STEVEN LOPEZ: Analogue Dreams

STEVEN LOPEZ: Analogue Dreams


“Analogue Dreams”


My work simultaneously glimpses into the past, present and future.

By using film photography, alternative and traditional photographic printing methods, I aim to achieve a feeling of timelessness in my images.

My methods and choice of subject matter are a practice in sharpening the focus on what makes its home in my peripheral vision.


WHY I LOVE IT, by Aurélie

I met Steven Lopez when he interned at Resource Magazine, a photo magazine I had started with a friend. I was struck by his love and knowledge of film photography and antiquated techniques. No cell phone photography for him! He chose hard-to-find film and hours spent in the darkroom instead.

We stayed in touch over the years. We lived in the same neighborhood, the Lower East Side in downtown Manhattan, and would get together for coffee every once in a while. He would tell me about his travels and photographic experiments.

I love his dedication to film photography and his focus on old techniques. His images are carefully constructed; he puts a lot of time and care into them. You don’t get a gazillion frames of the same landscape – there is only a handful at best. Film is in limited supply and printing is time-consuming so Steven thinks long and hard before pressing that shutter.

The resulting images are beautiful and unique, timeless and moving, arching back to a time when we had time.



Steven Lopez is a multimedia photographer based in NYC with a focus on alternative photographic processes and film photography.

He studied at LaGuardia College in commercial photography and applied science. He currently independently teaches alternative photographic printing in his residence in Astoria, Queens, NY.

Portrait of Steven Lopez



“From Above”


In the most basic terms, I click a button to capture a split second in time, especially during aerial photography trips.

In a more complex way, I am a highly detail-oriented and technical photographer with a fanatical approach to composition, color, execution and technique.

One of my favorite forms of photography is aerial photography as the environment is constantly changing. It is incredibly liberating to be in a plane or helicopter with the doors off, corkscrewing around your subject with all the G-forces and blood rushing to your head. You have to adapt quickly to changing conditions and become reactive to your settings and compositions.

These aerial images showcase the beauty of the world we live in, with strong colors and abstract lines. Shot on a Phase One camera, the world’s most expensive camera system, and on the highest pixel count available (151 megapixels), these images are best shown on large-scale prints to showcase the incredible details that were captured.


WHY I LOVE IT, by Aurélie

I love aerial photography’s abstract nature. At first glance (and even at the tenth one), you’re not sure what you’re looking at. It’s hard to decipher a landscape in these strange lines and surrealist (yet true) colors.

Coming closer you sometimes notice small details – a power line, a house – which give you a clue to what you’re looking at. But too often there’s nothing to cling to: most of the images remain mysterious, defying conventions and expectations of what a landscape should look like.

These photographs are striking, with an incredible level of detail. Some are also unsettling as they show the devastating effect pollution has on our environment. Human activity created these strange lines and surrealist colors…

Andrei’s aerial photography shows us beauty in unexpected places.



Romanian Born + British Educated + Ex-Professional Tennis Player + 12 Years in Investment Banking + 85 Countries Traveled + Los Angeles Based

When not on a client shoot, Andrei Duman can be found in his studio working on multiple projects, all in different stages of production and experimentation. Creatively envisioning concepts for a shoot and problem-solving real-time issues to successfully achieve his vision are some of his favorite things to do.

Andrei lives in Los Angeles with his wife Susan and their 2 cats, Foo and Smash. He is a Field Instructor and Ambassador for Phase One Cameras, SanDisk Professional, Broncolor US, Eizo Monitors and f-stop for which he hosts their webinars, “Knowledge Labs.”



1st Place: Advertising Product (iWatch 6 Conceptual)

2nd Place: Automotive (McLaren P1 GTR)

2nd Place: Macro (ExoSkeleton)

Honorable Mentions in following categories: Advertising Product – Advertising Food & Beverage – Automotive – Nature/Landscape


Honorable Mentions in following categories: Architecture – Fine Art Portrait – Aerial – Macro

Portrait of Andrei Duman

MARTIN ADOLFSSON: Suburbia Gone Wild

MARTIN ADOLFSSON: Suburbia Gone Wild


“Suburbia Gone Wild”


Within the past two decades, we’ve seen a huge shift in the balance of economic power. Countries that didn’t have a middle class 20 years ago have seen a rapid transformation from an agricultural economy to an industrial-based economy, so much so that a sizable percentage of the population now belongs to the middle class.

How does that affect the social groups who have been able to benefit the most from the economic boom? How does that influence one’s identity when the change is so rapid? Using a minimalist photography aesthetics, forgoing the fluff to focus on the essence of things, I want to explore that search for identity taking place in the suburbs surrounding Shanghai, Bangkok, Bangalore, Cairo, Moscow, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo, and Mexico City.

By omitting geographical and national traces, I seek to create a strong visual narrative between these disarmingly similar landscapes. The similarities interest me more than the national and cultural differences. My intentions are to create a visual narrative that takes the viewer on the front lines of an emerging global movement.

