I found out about Jason Nocito a couple of months ago through a photographer friend and I’ve been in love with his work ever since. When I looked him up, I hadn’t realized he had been responsible for some music photography that I had already been a fan of – I believe he shoots a lot for Fader. His personal projects, however, are what really get me. His most recent book, I Heart Transylvania, is a document of a long-distance relationship with his now wife, who at the time, lived in Vancouver. The whole book is a love-letter, and he captures such an incredible essence of both his subject, and his spaces, through light and movement. I’m such a fan.
Nick Azzaro and his wife, Yen, run the company Chin-Azzaro Art Consultation and Commerical Photography. But in addtion to his commerical photography, Azzaro works on his own fine art photography projects. Using a set of self-imposed rules in the spirit of the Dogme 95 manifesto, Azzaro photographs himself as six different characters in his apartment building in a photographic series that evokes a still frame, film noir movie.
Canadian photographer Hana Pesut’s Switcheroo project has her photographing a pair of subjects twice each time, with both subjects in their own outfits first, then wearing each other’s outfits and stances next. Fun stuff.