Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars 2016

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A few months ago, were woke up to an email from Rangefinder Magazine – we were one of the 200+ nominees for the annual Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars 2016 list.  We were completely blown away. To even be nominated is a massive honour –  judges look for photographers that have been in business full time for under 5 years, have stellar portfolios and are somehow standing out in the international photography community.  Out of the 200+ nominees, the list is narrowed down to 30.  When we received the second email, letting us know we’re part of that 30, our jaws were on the floor.  This is truly unexpected, and we’re so grateful.  There are no words.

The list is compiled annually, and while we were overjoyed just to be nominated, never in a million years did we think we’d make the final cut.   There are so many incredible photographers out there that we love and admire, and we’re truly humbled to see our names alongside theirs.

When we started on this journey together a few years ago, we thought ‘maybe we’ll shoot a few weddings here and there’.  Never did we expect two full-time careers in a really short span of time.  The internet would have you believe that Rome was in fact built in a day.  But it really does take years of trial and error, failures and successes of varying degree.  And we’re still building.  Still growing.  Still learning.

Below is the portfolio we sent in for Rangefinder Rising Stars 2016, and a tearsheet from the magazine.  Some of our favourite photos from the last 3-4 seasons together.  We really can’t thank you, our dear readers, clients, friends and colleagues for your support over the years.  We started on this path with very little expectation, and can’t thank the universe enough for what has come.

We’re so grateful to be on this list, along with so many incredible friends and colleagues.  To see everyone’s gorgeous portfolios, click over to Rangefinder’s site.

 

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  • Marko said:

    You have a certain sensitivity for the moment dude! I love how you convey movement and emotions in your images. Simply stunning! Glad to be on the same list as you, congrats!

  • Such a beautiful clarity to your work, and really stunning use of light and colour. Congratulations!

  • Laura said:

    Amazing work - your storytelling is off the charts. Congratulations!

  • your use of light,timing and movement makes your work feel like a soft touch would feel. It feels like you can touch it.
    Anyhow that is some of the feeling I got looking at your work.
    Congratulations, even though I only know you on social media, I still think you are incredible both as an artist and person.
    I wish for every year ahead to be even better than the past ones.

    Cheers to you both

  • Loving the warmth in your images Joel, beautiful. Massive congrats dude!

  • Nick Tucker said:

    Wow. Half of these film like timeless fashion shots. Some Saul Leiter in there. But fashion shots that feel real and emotionally connected to the moment. Beautiful.

  • You two have such an eye for moments and composition. Absolutely love looking through these. Congrats again, you guys deserve it!

  • Such beautiful, emotive story telling. Congratulations and all the high fives. x

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