There is no better tool right now than instagram to give you a sense of what a community is doing.
In the fall of 2004, when Taboo was a single store operation just entering toddlerhood, a VCU Photo and Film student politely inquired if I might allow him to create a documentary.
If you’re wondering who the next big name in Richmond fashion photography will be, look no further than Reuben Chapman. Originally from Charlottesville, he got serious about his photography while attending VCU, and received invaluable help breaking into the business from his manager, Octavion X of Slapdash--the company who brings you Epic Fest each year, among other things.
Mr. Fili comes from Philadelphia--hence the name (Philly). He’s been documenting the world as he sees it with a variety of cameras for years now, but he’s only been in RVA since January.
The abundance of film and digital-based photographers has grown significantly over the past five years. With the likes of Instagram, people can now use the quickness of digital to document their lives. But film-photography allows individuals to have a warmth and intimacy that maybe digital cannot always provide. And for one VCU grad-turned-pro, these candid shots stand out enough to be collected in a book. But he needs your help.
There was literally an army of fans at the Richmond Wizard Con this past weekend, and we've got the photos to prove it.
Sam Dixon is truly one of RVA's standout photogs, and we're incredibly lucky to be able to support his work. Check our some of his shots from Monday night's Head and the Heart show at the National and check out the rest of the pics from the show here.
As part of their winter tour, Texas hardcore band GLUE stopped through Richmond to play a house show.
Douglas Philip Jocham is a young photographer whose images of the Richmond area caught our eye back when he was still running the now-mostly-defunct North Lombardy tumblr. These days, he's switched from capturing his environment with digital devices to shooting entirely on film, giving his work a recognizable aesthetic that is rare in this iPhone age.
I spent a good chunk of my time in Raleigh, NC last week photographing and playing the Hopscotch Music Fest. My only regret was that I missed out on Richmond's Fall Line Fest.
Oh man, we are still reeling from this past weekend's Fall Line Fest. Take a look at local photog Chris Lacroix's amazing work.
He lives and shoots it. Making something dope out of nothing everyday; no words necessary.
The local scene is burgeoning with promising artistic talent, and individuals dead set on turning heads. Robbie Graves is one of Virginia’s unnoticed photography trailblazers. His sometimes racy, always alluring style is one that can bring about a wide array of emotions.
From June 13-15, the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returned to downtown Charlottesville. It featured various talks, workshops, and gallery exhibitions dedicated to the art of photography, along with a smattering of social events. We were lucky enough to receive some press passes to check it out--here's what we saw:
Nick Ghobashi is a talented young photographer making waves in the local scene. Getting his start working with film at a time when most photographers had already switched to digital, Ghobashi found a unique approach that he initially applied to photos of his first love, skateboarding. Eventually realizing that the skills he'd developed while shooting skaters would translate well in the fashion world, he began doing commercial and editorial work for local artists, designers, businesses, and publications. Over the past few years, he's won awards from Fotoweek DC and built up an impressive portfolio, and now this recent VCU graduate is ready to take things to the next level.
In spite of her relative youth, Bree El Davis is seemingly everywhere on Richmond's fashion scene. From her collaborations with Dirty Richmond's Brian McDaniel to her work on fashion shoots for local designers like Angela Bacskocky, Britt Sebastian, and many others, Davis has her finger on the pulse of what's happening in the local fashion community, and plays a significant role in documenting it, using her unique style to accentuate the worl of our foremost local designers. Expect to hear a lot more from this talented young photographer in the near future!