Shot in West Oakland, California. In between gallery shows David Waldorf would hang a 9 ft seamless and put a sign on the sidewalk that said “Free Photos”. People from the neighborhood came and got their portraits taken.
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From the New York Post to Twelv Magazine passing by Jalouse, Bloomingdale’s or Please Magazine, her work angle and portfolio is quite rich and divers. Silja Magg creates great photo shoot for both Fashion Editorial & portraits editorial. We loved her work full of authenticity though mixing real and imaginary thoughts.
Supermodel Kate Moss stars in these striking images lensed by Mario Testino for the December cover story of Vogue Spain. Styled by Sarajane Hoare, the British beauty poses alongside Spanish matador José Mari Manzanares in some of the season’s most opulent looks. Designs from the likes of Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin are complemented by the glam touch of hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.
These infrared photographs taken by France-based photographer David Keochkerian look like bizarre, saturated landscapes created from a Dr. Seuss illustration. Seasons seem reversed, with white trees appearing in spring, and bushes are transformed into something that looks like fragile blades of bubblegum.
Extreme photography by Colorado-based photographer David Clifford, he has captured some of greatest shots of best climbers of the world. To capture this kind of extreme photography David travels around the world to meet such adventurous people.
Clinto De Menezes is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a range of mediums that include installation, painting, drawing and photography. Growing up in the industrialised and mined landscapes of South Africa much of his work is informed by the aesthetic, the history and the changing socio-political attitudes towards the South African landscape and its visual representation. Since his relocation to the United Kingdom in 2007 De Menezes has expanded his visual and conceptual terrain to include research in Topology and in the notions of displacement, migration, ecology, identity and mortality.
This collection of beautiful photos was taken by a Bulgarian photographer known as Nikola Borissov. Nikola’s regular clients lists includes Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Madame Figaro, Grazia, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Playboy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, etc. Without having a fixed base city, in his personal work he keeps alive his initial passion for reportage and street photography.
Just because you can’t do something in real life, doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen with a bit of Photoshopping and some hard work. After all, what has the internet taught us if not that when you can’t achieve something, fake it? And so it goes with levitation. It’s not something most people claim they can do, apart from those flying Buddha types or some yogic masters. Everyone else can only really jump in the air and remain there until gravity tells them otherwise, which isn’t impressing anyone.
But people can levitate, or appear to levitate, in photographs. It’s a bit of a trend, everyone seems to be at it—and you can see why, because it looks great and until we all become Tibetan lamas, this is the closest we’re going to get to seeing people suspended in midair. If you want to give it a go yourself, there are plenty of tutorials floating about the web, just Google and you will be rewarded. But until you do, here’s a selection of some fine examples of levitation photography.
These are the dizzying pictures of Dubai taken from on top of the tallest skyscrapers in the world by a daredevil Russian teenager. Student Marat Dupri has made it it his mission to scale the highest buildings he can find before dangling precariously over their edges to take his extraordinary shots. The fearless 19-year-old, who only bought his first camera just two years ago, started by sneaking past guards and climbing on to the roofs of Moscow landmarks, before setting his sights even higher – on Dubai’s towering structures.
Mr Dupri then travelled from Russia to Dubai after being enticed by the extravagant high-rise buildings. There, the teenager and his friends enthusiastically climbed the buildings until they had captured these amazing images. The student said:
‘When I’m on the roof I have a feeling that the whole world is by my feet. All my problems and trouble are left somewhere down. The height exhilarates me. It gives me energy and fills with enthusiasm to make new and great shots. I had always been interested in photography and a couple of years ago, I bought my first proper camera. I wanted to try and get the most spectacular pictures I could – pictures like no-one else had taken before. I began by taking pictures from my own roof, but soon I wanted to get bigger and better pictures. So I went with my friend to the top of a 33-storey building. It was about 120 metres high and we went right out to the edge and I started taking pictures. It was such a thrill, we couldn’t wait to do it again. I’ve taken a lot of the photos by sneaking past guards and getting access to structures illegally. But I think the risks are worth it to take such amazing pictures.’
Ever wonder what may have happened if your favorite Disney Princesses didn’t get their ‘happily ever after’? Well life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, and the photo series titled “Fallen Princesses” by Dina Goldstein is a perfect example. With the recent flurry of real-life Disney Princess pictures, this is a refreshing (although depressing) departure from the norm.
It was only about two weeks ago that I finally got pushed into getting on Instagram by the creative director of the Slvstr Design firm, and I’m still not exactly sure how it works just yet. All I know is that people use crazy filters to make ordinary pictures look ordinary pictures with a crazy filter over it, and everyone posts up pictures of their food. But I try and put up unique and crazy stuff I see on there. (If you’re interested, I’m @djstormsf), and I recently found a site called “Prinstagram”, where you can send your Instagram photos in, and they will print out physical copies for you. In a world where more and more becomes digital, and less and less is tangible, it’s nice to have an outlet to turn photos in your phone to photos in your hand. Click the pic above to visit the site.
