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The Adobe Creative Residency Program: Photographer Julia Nimke

Introducing The Adobe Creative Residency Program: Photographer Julia Nimke

We were so delighted to discover Adobe's latest foray into supporting the creative class with the introduction of The Adobe Creative Residency program. The main objective behind this amazing program is to foster creativity while empowering artists. With generous support from the team at Adobe, talented individuals are given the opportunity to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. Adobe Creative Residents receive access to the best creative tools and resources, along with guidance from notable advisors and a compensation package. In return, each resident proactively pursues a personal creative project, while sharing their process, insights and inspiration with the community along the way. The 2017 residents are comprised of a group of uniquely talented designers and photographers who are eager to share their creativity with others. In support of this inspiring program from our friends at Adobe we'll be featuring one resident from the 2017 class and their individual works each day starting today over the course of the next week. To kick things off, we're excited to highlight the work of Berlin-based, German photographer Julia Nimke. Peek Julia's ethereal photographs below of places and cultures throughout Europe inspired by folk tales. Everyone has a dream project. So often, those are the ones we can never dedicate the time and resources to. That’s why we created the Adobe Creative Residency. The mission is simple: to support the creative community and cultivate a culture of creating and sharing.     Learn About Adobe Creative Resident Julia Nimke Julia Nimke is a Berlin-based, German photographer who’s passionate about nature, traveling and unique types of cultural storytelling. For her residency year, she plans to explore and document places and cultures in Europe tied to folk tales. She will try out different photography styles throughout the year and share what she learns with the community. Julia will challenge herself to combine video and photos to create compelling and visual stories. Her goal is to have her work inspire people to stay curious and open-minded when they experience unknown places and different cultures. If you've been inspired to learn more, the team at Adobe is accepting applications for the upcoming program year in January 2018. Click this link for everything you need to know to be considered. 

Alessandro Puccinelli's Photographic Celebration of The Harvest

Alessandro Puccinelli's Photographic Celebration of The Harvest

For all of the wine lovers out there it's no news that this time of year presents the annual harvesting of grapes and along with that, amazing photo opportunities at every turn. We grew ripe with envy when we discovered Alessandro Puccinelli's beautiful imagery of the Muscat harvest in Southern France wanting to transport ourselves to this magical moment immediately.  If you'd like a little backstory on the the harvesting of wine grapes, it's actually the most integral step in the process of wine-making. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels and winemakers base this all-important decision to pick based on the style of wine they wish to produce. I'm pretty sure the lovely woman in the last image may have discovered a bad grape. Enjoy and cheers!   How do grape growers know when to harvest? The best wine growers are so familiar with the taste of ripeness that they can walk down a row tasting grapes and know intuitively when to pick. However, there is a fair amount of science to back this up. Just so you know, timing the harvest is the single most important decision a grower or winemaker makes each year.  Wine Harvest Season Chart

