Contributing artists and other friends of KONO! talk about photography, art and and what it means to them.
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How and when did you two get into photography?
Cam: I've been taking photos non-stop since I was about 14. I burnt through so much 35mm in those days of cheap 1 Hour developing and it got even worse when I started traveling.
Kim: I always loved having a way to document memories. I was given a film camera as a child and would go around taking terrible photos that I still cherish today. When I met Cam, he was so gifted at lining up, lighting and taking photos, and I tried to learn everything I could. He taught me so much.
Among which criteria do you choose your models and the striking backgrounds we can find on your photos?
When I first started out I was shooting mostly just with my friends and local bands that I enjoyed. From there I searched the web for creatives with content and attitude that I liked and that evolved into creators contacting me. As for locations, on tour I just made the best out of the landscape around me. I love the outdoors so if I have the opportunity I will always go to nature. I always ask the models if they have a specific spot they want to go to and if not I research the area and pick out the best outdoor spots.
portrait of Zachary by @directedbybigbody Anthony Comi
Please introduce yourself to our readers: I'm Mark Zuiderveld, originally from Jacksonville, Illinois‐‐the land of Lincoln. How and when did you get into photography? I've been into photography since my late high school years, when I took a class in black and white 35mm film photography. We used the chemicals in the darkroom, and that interest in being in dark areas was always fascinating to me. I also love watching films, and going to other places and states of mind always took place in the dark. You use a lot of different films but your style is always coming through,...