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Moose SS16 - Art Direction and Photography

Moose SS16 - Art Direction and Photography

Moose SS16 is an art direction and photography project shared by Valeria Moreiro, a freelancer art director from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cool thing about this project is for me the compositions and how they were carefully thought to create the clean style of text overlays and low contrast between text and background. The stones and green leaves are also intended to create a clear relationship with spring and summer. Valeria Moreiro is an Art Director with a strong focus on Branding. Working with a wide variety of media, from 2d/ 3d, to paper crafts and photography sets. For more information check out http://valeriamoreiro.com/ Art direction and photography

Eating Patterns

Eating Patterns

We would like to share this Instagram account that has been making a lot of buzz lately. We’ll quite understand why because it is so refreshing and the idea of mixing two of my favourite things in the whole world. Design and Food, more specifically pattern design. Based in Vega, Barcelona; let’s follow their creative journey at making these very colorful images full of richness and combination from different food. This is what that is all about right? Making things with your hands and to stay creative! Make sure to check out and follow their Instagram: @eatingpatterns. Something between pattern design and cooking.   More information: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpatterns.

Olhos Nao Mentem (Eyes Don't Lie): Photography by Luis Godinho

Olhos Nao Mentem (Eyes Don't Lie): Photography by Luis Godinho

We came across Luis Godinho's beautiful photography on 500px and in particular his shots from India, Thailand and Nepal featuring individuals young and old. I was expressly moved by a shot of a little girl in Jaipur, India titled Olhos Nao Mentem (Eyes Don't Lie). Eyes truly do not lie and are the windows into the soul. Luis clearly has a knack for capturing the emotion of these moments. Be sure to check out his entire portfolio for more beautiful imagery from around the globe. Photography     Luís Godinho is a Photographer from Angra Do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal. For more information check out his beautiful 500px profile at https://500px.com/luisgodinho

Reduced to the Max Series

Reduced to the Max Series

It’s a new thing for me to be able to explore a city that you’ve never been to through social media platform. Especially through the eyes of photographers that actively hold superb accounts on their Instagram for example. Instagram is my favourite go-to app on my phone, It’s part of one of four main items on the deck at all times. We would like to feature the work of Kevin Krautgartner with his series called: Reduced to the max. Kevin is a fine art, landscape and architectural photographer based in Wuppertal, Germany. I really love the minimal approach of his style of photography, it’s all about the little details and how do you see things differently. Hope you will enjoy! A photographic journey through contemporary architecture   More information: www.kevinkrautgartner.com.

Neo Hong Kong Series

Neo Hong Kong Series

There’s nothing more exciting for anyone to explore an unknown place, city or country. The simple fact of wandering and getting the sense of the place where you’re at and trying to experience its everyday life from the people, architecture and main attractions. Sometimes we would explore and have a specific theme in mind. Let’s take the Neo Hong Kong Series from Zaki Abdelmounim for example. On his recent trip to Hong Kong, Zaki was on a journey to explore this stunning organized chaos with streets covered with neon lights that can just remind you of cult movies like Blade Runner. Hope you’ll enjoy! Hunting for what's left of Hong Kong's iconic neon signs, an essential element of this cityscape's visual culture, covering HK's streets for years with glow, i roamed the dazzling roads aimlessly reminiscing about a dystopian past that only existed in neo-noire cult fiction movies like Blade Runner, trying to burn these lively picturesque streets in my memory before they vanish, all while figuring out how to thrive creatively in this organized chaos.   More information via Behance.

Vindur: Icelandic Landscapes

Vindur: Icelandic Landscapes

Sigh, drones. They are pretty (very) pricey, fragile but they can give you the best vantage point of areas/perspectives that you can’t never ever be reached other than being riding a helicopter or flying like Superman. On the other hand, flying a drone in a very particular place and environment like Iceland; can really take your drone game to a whole new level. Let’s take a look at the work from Vadim Sherbakov and his aerial journey within the Icelandic Landscapes filled with waterfalls, valleys, mountains, landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, and many other magnificent wonders. As we are planning our trip to Iceland in less than a month, this is definitely inspiring and breathtaking. Vindur is a non-narrative short film shoot with drone in different parts of Iceland. Vindur means wind in Icelandic which is relevant to the way its shoot. So for 3 minutes you will get to enjoy amazing drone footage portraying Icelandic unbelievable landscapes. Beautiful waterfalls, endless valleys, unusual mountain ranges, out of this world landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, fantastic canyon and many other wonders that makes Iceland so unique and such a blast to shoot using DJI Phantom 3 professional.   More information: http://www.madebyvadim.com

