Svetlana Blasucci is a recent photography graduate from the School of Visual Arts. Having been pulled into studio portraiture, she enjoys the controlled environment that allows her to focus on bringing out the beauty of the human form, and she loves that the studio allows her to connect with her subjects without distractions.
Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.
Jason Groupp is the Director of WPPI and a New York City photographer heavily steeped in the industry. Adoring New York City far beyond any healthy proportion, Jason has maintained his photography studio in West Chelsea for the past 12 years.
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Theano Nikitas, a full-time freelance writer and photographer, has been writing about photography for 18 years. Although she loves digital, Theano still has a darkroom and a fridge filled with film thanks to her long-time passion for alternative processes and toy cameras.
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Libby Peterson is the Features Editor of Rangefinder. A Minneapolis native, she moved to New York after graduating from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2013, starting off as the magazine's editorial intern.
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Miguel Quiles is a New Jersey-based commercial wedding and portrait photographer who's been involved in the industry for over 15 years, starting off first as a salesman at a local camera store. Since then, Miguel has been refining his skills and pushing the limits of his creative abilities. As a self-taught photographer, Miguel hopes to share his experience and knowledge with new and upcoming photographers who wish to take their work to the next level.
John Rettie is a well-known photojournalist who has covered the world of cars, cameras and computers for over four decades. He has been to over 75 countries and his work has appeared in magazines around the world. When he's not traveling, pushing keys on a keyboard or a shutter button on the latest camera, he enjoys working around the yard and house at his home in Santa Barbara, California.
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Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.