Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert

Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert

Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert

Gregory Colbert‘s photography project Ashes and Snow captures the extraordinary interactions between man and animals. Since the start of this project in 1992, he has traveled far and wide in order to capture these amazing photos and he has gone to India, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Borneo, Burma, Tonga, Namibia, Kenya, Antarctica and the Azores.

This exhibition of large-scale photographic artworks is being housed in the Nomadic Museum and has traveled to five cities in three continents and has received over 10 million visitors making it the most attended exhibition by any artist in history.

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Food Photography by Louie Aguinaldo

Food Photography by Louie Aguinaldo

Food Photography by Louie Aguinaldo

Everybody loves food. Who doesn’t? Especially if it comes first with tempting, tasty pictures in the menu.

Food photography plays an important part in every food business especially in restaurants because it creates a desire for any delicacy or restaurant dish. These photos need to be effective to catch the attention of the people’s eyes so photographer Louie Aguinaldo carefully used lighting and camera angles to bring out the color and texture of the food that one can almost taste it just by looking at it.

Filipino photographer Aguinaldo began by shooting portfolios for models in his own modeling agency back in 1991. When he was given a big break in 1995 by photographing artists, his career in photography expanded and he began to venture in advertising, food & beverages, concerts and other types of photography.

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Exaltation by Desiree Dolron

Exaltation by Desiree Dolron

Exaltation by Desiree Dolron

Desiree Dolron‘s photography project “Exaltation: Images of Religion and Death” focuses on excess of religious ceremonies by native tribes, from exaltation to even self-mutilation. The pictures are entirely eerie and disturbing to watch with all the piercing, whipping and burning of parts of the body. The believers abandon themselves to extreme acts of faith.

For this series she personally attended ritual festivals in countries such as India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Morocco and Thailand.

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Sports by Sonja Mueller

Sports by Sonja Mueller

Sports by Sonja Mueller

Aquarelle, fussball, kill jill, Adidas and even ballet. Sonja Mueller has photographed it all. She is a professional photographer who focuses on sports and music. Her work has found a worldwide audience since she was recognized at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival as one of the new up coming photographers of 2007.

Her techniques are both bold and innovative enabling her to create photos that are natural and iconographic. Some of her big clients are Casio, Adidas, Nike and Siemens.

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Beloved by Jesh de Rox

Beloved by Jesh de Rox

Beloved by Jesh de Rox

“There is nothing more beautiful to me than the human spirit, unbound.”

An artist, futurist and adventurer, Jesh de Rox shoots a new genre of photography called Beloved. This genre is composed of unique portraiture and photojournalism blended together. Beloved is a style that works in collaboration with the client to create meaningful and story-telling portraits.

The couples don’t even feel like they are doing a photo shoot, they are just in their own bubble doing their own thing, looking at each other lovingly, caressing, hugging. Beloved shows that being loved is the most wonderful thing in the world.

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Children by Loretta Lux

Children by Loretta Lux

Children by Loretta Lux

Loretta Lux is know for her portraits of young children, where most of them are her friends’ kids. These portraits are digitally altered to resemble the aristocratic formality of Old Master paintings.

Lux first studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich before she pursued photography in 1999. Influenced by old-age painters, she dresses the children in vintage clothing and props. Her surreal portraits became metaphors for childhood innocence.

Her earliest works include set against icy blue skies – Troll (2000), Lois (2000), and Isabella (2001). When she moved to Ireland, she began to shoot pairs of children rather than solitary ones.

Lux’s work has been exhibited in many museums like Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan, and the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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In Katrina’s Wake by Chris Jordan

In Katrina's Wake by Chris Jordan

In Katrina’s Wake by Chris Jordan

In Katrina’s Wake – A series of photos depicting the aftermath of the hurricane Katrina all over America. This photo project was created by American photographic artist Chris Jordan whose main concerns are about the consumerism of today’s society.

