Posts Tagged ‘ Photographer ’

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.


Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.

What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.2)


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Not too long ago, there was a post about German photographer André Josselin‘s photos during his trip to Lollapalooza.  There were so many photos we couldn’t put them all into one post, so in part 2, we’re going to pick up right where we left off.  Once again you can tell by the rest of his collection how incredibly talented of a photographer he is.
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What It Looks Like When André Josselin Takes A Trip To Chicago. (Pt.1)


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German photographer André Josselin out of Hamburg took a trip with friends to the Lollapolooza festival in Chicago.  This unique collection of amazing shots, was beautifully edited, and really brings through the feelings of excitement and allure of not only the city of Chicago, but how good of a time they must have had.  Unfortunately the compendium of photos is so large, we had to split it up into two posts.  Check out André’s work below, and expect to see some of the rest very soon.

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The Beauty of China’s Rice Field Terraces


French photographer Thierry Bornier captures breathtaking landscape photos that highlight the rich splendor of China’s mountains, rivers, and rice field terraces. From the highest vantage point he can climb up to, he points his camera downwards and waits for weather and lighting conditions that are just right before he releases the shutter. His precise care and endless patience pay off, as evidenced by his stunning aerial shots that are filled with vibrant colors, incredible atmosphere, and intriguing hints of storytelling.

Looking at his dazzling images, it’s surprising to learn that Bornier is entirely self-taught when it comes to photography. With an MBA in finance, he spent most of his career working as the Chief Financial Officer for an international fashion company in New York. He ended up in China by chance when he was transferred there by his company eight years ago, but he soon found himself captivated by the land and the culture.

After a photo he had taken (just out of personal interest) was featured as National Geographic’s “Picture of the Day” in 2010, Bornier decided to leave his steady finance job and follow his passion for photography. He told us in an email, “I always felt that I wanted to do something more creative and artistic than finance and accounting, so I made up my mind, bought a new camera, and started to shoot anything in order to understand the concept of photography. Step by step, I improved my skills.” Since then, Bornier taught himself studio photography and has built a career shooting celebrities, fashion spreads, and advertising campaigns in China. These jobs allow him to continue doing what he loves best: venturing into the countryside to photograph spectacular nature scenes as well as local people.

The Yunnan-based photographer gave us some insight on how he captures images that are so gorgeously vivid, they’re almost surreal. Scroll down to read the key elements that go into his work.

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All places I choose to capture must have a story to tell.

MOOD

I love fog and cloudy weather for some of my pictures because they give the place the feeling of a painting. I go during the right season, and sometimes I need to wait until I can capture the mood that I want. I don’t like to take photos of landscapes with a pure blue sky; that’s not my style at all.

LIGHT

The most important element of my photography is lighting. The beautiful landscape is there in front of you—nature did that for you, you didn’t have to do anything. So the next step is how to capture this beautiful landscape. In your mind, you must think through all the possible lighting scenarios and imagine what will create the best fine art photo. It’s that mental image.

SKY

The photographer should never be satisfied if the complete image can’t be captured perfectly. Let’s say your image includes the sky and clouds. I won’t just pay attention to what’s in my foreground and background because they can’t be changed, but the sky will always change from day to day. I consider the sky just as important as the rest of my image, so I will wait for the perfect sky in terms of lighting and clouds. The quality of the clouds is also very important in order to create a real three-dimensional look, making my images appear more like surreal landscapes.

SPIRIT

I believe each photographer should not only use what he sees, but he should also always use his heart and spirit to create something different. The picture is made with your heart, not your camera. Once you understand how to use your camera, I would advise you to focus more on learning how to use your eyes to read the beauty in front of you, and then using your heart to capture it.

To conclude, Bornier told us, “I guess the combination of all of these make my own style and my photos look very beautiful, almost surreal, or like Chinese paintings. But trust me, if you came to one of my workshops, you would see these amazing landscapes in real life because they actually exist and look so beautiful. China is a huge country and has many diverse landscapes. I always feel amazed by this beautiful country.”

#WCW – Photographer/Model Slawa.


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In the modern age it’s hard to walk 5 feet on the internet (abstractly speaking) without finding someone showing a bit of skin and calling it art — which it -IS-, whether or not it is also other things as well, but not usually very inspired or well done. “Bad art” exists.  Photographer, and model Slawa has a gift. Her photographs are far more sensual (often while showing less), and better cropped and lit, with better poses, and excellent use of color/tone than the average every-girl taking a selfie. Every single shot in her collection is excellently done.  It’s definitely several tiers above anything else in the #Selfie genre that’s out right now. Impressively enough, Slawa is more than comfortable while posing for camera the way she does. Check the method below, and click here to see more of her.

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Mark Seliger’s Celebrity Photography.


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Mark Seliger is one of the most famous and most talented celebrities photographer. He shots more than 100 covers for several magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair and many more. Here is a small compilation of his artwork, some are a little bit old but there is almost part of history.

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Nelson Tiberghien – Girls And Food


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Nelson Tiberghien is a french photographer who studies in the famous art school in Paris Les Gobelins. His latest project called Girls & Food is pretty funny but very creative. Nelson wants to show the kitsch side of the subject playing with colors, shapes and styles.

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Marc And Louis


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Marc & Louis is a team of professional photographers around the austrian fashion photographer Marie-Louise Cadosch. They are largely inspired by the american cinema. These photographers are very creative and colorful and describes themselves as the ambassadors of art which fuels the imagination.

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Cornelie Tollens


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Cornelie Tollens is famous photographer from the Netherlands. She likes to combine provocative, sensual and humorous aspects in her artwork. She wants you to think “outside the box”.

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Dylan Don


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Dylan Don is a fashion & lifestyle photographer re-inventing the porno chic style. On his tumblr he narrates the daily life and meetings of a photographer working & living between London & Los Angeles. Here’s a selection of his work. 

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The Pure Beauty Of Facial Paralysis.


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After spending three months at a facial nerve clinic in Boston, photographer Sage Sohier left more knowledgable, having gained more insight on facial paralysis. With her, the photographer also took several visual mementos of patients she has met seeking treatment for their conditions. Her powerful portrait series titled About Face presents a number of people dealing with varying degrees of facial paralysis who have bravely overcome their vulnerability, if even for a brief moment, to “smile for the camera.”

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Kate Moss For Playboy By Mert And Marcus


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Kate Moss has truly done it again, when posing for the famous photographer duo Mert & Marcus in the January/February 2014 issue of the well known men’s magazine. Like a classic Chanel, the legendary Kate Moss will never go out of style. Not only has she conquered the fashion scene, she has now taken on Hugh Hefner’s favorite costume and skyrocket it to fashion heaven. In the hands of the visual photographer duo, known for their digital distorting images and incredible passion for capturing high powered women. The stylist Alex White stayed true to the magazines signature look, has made sure to set free all of Miss Moss’ inner bunnies and combined them with sensual lingerie and killer heels. Getting the privilege to get near this legend’s facial features is make-up artist Lucia Pieroni, from an innocent looking day make to a more passionate evening glow, Pieroni brings out all of Moss’ seductive expressions. With the help from Mert & Marcus’ visual art Kate Moss can proudly jump her way to the top, once again.

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Stunning Optical Illusions With Makeup


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A new project from photographer Alexander Khokhlov is prompting double takes and pushing portraiture in a new direction. The Moscow-based artist’s latest series, dubbed “2D or not 2D,” uses heavy makeup and post-production techniques to transform human faces into seemingly two-dimensional images. “We tried to make ‘alive posters,’” said Alexander Khokhlov. “It’s challenging to make people look like a poster while at the same time not very digitized.” He was working with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, and his wife, Veronica, whom he also describes as his muse.

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Steve Kraitt – Designer Drugs


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Steve Kraitt is a photographer and according to him a good photograph is like a good joke : if you had to explain it, it just isn’t that good. Respecting this principle, Steve Kraitt gives us his last photoshoot entitled “Designer Drugs” without further explanation. In these photos, starred the model (especially her lips) Echo Nittolitto. So, Designer Drugs show a contrast between the white teeth and the colored lips of Echo Nittolitto, a variety of pills and tablets stamped the biggest luxury brand : Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL, Dior… The artist may be trying to expose the addiction of some people to luxury brands and what they represent, the desire for recognition and a higher social status.

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Black And White Photomontages


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Thomas Barbèy grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, across the street from the “Caran D’ache” factory, the largest manufacturer of art supplies. He started drawing seriously at the age of 13, using black “encre de Chine” and gouaches for color. His influences were Philippe Druillet, Roger Dean and H.R. Giger. Today, he resides in Las Vegas and travels the world, taking his camera wherever he goes. Thomas has been a photographer for over twenty years now and prefers to use his old Canon AE1s when he shoots in 35mm or his RB67 when he shoots in medium format. More recently, he has been doing Black and White Photomontages for the sole purpose of doing Fine Art, without working for a specific client. He has combined several images taken over a period of twenty years to create surreal situations with the help of the enlarger in a dark room. His work has a specific style and is very characteristic. He only works with Black and White, including Sepia toning at times.

