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Profile : Akila Berjaoui

Profile : Akila Berjaoui

          Italian beaches. Tanned limbs strapped into bikinis. Muscled hams in brief swimsuits. Wooden speedboats. Striped umbrellas. If you’re in love with the fabled La Dolce Vita dream, and let’s face it who isn’t, you’ll adore the photography of Akila Berjaoui. The sometimes Berlin, sometimes Barcelona, sometimes Sydney-based photographer searches for a “sensuality and timelessness” in her photos of Positano beaches, of girls in swimming pools and couples entwined under umbrellas. Some of Akila’s work is straight photo journalism, she’ll grab her old Nikon film camera and aim at whatever pleases, but she also likes to...

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Profile : Ben Thouard

Profile : Ben Thouard

         At the literal end of the road on the island of Tahiti, seventy kilometres from the capital Papeete, is the Polynesian village called Teahupoo. And it’s here, where outrageous Pacific Ocean swells come out water thousands of feet deep to hit the famous reef of the same name, you’ll find the French-born photographer and surfer Ben Thouard. The reason?  If you surf, and if you live for making photos of a natural phenomenon, Teahupoo is very close to heaven. Ben, who is thirty-one years old and grew up on the mostly waveless Mediterranean, went to Tahiti...

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