Alone Together: Aristotle Roufanis' Photographic Portrayal of Global Cities

Alone Together: Aristotle Roufanis' Photographic Portrayal of Global Cities

Alone Together: A deep look at the loneliness of global cities as it appears during the blue hour If you live or have ever lived in a large, global metropole you can certainly relate to London-based photographer Aristotle Roufanis' project 'Alone Together' which takes a unique approach in capturing the loneliness that festers in a global city. An ongoing photographic project, Roufanis takes this phenomenon of social alienation in urban centres as a starting point, and adds a positive, optimistic twist to it. Photos are captured in a way that only tiny, individual apartment lights are visible in some of our favorite cities in the world including London, Paris, Miami and Athens.  "Hardly recognisable in the dark, some of the world’s most famous metropoles are transformed into sprawling canvases of anonymity, where countless people have decided to make their home but hardly connect to each other."   “The bigger the city, the lonelier we feel," comments Aristotle Roufanis, who recently moved to London from another bustling urban centre, namely his hometown of Athens, Greece. “In a big city, we are very efficient in covering all our consumerist needs, but we forget our need for companionship. It is important for people to understand that although lonely, they are not alone. Individuality does not equal to alienation.” Roufanis does an amazing job of drawing a parallel between the singular lights in an apartment window to an individual stuck in a dark void of a detached world. Photos are taken in between the hours of dusk and dawn, shifting the spotlight from public to private which enables the eye to focus on only the singular lights in a building rather than iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower.  Roufanis uses a technique of super high-resolution photography complemented by digital editing that can take up to ONE MONTH for each photo. Presented in exhibition context, images are showcased in extremely high-resolution prints to highlight as much detail as possible to the naked eye. The resolution of the images is so high that you can delight your inner voyeur by spying on individuals standing in the windows contemplating the city outside or doing everyday things in their home. ABOUT ARISTOTLE ROUFANIS Aristotle Roufanis is a London-based art photographer whose work focuses on patterns, textures and human interactions defined by the condition of urban architecture. An active photographer since his early 20’s, Aristotle Roufanis is a self-taught artist, who has mastered his medium through several personal photographic projects. In 2016 he has participated in Scope Art Fair - Miami Beach and with a solo show in Fotofever - Paris; in the same year, his work exhibited at the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts sold out before the show’s public opening. In 2017 he exhibited at Scope in Basel during Art Basel 2017 and he is scheduled to exhibit at the prestigious Zona Maco in Mexico City as well as other art events throughout the world. Aristotle Roufanis’ work is part of esteemed private collections in London, Paris, Milan, Miami, New York and Mexico City. Roufanis is a civil engineering graduate and has always been fascinated by architecture, and particularly the patterns and sheer scale of large cities. Interested in the many contrasts and the amount of information one can collect through reading an urban landscape, the artist has often turned his lens to urban architecture in the past. Alone Together combines several themes that have appeared in Aristotle Roufanis’s work so far, but merges them in a very skillful and refined way. 

Art Direction & Photography: Puma Play Loud

Art Direction & Photography: Puma Play Loud

The kind of project I do enjoy featuring on ABDZ, it's a combination of art direction and photography. We are taking a closer look at the work of Boston-based art director Jeremy Haunschild. The approach is simple but kindly efficient especially when it's mixed with Interior Design. Commissioned by Puma, let's enjoy also the Behind-the-Scenes process for this project. Jeremy Haunschild is a art director based in Boston, MA. His work is focused in art direction, photography and advertising, check out his Behance for more works. For PUMA's 2017 Global teamsport initiative, I designed the visual system and concept that would carry throughout the extensive international diaspora of executions required to support the teamsport business category. I art directed the photography of the key athletes that appeared in the campaign as well as the overall layout and design of the typography and all aspects of post-production. Project Gallery   More Links Learn more about Jeremy Haunschild at jeremyhaunschild.com Follow Jeremy on Behance

Introducing the Unsplash Awards

Introducing the Unsplash Awards

We are pretty excited to announce the Unsplash Awards, a celebration made just for you, to recognize the open photography movement. Unsplash team decided to go forward and present 13 photography categories that will be judged by a guest curator to help select the best photos. The guest curators will be coming from all over including brands like: DJI, Kodakit, Lonely Planet, Squarespace, Airbnb and more. Submissions are now open for one month-long, let's share the best of your creativity! About Unsplash Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Meaning that you can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is still very appreciated when possible. So today, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the Unsplash Awards, an online celebration to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry. We’ve created 10 photography categories where we will feature the work of Unsplash contributors. For each category, we’ve invited a guest curator to help select the most inspiring photos. A post shared by Unsplash (@unsplash) on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:06am PDT 13 categories. 13 judges. Aerial | DJI Team Animals & Wildlife | Imgix Astrophotography | Chris Messina Black & White | InVision Food & Drink | Kodakit Interiors & Architecture | UltraLinx Mobile Photography | Google Live Case Nature & Landscapes | Lonely Planet People & Portraits | Squarespace Sports | GoPro Street Photography | Airbnb Tech & Business | Product Hunt & AngelList Unsplash Community Today, over 50,000 Unsplash members have contributed over 260,000 high-resolution, freely usable photos. This has turned Unsplash from a humble blog into the largest open repository of high-resolution photography in the world. Unsplash photos have gone on to inspire millions of creators from world-renowned writers like Deepak Chopra to multi-platinum recording artists to people of all ages looking to make their creative mark on the world. Unsplash would simply not be possible without the people who believe that sharing their work to support someone else is worthwhile. To give without expecting anything in return. Timeline Sept 1 — Sept 30th: Submissions open. To have your photography featured in a category, go to awards.unsplash.com Oct 1 — Oct 10: Curator selections Oct 15: Announcement of featured photos Links Learn more about the Unsplash Awards at awards.unsplash.com Follow Unsplash on Instagram Cover Picture by Rob Bates

Photographer Oleg Tolstoy's "The Tourist Trap" Series

Photographer Oleg Tolstoy's "The Tourist Trap" Series

Award-winning London-based photographer Oleg Tolstoy has us smiling from ear to ear with his latest series "The Tourist Trap" which hilariously documents unbeknownst tourists in Florence lost in their very own viewfinders. If you're anything like me you're just happy you weren't in the beloved Italian city when Oleg was shooting because I've definitely been guilty of this precise crime. Over the course of two visits and ten days spent by Florence’s historic Duomo, Oleg has created an eye-catching set of visual paradoxes: portraits of strangers in a strange land that are somehow intimate and completely unguarded. “Everyone was so busy taking photos, listening to audio guides and gawping upwards that they barely registered my presence, even when I was just feet away” the photographer explains. “It was comical, but poignant. They’ve travelled across the world to be here, but in the act of obsessively making thousands of bits of postcard-perfect content to show to friends back home, they’re lost in their viewfinders and not really aware of their surroundings at all." “Some of their expressions reminded me of catholic depictions of ecstasy” Oleg notes. “Like past pilgrims, these visitors to the cathedral are lost to a higher power, but in this case, it’s modern technology.”

A Collection of Solar Eclipse Photography

A Collection of Solar Eclipse Photography

On August 21st, 2017, the people across North America were able to witness a total solar eclipse from Pacific to Atlantic coasts. In other countries, only a partial eclipse was visible. The last time when a total solar eclipse was visible in the entire United States was on June 8, 1918. It was amazing to see how people coming together to carefully look at our beloved moon crossing the sun to turn day into darkness. It was great to see so many of us taking the time to create and make for this special day. We have selected a few pictures that really caught our attention, hope you will like them. My Favourite Best view in the house... it took 4 days of planning and hard work to capture this shot. My girlfriend @martinatib and good friend @thistommysmith climbed the route twice, in scorching heat, to nail the positioning. But we nailed it! A post shared by Ted Hesser (@tedhesser) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT Photo by @dave.krugman Today’s #SolarEclipse traced its path of totality — the geographic line along which the sun is entirely blocked from view by the moon — across the United States, from the woods of Oregon to the fields of South Carolina. Its rarity inspired millions to turn their eyes and lenses skyward, including New York-based photographer Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman), who made a trek to Nashville, Tennessee, to see this first total solar eclipse in the US in 38 years. “This was a flashpoint moment I didn’t want to miss,” says Dave. “Seeing the sky go dark and a ring of fire suddenly appear was an extraordinary experience. The light was eerie, otherworldly. It’s surely a moment I’ll never forget.” 🌞🌝 Watch our Instagram story featuring @billnye to see scenes and views of the solar eclipse across the US. 😎 A post shared by Instagram (@instagram) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:29pm PDT In this video captured at 1,500 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the International Space Station (@ISS), with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming. Onboard as part of the crew are: NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer (@Astro2Fish), and Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade); Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy (@SergeyISS); and ESA (@EuropeanSpaceAgency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo). A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky #sun #solareclipse #totalsolareclipse #partialsolareclipse #eclipse2017 #astronomy #heliophysics #moon #nasa #eclipse #solarsystem #science #research #nasa #space #spacestation #view #internationalspacestation #research #technology #astronomy #picoftheday A post shared by NASA (@nasa) on Aug 21, 2017 at 6:08pm PDT A post shared by Karl 'Shakur' N. (@karl_shakur) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:47pm PDT A post shared by Simon Lachapelle (@simonlachapelle) on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:38pm PDT A post shared by The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:45am PDT A post shared by Nick Page (@nickpagephotography) on Aug 21, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT A post shared by Zach Lipson [chicago] (@zachlipson) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42pm PDT A post shared by Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:08pm PDT A post shared by Chris Burkard (@burkgnar) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04pm PDT A post shared by Andrew Griswold (@the_gris) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT A post shared by Chris Vagrant | CA (@chrisvagrant) on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT More Links Read more about Solar Eclipse via Wikipedia

