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Corey Melton

Staff Writer http://www.CoreyMelton.com @theCoreyMeltonFacebook
My name is Corey Melton. I am a portrait photographer based out of NYC. I love the photographic community as a whole and am stoked to be a part of the new generation of photography that is rising up. Feel free to contact me with any photographic needs or questions. I am always here to help!

The Hilarious “The Girl Is Mime” From London’s 48 Hour Film Project

I love 24 and 48 hour film contests where teams are given a short amount of time and often a budget limit to shoot, edit and deliver short films that go head to head with eachother at the judges table. “The Girl Is Mime” was created for London’s 48 Hour Film Project in 2010 (which it won) and is directed by Tim Bunn, starring Martin Freeman. Also, here is a BTS video, ENJOY!

One Day On Earth Begins Now! 12.12.12

For the past 3 years the One Day On Earth community has set out to capture video of the entire planet on triple digit days (10.10.10, 11.11.11, 12.12.12). In short the project is comprised of amateur and professional filmmakers from every country, background, technique, etc. and creates a beautiful, geotagged video archive of the day. If you have something to say to the world, or to ask of it now, is the time to do so. For more info, go to the ODOE website and find out how you can participate!

Great Way To Improve Your Street Photography

French photog, Philippe Echaroux, has really gone above and beyond with his guerrilla style street portraits. In this video he hits the streets with 4 crew members and made this short video of how he approaches strangers, gives them a quick description of what he’s doing. If they want to take part, Philippe then signals his crew and they very quickly style the subject, light them and even throw up a nice background on a stick. The images turn out really nice, and I would love to see more people thinking bigger and more outside the box like, Mr. Echaroux, when it comes to street shots. Enjoy! [more]

Chest Hair. Everywhere. You’re Welcome?

Photographer Ingrid Berthon-Moine was born in France, works out of London and loves a man covered in hair more than Freddie Mercury ever could have. Okay, I don’t really know how she likes her men, but in 2010 she created a collection called “V” which features the glory of chest hair ranging from full bush to barely visible. It is a series of 15 C-Type photographs of men’s chest hair. Have fun interwebs, enjoy! [more]

The Saddest Boy In The World

The Saddest Boy In The World is a short film by Vancouver filmmaker, Jamie Travis of Modern Family Productions. “Saddest Boy” is a perfect double rainbow of dark humor and a vintage nabes-esque aesthetic. On Modern Family Production’s site, there is a Q&A section with the director that gives some insite to how they made the movie. Here is a selection from the Q&A … [more]

Stunning Spread From A 1960′s Harper’s BAZAAR

In 1963, American photographer Melvin Sokolsky shot a gorgeous series for Harper’s BAZAAR of a model inside a giant plexi-glass bubble all around Paris. I can’t say enough about these images. They are timeless and even wow me today more than 50 years later. What a spectacularly executed concept that really draws you in and keeps you wanting for more. Well done Sokolsky, well done. Enjoy! [more]

Foggy Photographs Show The Beauty Of Russia

So many times I have traveled abroad to find a fantastic location for a landscape photo, but the light is terrible or haze isn’t allowing for a beautiful view. Rushed schedules don’t typically lend much help for me to scout when I am in a new land, but no bother for Russian photographer, Boguslaw Strempel. This guy must be a master location scout, because he seems to know where all the gorgeous fog is and the light is brilliant in his Russian landscape shots. Enjoy! [more]

Slowly Moly! Egg Destruction Including BTS Video

There’s nothing more beautiful than … a video of the destruction of an egg? Well, if you shoot said destruction video at 3,200 fps in a plethora of angles and situations it can be gorgeous. The guys at OverKranked have done just that. They’re specialty is showing the shredding, crushing, squashing, cracking, obliterating and deathing of every day items in slooow mooo. Also, check out the BTS video to the main slow motion mini-feature above. Enjoy!

BTS Video Of DesignWork’s USA Bobsled Commercial

DesignWorks Media Group is made up of Mike Stog and Lee Barwick. The USA Olympic Boblsed/Skeleton team commissioned them to do a campaign which includes bobsledding fused with everyday activites, i.e. grocery shopping. Mike and Lee kept things pretty easy and minimal as far as lighting goes. They used a lot of the ambient, then supplemented for an extra kick where needed. Lighting diagram and final photo ad included after the jump. Enjoy! [more]

“Dancers Among Us” Book Becomes NY Times Instant Best Seller

Jordan Matter’s “Dancers Among Us” has been a wildly successful photo project that he has been working on for a couple of years now. The juxtaposition he achieves in his images of dancers that are off the stage and out on the street is fantastic. Even though in a technical aspect some of the photos aren’t all that great, the idea is powerful and has been featured in magazines, TV shows and countless blogs all over the globe. [more]

Sweet Meat Photo Series: A Rare Take On Dessert

Photographer Jasmin Schuller has created a pretty rad little photo series called “Sweet Meat”. The final images consist of raw meats that are fashioned and styled to appear as desserts. I love this idea and yet again I have to kick myself and say, “Why didn’t I think of this?!” Jasmin has been exhibiting the collection all over and has been featured in Russian Esquire and De:bug. I’m sure PETA will want her to exhibit during their next gala. Enjoy!

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The Effects Of Drug Abuse: Before and After

London photog, Roman Sakovich, has created a short series of photos illustrating the effects of drug abuse on a person. Even though the makeup is a bit overdone at times (IMO), I think he did a great job at showing who the person was and what they became. These shots tell a good story and paint a real picture. Enjoy! [more]

A Timelapse For The Haters

Typically I am not a fan of timelapses or stop motion videos. However, sometimes I come across one that is done so well that I am left with no choice but to admire the beauty and creativity of it. Christophe Thockler is one of those magical people that have momentarily turned me from a hater of timelapses, to a lover of them. Christophe’s 4 minute 33 second video “Degiheugi – Un Jour comme un Autre” consists of more than 35,000 photos, 120 timelapses and 160 hours of shoot time.

John Crawford Shows Us A Bird’s Eye Nude

Auckland based photog John Crawford has come up with a really interesting view on nude photography, aerial nudes. John’s use of composition and space in this series is what really draws attention to it. It is nude art done in a way that we wouldn’t typically expect to see it, and it is quite refreshing to see a new take on such an ancient form of artistic expression. Enjoy! [more]

Sequence 9 Shows The Beauty All Around Us

London photog, Dave Kai-Piper, is one of my favorite people in the fashion photography industry. He is talented, driven, kind and a blast to work with. I got to meet Dave and his close friend/assistant/videographer, Paul McKelvie in England last year while shooting video for a web series and the 3 of us have been good friends since. Their video “Sequence 9″ is Dave and Paul’s effort to show the beauty in all forms in the world around us by bringing together timelapse photography and what I can only describe as “BTS-Fine-Art-Fashion” videography. Be sure to check out Dave and Paul and enjoy the video! [more]

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