Inspiration is everywhere and up for grabs for the ones who wander the world with an open heart – London photographer Toby Coulson takes pictures during his extensive travels, from his homeland, the United Kingdom, to faraway lands sometimes on the other side of the globe. Working with an incredibly diverse array of people, Toby’s photography brings a very distinctive kind of serenity and surrealism to the table: his art is his traveling journal, built entirely on the “what if” scenarios of his adventures.
Maxwell Poth, in conversation with Container Love, presents his latest book, "Young Queer America: The Real Stories and Faces of LGBTQ+ Youth." Through his nonprofit organization, Project Contrast, the photographer and advocate shares details about his life and this project, aiming to continue raising awareness about mental health and create a safe space that fosters a sense of community for young queer individuals in the US.
To love means to dare open up to others – Toronto-based photographer Hao Nguyen's pictures tell a million stories. Creating portrays that go beyond the subject while also keeping a forever playful, forever curious attitude, Hao is doing an amazing job making identities of all kinds visible. To understand his art better, we asked Hao to put together a special selection of his photographs and share his thoughts on representation, love, and the importance of self-reflection.
Watching life as it unfolds in front of our eyes, in some otherworld colors – London photographer and art director Alek Szmytko’s imagery is loud and bold and full of life in all the good ways. To get a running start on his photography, we asked Alek to share some of his favorite shots with us, while also telling us about his principles as a photographer, documentarian, and human being exploring identities.
Brooklyn photographer Morganne Boulden captures the world around her in a fun, yet extremely sensitive way. And as all things beautiful, Morganne’s photography is about overcoming darkness. With all of her work made while on road trips across America with close friends and chosen family, these photos are about celebrating how our will to live can prevail – under all circumstances and against all odds.
New York photographer and director Laurel Golio’s commercial career is defined by prestigious clients, yet it’s her personal projects that have earned her recognition as a photojournalist fighting LGBTQIA+ visibility. As more and more people are keen to get a glimpse of the world through Laurel’s lenses, we asked her to share some of her favorite pictures as well as her thoughts on love, visibility, and self-expression with us.
Riga photographer Kristine Madjare’s imagery merges documentary and fashion photography, and does so for the sole purpose of showing how a little bit of hope can change lives for the better. To celebrate Container Love’s 10 years anniversary, we would love to introduce you to some of our newest friends, beautiful artists from all over the world portraying diversity in its purest form. Kristīne is one of them.
We celebrate 10 years of love by introducing some new friends, wonderful artists taking a stand in our fight for visibility. Berlin photographer Tatsiana Tribunalova’s pictures are like outtakes from a music video of a superstar that never existed. We asked Tatsiana for a selection of her favorite photos and a chance to pick her brains on how one should express love and embrace their true identity. Have a look!