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[Pics] Award Winning Portraits of Congolese Wrestlers

[Pics] Award Winning Portraits of Congolese Wrestlers
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.

[Video] A Dynamically Lit Elegiac Nighttime Short (a must see!)

[Video] A Dynamically Lit Elegiac Nighttime Short (a must see!)
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!

[Pics] Gods and Beasts: Striking Portraits From Mongolia

[Pics] Gods and Beasts: Striking Portraits From Mongolia
If you had 4 months in Mongolia, would you make the best of it? Well French photographer Remi Chapeaublanc sure as hell did. Check out this magnificent series entitled, "Gods and Beasts". For the gear geeks: My french isn't what it use to be but if I read correctly, when not shooting film, Remi's cameras of choice are Minolta Dynax 5D. Update: Remi tells us he took these shots with a Sony A77 prototype on loan from SONY.

[Discussion] A Whole New Camera: Are Our Cameras Outmoded?

[Discussion] A Whole New Camera: Are Our Cameras Outmoded?
Designer Jean-michel Bonnemoy believes that a traditional camera's design is dictated by the need to hold a roll of film in the back. But with the advent of digital tech there is no longer a need to maintain a form factor that is inherently contrary to smarter ergonomics. Enter the D-CAN. What are your thoughts on this new camera design? Should we shake off the shackles of design's past? Do we even want to?

[BTSV] The Lies Behind the Lens: Will You Shoot Anything for $?

[BTSV] The Lies Behind the Lens:  Will You Shoot Anything for $?
Check out this clip from, "Bigger Faster Stronger", where photographer Rich Schaff explains how some companies hire him to take before and after photos on the same day, for misleading supplement advertisements. Is this why some photographers get into photography? Is this even legal? I mean, how far are you willing to go to make a buck? Please leave your comments, thoughts and rants in the full post. UPDATE: Looks like this video got pulled. Can't imagine why but that's ok, we found another source.

[Pics] Wickedly Humorous Anthropomorphic Photography

[Pics] Wickedly Humorous Anthropomorphic Photography
Thanks to The Wired's Jakob Schiller for reminded me of one of photography's most creative, comedic and provocative shooters out there. I'm of course talking about sculptor and photographer Terry Border, who is well know for his "Bent Objects" anthropomorphic photography. Looking at Terry's photos will remind you of how you use to feel when you heard a wickedly dirty joke during your childhood. More inside.

[News] How Peter Hurley Shut Me Up (a lesson in jawlines)

[News] How Peter Hurley Shut Me Up (a lesson in jawlines)
Do you have have a lot of photographer friends? Well if you do then you will know what I'm talking about when I say that, we spend a lot of time arguing about techniques, lighting, gear and each other's individual style/aesthetic. It's all in the name of good fun and education. I've personally taken more than my fair share of pot shots at friend and fellow photographer Peter Hurley, while sitting across the bar or poker table. But he has shut me up with his lastest video, over on Scott Kelby's, "Guest Blog Wednesday Featuring Peter Hurley". In 15 short minutes Peter demonstrates what it means to accentuate your subject’s jawline in a portrait and I gotta say, it's 15 minutes well spent. Get sample pics and a link to the video in the full post.

[Pics] Hauntingly Beautiful Winter Landscapes

[Pics] Hauntingly Beautiful Winter Landscapes
Russian photographer Daniel Korzhonov has turned out some hauntingly beautiful winter landscape photography while trekking around the Ukrainian republic of Crimea. Armed with only his Nikon D80 a propensity for soft focas and the unique weather patterns of Crimea, Daniel has pulled off some shots that look nothing short of alien... mystical... surreal...? Ah! Take a look for yourself and pick your own adjective.

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