My eye recently got pulled towards “Reflections”. A photo series by Tom Hussey, where he portrays the elderly as they reflect on their younger selves in the mirror. This is a wonderfully done series that gives you pause to think, about the passage of time and the lives we are living. Check out, Reflections.
Here is a bit of inspiration for those of you who are looking around your house, in the hopes of finding something interesting, in the everyday object. Photographer Stanislav ‘PolTergejst’ Aristov, from Ekaterinburk, Russia, uses burned matches, their flames and smoke to create unique works of art. The balls in your court.Shoot something. More…
At the age of 13, Moscow born photographer Oleg Dou was already playing with Photoshop but it wasn’t until 2005 that he bought his first professional camera. Looking at his work, it’s not hard to see how learning in this order greatly influenced his style. But that wasn’t his only influence. See Oleg’s work and learn more here.
Japanese manufacturer Nissin Digital have announced a newly designed speedlight, the MG8000 Extreme, and claims it’s capable of 1,000 consecutive flashes without overheating due to it’s ceramic insulation, a quartz-based flash tube (more like those found in studio lights), a glass screen to protect the lens from heat and it’s use of air vents. More inside.
Blending multiple art disciplines to create a special mix of traditional photography with experimentation, Winkler+Noah have turned out an impressive portfolio. This body of work has landed them clients such as: Audi, BMW, Bose, Jaguar, Martini & Rossi, McDonald’s, Nissan, Saab,Samsung, Volkswagen, Yamaha, blah blah blah, believe me the list just goes on. See what kind of creativity is required to land the big fish.
Canadian photographer Hana Pesut put together a fun series entitled, “Switcheroo”. The incredibly simple concept, of photographing couples, having them switch clothing and then photographing them again, is surprisingly effective at getting you to do a double take. Each subject seems to take on an entirely new identity, not unlike their counterparts. Look inside to see what I mean.
Idaho photographer, Theron Humphery, woke up one morning and decided he needed to use photography to connect with folks and tell their story. So he set out across the US, meeting, photographing and recording a new person every day for a year. Theron’s project, aptly named “This Wild Idea”, is compelling and actually gives you the sense of meeting someone new. Learn more.
Is there anything we won’t point our lenses at? I really hope not other wise we wouldn’t have curious works, such as Mike Mission’s “Asphalt Archeology”. A photo series where Mike photographs artifacts he finds embedded in the streets of New York City. How many of these objects can you identify?
Providence, Rhode Island based photographer and mom, Rachel Hulin, got bored and it was her son Henry who flew to her rescue.
See her less than ordinary, baby portraits, in the full post.
Most of us started out the same. Having got our first camera the hunt for a subject/model ensued. And sooner or later your early muse comes along. Usually your girlfriend, boyfriend, child or even yourself. But Theron Humphrey may have found the perfectly balanced model in Maddie. A Coonhound with cat like equilibrium and a propensity for posing.
Another humorous video from Kai over at DigitalRev has him training a complete newbie to try and pass him off as a pro photographer in under a week of not so intense training. Then they face him off against a real pro in a final challenge with Hasselblad Master Eric Wong as the judge. Will the judge know the difference? Can Kai’s fake pull it off? Watch to find out.
Remember the likes of Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Roddy Piper and Ric Flair? Well the ghost of wrestlers past maybe nothing more than nostalgic memories of the 80′s for you but the spirit of entertainment wrestling is alive and well in Congo. If you don’t believe me check out documentary photographer, Colin Delfosse‘s, PDN Photo Annual Award 2011 winning work on Congolese wrestlers.
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton teams up with Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes and designer John Spatcher, to make this stunning short that features a very unique light source, an LED suit. Just picture it, a lone surfer illuminating his way down the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, captured on a Red Epic camera. Can’t? You don’t have to. Just watch!
If you don’t get sarcasm then this video, from photographer and YouTube poster MyAngryGirlfriend, is not for you. She’s been “pissing people off since 1983″ and her latest video maybe aimed straight at you. It’s a sarcastic take on the DO’s and DON’Ts of shooting. Although it’s meant to be a humorous guide, you should take it seriously if you find yourself guilty of any of these points.
This simple trick to get up close and personal with primates at the Los Angeles Zoo may not be rocket science but it did take a rocket scientist to come up with it. Mark B. Rober is an engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and he seems to have a propensity for coming up with clever ideas. See a couple of Mark’s videos after the jump.