Almost 300,000 Americans lost their properties in this disaster. Classrooms, houses broken, clothes and books scattered and debris everywhere. What is bothering in Jordan’s mind is whether we are somewhat responsible for this catastrophe since there were evidences that hurricane Katrina was not an entirely natural disaster like earthquake. He said, ‘From that perspective, my hope is that these images might encourage some reflection on the part that we each play, and the loss that we all suffer, when a preventable catastrophe of this magnitude happens to the people of our own country. Katrina has illuminated our interconnectedness, and it makes our personal accountability as members of a conscious society ever more difficult to deny.’

He wants us to act, not just react. To do something for them how small it might be.

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Crown Series by Sylvia Piva

Crown Series by Sylvia Piva

Crown Series by Sylvia Piva

Sylvia Piva, a budding freelance fashion photographer. She has done a number of photography projects including Crown Series where beautiful ladies wear crown of flowers in their heads that makes them look even more stunning.

She had started her journey on photography by freelancing on weddings, baptisms, birthdays, graduations, book personal, concerts and cultural events. She also collaborated with different fashion magazines and newspapers. With her sense of creativity and passion for photography, I am sure that Sylvia Piva will make it big into the industry in no time.

“My clients do not realize it, but the snapshots are their way of exorcising the passage of time. Aperture clicks, the flash glare … and so stop the time, even if only for a moment. And if these images will ever have a meaning for future generations, will be this: I was there, have existed. I was young, I was happy in this world and someone wanted me well enough to make me a photograph. ” – One Hour Photo

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Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

I really enjoyed looking through the photos of Zena Holloway and had a hard time picking out which one should I use in this post because honestly, they are all amazing.

This stylish underwater image is just one of the many breathtaking, ethereal and magical photos that can be found in her underwater photography projects. She can do both commercial work and fine art so easily. Her creativity results in fairy tale-like images that are sure to take your imagination to a higher level.

Zena Holloway was first a scuba diver before she became an underwater photographer. Working as a diving instructor, she began taking shots, experimenting with the scenes and taught herself the skills needed to master such difficult techniques. Since then, Holloway has become one of the biggest names of in underwater photography and worked with big clients like George Jensen, Sony, Elle Style Awards and many more.

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Beauty by Alberto Oviedo

Beauty by Alberto Oviedo

Beauty by Alberto Oviedo

Sexy. Beautiful. Tempting. These words describe the photo project Beauty of commercial photographer Alberto Oviedo.

Alberto Oviedo works close in the fashion and advertising industries, but he also does personal works off his path. He emphasizes saturated colors and close-up details in his work.

He first worked as freelance assistant to photographer Jim Fiscus and left after 3 years full of knowledge and learning about photography and a 25 page portfolio which he used to start his career. He has already worked for world famous advertising agencies like Leo Burnett, Lowe, McCan Eriksson and Young $ Rubicam.

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Across the Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt

Across the Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt

Across the Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt

Images are powerful. They tell stories, even the most interesting and disturbing ones.

Nick Brandt has been spending the last decade documenting the transforming landscape of Africa and its wildlife due to the actions of human beings. In his photography project Across the Ravaged Land, the final part in his trilogy book, he documented the disappearing nature and animals of East Africa.

He included humans in his photography for the first time in this book – poachers killing for profit. Among his images are the famous Elephants of Amboseli, Lions in Serengeti, and the perfectly preserved creatures calcified by the salts of the Rift Valley soda lake where he arranges them to appear as though they were alive.

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Nature’s Patterns by Adam Burton

Natures Patterns by Adam  Burton

Natures Patterns by Adam Burton

Is it glass or ice?

The picture above is a glass-like shattered pattern on an ice taken in Exmoor, Somerset by photographer Adam Burton. This and other close up images of rock, plants, ice patterns and leaves can be found in his photo project Natures Patterns.

Adam Burton is a self taught professional landscape photographer. His field is in IT and Product Management and he has no photographic qualifications but his love for nature and outdoors and the desire to photograph the places he love led him to learn photography by himself in 2001.

Ever since he started to take this profession seriously, his works have been in demand commercially. His images have been published magazines, books, calendars and other catalogues and he has worked with many large companies like The AA, The Times and National Geographic.

