Photographer Jasmin Schuller has created a pretty rad little photo series called "Sweet Meat". The final images consist of raw meats that are fashioned and styled to appear as desserts. I love this idea and yet again I have to kick myself and say, "Why didn't I think of this?!" Jasmin has been exhibiting the collection all over and has been featured in Russian Esquire and De:bug. I'm sure PETA will want her to exhibit during their next gala. Enjoy!
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London photog, Roman Sakovich, has created a short series of photos illustrating the effects of drug abuse on a person. Even though the makeup is a bit overdone at times (IMO), I think he did a great job at showing who the person was and what they became. These shots tell a good story and paint a real picture. Enjoy!
Typically I am not a fan of timelapses or stop motion videos. However, sometimes I come across one that is done so well that I am left with no choice but to admire the beauty and creativity of it. Christophe Thockler is one of those magical people that have momentarily turned me from a hater of timelapses, to a lover of them. Christophe's 4 minute 33 second video "Degiheugi - Un Jour comme un Autre" consists of more than 35,000 photos, 120 timelapses and 160 hours of shoot time.
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!
London photog, Dave Kai-Piper, is one of my favorite people in the fashion photography industry. He is talented, driven, kind and a blast to work with. I got to meet Dave and his close friend/assistant/videographer, Paul McKelvie in England last year while shooting video for a web series and the 3 of us have been good friends since. Their video "Sequence 9" is Dave and Paul's effort to show the beauty in all forms in the world around us by bringing together timelapse photography and what I can only describe as "BTS-Fine-Art-Fashion" videography. Be sure to check out Dave and Paul and enjoy the video!
Photog Abelardo Morell has an incredible series called "Camera Obscura". In short, he shoots with a pinhole camera in a pitch black room with a tiny aperture and very long exposure. Then, he essentially turns the room into a giant pinhole camera chamber by drilling a small hole in the wall next to the camera. The outside light then projects an upside down image on the wall being photographed. Awesome sauce! Enjoy!
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!
SerialBox Presents is a live music project created by Texas photog and all-around creative, Ryan Booth. Serial Box produces music videos that are shot entirely on a few 5Dmk2s with audio tracked into ProTools. There are no overdubs, no cut-ins, and no pick-ups. What you see and hear is one time through, mistakes and all.
Peter Lundstrom shot the look-book for Courtrai Apperal in a featureless room that they built out of 5 basic walls and painted them all white for one look, and all black for the other. The final shots look great and leave the viewer looking at the image for a few extra seconds, which hopefully leaves them remembering the clothing a bit better than another brand with a model standing straight up. Below are some of the shots before they were cropped tight for the look-book as well as a video showing how they built the set and shot the book. Enjoy!
Every Halloween I set out to carve an awesome pumpkin that is a work of art, but what I end up with is usually a kindergartener's take on Picasso. There is definitely an art to carving pumpkins, and I certainly havent been blessed with that skill. However, the Villafane family in Michigan has not only mastered the art of carving pumpkins, but they have rocketed carving to a whole new world. Check out their entire "Horror Pumpkins" series in their gallery. Enjoy!
Artist Caren Alpert, science lover and foody, has created an incredible series of photographs of food magnified at high powers. Her series entitled "terra cibus", Latin for land of food, shows a quite remarkable view of our bodies' fuel sources like we have never seen them before. Try guessing what each of these images are of, and then head to her site for the full description of each image in her gallery. Enjoy!
In an attempt to create the best camera review video the interweb has ever seen, FCTN (Fiction) put the Phantom Miro up against Gallagher, 80's icon and nemesis to watermelons the world over. There's enough 80's power, shirtless old men, whacky hair, glitter and splattering in this video that some of you may confuse this for a Richard Simon's workout tape. But be certain, Phantom Miro + Gallagher = you're all going to watch this, love it and share it.
Most of us have seen, either on TV or in person, the characters that dress up in Hollywood, CA as celebrities and super heroes hoping to make a few bucks as a sidewalk attraction. Photographer Nicolas Silberfäden has taken it upon himself to shoot a series of these unemployed "entertainers" as a statement of the current economic crisis that much of America is experiencing. I must say, this sure is a sad crowd of super heroes. Super sad :( Enjoy!
Now this is a cool idea! Photographer Jon Shireman has been freezing flowers in Liquid Nitrogen, then once the flowers harden he smashes them and photographs them. The before and afters really are spectacular to see. The differences in lighting and color balance from image to image is a bit annoying, but what a solid concept, and this could be done with SO many different things. Enjoy!
If you haven't heard of Banksy by now, let me introduce you. Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter that is probably most known for his street art and most recently his film, "Exit Through The Gift Shop". Yesterday, Banksy mentioned on his tumblr that an unnamed animator, which I will call ABVH, has been creating GIFS out of his work, and Banksy wishes he would have thought of it first. I really like these animations, and I sure hope to see more of them come soon. Enjoy!
Photographer Claudia Rogge from Dusseldorf, Germany has certainly developed a definitive style for her work. Claudia creates large mosaics, fractals and collages of subjects and scenes which she composites (sometimes even sloppily) in post. I find it to be a solid concept, and think we will see much more of this type of photography to come in the next few years. I can surely see this sort of thing having a place in commercial and advertising photography, what do you think? Is this a concept and style that has a future? Enjoy!
Let me start out by saying this is not a personal attack on any particular individual, nor on the photographer that created these images, Soren Dahlgaard. I get that art lies, at the very least, in the eye of it's creator. However, sometimes I run across stuff online that is labeled "art" and it makes me just shake my head. Enough ranting, here is one series that I stumbled upon that gave me said feeling, and I wanted to share some of this photographers dough head "art" with you. Enjoy! (I mean, if you can I guess)
Russian photographer, Alexander Khokhlov, hailing from Moscow, has created a brilliant series of B&W "beauty-eque" portraits. I wish I knew who the MUA was so I could give her/him credit, because they did a friggin INCREDIBLE job on this shoot, whoever it was. I really love everything about these shots and it is the kind of series that pushes me to think outside of the box and find something to do that hasnt been seen before. Great job Alexander (and crew). Enjoy!
Here is a great collection of photos that aren't really the poster child for a technically sound photograph, but are hilariously timed. Some of these shots even look as if they were shot on an iPhone, and not a 4s (bleh). Even though I know that some, or most of these, have been photoshopped doesnt take away from the element of humor for me. It leaves me kicking myself and thinking "Why didn't I think of that?" Enjoy! via wtw
As a photographer that does a lot of non-profit work internationally, I have always been on the look out for traveling with my gear in the safest yet most affordable way. Typically, my cameras, lenses and lighting equipment (strobes and powerpacks) travel with me as carry-ons in two Pelican 1514 cases. As for my grip gear, well, I was mostly limited to what I could throw into my checked bag with my clothes, which typically would be one Manfrotto Magic Arm, a Photek Softlighter and a small softbox or