Least Untrue exists to promote contemporary photography and the photographers who continuously push it forward through their passion and creativity.
With an emphasis on personal rather than commercial work, it endeavors to shine a spotlight on the endless number of talented photographers around the world, whether they be professional or hobbyist, established or emerging.
Least Untrue strives to build a community around the photographers featured on the site. The community is a positive space for discussion and aims to become a valuable resource over time. As the community grows the hope is that it will open doors to collaboration, meet-ups, idea sharing, projects, introductions, or just a fun place to chat. The community is hosted on Slack as it is both private and flexible.
The interview consists of a number of questions. Although all answers should be in full sentences, the photographers are welcome to be as elaborate or concise as they'd like to be. The answers also serve as good conversation starters when introducing new photographers to the community.
The first 3 questions are intentionally broad and open to interpretation so as to engender more interesting and varied answers:
— Who are you?
— What do you want?
— Why photography?
Next, the gear question. The photographer can be as detailed as they'd like – cameras, lenses, film, accessories, or whatever else:
— What gear do you use?
Then we have a couple of questions aimed at getting to know the photographer's interests:
— Any interests, hobbies, or passions outside of photography?
— Music, movies, books, TV, games. What are some of your favorites? Any recommendations?
So as not to burden the photographer with too many questions, the photographer will be asked to answer at least one of the following questions. The more answered the better but the photographer is free to choose which ones they'd like to answer:
— How did you first get into photography?
— Who or what is inspiring you?
— What's one thing about yourself that would surprise most people?
— What's your funniest or most embarrassing story?
— Got any words of wisdom or a favorite quote?
The next question is a chance for the photographer to give a shout-out to other photographers and the larger photographic community:
— Any other photographers you think people should check out?
The interview will round out with a couple of questions that can be taken in any direction:
— What do you wish someone would ask you?
— What’s the answer to that question?
— Anything else you’d like to add?
The photographer will also be asked to fill out a form alongside the interview.
The interview and feature will include 10 to 20 photos of the photographer's choosing. The images selected should represent their personal photography portfolio as a whole and not include any of their commercial work.
The feature will also include a self-portrait of the photographer, which can be in any style. Including a self-portrait contributes to the feeling of getting to know the photographer and furthers the goal of creating community.
The images should be:
— JPEG format
— No borders
— No watermarks
— 2400 pixels (long side) for the best experience on HiDPI screens
— Self-portrait should be 1200 pixels (long side)