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“It’s not staged, there’s no post-production. It’s what you see. As some of our most visceral and memorable experiences in life are about moments … I'm all about capturing these moments without any manipulation.”

Photographer Fumiaki Yamazaki discusses the art of his photographic work. In “The Truth of a Moment” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, he discusses the conceptual backdrop of his photography, which emphasises the capturing of movement, life, and the ethereal of a raw moment in time.

Does the Aurora look the same to the naked eye as it does photographed?

Photographer Judith Conning’s passion involved traveling to and indulging in an environment few of us can imagine.

In “Chasing Aurora” from PKN Forster Vol. 3, see how she travels north of the Arctic Circle to capture one of the world’s most magical, beautiful natural phenomena: the Aurora Borealis.

Getting it Just Right

"I pictured this photo in my mind for about 7 or 8 years, and it all just came together."

Photographer David Kernick discusses his digital work, particularly his landscape photography. In “Getting it Just Right” from PKN Forster Vol. 2 he discusses the patience involved in planning and finding these perfect moments, some stories that surround the their capture, as well as a few very personal interludes about his relationships with his subjects.

Creating new photo albums for families who lost theirs in natural disasters; this is Photohoku. 

Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on Photohoku: a photographic movement founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011.

In "Photohoku 2.0" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116 we see it's now a movement whereby photographers take photos of families affected by disasters, and give the photo albums back to the families themselves. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more. 

Change can be pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? The words "I wish I had". 

Ben Rawson speaks about his experiences working under-appreciated for various companies until he decided to take a big leap and follow his passsion. In "Leaping into Freelance Photography" from PKN Nottingham Vol. 4, Ben shows us that he is now a freelance photographer, and here he tells us about the work he has done and what he hopes to do in the future.

If you're into music, Anil has your dream job:

Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show.

Since then he has photographed countless performers -- including some of his idols: U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift -- and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. In "Capturing the Moment" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 5, he mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age. 

Ladies and gentlemen, what you are witnessing is the beginning of the end of the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen: America.

Enigmatic artist Seph Lawless uses his photographs to capture the abandoned, neglected areas of America as a metaphor for our decaying society. In "Autopsy of America" from PKN Cleveland Vol. 21, we see that by transforming social media into a social movement, Seph hopes that his work will spark political debate and constructive dialogue.

"I'm interested in the wonder, violence, and bewilderment of modern existence..."

Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives.

In "Snipping the Fabric of Time" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 19, we see his work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle.

Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera. In "Garage Art" from a special Archex Session edition of PKN Williamsburg, Ahmed delves into the world as seen through his lens, as well as the on-the-road culture of freedom it embodies. 

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. In "Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, hear Jonathon spin some hypothetical threads around the photographs he's carefully kept for the exhibitions.

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