Joni Sternbach | Photographer

This video by Johnny Abegg on Brooklyn based photographer Joni Sternbach is a joy to watch. Joni recently visited Byron Bay in Australia where she documented surfers for her Surfland series.  This series was born out of her frustration with her own work.  As she put it… “all the kind of pictures I was making stopped, it went to a dead standstill… I actually begun to hate photography.

Personally my worst moments as an artist were those times that I felt that I’d run out of things to say.  Now I embrace this feeling because I understand that it is not an end, instead it’s the first steps of a new journey. This Surfland series is a testament to this.


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