Jonathan Remple nominated the photographer Tom Kubik:
Tom reminds me to be honest and humble. I've seen him work and thrive in many environments - from studio still life to political protests to rural Kenyan villages. Every time he picks up the camera, his eye is searching for the soul - for the essence of the moment. He brings that level of intense empathy to every aspect of life. Our conversations about life are as inspiring as the shoots we travel to complete. I've never felt like I was speaking with someone that honest and raw before I met him.
Tom is the kind of soul that attracts positive energy. People yearn to open themselves to him, because he treats them gently, with kindness, without judgement. It's that type of human interaction that inspires me to do what I do as a filmmaker working with international development organizations. I think we can all learn from his style of humanity - honest, forgiving, and forever curious. I have no doubt that he'll continue to produce beautiful content and push our abilities to empathize with his subjects for years to come.
Work by Tom Kubik: