Digital Photography: 2019 Mercedes G-Class by Markus Wendler

Digital Photography: 2019 Mercedes G-Class by Markus Wendler

Mercedes-Benz has recently introduced the 2019 G-Class model, the first redesign in nearly 40 years. A lot of people will mention that this model looks pretty identical but it's mostly a redesign to improve the on-road dynamics and adding loads of new tech for the next generation. We are taking a look at the work of Markus Wendler, a photographer based in Germany. Markus has worked with many big brands (mostly car companies) like: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and more. In this collection, we are following the magnificent car in different locations like Iceland, Frankfurt and Utah, USA. Photographer Markus Wendler shot the new generation of Mercedes' G Class in 3 looks. It was a massive job spanning the USA and Europe. The results are breath taking automotive landscape shots, showing the off road vehicle mastering different elements. More Links Learn more about Markus Wendler at markuswendler.com Follow Markus on Instagram Follow LEVINE / LEAVITT on Behance Photo Gallery  

julieanne kost

Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking by Julieanne Kost

  If you share the same curious eye as famed photographer Julieanne Kost you'll love these beautiful photographs she's captured over the past 15 years traveling on commercial flights in the prized window seat. Kost is an accomplished photographer and fine artist based in a San Jose, California with an immense talent for capturing abstract forms and thought-provoking landscapes. We're excited to celebrate her most recent shots from her travels throughout California, Utah and as far flung as Australia below. Kost's book "Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking" is available via hard copy as well as well as an updated iBook. Also be sure to check out more of her surreal and stunning portfolio here. A big thanks to Julieanne for reminding us all to look out that window on our next flight to appreciate the art, beauty and inspiration all around us.    ABOUT JULIEANNE KOST Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide — via live events, Adobe.com, her own website (jkost.com) and blog (blogs.adobe.com/jkost). She is also the author of "Passenger Seat—Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” and “Window Seat — The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking”, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop CC Essential Training, Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training, and the Art of Photoshop Compositing for LinkedIn Learning | Lynda.com.  

route 66

Route 66 Through the Eyes of Ralph Graef

We're delighted to bring you these beautiful shots of the infamous Route 66 by German-based photographer Ralph Graef. Established in 1926, Route 66 is perhaps the most famous original highway in the USA running from Santa Monica to Chicago. As transportation advances were made, it was swallowed by the Interstate road system and was officially removed from the US highway system in 1985. As a way to celebrate, historical remnants are now labeled as a scenic byway with "Historic Route 66" signs. Travelers can now enjoy many memories of the past on the current highway providing a nod of the exciting past when the country was developed for long-distance car travels. While some old historic motels and gas stations are still in use, many are abandoned and in visible disarray. In August 2016, Ralph Graef travelled along this inconic route creating a portrait of the Historic Route 66 from California to New Mexico. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did. And be sure to check out Ralph's entire portfolio at: here. Gassing up at Roy's - Winner Sony World Photography Award 2017 ABOUT RALPH GRAEF I was born in southern Bavaria and spent most of my life in Munich. In fall 2006, my scientific career as a cell biologist brought me to Potsdam near Berlin. Owing to my friends from the Photo Gallery Potsdam I found a great creative environment here to spend  most of my spare time for my creative talents. Photography excites me since my boyhood and I have tried myself in various photographic genres. Meanwhile I found my focus of interest in landscapes, cityscapes, interior architecture and staged scenes. I prefer available light and clearly composed pictures with a discreetly arranged motive. I want to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and to tell a story that emotionally touches him, since sensing emotions is the prerequisite to keep pictures sticking in the viewer's mind. In this context, image processing should only support the expression of the picture and help to mediate the intended mood to the viewer. I prefer working with a series concept in mind. You'll find the concept descriptions if you click on the links behind the short texts in the gallery overview. Mostly I use a digital exchangeable lens camera or analog medium format cameras, and almost always a tripod. However, the type of camera used to take the picture is usually unimportant. The most important factor is always found behind the viewfinder. In case of interest in my photos just use the ”contact" form to send a message.

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Digital Photography: Lines of NYC. by Salvador Cueva

Exploring a city through tourist spots is one thing but exploring its architecture is something else and harder to accomplish. You don't really need to go to a specific place to photography but more likely by coincidence when you expect the less. We are taking a look at the project by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva entitled: Lines of NYC. I really love his perspective on things and quite fascinating. It's on my to-do for a huge photo walk in New York City real soon. Salvador Cueva is a photographer and video film maker based in Monterrey, Mexico. He focus his work on digital photography, photography and art direction; you should definitely check out her work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Salvador Cueva at salvadorcueva.com Follow Salvador's work on Behance Digital Photography & Architecture  

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Digital Photography: Winter Haze by Philip Karlberg

Currently living in the North side of America, the month of December generally comes with what we truly love and also hate the same time. Snow! Again, there is still a beauty in watching a snowfall in the city and even outside of all its glory. We are following Sweden-based photographer Philip Karlberg in a beautiful series of digital photography of the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden; entitled: Winter Haze. Philip Karlberg is a photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip had the opportunity to work with brands like such as Vogue, Swarovski, Bang & Olufsen and Volvo to name a few. You should check out his Behance for more of his work. A series shot in the archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden More Links Learn more about Philip Karlberg at philipkarlberg.com Follow Philip Karlberg's work on Behance Digital Photography  

Digital Photography: Exploring Monument Valley, Arizona

Digital Photography: Exploring Monument Valley, Arizona

Let's explore the Monument Valley area in Arizona through the camera of photographer Alessandro Guida. If you are a movie fan, you might have recognized this famous location from movies like Forrest Gump and even Back to the Future Part 3. Going through Alessandro's beautiful series, it definitely gives you a Western Cowboy atmosphere. Is it definitely on my bucket list destinations to fly a drone? Hah! Or at least for long photo walk! From Rotterdam, Netherlands, Alessandro Guida is a photographer that travels the World to various locations from Italy, Hong Kong, Beijing and more. You should definitely check out his Behance for more. More Links Learn more about Alessandro Guida at aleguida.com Follow Alessandro's work on Behance Digital Photography  

Digital Photography: Los Angeles, California with Ludwig Favre

Digital Photography: Los Angeles, California with Ludwig Favre

I am about to hit the West Coast for a few days next week, as someone living in the North with the cold. It will be a treat to change my warm coat for a pair of sandals. Let's take a look at the digital photography series by Paris-based photographer Ludwig Favre about Los Angeles, California. The multiple beaches to explore alongside that light gradient blue sky and let's not forget about the sunsets as well. Let's admire this beautiful collection! Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer based in Paris, France. We love Lugwig's work on ABDZ, you should definitely follow his work on Instagram. More Links Learn more about Ludwig Favre at ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig's work on Behance Follow Ludwig on Instagram Digital Photography  

Digital Photography: "Photoshopping" Myself hanging out with myself Series

Digital Photography: "Photoshopping" Myself hanging out with myself Series

We all had the thought about seeing ourselves now in present traveling into the past, hanging out with our younger self like as a kid for example. Imagine yourself telling everything your younger self about the future, that would be cool. What would you even say? Let's look at this digital photography series called: Myself hanging out with myself Series by Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson. It must have been a lot of fun going back in the memories, hope you will enjoy this one! Conor Nickerson is a photographer & musician coming from Montreal, QC, Canada (Yay!). This is his first project on Behance and it's smashing hard. Let's give Conor more love on Behance. A photography project where myself in 2017 is photoshopped into childhood memories. More Links Learn more about Conor Nickerson at conornickerson.com Follow Conor's future projects on Behance Digital Photography  

Art Direction & Digital Photography: Plastic Surf by Weston Fuller

Art Direction & Digital Photography: Plastic Surf by Weston Fuller

Let's kick it off with a project that mixes it up with art direction & digital photography by Weston Fuller. The series entitled: Plastic Surf, it's a beautiful and thoughtful project illustrating our soon-to-be future with our water and the growing pollution with plastic. It's great there are many initiatives out there that aim to reduce our everyday use of this material. Imagine surfing with this view, it wouldn't be great at all. Let's together ensure the future of our water. Weston Fuller is a conceptual photographer based in Southern California. If you are into art direction, digital photography and retouching; please follow his Behance. Conceptual photo project illustrating the growing pollution of single-use plastic in our water and it's invasive effects juxtaposed to the recognizable culture, which recreates within the waters surf. More Links Learn more about Weston Fuller at westonfuller.com Follow Weston's work on Behance Art Direction & Digital Photography  

Digital Photography of Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre

Digital Photography of Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre

Let's explore this digital photography series on one's journey in Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre. From daytime till nighttime, he's taking us through different locations where you can admire the colours of Hong Kong from its endless symmetry to its famous neon street lights. This series is inspiring enough to give that desire to pack your bags, your camera and book your next photo adventure. Don't you think? Behind this photo series, we have the work from Ludwig Favre who is a photographer based in Paris, France. Definitely follow his Behance, he has a variety of different projects to get inspired from photography to architecture. Project Gallery   More Links Check out Ludwig Favre's site: ludwigfavre.com Check out Ludwig on Behance

Beautiful Italy Black and White Photography

Beautiful Italy Black and White Photography

There are some awesome scenes in Italy in the latest season of 'Master of None'. Here in Brazil, there are tons of Italian immigrants and we get to see a lot of their culture, so Italy has always been a country Brazilians really enjoy. Most definitely it is one of those countries I will definitely visit when I get the chance. I'll probably visit vineyards, eat pasta and ride a scooter. Yeah, yeah, all the clichê stuff, but that's awesome nonetheless. Check out some awesome black and white pictures of beautiful Italia! Don't forget to click the pictures to visit more of each photographers' portfolios! Cheers. ;)

Photography: GRVTY Series by Daniel Garay Arango

Photography: GRVTY Series by Daniel Garay Arango

Let's start off the week with a photography series named: GRVTY by Daniel Garay Arango. What's particular about this series is the tone and also the extra mile that Daniel took really make it stand out even more from what we've seen around. It will definitely be interesting to see his process from start to finish but what I can see here is a mixture of photography and photoshop. It's really architectural project to a whole new level. Published via Behance is the work from Daniel Garay Arango who is a photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia. There isn't much more information about Daniel but you should definitely give him a follow on Behance and Instagram.  

Digital Photography: Too Close for Comfort Series

Digital Photography: Too Close for Comfort Series

We would like to share the work from Jeanette Hägglund and her series called: Too Close for Comfort. It’s a stunning take of digital photography with architecture where there’s a style and tone expressed by Jeanette. You should definitely follow her on Instagram. As we are prepping for a little trip next month, as I mentioned before; it’s always great to explore a city through their street photographers and the people that share their love and passion for their city through a platform like Instagram. Jeanette Hägglund  is a professional photographer & artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. With a background in photography and architecture; she enjoys offering her eye in the outlook for these special angles of shapes, lighting and shadow plays.  

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Digital Photography: Tokyo-1 Series

Lately, I’ve seen many of my friends going to Tokyo, I can understand its enthusiastic feeling for them but I would say that isn’t mutual from my end (hah!). Tokyo is a place that I would recommend to anyone that would love to experience what urban life could be like in the near future with a mixture of modern and past architecture. Everything and everywhere is something to discover on your own. Well, Clement Balavoine took a spin into the city and we get to follow his architectural photography series with an abstract tone and perspective. Clement Balavoine  is a designer working in fashion and drawing. Working as a designer in places like: London, China and more; he has worked for a variety of brands. Clement also takes pictures as a passion and also being a creative to keep his mind inspired for more. Tokyo-1 is a book exploring architecture and lifestyle in the beautiful japanese city. From Harajuku to Shibuya, Omotesando to Ginza, this photobook is a calm journey through the streets of Tokyo. The name of the book refer to the fact that all the pictures have been taken in one day.  

Digital Photography: Bridge in the Fog

Digital Photography: Bridge in the Fog

Digital Photography is such a large medium to explore, many kind of subjects or categories to shoot from. There isn’t one category that is particularly more popular (in my opinion) than others. Each one has their own flair and that’s what makes it even more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at this series by Łukasz Breitenbach entitled:  Bridge in the Fog. A moody photographic series with an eerie and mysterious feel to it, quite inspiring to appreciate the contrast of the colours with the light. Łukasz Breitenbach  is an artist painter and photographer based in Toruń, Poland. His photography skills is a mix of mediums in order to accomplish both realistic and abstract form into a balanced composition.  

Ink Flow - CGI Animations

Ink Flow - CGI Animations

We would like to feature this lovely project for a great cause by Taylor James, a studio focusing their work into producing realistic stills, interactive animations and broadcast media but especially they are specializing in CGI combining with photography. For this project, it was a collection of videos for the treatment benefits for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, the combination of CGI and other mediums makes this work pretty unique and fitting right into its own style. The result of the campaign is just plain stunning, please take some time to watch the videos below. Hope you will like it! In partnership with PLBR, we crafted underwater ink flows to highlight the treatment benefits for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. In this visceral and immersive campaign, we combined practical photography with CGI VFX to achieve rich, detailed prints and carefully choreographed animations to create a memorable cross-media campaign.   Watch the Videos   Credits   CGI, Animation, Retouch: Taylor James Agency: Publicis Life Brands Resolute More Information: http://www.taylorjames.com.

Photographic Paintings by Fabian Oefner

Photographic Paintings by Fabian Oefner

Having the opportunity to make the Daily Design Inspiration every single day (except for Saturdays!), it’s quite interesting of the variety of work and projects we will see and how great to see so many amazing people with so many skills and talent out there. Let’s take a closer look of what I’ve stumbled across the other day, the stunning series by Fabian Oefner called Photographic Paintings. Fabian is an artist who uses photography and science together for the passion of art who is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland. For this series, Fabian is processing two medias to merge them together into such a sublime abstract painting. Just take a look at the colours. The final work as well as the process of creation merges the characteristics of the two media. The material, that is used to create the colors and structures, is bismuth, a lead-like element. Several pounds of this metal are molten in a big pan. With a spatula, Oefner removes the top layer of the liquid material. The exposed metal immediately reacts with the air, resulting in the creation of different colored gradients. Since the artist only has limited control with the spatula and the occurring colors depend greatly on the current temperature of the metal, the final composition is very much defined by chance.
The process liberates Oefner from the need of a conscious search for color and composition – a well-known approach in abstract painting.   The second part of the process is dominated by the characteristics of photography. As soon as the top layer is removed and the metal is exposed to the air, it constantly changes its appearance in colors and shapes. By capturing the process with a camera, Oefner records compositions, which only exist for a few seconds. Contrary to the work with the spatula, the artist defines this part of the creation very consciously, pushing the release button only when a coherent composition appears. More Information: http://fabianoefner.com.