WHY I LOVE IT, by Aurélie

I’ve worked with Martin Adolfsson a few times and loved his minimalist photography and his intellectual approach to his subjects. He’s very meticulous — he comes in with a clear idea of what he wants to achieve and does it! Both as an artist and as a human being, Martin questions what’s in front of him and is interested in the meaning behind the surface. He always wants to understand the ins and outs of the situation he finds himself in.

His minimalist photography might seem simple at first glance, but it is anything but. Through seemingly straightforward images, his work raises thorny issues with no clear answers.

His series “Suburbia Gone Wild” is a perfect illustration of his inquisitive mind. His photographs ask what happens when the world follows an Americanized way of living. How does that uniformity affect local cultures and customs? What does it mean to be of a place if you live in a house that doesn’t pertain to that place? How do you balance globalization and individualism?

PS: Martin created with a friend THE best app on the market, minutiae, which prompts you at random times to take a picture of the minutiae (yet important moments) of your life. The app is a reaction to the overly-stylized Instagram and Tik Tok of this world. It’s both profound and fun. Try it… and thank me later!


Born and raised in Sweden, Martin Adolfsson now lives in New York City, where he obtained a one-year “Artist-in-Residence” at SVA in 2007. Mostly self-taught and equally fascinated by the art of photography and the possibilities new technologies offer, his work lives at the intersection of photography, technology and behavior.

His acclaimed book Suburbia Gone Wild and its minimalist photography focus on the search for identity among the new upper middle class in eight emerging economies. For it, Adolfsson traveled the world disguised as a potential home buyer and captured photos of nondescript model homes. The project was described by curator Petek Sketcher as “amusing and awkwardly eerie, as Adolfsson documents a curious phenomenon that looks more and more like the constructed world of The Truman Show.” Some of the photographs have been shown at Hagedorn Gallery in Atlanta, and the series appeared in many publications like The Atlantic, Slate, La Repubblica (Italy), and CNN among many other places. 

In 2014 Adolfsson was part of the inaugural class of the Art/Tech/Design incubator program NEW INC, the world’s first museum-led incubator created by the New Museum in New York. There, Adolfsson co-created the anti-social media app minutiae with Neuroscientist Daniel J Wilson. The app allows participants from around the world to participate in a daily ritual of capturing mundane ordinary moments at the exact same minute regardless of time zone. The project has received wide attention including Wired Magazine calling it “The curious app that captures your unfiltered life,” and the Financial Times saying, “Anti-social photo app offers antidote to Instagram and Facebook.”

Portrait of Martin Adolfsson




“Garden Wild”


I have been photographing nature, and specifically gardens, for almost thirty years. This exhibit shows a mix of personal images and commissioned projects I was hired for.

Emotions and connection to larger reality are something that I aspire to in my photographs. I hope that, when viewing the images,  you might be moved, guided by your intuition and creative spirit to discover and nurture this special link. My pictures represent humanity and the natural world as a unified oneness.  

In a world where everything moves at lightning speed, I would like the viewer of this exhibit to pause for a moment to contemplate the power of a single still image. My photographs are best enjoyed the same way they were made — in stillness. 

WHY I LOVE IT, by Aurélie

I’ve worked with Andre a few times on his advertising shoots. We bonded over our shared immigrant experience —he’s from Poland while I’m French by birth (but New Yorker by choice and heart!). He’s a lovely man and I immediately thought of him when I came up with the idea of doing an online photography gallery — I knew I wanted to work with him and show his images.

His love for photography runs deep, and his technical mastery is obvious to anyone who works with him. But what I loved the most was how intimate his images are.

While carefully constructed, the photographs are not stiff or precious. A little imperfection, a little unruliness are welcome. Where another photographer would make sure everything is perfectly aligned and stylized, Andre embraces and celebrates the unexpected. It brings life to his images — that’s what I love about his work!

It’s no surprise that nature is the perfect-slash-imperfect model for him!


Based in New York, Andre Baranowski is an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer. His focus has been on food, nature and travel photography. He approaches his subjects with both technical rigor and an appreciation (some would say, an embrace) for the unexpected.

His unorthodox approach to food photography in particular set him apart in the editorial world as he broke away from perfectly styled images. Subsequently, his images have been chosen to be on the covers of renowned publications, including Departures, Saveur, Food & Wine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Garden Design, among others. 

Andre has also photographed and collaborated on a number of widely celebrated books, from Mediterranean Fresh by Joyce Goldstein; Hudson Valley Chef’s Table by Julia Sexton; Kimchi Chronicles with Marja and Jean Georges Vongerichten; Sustainably Delicious by Michel Nischan, to The Making Of Three Gardens with Jorge Sanchez and The Duke of Devonshire.

His images have been recognized numerous times by PRINT, SPD, PDN, Graphis Magazine and other publications devoted to celebrating the best photography in the world.

Portrait of photographer Andre Baranoswki