From teeny-tiny to titanic, the University of Miami’s annual Underwater Photography contest has captured the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and view while awarding a vibrant sea slug as the contest’s star. The contest held by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science reviewed 700 underwater photograph submissions before calling out the winners by category. ‘The quality of photos keeps getting better each year,’ UM lecturer and photographer Myron Wang who judged among the panel of experts said in a release by the school.
Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, there is a stunning collection of forced perspective photography and pictures taken by various artists. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment, imagination and perfect timing.
Looking at David Copithorne’s images is sort of like wearing those drunk goggles police officers make you wear for five minutes in high school to scare you out of having a good time and potentially killing yourself with booze, if those goggles were also mixed with acid. At a glance, the photographer and filmmaker’s landscapes look normal, until you realize they’ve been distorted and disrupted through obscure effects that offer a new perspective on our reality.
His latest series, 3D Geometric Photography, was shot on location in Brazil and consists mostly of beaches and rainforest landscapes, with geometric-shaped digital interferences layered on top. The shapes act like virtual magnifying glasses, highlighting parts of the photos. The artist says, “My motivation and dedication is to capture these amazing scenes that are not perceived by nonprofessional eyes.”
Working as closely as models as I do now a days, I’ve become well aware of the fact that it takes quite a bit of work before guys see the photos they fawn over. Having a photographer is an obvious must, but his/her assistants, background artists, wardrobe coordinators, and stylists are all just as crucial to making a photo shoot work as having a skilled model is. I was on the hunt over the last few days to find a stylist for an upcoming shoot, and came across an incredible stylist from Los Angeles, CA.
Nicoletta Gauci is a unique blend of Los Angeles native with European flair. She received formal artistic training first from the Academy of Art University where the very different worlds of art principle, application, and business would first collide. Thanks to a strong line of fundamental training, most notably from the Paul Mitchell School, and a continual thirst for education and experience, she has been able to achieve great heights early in her career. This now even-stronger combined foundation outlined a path that would take her to new depths as a hair stylist.
Nicoletta has styled hair for numerous editorial and beauty shoots as well as for celebrity personalities and marketing campaigns. Her work has also taken her into the world of art direction for magazine submissions as well as education for both future and current hairstylists. Currently Nicoletta is based outside of Milan, Italy and splits her time between being lead colorist at Italys premiere Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, collaborating as part of Paul Mitchell Italias Artistic Team, and shooting Internationally. Her days are spent traveling with a smile on her face, brush in her hand and desire to share her bliss with the world.
Now, aside from her body of professional work, she runs a blog that would make even the most seasoned stylist feel a tad bashful. On NicolettaGauci.WordPress.com there are a staggering amount of interesting concepts, ideas, styles, pictures videos and content by which virtually any reader could become hooked. I don’t normally site too many other blog sites through my own, but this one is site to take a look at. Click the photos either above or below to see Nicoleta Gauci’s blog.
Martin Schoeller was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968. Growing up in Germany, he was deeply influenced by August Sander’s countless portraits of the poor, the working class, and the bourgeoisie, as well as by Bernd and Hilla Becher, who spawned a school known as the Becher-Schüler. Schoeller worked as an assistant to Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He advanced as a freelance photographer, producing portraits of people he met on the street. The work gained recognition for its strong visual impact and since 1998, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and W, among other publications.
Schoeller joined Richard Avedon as a contributing portrait photographer at The New Yorker in 1999, where he continues to produce his award-winning images. His portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, including in several solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States and are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In addition, he has had many solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and group exhibitions in the U.S.
Aside from his National Geographic exploits Martin Schoeller had his work present in The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. After featuring Schoeller’s amazing close up portraits of celebrities, we’re once again floored by his latest series of funny celebrity photos. Having the same distinct style in lighting, backdrop and tone, this series is full of imagination. He shows celebrities in various hilarious situations and exaggerated postures, which results in images that are rich in detail, story, color and personality.
One of my favorite shows “An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List” documents Karl Pilkington on his journey around the world to do things that random people have voted on as their pre-mortem wishes. The concept of going around the world to have different experiences is a fascination shared by billions of people, and coincidentally most of them have cameras. I came across an immensely beautiful collection of photos from people visiting gorgeous places from all over the world, and after watching an episode of “An Idiot Abroad”, I just felt the need to share. Check the method below.
Pictures can represent anything the photographer wants it to, but pictures that capture motion tend to hold a special place with people. Photographer Asit has a dynamic and cheerful photo collection. Asit lives in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and used his surroundings to create the imaginative gallery you see now. Check the method.
Mark Mawson is quickly becoming one of my favorite photographers. One of his collections I put up recently titled “Aqueos Fluoreau” was one of the more stunning photo collections I’ve come across in a while. But the next collection I picked up on from him “The Bus Graveyard” is an whole different bowl of chili (so to speak.) Take a look at his pictures of the Bus Graveyard.