Jon Stars grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey. He found photography at the end of high school as a way to share his experience riding freestyle BMX and going to local punk shows. He studied photography professionally at Hallmark Institute of Photography then moved to Philadelphia to develop his own gritty style of photographing. After spending time in New York City Jon made the journey west to Los Angeles with his dog Bruce. When he’s not in his studio you can find him riding motorcycles, camping, or under the red safe light of his darkroom.
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Spencer Wells was born and raised in the Northwoods of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Geography. Wells began documenting the lives of his friends and cohorts in photos and videos during his teenage years, his pastoral surroundings informing his aesthetic.
After spending nearly a decade based in New York City entrenched in a variety of roles in the commercial photo industry, he ventured west to settle in Marin County with his wife and son. He’s circled back to the beauty of nature and surrounds himself with plenty of inspiration for the camera lens.
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