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

We have featured this spot before on by ABDZ for its photography and architecture. We are taking another look at this spot by another photographer which is Franck Bohbot. It's interesting to actually see the difference since you are introduced by another perspective and editing styles. For this project, it is also nice to see how does it look from the outside as well. What do you guys think? Franck Bohbot is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We love the work from Franck on ABDZ and you should definitely follow his Instagram. From the Archives. Series of 14. It's all about color, Line and reinterpretation of the place. Project Gallery   More Links Follow Franck Bohbot on Instagram

Behind the Scenes of the Wallpaper Design for the LG V30

Behind the Scenes of the Wallpaper Design for the LG V30

LG is launching a new bezel-less phone the LG V30, it looks gorgeous at least by the photos I've seen. I always noticed the colorful background wallpaper design and my first impression was that it was a 3D image. It has a good amount of depth with glow and gradients, pretty much all ingredients of a digital art piece. But, the wallpaper was actually created in an old and good analog fashion way by taking photos.  Below you can see the making of video that their team was kind enough to share to all online. I love seeing the behind the scenes and how they achieve those incredible colors by moving light sources behind the real phone frame. One word defines everything for me, inspiring! Check it out. Wallpaper Design Making of Wallpaper Design Process For more information check out: http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v30

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

With the rumors and speculation about the Google Pixel 2, I thought I was appropriate to revisit this incredible phone. In case you've missed our review of the Google Pixel earlier this year. One thing you should take away from this phone is the camera, rocking a 12.3-megapixel for the rear, you are equipped with a solid piece of hardware and software. Let's explore Japan with Quebec-based Art Director Jvstin Bechard and learn about his experience. Jvstin Bechard is an art director living close to me in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. You should definitely follow his work on Behance where you can find different projects going from art direction and branding. This year I decided to travel to Japan during my vacation and experiment photography with the Google Pixel. Japan is a graphically beautiful country with all its lights and signs throughout the streets. I took photos around various cities that you will discover later. I edited my pictures on the Pixel too with the Google Snapseed application. It was an amazing trip and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did with the images below. Let's start with the famous capital, Tokyo. Irasshaimase! Photo Gallery   More Links Find out more Jvstin Bechard: jvstin.dunked.com Make sure to follow him on Instagram

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

I am a fan of minimalist architecture and design. I also love when my hometown gets featured which doesn't happen that often. Arthur Kolbetz shared a post on his Behance page about the Fundação Iberê Camargo building in Porto Alegre. The photos highlight the exquisite look of the building, all in white concrete with simple forms, almost no windows and a lot of character. I don't know if that  could be considered minimalist architecture but it definitely looks like nothing else, check it out. About the Fundação Iberê Camargo Created in 1995, one year after the artist's death, it not only aims to make people know Camargo's art but also intends to stimulate reflections on the contemporary artistic production, through displays, courses, seminars and meetings. The headquarters and museum building of the Iberê Camargo Foundation were designed by Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Before the inauguration of the building in May 2008, the foundation was operating in the late artist's home, also in Porto Alegre. The new building is located on the bank of Guaíba Lake. Minimalist architecture

Photography: Exploring the Landscapes of North Chile

Photography: Exploring the Landscapes of North Chile

Let's explore together the North Chile, more precisely into the Atacama Desert. Cool fact, it's a desert that is pretty famous for star gazing even though with its 105,000 km² area. Behind this photography series, we have a Montreal-based photographer (and more) named Jay Kreatica. Let's follow his escape into the endless layers of colours and sand. Jay Kreatica is a multi-tasking creative with being a graphic designer, art director and photographer. Based in Montreal, Qc, Canada; you should definitely check out his Behance for the different kind of projects. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Jay Kreatica's site kreatica.fr Follow Jay on Behance