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The picture takes you into an imaginary world where you can see the captain telling the passengers to fasten their safety belts and get prepared for the descent, and so on. At times Thomas comes up with ideas beforehand, try to materialize them and it works. At other times, it comes as an accident, where the ideas come afterwards, when the image is already finished and the concept has yet to be understood. Thomas claims he is learning constantly through the process of creation. Thomas travels 2-3 times a year to take photographs of different things and places. Sometimes he uses an image several years later, but only when it fits, like the perfect piece in a puzzle, and completes his latest project. Some images are composed of negatives that are separated by a decade in the actual time that he has taken them and only come to life when they found their perfect match. It’s the combination of two or more negatives that give birth to a completely unusual vision, but most of all, the title he gives the final image is the glue and the substance of the piece.

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Milky Pin-Up by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz


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Utilizing high-speed techniques, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has created incredible pin-ups, snapping the models just as milk covers them to give the impression of clothing. The photos are for a 2014 “Milky Pin-Ups Calendar” that will be available in November.

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Aston Martin 100 Years Centenary Book Project


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Aston Martin over the years have created and crafted some of the Worlds most recognisable and iconic cars and this year the company celebrate 100 years in the industry. As part of this celebration commercial car photographer Tim Wallace has been commissioned by our client Aston to produce a major book looking through the 100 years to celebrate all the models in the Aston range from the very first model that David Brown created to the latest super cars from the Aston stable such as the DBS and new Vanquish. This month Tim and the AmbientLife team have been spending time working through different models and photography as we approach the stage in the project with 550 pages of the completed and at the 80% stage in the project.

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Blending Iconic Faces From The Past And Present


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Then and Now is a powerful collection of mash-ups by photographer and graphic designer Marc Ghali. In the series, the Canada-based photographer creatively blends old black and white photographs with sections of colorful, modern images. He perfectly arranges the new and old fragments so that, upon quick glance, viewers might believe they are looking at just one subject. However, each compilation features two faces representing the past and the present.

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The subjects are often related in regards to professions, ranging from singers and actors to historical leaders. Some of the mash-ups include Rihanna and Diana Ross, Brad Pitt and James Dean, and two British princesses, Kate and Diana. It appears that Ghali really has an eye for matching faces as the many similarities are quite striking. The artist says, “I wanted to do something fun creatively. I was inspired by a series [by George Chamoun] called Iconatomy, and wanted to draw on parallels between influential figures pasts and present in an interpretative way.” It’s certainly fascinating to see how the world really hasn’t changed much across so many decades of time.

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Brian Cummings – Fairy Tales


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From Goldilocks to Rapunzel passing by the classic Cinderella, Brian Cummings reviewed most of the fairy tales to recreate them in a modern and trashy version. This photographer and director from Saint Louis, MO, made Snow White get a tattoo, Cinderella get drunk and Rapunzel cut her hair. This mix between Spring Breakers and Disney was edited with an amazing technique and a lot of talent.

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Byron Mollinedo


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In his shoots, Byron Mollinedo mixes beauty & fashion photography for a better rendering. The german borned photographer got into this art while he was studying in Paris.

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Paradise Parking by Peter Lippman


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American artists Peter Lippman spent two years to find out places in forests where old cars rusts. In the series Paradise Parking photographer shows how nature takes over abandoned creations of human hands, how lying for decades old cars, overgrown with moss and ivy entangled, become a harmonious part of the surrounding space.

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PINCH Martin Tremblay – Human Typography


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Martin Tremblay is a photographer from Montreal, Canada. Also known under the name of Pinch, he shoots fashion, cultural and advertising images. Today we’re featuring a serie where he used human bodies to create a typography. The alphabet with aesthetic and truth seen through the eye of a true artist.

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Kian Eriksen – Dakar 2013


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The Dakar, 8000 kilometers through sands & roads between Peru, Chile & Argentina. Kian Eriksen, photographer and art director from South Africa, travelled over the ocean to see and capture the amazing shots offered by the Dakar race.

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Nancy Fouts


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British artist and photographer Nancy Fouts creates surrealistic compositions, combining really unexpected things in these  interesting photo manipulations.

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Terry Richardson Stars in New Valentino Campaign


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Famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson has shot a new advertising campaign for the Italian luxury brand founded by Valentino Garavani. Often controversial photographer Terry Richardson has flexed his fashion muscles with some new (semi) self-portraits for Valentino.

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