There is nothing better than seeing happy people around you – doesn’t matter if they’re family, friends or total strangers. Seeing happy people will make you smile, and this is why this week we are featuring 15 awesome pictures of happy people found on Flickr. Check them out and let us know which are your favorites.
Kip Praslowicz had an idea just a couple of days ago, how would memorable images look if they had used watermarks? Obviously, this was made to make fun of people who spend a lot of time making elaborate watermarks on their images. The results sparked a lot of commentary as well as thought. What’s your opinion? Take a look and let us know. [more]
“Malaysia-born artist Amir Zainorin reflects on the status of the world, both socially and economically, in his Postcard to… series. Each large-scale wall collage features dozens, if not hundreds, of postcards that echo the bust of three major visual fixtures from international currency—George Washington (USA), Queen Elizabeth (UK), and Mao Zedong (China).” [more]
This Friday in Scottsdale, AZ Fstoppers Contributor Blair Bunting will be speaking at the Apple Store about how their products make his life easier. This includes workflow, travel, editing, advertising on the iPad and iPhone photography (which we have proven can be pretty awesome). Blair is seeing this as more of a free workshop of sorts and will be glad to answer any and every question asked. Not in AZ? Not to worry! Blair will also be answering your questions via Live Tweet. [more]
In the 1870′s and 80′s, Charles Eisenmann had a studio in NY. Aside from shooting regular people, he had a passion for shooting ‘freaks’ as he would call it. In reality, these people were show people. Over his life span, he shot over 700 portraits and sold them as collectibles. [more]
Sometimes a big wedding isn’t for everyone. Sometimes you just want to elope with the one you love and keep your wedding small and intimate. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with that, although if I did it I’d have to go into hiding from my family out of fear of what they might do. Regardless, just because you elope with the one you love doesn’t mean you shouldn’t document it. When Whit and Colby decided to elope they made sure to have it documented. Check out these beautiful photos from Blush Photography and video from Christopher Robert.
Yeah so, gender bending … this is a thing. Apparently it’s a pretty dang popular thing that creative’s (without much else to do) are doing with celebrity portraits. Worth 1000, just finished a contest on their site that had hundreds of submissions for this twisted genre of photoshoppers. Do yourself a favor, click through to the full post and enjoy the beauty that IS Gender Bending! [more]
With the advancement of science, we’re starting to wonder if immortality is really possible. This series of photos by Murray Ballard explores Cryopreservation. This is basically people who have their bodies preserved in the hopes that they can be revived in the future when technological and scientific advancements have reached a point where they can come back to life and continue living on much longer. [more]
Derren Versoza has to be on the top of some of my favorite lifestyle photographers. The look he has is perfection and he can easily tell stories with his shots. He has been filming a lot of his shoots and put together a BTS overview of all of them. [more]
I’m sure at some point any of us who have shot film have shot a double exposure. Normally it’s an accident, sometimes it’s planned, normally it comes out funky, then again sometimes it’s gorgeous. Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos have started a project together where they both shoot the same roll of film. Stephanie will shoot an entire roll of 35mm film, and she only shoots people. Then Timothy will reload the roll of film into the same camera and only shoot places. They call the project People Vs Places and the results are often stunning.
These photos remind me of the series we featured showing North Korea from a western perspective. In another sense all together, it’s the complete opposite and contrasts greatly. It starts off by showing very basic well composed images, then it begins to make you realize how much people can actually get by with. [more]
You know, I might catch a lot of flack for what I am about to say, but whatever. I have never been that amazed by sharks. Whenever I have said this in the past, there was always someone who called me crazy. I’ve just never understood the obsession, or why Discovery devotes a whole week to them. Then I saw these photos by Michael Muller a while back, and my opinion changed dramatically. I have never seen such amazing photos of sharks before. If you are like I was, and you don’t understand the shark hype, check out these photos, and maybe your opinion will change some.