A photo challenge! Yes! Mainly, It's an open concept that is made purely for fun and also to improve your photography or mobile photography skills. The idea is simple! At the beginning of the week, we'll share a theme through a hashtag for your pictures. During that given week, you will use that hashtag whenever you seem is appropriate or not. On Friday we'll select and publish our favourite photos on the blog and also on Instagram account (@Abduzeedos). We look forward to see what you will come up with. This for this week, we are going for the hashtag: --> #abdz_strideby. What does it mean? Stride By is a term used for saying like you'll take a long step of passing over an obstruction. The interesting part with this week's challenge is easy but the fact is all about how you will frame the shot? The architecture? The shadowplay? Some Examples A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:33am PST A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Oct 22, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT A post shared by roc ∙ barcelona ∙ architecture (@stoptheroc) on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:14pm PST A post shared by Mari (@mariddles) on Feb 19, 2017 at 10:36am PST A post shared by H e r r B o h n (@hrrbhn) on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:41am PST A post shared by David Lu (@davidluonline) on Feb 18, 2017 at 9:44am PST For any updates, make sure to follow: @Abduzeedos
Aston Martin Lagonda with Tomek Olszowski is a photography and retouching project shared by Recom Farmhouse and Tomek Olszowski on their Behance profiles. As they describe in the project: Cult cars don't come much less conventional than the Aston Martin Lagonda. Only 645 were ever made, and they're like no other car before or since. "The wedge-shaped body is the height of a Porsche 911 but over five metres long, with an outrageously space-age dashboard." The photography and art direction of this project is simply amazing. There's a classic noir mood, and despite the 70s appeal, it reminds me a lot of the 80s with the color palette used. "This isn’t a car so much as a mobile pop-cultural mash-up, the intersection of a dozen different ideas, many of which are at odds with each other." (Top Gear) Project description In this shoot, a touch of seventies noir accents the car's angular forms, and we introduced it to the kind of driver which its retro-futuristic style deserves. Photography Credits Photographer: Tomek Olszowski Retouching: Maria Luisa Calosso & Aljaž Bezjak / Recom Farmhouse Production: Studio Tecza Production & Piramida Film Model: Kajo Szwed Recom Farmhouse is on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! More work at recomfarmhouse.com and our blog madlove.net.
On Abduzeedo, we do enjoy brands especially independent brands that are the game changers in their areas of expertise, for the main reason to always bring the best to they can accomplish. It is the case for Moment a brand that we dearly love. They are back with a Kickstarter campaign to introduce their latest novelty for mobile photography by bringing to production: a Battery Photo Case, Photo Case and an all-new Wide Lens. Let’s give it a look. Currently on Kickstarter , Moment is a small company of makers that has one goal and motto. To make the best products in the World for mobile photography. It’s that simple! We believe that the future of photography is in your pocket. The best camera is the one you have with you, and that camera is your phone. At Moment, we want to make your phone work more like a camera. This is our most ambitious project yet. Introducing not one, but three new products. Battery Photo Case Photo Case New Wide Lens Video Make sure to check out and support their Kickstarter Campaign.
Back when I was in Berlin for Abduzeedo, I was mapping locations that I have loved to see in Berlin. The Stuttgart City Library was a spot that I would have loved to see but with distance constraint and little time; I wasn’t able to. Unfortunately. One day, I would definitely be back to photograph its splendid architecture but by the meantime, let’s go through Hans-Martin Dölz’s experience of this library. Published on Behance , this project is part of the work from Hans-Martin Dölz. He’s a passionate photographer based in Leonberg, Germany. Looking forward of seeing more work from Hans-Martin in the future. The Stuttgart City Library in Germany is a location which is frequently visited by photographers. The building was designed by the German-based Korean architect Eun Young Yi. The opening ceremony of the library took place on October 21, 2011, and since then countless photographs have already been taken of both the exterior and the interior. I visited the library in September 2013 for the first time and was deeply impressed by the atmosphere inside the library. The visitor faces completely new visual impressions when compared to other famous older libraries.
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