Articles written by Kenn Tam
The Mimi-Foundation with Leo Burnett France gave the gift of carefreeness, "Ne Serait-ce Qu'une Seconde" (If Only For One Second), to 20 cancer patients. They accomplished this by applying hair and make-up while the subjects kept their eyes closed. They were then placed in front of a one-way mirror, where photographer Vincent Dixon waited to capture their reactions as they opened their eyes.
YouTuber Mark Rober, the guy who brought us a creative DIY Rotational Filming techique using a GoPro, has taken it 10 steps further with the help of a NASA engineer. Obviously we won't see photographers building rigs like this in their studios but it's a damn nifty idea. Check out the video in the full post to see their, more entertaining, failed efforts with Dustin from Smarter Every Day.
You've likely seen Lee Morris's iPhone fashion shoot by now. One of the common critiques had been the use of expensive lighting. Well here is yet another prime example, by Philippines-based portrait photographer Laya Gerlock, that creative use beats expensive toys. That's not to say an iPad, iPhone or D3 equivalent are inexpensive but you have those already, right?
In this video Canon Australia challenges singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and Canon Master photographer Graham Monro to change the story of three different scenes simply by changing between lenses. Specifically the macro Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, the portrait Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens , the landscape Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens and the sports Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens.
Be it with a camera or with a gun, a girl who shoots is unquestionably sexy. So what's that make talented commercial fashion photographer Dixie Dixon as she takes on the role of Director of photography for Magpul's 2014 Calendar? Hot, no doubt, but more importantly she adds professionalism and class to a genre that is traditionaly little more than string bikinis and thongs. Dixie's sophistication and style is a refreshing departure from a genre typically shot far too often through the male lens.
Moments after posting our fly by the pants video of the Nikon Df a reader pointed us towards another video by Chris Niccolls of TheCameraStoreTV, which frankly covers it all and generally kicks ass. So I decided to scoot our video to the bottom and share his exception hands-on with you instead.
If you follow my posts then you know I love featuring artists who inspire, thrill, educate or straight up creep us out. So when I found Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa I couldn't wait to share his work. In his 2013 series, "A Kind of You", Perttu focuses on macaque monkeys that are shackled, trained and then rented out by "monkey masters" to beggars for the purpose of street performing.
100cameras.org has to be one of the coolest photography related projects I've seen. The children in this program live in poverty but are given the opportunity to help improve their communities by sharing their stories through photography. Their photos help us understand the difficult conditions more than 1 billion children live in, world wide. The photos are for sale online and 100% of the proceeds go back to that child's community. You can check out some of their work on Instagram and if you
If you are fortunate enough to be in London right now Lukas Renlund and Anders Lönnfeldt are wrapping up their third and last day of "Steal My Photograph! London" (ending 4pm London time). This series is one of my favorite photo exhibit concepts to date. In case you missed them, here is the 1st and 2nd installment of the series. I'll bring you the results of the London exhibit as soon as the boys get it off the cutting room floor.
While looking for something to share with you all, I did a search for "the world's greatest sports photographer" and the first return I got was this: 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time. Now if I counted correctly, a staggering 16% of those 100 frames came from iconic sport photographer Neil Leifer
You can tell a lot about a tree by looking at its rings. Likewise, if you could peel the skin off a person, you could tell a lot about their history just by looking at it. And that is precisely what Pennsylvania-based, South Korean photographer June Yong Lee does in his "Torso Series"... ok, well not precisely.
Berlin-based artist/photographer Sebastian Bieniek created photo series, "Doublefaced", depicting the routines of a two-faced girl as she goes about her daily life.
Sebastian's visual effect is surprisingly effective given that the make-up work was created simply by drawing on the side of his model's face with an eye lining pencil and lipstick. The results are undeniable striking.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stare down the barrel of a gun? Well Toronto-based photographer Peter Andrew teamed up with art directors Simon Duffy and Derek Blais to show us. The series, “Point Blank”, features iconic handguns in high-resolution "portraits", some of which are printed as large as 4×8 feet. In order to achieve the incredible detailing in these shots Peter used
Get a glimpse behind the scenes as Annie Leibovitz photographs Kate Upton for Vanity Fair's 100th Anniversary. Paying homage to Vanity Fair's beginnings by drawing inspiration from the original illustrated cover, Leibovitz shoots Kate while she lounges on the moon. As the cover for the 100th Anniversary edition doesn't actually feature any of the frames from Kate's moon walk, I guess we'll just have to wait for this October's edition to hit news stands.
It wasn't that many years ago when our very own Lee Morris took me on one of his wedding gigs and totally opened my eyes to what wedding photography could be. I had this idea in my head that weddings were boring, cheesy and a photographic cinch to shoot. But when Lee introduced me to the idea of setting up killer seamless white photo booths at receptions, I realized they could be
San Francisco based photographer Rob Prideaux makes a living shooting still-life and product photography for clients such as EuroRSCG, 7X7, Google, and Wells Fargo. But what caught my eye was how Rob experiments with "smoke and fire”, attempting to bend it to his will using motion, air and interestingly, stencils. Another cool... hot... (trying to avoid a pun here) neat thing about the way Rob achieves this is the use of seamless white which allow both the smoke and fire to, so clearly, coexist within the same frame.
Sunday seems like the right time to tell a big fish story, so I was happy when I stumbled across director Kibwe Tavares's, "JONAH". It's a visually impressive fiction that begins with every photographer's worst nightmare (a stolen camera) and becomes the tale of how one photo changed everything. Well, one photo and some masterful visual effects executed by Factory Fifteen and Jellyfish Productions. Watch the follow-up, "JONAH MAKING OF" for a peek into how it was all achieved.
If you look at Toronto-based photographer Peter Schafrick's webpage you will quickly become aware of his special affinity towards the use of liquids in his work. In one of his most recent series - "Toys" - he uses paints, toys and centrifugal force to create spectacular images full of color and motion. Bright colors, high shutter speeds, low aperture and a shallow depth of field all contribute towards achieving these unique pieces, but the special ingredient is a custom-built contraption nicknamed "The Spinster".