It’s that time of the year people can get into character, and dress up as someone else (and yes, make fool of themselves). This is also a great time for photographers to go out and look for interesting looking people, and take photos they normally couldn’t take. Check out these 20 great photos found on Flickr of people in costumes and let us know which are your favorites.
David McLain has made his life’s work traveling the globe capturing stunning images for different editorial magazines. With seven feature articles in National Geographic, he knows his way around a quality image and what it takes to get one. During this interview, he steps back and talks through the camera work available in Sony’s new a99 camera and the ways it will help him continue to capture incredible moments. [more]
I have recently gotten back into film and love everything you can do with it. One of thing techniques I have missed is double exposure. So to get back in the mood, I went and searched for some double exposed shots and stumbled across these. [more]
Australian photographer, Deb Morris, has created a really interesting niche for herself. She captures the beauty of micro-waves. Initially without description some of these images look just like regular sized waves. While most photographers focus on the huge waves, she focuses on waves that are no larger than 30 cm high! She focuses on the smallest ones that come to shore and captures them just when they break. The results are quite tranquil. [more]
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]
In an effort to raise awareness of overfishing in the Atlantic Ocean, a coalition of photographers in Europe came together to work on a project known as FishLove. By showing how much these celebs love fish (enough to get naked with them!) they’re hoping to bring attention to the plight of many overfished species. While the photos are certainly attention grabbing, I think I much would have preferred video of naked celebrities trying to pose with live fish. In case you were wondering, this post is definitely NSFW and, while I’m at it, not safe for schools, either. [more]
Talented photographer and artist, Alberto Seveso, took the concept of shooting ink in water and introduced metallic inks into the mix. When frozen in time through water, the results are serene and hypnotic. Titled il mattino ha l’oro in bocca it directly translates to ‘The morning has gold in it’s mouth’. With such a simple concept, the execution is exceptional and worth your time. [more]
When you think of landscape photography, you may picture some of the most beautiful places on the planet at the perfect moments in time. Catherine Nelson likes to take her landscapes a step further and create entirely new planets. By stitching together hundreds of pictures from one point, she captures an entire scene in one picture. Which mini world would you live on?
“Connecticut, US-based Kevin Van Aelst reimagines and reassembles the little, mundane things in our daily lives, and turns them into mysterious notions of life and existence with his photography compositions.” [more]
So with the summer being over and winter quickly on its way, take a look at these, they will warm you right up.
“Zbigniew Wantuch is an up and coming photographer who was born in Poland and lives in Norway – typically taking photos of the deep Arctic, including beautiful auroras. Currently working as photojournalist for Hammerfestingen – a local newspaper in northernmost town in the World, Hammerfest. He specializes in pictures of hard working people and industrial photography, while pursuing challenging projects world wide.” [more]
There is something truly magical about sunrises. That orange glow in the sky, that yellow haze, or just the fact no one is out there. Its just you and the view. Call me lazy (maybe?), but I just cant bring myself to wake up at 4am or 5am to photograph, or even just look at a sunrise. At least some people are crazy enough to wake up early to shoot it for all of us to enjoy. Check out these great images of sunrises found on Flickr.
Artist Jay Mark Johnson has taken full advantage of slit scan photography, turning out some striking works of art that emphasizes time over space. These shots aren’t Photoshopped, movements are captured moment to moment while static subjects stretch out into lines where the width of an object corresponds not to distance or size, but the rate of movement. [more]
A few months back Victoria’s Secret accidentally released a dozen unretouched photos from a shoot with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. We shared those images in a post on Fstoppers and it caught the attention of many of you. The retouched versions of those same photos are now out. Let’s compare the results! [more]
Twenty-seven people were all there were when Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition went awry. Luckily for us (they were lucky enough, all surviving after months and months), one of those was a photographer, Frank Hurley. Here are some amazing photographs documenting the 22 months spent stranded on the world’s most remote continent. [more]
When asked to come up with some new promo material for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show that was creative, racy, and original, I.D.E.A met the challenge. By teaming up with Trina Merry, a body paint artist, and Juan Moreno, the photographer for the day, the team was able to create the motorcycles by using human bodies. [more]