to

the left or right or what others do.I am very focused

on my own work and always face my own challenges.

With every shoot you can always find things that you

could have done better. My challenge is to make things

better next time, and to be closer to my own creative

goal. However, I believe that I will never really arrive

at my destination.

It would be boring (laugh).

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – We noticed that a lot of

your pictures are gothic and dark beauty, can you talk

more on this?

Mia – Well, after I had tried out everything into the

first years, from concert photography to landscape

photography to fashion shots, I gradually found more

and more skills and techniques that allowed me to live

out my ideas in the Dark Art area.

These works live from the corresponding image

processing and it took me some time until I mastered

the editing program so far that I was satisfied with the

respective edits.

I have always been fascinated by the dark arts,

demons, witches, warriors etc.

There’s nothing more fun like watching a “normal”

girl become a black lady or an angry demon.

I do not want to take pictures the others like to

see. I want to take pictures that I like to see. Who

inspire me and cast a spell on me.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – You seem to also

personally make the props and costumes for the

photo shoots,why is that?

Mia – My art lives from every detail. A Madonna,

evil queen or a warrior in jeans with

nice hairstyle just does not work. Costumes and

accessories are just part of it.

Since I have very precise ideas of what I have to

implement and what my picture has to look like I

initially looked for the corresponding accessories

for the Internet.

Either I did not find anything that came close to

my idea or it was prohibitively expensive.

Since I already designed and sewed parts for costumes

and accessories in my work as a videographer

(I’m actually from the field of videography

before I began to take pictures), it was obvious

in photography to expand on this and make my

own accessories according to my wishes.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Can you tell us a bit

about your preferred gear and the technicalities

involved in taking a portrait the way you do?

Also explain your light setups.

Mia – Well, I own a mid-range camera and have

always worked with Canon.

I prefer working with a beauty dish and prefer

little light and a lot of shade in my pictures

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What does the future

hold for you as a photographer and what are the

things we should expect from you in the coming

years?

Mia – Well, I hope that the name Mia Mane become

known in the dark art area and my pictures

will be seen.

My goal is to become one of the best and most

creative Dark Artist in the world. I work hard on

that. And I will continue to work on this in the

future and expand my creativity and to an absolute

maximum.


BEATA POLANSKA


ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Kindly tell us where

you are from and how did you get started with

photography?

Beata Polanska – I come from a picturesque

town in the south of Poland but I am a Traveler, I

still look for new places and faces to take photos

in order to be able to fully realize my ideas and

projects. I often move, I came from Poznań, where

I lived for a year and a half to Krakow, where I

live for just two weeks and I hope to live a little bit

more, I do not like sitting in one place, because

then I feel like a butterfly tightly closed in a jar.

Photography, well it’s my great passion. Not the

only one, because I am passionate about many

things, so one day for me it is far too little to be

able to realize all this Photography I would call

my work photo-painting, occupies a special place

in my life, because in this field I include painting,

which I love so much, theatre, opera music, designing

and creating styles, parapsychology and

of course the very processing of photos. I used to

draw and paint a lot of pictures and I decided to

find a way to combine all these interests. I was inspired

to express all these forms, colors, emotions

and everything I like to do through artistic photography.

I followed that thought and I did what I

did.I took pictures of it.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – Your technique of portraits

has what appears to look like Dolls in them,

can you explain what this form of portraiture is

and your inspiration?

Beata Polanska – Yes! The doll appears very

often in my work. I also gave her the name of

Celtic origin – Isleen. I’ve always been fascinated

by the art of Japanese artists. Japanese puppet

theatre Bunraku, beautiful kimona and old Russian

costumes and headgear. The doll has made all this

wealth of epochs of different countries surround

me. it helps me to move into distant trends of art,

at the same time it is my Model to realize painting

and styling visions. Styling and preparing a doll for

a photo sessions is a great pleasure for me. There

are emotions, feelings in her. . . I revive her. . . I experiment

artistically. I rest from people in this way.

I close myself off in my own world of creation.

ARTISTIC VIGILANTE – What are your preferred

choices of equipment and can you explain

how you set up for portrait works?

Beata polanska – When it comes to photographic

equipment, I appreciate Canon very much. My first

body was bought from this company and others as

well, but these are only my individual feelings and

preferences. In most of my projects I work outdoors,

because I love nature and charming places, so I care

to limit to the maximum the amount and weight of

equipment that I take with me. Most often I limit myself

to taking away not only the camera and lenses, but

also the blend. . . I do not use artificial light or lamps

to create nature,any imperfections, skin retouching,

color saturation, I correct in Photoshop, trying to

show in the natural way is most important in my pictures.

Artistic Vigilante – Are you a fulltime photographer

and, how do you charge clients?

Beata Polanska – I am not a full-time photographer,

I work in a completely different industry, but photography

is my great passion, almost my whole life,

so I hope quietly that soon I will be able to realize my

professional plans only in this direction.

Artistic Vigilante – What are the things you are putting

in place to make you stand out from all the other

photographers in your country?

Beata Polanska – The most important thing is to be oneself and

here in my imaginary world I am, everything that inspires and

intrigues me to create, that is painting, music, creating styles

and many others.it is in me and with me no matter where I am.

I think that every one is unique in their own way and has some

outstanding qualities, but they are not always able to see or

express them, but I have my own vision of it and I try to show it

in my works, alternately, the Doll with a Living Model, the whole

specificity and creation of this doll, reviving it,creating and at the

same time showing my some what surreal world, where so much

is happening. There is expression, the ethereal character, the

motif of time, magic, beauty and ugliness.I close my works with

a soul that sees and feels clearly. Everything here has its deeply

hidden meaning, which in turn forces the viewer to reflect.

Artistic Vigilante – What would you say in your own thinking is

the future for art and photography as a whole?

Beata Polanski – Both in art and in photography, which is also

art in itself, I can highlight the fact that photography is becoming

more diverse, functional and therapeutic. In this world there is a

place for everyone who wants to express or communicate something

important to the world.The creators over take each other

in their projects, the way they are implemented, their concepts.

Here, the technical industry is very supportive of today’s artist. I

personally enjoy this variety of forms and colours of self-expression,

you can see that thanks to it neither man nor art remain

in the same place. As many ideas as people in the world, so who

knows where it will take us.-


REFLECTION DESIGN


LOSGIDDY


www.losgiddy.com


PEDRO BARATA


MICHAEL


WALDAU


EVAN ABRAR


JURGEN PASCH


FABI CASCO


MARIAH TYES


DAWNDRA

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