He likes to capture the rich colors of dawn and dusk. According to his interview in ND Magazine, “You need to be out in very unsociable hours to capture the best light that nature has to offer.” He prefers keeping the authenticity of the picture rather than digitally manipulating it. He has already photographed five of the seven continents and now focuses in landscapes of UK.

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Geisha by Radu Razvan

Geisha by Radu Razvan

Geisha by Radu Razvan

A fantastic project examining the Geisha by Radu Razvan. This image shows a Geisha girl looking at a Chinese pagoda house situated by the lake. This photography project is a series of photos of beautiful Geisha women walking on the streets of Japan.

Razvan was a doctor turned photographer. After having published few articles on insulin secretion during his last year of doctoral studies in Japan, he decided to change fields and took up professional photography which later became his profession.

He likes to travel and explore the places he visits. He takes photos of what interests him in these places specially in culture, ethnic and nature and shows how amazing the world is in these aspects.

His photos are highly processed by him and his team. His aim is to provide excellent quality of photos to his clients which include NBC, The New York City Opera and The Japanese Cultural Centre to name a few.

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Please Don’t Stop the Music by Dave Hill

Please Don't Stop the Music by Dave Hill

Please Don’t Stop the Music by Dave Hill

Dave Hill, a world renowned professional photographer, creates eye popping, creative and fantastic images with the use of HDR, proper lighting and awesome photo effects. He has worked with and shot famous celebrities, WWE superstars and some of your favorite bands.

He combined two things in one of his projects: music and photography. He has a series contemporary music photography where he went back to shooting black and white film and then there’s a full color series all captured with famous and not so famous bands. In one of his photo series with Chris Brown where he made the packaging photos for his CD last 2008, he had already formed concepts of sports car, plasma screens, radio dishes few days before the shoot. That is how Hill plans on his bigger budget shoots.

Aside from music photography, he has also done several projects in fashion, Africa and landscapes.

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Nightmares by Eolo Perfido

Nightmares by Eolo Perfido

Nightmares by Eolo Perfido

Eolo Perfido is a late bloomer, as they say, when it comes to photography. It wasn’t until he was 28 that he took a camera in his hands and decided that he would like to keep it there forever. His impressive talents at lighting and his technical abilities help him create this striking Nightmarish like images in his photography project.

This photo project include series of Clownville – people dressed and styled as clowns (each one was carefully sketched by Perfido himself because he likes to plan his photos ahead), Propaganda and Creative Images.

Most of his images already appeared on prestigious magazines like The New York Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, L’espresso, Computer Arts, etc.

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Mothers and Daughters by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Mothers and Daughters by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Mothers and Daughters by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten, a professional photographer, explored deeper into the dynamic and sometimes complicated bond of maternal relationships in her photography project Mothers and Daughters. She cast real life mother and daughter pairs to help her create this amazing series.

Her photo project was inspired by her memories of her sisters and their relationship to their mother as well as her mother’s relationship to their grandmother. She wants to show the moments of birth to adolescence, to becoming a woman and the relationships that occur within that period of evolution.

She told the website mymodernmet.com that the photos show a full cycle of relationship between mothers and daughters-“the babe-in-arms is fully dependent on the mother, but at the other end of the age scale the mother often becomes dependent in her daughter to satisfy her emotional need.”

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Pension of the Old by Stefan Loeliger

Pension of the Old by Stefan Loeliger

Pension of the Old by Stefan Loeliger

“my observations from the inside of an old people’s home give an impression of a world surrounded by fear and stigmatization from the people outside. in a society that tends to celebrate the fact of being young, nobody really wants to get old. that is for sure one of the reasons, why people want to forget about that part of their life.” These are the words that describe Stefan Loeliger‘s photography project Pension of the Old.

Stefan Loeliger, a self taught photographer is located in Basel (Switzerland) and has his own darkroom studio. He is into black and white because because according to him “black & white that speaks most directly to me on an emotional level.”

