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Best Rising Photographers of February 2023

Posted on March 12, 2023 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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We keep finding amazing photography from photographers who work and travel all over the world. Here is a collection of stunning photos taken by rising stars in photography for the month of February 2023 that you may use as inspiration. We hope you enjoy this compilation,. Thank you for allowing us to discover so many incredible images each month through our different call for entries or spontaneous portfolio submissions. 1
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Rico X.
Rico X.
Rico X.
Rico X.
Grenada
"I am not great with words. I am a visual person and a straight shooter aka talker and not a fan of descriptions or bio's things that alienate many artists like me who aren't wordsmiths. So we will keep it short and sweet. I take photos, some will like them, some will not. The End!"
Eric Davidove
Eric Davidove
Eric Davidove
Eric Davidove
United States
I am an award winning and published California native street photographer who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. My time spent as a street mime comes in handy, giving me the ability to anticipate street moments and be there with my camera as they happen. Other than potentially intriguing moments, I am triggered by lighting conditions, the presence of eye-grabbing shapes and forms, vibrant colors, and interesting looking people.
Victor Kataev
Victor Kataev
Victor Kataev
Victor Kataev
Russia
Victor Kataev was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. After an exchange program with Kiel University he finished his medical studies in Germany and has lived in Kiel for more than 20 years now. Changing perspectives, in a long-term project he explores life in the hospital via the camera. His photographs focus on the everyday and offer access to the grim in the usual. His latest project Dapio is about being the father of two. For this work he received the Jury Prize of the RFLXN 07.
Steve Toole
Steve Toole
Steve Toole
Steve Toole
United States
I have enjoyed photography and art since I was young. I was fortunate to have traveled with my family throughout the United States as I was growing up. Taking pictures during those trips was an exciting and rewarding experience. Being semi-retired from teaching, I now have more time to rekindle my artistic pursuits. Much of my work depicts life outdoors, because that is where I spend a significant amount of my time. Capturing moments through photography, whether magnificent or understated, is more fulfilling now than ever. My wife Kim and I live in Ashton, Illinois where we foster rescued dogs, volunteer, teach part time, and enjoy small town life."
Francesco Luongo
Francesco Luongo
Francesco Luongo
Francesco Luongo
Italy
"I was born in 1982 and my passion for photography only started in 2018. Self-taught, I never attended courses, but I studied and deepened photography by myself and visiting many exhibitions throughout Europe. Little by little I focused my style on street photography: shadows, contrasts, framing, layering, juxtaposition, and in general to the people daily life, but without ever ceasing to experiment in many other genres and styles."
Jo Fields
Jo Fields
Jo Fields
Jo Fields
United States
Jo Fields is a fine art photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Although her career is in healthcare information systems, Jo's first love was the expressive interpretation of music as a flutist. Photography has gradually taken over as the primary passion with the colors, shapes and details in the ‘music’ of nature. Photography became a cathartic and therapeutic personal journey that is a fusion of emotional, technical, and creative processes. Her work revolves around themes of revealing beauty in the ordinary, and highlighting the conflicts and interdependence of humanity and nature. Some series represented in the selected images are: True North, Musica Notturna, A Chance Encounter, Empathy of Angels, ET Wickham and Blackberry Season. Jo's work has been selected for over 80 juried exhibits in art galleries in seven states. Her work was an RFOTOFOLIO 2019 Work of Merit selection, and received honorable mentions in the 17th and 18th Juliet Margaret Cameron Awards.
Orna Naor
Orna Naor
Orna Naor
Orna Naor
Israel
My name is Orna Naor, a street and documentary photographer from Tel Aviv. In my work, I focus on human moments and gestures, touches, and looks. I shot around the world; Everywhere I try to show the faces of people, wherever they are; whether it's about different ceremonies, different cultures, and places, in everyday life and on holidays - human faces are revealed. At the same time as street photography, I focused in recent years on documentary series photography. In all these projects, my goal is one - to regain humanity to humanity. And if one picture touches one person - I'm glad. My works are shown in exhibitions in Israel and around the world (Local Testimony, Tel Aviv Sea, Israel Photography Festival, Miami Street Festival, Streets Sans Frontieres, London Street Festival, EinZweiBlicke, and others) and were published in a variety of magazines and newspapers ("Haaretz" blog, L'Arch Magazine, Lens Magazine, 50 shades of black, and others)
Radosław Łowicki
Radosław Łowicki
Radosław Łowicki
Radosław Łowicki
Poland
I got interested in photography as a teenager and it quickly became my greatest passion. In order to control the created images as much as possible, I started to develop my skills, learning the secrets of manual processing of photographic materials and darkroom work. Since the beginning, black and white photography has been in the center of my interests. Although I only use digital technology now. Reducing images to shades of gray allows me to emphasize the things and emotions that often escape in color photography.
Lynn Savarese
Lynn Savarese
Lynn Savarese
Lynn Savarese
United States
For me, the greatest joy of photography is the experience of intimate observation of elements from the natural world, and how my images often serve as metaphoric portraits of my own thoughts and feelings. Originally from a small town in Texas, I lived and traveled throughout the world before making New York City my home in the early ‘80s following my graduation from Harvard Law School. In the decade since taking up photography, my work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in the USA and abroad, and has earned me prestigious national and international recognition.
Rajan Dosaj
Rajan Dosaj
Rajan Dosaj
Rajan Dosaj
United States
Born and raised in the United States, I spent nearly 20 years in the theater world, first as a dancer and singer in Broadway musicals and later as an actor and director. Upon my retirement from theater, I settled into the business world but it wouldn't be long before I was in need of a creative outlet and the Sebastiao Salgado documentary, The Salt of the Earth, rekindled my brief high school interest in photography. Soon, the books of Alec Soth, Nancy Rexroth, Sally Mann, Joshua Jackson, and many more were on my selves and with a newly purchased camera in hand, I started out on my latest adventure. Naturally, I started with dance portraits and found it incredibly exciting and fulfilling but soon I ventured into other genres to improve my work. Whether it was wildlife, street, architecture, portrait, or fine art photography, I was either taking a class or teaching myself about the genre in order to become a better photographer. In my short time behind the camera, I have been fortunate enough to have some of my images appear in galleries across the country, including Photo Place Gallery, A Smith Gallery, Praxis Gallery, Black Box Gallery, SE Center for Photography, and the Decode Gallery. With my background in theater, I know that photography can be a frustrating art form where most of the time I end up kicking myself for the mistakes that I continuously make over and over. But every once in a while, those rare moments come along when my eyes through a camera are able to see and capture an extraordinary moment.
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