Amazing Architecture Photography of ICC

Amazing Architecture Photography of ICC

Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared.  Photography For more information make sure to check out Lars work at: Instagram Behance Website

Black & White Photography: Switch House, Tate Modern Extension

Black & White Photography: Switch House, Tate Modern Extension

I come to appreciate those who only take Black & White Photography. In my opinion, it's a hard style of photography to tackle especially when it comes to the colour, contrast and creative direction. Even though there's a play with the shadows but it's still pretty interesting. I took the liberty of featuring the work of Bimal Tailor and his series entitled Switch House, Tate Modern Extension. This is a photo series by Bimal Tailor is a creative photographer based in London, UK. We have featured his work before on ABDZ. You should definitely follow his Instagram. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Bimal Tailor's site bimaltailor.co.uk Follow Bimal on Instagram

World's First Photo Exhibition using a Car as a Camera

World's First Photo Exhibition using a Car as a Camera

In Photography, you are welcomed to a wide range of a variety of tools to somehow increase your workflow or simply change the game. We've seen things from aerial to drones but how about street photography using a car? Volvo Cars has teamed up with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a World's First Photo Exhibition using the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to create a special collection of photographs. Connecting art and safety for people to see the benefits of technology such as cameras and on-board sensors in cars. The photographs were first exhibited at Canvas Studios gallery in London’s Shoreditch this week and the exhibition will travel to other countries during 2017. Barbara Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize & Emmy Award winning photographer located in Los Angeles, CA and former staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times. You can follow her tweets @photospice and her Instagram. Video Copenhagen, Denmark. I had an amazing experience collaborating with Volvo Cars to create the worlds first ever photo exhibition using the #XC60's car safety camera. The project played out like a film production and all scenes were created for this commercial endeavor. Was really nice to work on a conceptual body of work which is vastly different from my life as a photojournalist thanks to all the crew for this amazing experience!   Over 1.2 million people die each year in road accidents around the globe. Volvo’s approach to road safety is focused on real-life traffic situations which the company has studied in detail since 1970 through its Traffic Accident Research Team. With this matchless set of real-world data Volvo’s safety engineers have set about systematically working to mitigate or eliminate potential life-threatening accidents. “We take a realistic and practical approach to safety at Volvo Cars. Our vision is to reach a point in time where no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. We call it Vision 2020,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice President of Volvo Cars Safety Centre. Links Learn more about Volvo Cars at volvocars.com Learn more about Barbara Davidson via Instagram Follow along with #XC60Moments

Photography & Architecture: Colorful University in Paris

Photography & Architecture: Colorful University in Paris

After yesterday's feature of a basketball court in Paris, now let's explore via the medium of photography a colourful University also located in Paris. This series has been photographed by Ludwig Favre, a French professional photographer from Paris, France. The whole architecture seems to be pretty simple but it's a play of colours of each single floor including pink, yellow, blue and purple. Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer from Paris, France. Check out his Instagram, you will notice that he specialized his photography into cityscapes and landscapes. His work has been published on a variety of platforms and mediums of advertising campaigns to magazines editorials.   Links Check out Ludwig Favre's Site ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig on Behance

Minimal & Architecture Photography by Andreas Levers

Minimal & Architecture Photography by Andreas Levers

We are sharing this cool minimal and architecture photographic series by Andreas Levers. He has definitely a style that I am going for through my pictures. I gotta admit that is quite hard to accomplish. This series is entitled: Colorful boxes and we are exploring his Lego-inspired theme and also a play on the light and shadow. What I like also about this style of photography is that you are trying to tell a story or sharing a concept of your vision of things. If you haven't tried this type of photography, I would suggest you give it a try. Andreas Levers is a project manager by day and a photographer by night. Located in Potsdam, Germany; I love how Andreas explore different styles of photography. You should definitely check out this Behance. Details found on facades   Check out Andreas Lever's site: 96dpi.de Follow Andreas Levers on Behance