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Nature is my Kingdom by Di Fruscia

Nature is my Kingdom by Di Fruscia

Nature is my Kingdom by Di Fruscia

“The world is wonderfully captured within each of your pictures,” says a fan of Di Fruscia in his blog. Indeed, Di Fruscia is into fine art nature and landscape photography and every capture of his lens is equal to a wonderful landscape and nature shot that is sure to amaze his clients and his fans as can be seen in his Nature is my Kingdom photography project.

His inclination to nature is the effect of him being raised early in the countryside and away from the city. His love for arts was also influenced by his parents and has grown throughout the years. His father, Joseph, was a professional photographer while his mother, Michele, was a painter and an interior designer.

Ever since he decided to turn photography into a true passion, he had won numerous awards and his works were published in magazines, travel guides, etc and has been displayed in respectable companies like Kodak and National Geographic.

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Poems on the Body by Mareen Fischinger

Poems on the Body by Mareen Fischinger

Poems on the Body by Mareen Fischinger

Mareen Fischinger is not just a photographer but she also does production services for her clients and models including casting, booking of hair and make-up styling, art directing and many more.

Not only is she limited to those mentioned above but what’s more is she is also a fashion designer and her styles and ideas can be seen in her photography project Poems on the Body. Different poses of the models show different attitudes and characters and it was more pronounced with her use of colorful accessories on her models.

Fischinger won a Gold in ARC Awards for her report cover photography in 2008 and bronze again for photography in 2010. On the same year she founded Lumio, an online software for the smooth communication of photographers and clients and is still currently doing a lot of photography up to date.

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Shout by Misha Gordin

Restrained Emotions by Misha Gordin

Restrained Emotions by Misha Gordin

Conceptual photography is a type of photography that represents ideas, similar to writing poetry and this type is where Misha Gordin turned his camera to express his inner voice.

In his website, there are words which ran “She gently squeezed my hand for the last time. Never again would I feel the warmth of her fingers. She passed away leaving her soul to me. I will keep my promise. Farewell my love.” in his photography project Shout (1984-1987) which was dedicated to someone called Rosa. The pictures in this series was all done in traditional darkroom and with no Photoshop involved.

With his amazing skills in conceptual photography, Gordin has won numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Arts and Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Natural Beauty by Michael Magin

Natural Beauty by Michael Magin

Natural Beauty by Michael Magin

These ladies are not afraid to flaunt their gorgeous bodies, to show that they are free in this society. Michael Magin shoots them to show that natural beauty is still far more stunning than those that are artificially enhanced  and its something that one should be proud of.

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Balloonfest by Igor Laptev

Balloonfest by Igor Laptev

Balloonfest by Igor Laptev

Big hot air balloons, colorful patterns and a nice windy day made up the New York State Festival of Balloons 2009 which were flocked by tourists and photographers to witness such colorful festival.

One of these photographers was Igor Laptev who took many photos of these balloons of different colors, shapes and sizes. It is very pleasing to look at these shots specially if the balloons are air-borne and are loaded with excited passengers.

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Hit the Road by Robert Mekis

Hit the Road by Robert Mekis

Hit the Road by Robert Mekis

One of Robert Mekis photography project is into sports. His Hit the Road portfolio is a collection of different shots in racing. A variety of sports car, karts, motorcycles and even trucks can be found in his collection.

It takes such professional technique and awesome camera lens to capture high-speed racing which Mekis sure possesses.

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Wild Wild West by Georgia Martin

Wild Wild West by Georgia Martin

Wild Wild West by Georgia Martin

Georgia Martin‘s photography project features cowboys and horses, a scene very particular on Wild West movies and books.

It takes a lot of professionalism and expertise to take such good photos especially if the subjects are in motion.

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Abandoned Cats, Abandoned Beauties by José Ramos

Abandoned Cats, Abandoned Beauties by José Ramos

Abandoned Cats, Abandoned Beauties by José Ramos

José Ramos really has a passion for photography… and cats, specially the abandoned ones. His Abandoned Cats, Abandoned Beauties photography project made at an organizations which help abandoned cats shows that despite the homelessness of each feline, they still possess a strong personality and beauty that impressed the photographer.

You can order a print in any of his images and besides having a beautiful picture of a cat worth framing, all profits will go to the organization.

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