This year, once again, I will try to finally achieve my photography goal of posting one photo a day on Instagram. In the past the idea was to take a photo a day but I've learned that it gets pretty difficult to conciliate that with work, blog and some rest. Another important thing is having good references, for some reason I was quite passive in that area until Francois, the chief editor of ABDZ sent me some of the photographers he follows on Instagram. One of them was the Minh T aka, @thismintymoment. He became my favorite. I love the style of the photos, the art direction and the subjects. Mixing minimalism with urban style, a lot of concrete and architecture, he is really an inspiration for me to keep practicing. About Minh T. Minh T. is an art director and photographer based in California. For more information make sure to check out his work at: Instagram Web site Photography from Instagram © All rights reserved to Minh T (thismintymoment)
Bold is a architectural photography post with the main subject being buildings and architecture. It was shared by Andrei Tudoran and it is a series of photos on building details with a very warm mood. The contrast between the building and the cyan sky is quite beautiful, especially the contrast with the white or beige concrete structures. I have been trying to take a photo a day this year and buildings with the sky in the background is my number one choice. I wouldn't consider my entries as architectural photography, but what Andrei did here quite well is what I have been trying to achieve with no much success. Well, it's been raining here in Northern California quite a bit. Andrei Tudoran is a self-taught urban and architectural photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. He has showcased his work in exhibitions like: 2016 - Ciao Bucarest - Unique exhibition highlighting Italian influences in Bucharest. Muzeul Municipiului Bucureşti - Palatul Suțu. 2016 - UR.BASM FESTIVAL featured in UR.REALITY - an interactive exhibition by Bucuresti Realist popular Bucharest Facebook page. 2016 - UR.BASM FESTIVAL featured in UR.SWITCH - An initiative to raise awareness regarding Park & Ride facilities and increasing intermodal transport in Bucharest.] For more information make sure to check out his website at http://andreitudoran.com/ Architectural Photography
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.
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.
Our heartstrings received a big tug when we came upon a collection of portrait photography shot by Turkish travel photographer Mehmet Genç. We're a bit late to pick up on the work but couldn't resist sharing such a moving project that will surely bring a smile to anyone's face. Have you ever been approached by a complete stranger and been paid a lovely compliment out of the blue? Well, in what seems to be a most simple concept, this was the basis of Mehmet's project, You Are So Beautiful. He traveled throughout South America photographing locals in Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Colombia. Just prior to snapping each subject he told them how beautiful they were. The end result is an instantaneous uplift and is a wonderful reminder to go ahead and pay that compliment to the next stranger you see. We can thank our friends over at Refinery29 for unearthing a truly heartwarming collection of portrait photography. Check out the adorable mix of some of our favorite reactions from the gallery below and be sure to continue following Mehmet as he plans to continue his journey of capturing subjects through October of 2017. Portrait Photography © Mehmet Genç Mehmet Genç is a Turkish photographer and this post was from his latest project visiting indigenous communities in Latin America. For more information check out http://www.rotasizseyyah.com/
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.
We wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of Wander. With the new year comes with new resolutions, the tradition! For me, it’s more about time, giving yourself some relay or free time to do something that you enjoy. With my current situation and I am sure most of you; time has become a luxury. What do I love to do during my free time? Wander. The simple joy of walking around and to appreciate the scenery whenever it is home or elsewhere around the World. Just wander! Image by Nathan Anderson Image by Joshua Earle Image by Roberto Nickson Image by Margo Brodowicz Image by Nathan Shipps Image by Jad Limcaco Image by Daniel Frank Image by Pedro Gabriel Miziara Image by Agustín Diaz Image by Hanna Viellehner Image by Scott Anderson Image by Dan Musat Image by Kimon Maritz
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.
I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all the time with the performance of their material to enhance your workout or your everyday life. Also every time I looked at their latest imagery, I can’t help to notice the beautiful work from Mike Campau in collaboration with Christopher Massaro, Kristian Espinosa and 9bStudios (Yazan Malkosh, Omar Malkosh, Maram Stash, and Jessica Kim). What I do enjoy about their work is how detailed it is and you can’t almost tell the difference from a photograph. Images created for launch of Swacket for Under Armour... part sweatshirt, part jacket. Full Jackets were created CGI using Marvelous Designer, Clo 3d, and MODO. Macro details were shot in studio and post processed to match campaign. More Information: http://mikecampau.com.
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.
When it comes to Mobile Photography, there’s a brand that shines more than the others and it’s Moment. They have changed the game with their revolutionary thinking at making tools for us to capture, create and make moments on our phones and turned them into a better camera. From the lenses, mounts, cases, accessories and even with the newly Travel Case, Moment never cease to amaze us all with their latest and the greatest. Speaking of that, we are reviewing the latest addition to their lenses family and it’s the Superfish Lens (170 degrees). Coming with the same high standard of quality build, we are looking at a super wide angle lens that can offer you a perspective that you’ll never usually witness. Let’s break it down! My Gear for this review Apple iPhone 6 Superfish Lens Cork Case Mount for iPhone 6 and now available for iPhone 7/7Plus First Impressions The Moment you unbox their gear, it’s always a joy to go through their packaging and how well it’s designed to widely open your creativity with their charming approach. The Superfish Lens is made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens. It doesn’t have the same curvy finish as the Wide Lens like we previously reviewed but that flat glass on top will give you the widest scene on Mobile Photography. The lens is made to expand the tight interior spaces; especially on action sports, architecture and videos. If you are a débutant to the brand, it’s not a lens I would recommend to start with, I would rather recommend you to start with the Wide Lens or even with the Tele Lens. Again it all comes to what kind of picture you wanna take, so for me it was a fun challenge to wander my city with that creative thinking in mind. ...made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens With the Case or the Mount? The Superfish Lens comes to an affordable price of 89.99USD and the choice of whatever we should get the case OR the mount. Having the luxury of trying both, I would say that I would prefer the mount and let me elaborate. First off with the Cork Case which is price at 39.99USD, you are in for the full Moment experience. Everything feels like you are actually having a camera instead of a phone and Moment does a great job and giving you the right tools to do it all. With the combination as I quote: of the DSLR-like Shutter button with half press and the Moment app, it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures. The only reason why I prefer the mount instead of the case is how I use my phone every day with family, workouts and etc. I don’t wanna damage my case and that’s pretty much the reason why. ...it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures Product Shots Pros I would say that I am always preaching the quality of Moment products, it’s well build and if you are serious with your Mobile Photography, they are the brand to go to. You can easily carry the lens with your everyday belongings other than when you think of having a DSLR camera with multiples lenses for example. Made On-the-Go for any situations or moments that needs to be captured. Cons For me there isn’t any cons in my opinion, some will mention the price. We are talking of a high quality product that is build to last, of course it will come to a price. If you are willing to invest less than 200USD for your Mobile Photography, Moment will give you the best of it all. No Lens (Left) Vs w/ Superfish Lens (Right) Final Words Moment is not made for beginners or pros, it’s made for everyone who loves photography. This is what I like about this brand, it’s made for someone who wants to go a bit more further than snapping a picture for the heck of snapping. Moment is made for that person who is willing to wander for that shot and taking the time to edit as well. With a little investment, you’ll get an extension to make and create greatness right into your pocket. Thank you Moment! More Information: https://momentlens.co.
Nowadays, we all the tools that is available for our efforts to make more. We have a great variety of things we can do and even more you can create without even touching your computer or laptop. That’s even more impressive and crazy to know how the technology has evolved in so little time. Let’s not put a break and just embrace it all. We are taking a look at this photo series by Louis Dazy and I just love this series for many thing including the Double Exposure, chasing that Neon light and the creative exploration during his experimentations. Hope you like it! Double exposures on film (Portra 400, Cinestill 800 & Ektar 100) More Information: http://louisdazy.tumblr.com.
Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is buildings and the geometric forms of big cities, with skyscrapers, textures and vanishing points. I am always looking for references and inspiration on sites like 500px, Behance and Flickr. There is where I found the work of Michael-Bies, a photographer from Landau Palatinate, Germany. He has some incredible black and white photos of urban and architecture subjects. I selected some of my favorites. Look at the simplicity of the composition and the effect created by the textures. Photography About the photographer For more information about Michael check out his 500px profile at https://500px.com/michael-bies/about
Colour Game is a photography project shared by Jovana Rikalo on her Behance profile. As the name suggest the use of color and the contrast of the bright yellow and the cold cyan create a beautiful backdrop for the main subject, a redhead woman. In addition there's a surreal feeling because of the air balloon. It's hard to describe this beautiful work in words, take a look and let me know what you think. Photography About Johanna Rikalo Jovana Rikalo is a self-taught fine art and portrait photographer based in Serbia. She's been taking photos since 2013, usually doing fine art (conceptual ) and portrait photos but also fashion and commercial. I am studying law and I had no interest in choosing photography as my profession until autumn of 2013, when I finally realized how strongly I really feel about it.
With the practice of photography, you become entirely more aware of your surroundings. You would appreciate the emptiness of a certain locations and chasing that perspective especially in crowded places. For my case, I’ve had a long interest in underground system and It’s quite interesting to think that those who had designed this would never thought about its impact for the years to come. Let’s take a tour at the Underground System from Hungary, Budapest, a beautiful series by photographer Zsolt Hlinka and make sure to follow him on Instagram for more. Hope you will like it! The focus of this photo series is the symmetry created by geometric shapes and the relationship between them. With these photos the spaces are displayed in a new light, where their functionalities are completely de-emphasised and instead the composition takes the main role, where such tiny details are revealed which would otherwise be overlooked during everyday usage. Since these spaces do not fulfill their funcion - so they aren't filled with huge crowds, which they are intented to, and what we are used to see - a strange feeling of flawlessness is evoked, and turns the viewer into an eyewitness of intimate and rare moments. The function is changed not only for the spaces but also for the actors: as the observers of the picture, they don't need to travel anywhere further, and don't have to use the means of public transportation: they can finally take a look at the spaces and discover them - they can get lost in the details. Make sure to follow him on Instagram: @zsolt_hlinka.
As of late we’ve been pretty into architecture photography on Abduzeedo but there is all kind of photography out there. Sometimes you don’t always need that gorgeous scenery or landscape to make an interesting photo series. Let’s look at the work of Shane Griffin who is an artist over at Sunday Afternoon, an artist management and creative studio based in New York City, USA. We are exploring his series called: Chromatic, an exploration of light through an simple object like a defective glass. I can say that the results are so lovely to look at, it’s filled with vibrant colours and it’s always great to see every results while experimenting. Exploring light transitions through defective glass, as the colors fail to converge at one focus through the lens, the spectrum splits, causing beautiful emissions of hues & tones. More information: http://www.sundayafternoon.us.
A couple of my friends are leaving for a small trip to China, it was hard not to acknowledge my thrill of traveling again. I gave them cool spots to visit even though I’ve never been there but it made me realize that taking pictures and wandering is not something for everyone. Why? There’s no plans to follow, really. It’s more about what are your goals and make out the best of your trip. We are taking a look at the work of Ekaterina Busygina and her series about Shanghai. We have featured her work before on Abduzeedo and we just love how she pays attention to the architecture, lighting, reflection and etc. We are great fans with subjects standing in front of a giant structure. Hope you will enjoy! Shanghai - many-sided, multi-color, multi-cultural, multilingual, multi-functional, multi-tiered. All this variety makes it look unique - skyscrapers, flowering gardens, temple complexes, old architecture and abandoned factories, acquiring new meanings and functions for modern people You should definitely follow her Instagram: @busyginakate.