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


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.



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.