Friday Inspiration: Felix Kunze, Denisse Ariana Pérez, Zay Yar Lin and More

Friday Inspiration: Felix Kunze, Denisse Ariana Pérez, Zay Yar Lin and More

Last week we came clean about our relationship with Instagram. We love it, we hate it — but either way, we can’t live without it. Talent is everywhere and we’re constantly finding new photographers to keep tabs on.

These past seven days were no exception. Below, take a look at six posts that stopped our scroll this week. 

It’s worth mentioning that we realize these photos are really just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what’s out there. Feel free to share your own favorites of the week in the comments below!

Lauren Sopourn

Zay Yar Lin

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@efpae #UAENationBrand

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Denisse Ariana Pérez

Kai Ziehl

Felix Kunze

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EGYPT: In January of 2019, I went to Egypt on assignment to cover the work of John and Colleen Darnell (@vintage_egyptologist). The science of the project is as yet unpublished but I wanted to spend a few posts introducing some of the personalities involved in some fascinating work to understand human culture as far back as 7000 years. Perched on the river Nile, the ‘dig house’ is an incredible building that houses an international team of archeologists all working in concert. John and Colleen wake up before sunrise each day. When time allows, they like to take a moment to dance together on the roof. A private moment I was overjoyed to be able to photograph. Both Egyptologists, John is the Professor and Chair of Egyptology at Yale University. – Photo details: this was lit using one @elinchrom_ltd ELB 500 light with a 100 CM deep dish rotalux from Elinchrom – just out of frame.

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Rebecca Aranda

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Liz is a young woman, a friend from my college years, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. The past several years have been extremely tough for her. She has no living relations and is living off her GoFundMe and her partner Paul’s small income from his work in a guitar factory. On one hand, she is stronger than I’ve ever seen her; yet she is also very much weakened by her cancer and the chemotherapy treatments. . . I’ve been able to document Liz’s journey through cancer treatment. When I first arrived, I thought I would just be focusing on Liz, but gradually another story emerged: the story of the incredible support that she gets from Paul. Their relationship is so strong and lovely, and I am so glad they have each other in their lives. . . Liz has just finished a round of cancer treatments and she is always in need of more donations. To donate, check out the link to her GoFundMe in her bio: @deadwaste . To see more photos from this documentary photography project, see my website at . . That’s it for me! Follow me at @arandaphotos 💕💕💕 This past week has been fantastic. Thank you @authoritycollective for the feature and all that you do for underrepresented photographers. 💕💕💕

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Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more inspiration from PhotoShelter members.

This week we’re featuring landscape photographer Ian Plant who is sharing tips from his landscape photography cheat sheet and a handful of jaw-dropping images from around the world. 

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