Dana Stirling is a still life and fine art photographer born in Jerusalem, Israel, and based in Queens, NY. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2016 and in addition has a BA from Hadassah College Jerusalem in Photographic Communications (2013).




Yoav Friedlander is a miniature scale model fine artist and photographer. Born 1985 in Israel, Yoav received his BA in Photographic Communications from Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem in 2011, and graduated with an MFA in Photography Video and Related media from the School of Visual Arts NYC in 2014.


Float Photo Magazine was founded by Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander in March 2014 with the launch of the first issue “Into the Wild”. Float was created with the goal to share and celebrate the photographic work of versatile roster of contemporary photographers from around the world. From young and emerging to established artists, Float features high quality and creative work with the intention to inspire and push forward our photo community. We offer artists various opportunities and platforms for exposure - Instagram takeovers, book reviews, interviews, curated magazine issues, exhibitions with more to come. Float takes pride in collaborating with many other photo platforms to create a unique, open minded and welcoming space for photographers. And you as well are welcome to join us.

Contributing Writers


Jinny Choi

Jinny Choi is a Seoul-born, New York-based writer interested in contemporary visual arts framed within its sociocultural contexts. She graduated from New York University with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, and is the founding editor of a contemporary art zine, Gamma Mama! Magazine.



Tim Hodge

Tim Hodge is a filmmaker and still photographer with over 10 years experience, he received an MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in the Spring of 2017. Previously Tim graduated from Coastal Carolina University and the New York Film Academy after studying Digital Journalism. His most recent project is a web series focusing on the cultural and culinary history of the Mississippi Delta Chinese called Delta Wok which is currently in post production. 



carissa holly mattern

Carissa Holly Mattern (Langer) is a designer, photographer, and equestrian based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has been featured in Chasing News New Jersey, The Equiery, The Huffington Post, and has exhibited across the nation.



Charlotte Irwin

Charlotte Irwin is a writer and journalist, based in London, United Kingdom. As well as working on her own short stories and poetry that typically focus on the female gaze, she writes for publications such as the Financial Times, Sunday Times Magazine, and A Younger Theatre on a range of topics, from photography and theatre to the housing market. Charlotte first graduated from the University of Oxford in Latin and French, before completing a Master's in Journalism in 2017.

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Gianna Sergovich

Gianna Sergovich is a Korean-American fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in photography from SUNY Purchase, and currently works as a photo editor. Sergovich's photographic work focuses on Asian American identity, family models, and how people shape, and are shaped, by the environments they inhabit.



Kelsey Sucena

Kelsey Sucena (b. 1994, Honolulu) is a New York based photographer, poet and Park Ranger currently residing on Long Island. As a child Kelsey spent many winters hiking the coast of Fire Island, where storms and rising seas shift and shape the landscape. It is here that Kelsey became fascinated with impermanence, turning to photography and text as means to solidify a place that was constantly in motion. Today their work centers around the concepts of identity, impermanence, and communication, pairing written words with photographic narratives to investigate the existential nature of documenting life. Kelsey studied photography at the Purchase College School of Art and Design and is currently an MFA candidate at Image Text Ithaca.



Marissa Iamartino

Marissa Iamartino is a New England based artist that uses photography, writing, and an exploratory practice to examine a world in perpetual flux. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and is currently an MFA candidate at Image Text Ithaca. Her work has been shown at Flash Forward Festival Boston, The Griffin Museum of Photography, and most recently, she worked in pediatric hospitals as an arts educator.