Exploring New York City at 400mm

Exploring New York City at 400mm

Not too long ago, we've featured the work of Anton Repponen with this UI concept fo the Leica T. He's back again with another series but now it's involving photography through his 400mm lens, exploring the lovely city of New York. As I am progressing my hobby as a photography enthusiast (beginner), I really take a great pleasure at looking these photographs. Every single frame tells a story and you can't deny admitting the colours are simply breathtaking. With the quality of work that Anton provides with his background as a designer, photographer and Co-Founder at Anton and Irene. It's just inspiring and definitely a designer to keep an eye on. Since I've been shooting mostly with Leica lately I use my Canon 5D more rarely, mostly for work. The one thing that is extremely hard to afford with Leica is a variety of lenses, not that the variety does not exist, it's a matter of price. Nobody I know shoot Leica lenses, so I could borrow some. The one thing that is a lot of fun is once in a while to hop on a bike and ride around New York with 400mm in your backpack. 400mm is a lot of zoom! It really allows you to see and photograph things differently. Something that you would never get with 50mm.   You get to see things that otherwise you can't even reach. The main downside is that your aperture drops from 2.8 to 5.6. It really needs to be super bright outside not to increase your ISO when using it. Another thing with super zoom is that you need to shoot with fairly fast shutter speed 1/500 and above (on the go with your hands), even preferably above 1000. The tiniest hand movement will reflect in one big blurry image. The second downside is that your image quality drops quite a bit, but that is in comparison to using Canon 70-200mm without any extender, which again has extremely good quality. But at the end of the day if your image ends up being fairly small posted online, this issue is somewhat irrelevant. The thing is I get 400mm for extra $300, without paying for extra large and heavy 400mm lens. More Information: http://work.repponen.com.

Aerial Iceland

Aerial Iceland

We are finally letting go our temptation and we are planning our first trip to Iceland. This Icelandic Island located near the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean with a population a little low as about 330K to cover its whole island. This country is recently getting a lot more attention and visitors during the last few years. For those who doesn't know Iceland is volcanically and geologically still active which makes things a little scary and exciting at the same time. I'll make sure to take pictures and share it on Abduzeedo. By the meantime, let's follow Martinet Sarah's journey to Iceland with her breathtaking pictures taking from a plane with open windows. We can't help to be amazed by the landscape especially at this perspective that totally reminds me of a painting. The full series os my aerial images in souht Iceland taken in a plane with open windows during summer 2014. Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Langisjór, Seljalandfoss, Vatnajökull, Landmannalaugar,Tungnaá river, Maelifellssandur, Granifjallgardur, Torfajökull.   More information: http://sarah-martinet-photographe.fr.

From Above: Formentera Island, Spain

From Above: Formentera Island, Spain

I wasn't really interested in drones until the DJI Phantom 4 came out with so many incredible features, basically that thing can fly by itself. I mean how cool is that! Other than taking 4K videos of our boring neighborhoods/backyards, let's admit that it's kind of hard getting those beautiful aerial footages other than living in a vacation destination. I am talking about my sake, mostly. I guess it will revert back to what I also do love about drones is that you can reach a perspective that mostly we just can't reach. Makes you feel that you are flying like Superman, not trying to be cheesy but it's kind of awesome. The exercise of visually conceptualizing your shots before you take your drone up. We are taking a closer look at this photo series by Dimitar Karanikolov taken from Formentera Island located in Spain. The main island of Formentera is located near south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea. We just can't help to notice the colours of the water and the different/stunning shapes of the Island. More information via Behance.

Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book

Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book

Books are an essential tool to designers, it's a source of reference and inspiration and despite the easy access to content through the internet I still believe books are the best medium for inspiration. We usually feature books that are available for purchase but on this post I want to share a really cool Kickstarter project by Joe Rubinstein, it's his book titled Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book. Costumed Play - A Fine Art Cosplay Book is beautiful representation of both the art of photography and the art of cosplay, hard bound with museum-quality high-resolution prints to show the finest detail of every single exquisite shot. Each character section will feature a minimum of 3 photos, including one detail shot, and a brief story about the shoot, the author's history with the character represented, or how he met the model. A fine art photography book that presents a youthful sense of wonder and discovery. A true discussion piece, there's something for everyone to love in "Costumed Play". The more comic or fantasy-leaning will love the clever depictions of the characters and the intimate portrait feel, and the casual viewer can't help but be impressed with the technical achievements and boundary pushing concepts, even if they don’t know much about the characters or culture. Cosplay sample images About the Author My name is Joseph Rubinstein, and I have created one successful project on this great platform, and backed many more. I am coming to Kickstarter again, this time to bring a long time passion project to fruition! I have been a photographer for many years, and have done work for major companies like Warner Bros, Red Bull, Converse, and Coca-Cola. In my personal time, I have also been shooting sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-inspired photography for almost 10 years. After recently wrapping up a business venture that consumed most of my time over the last few years, I finally have time to dedicate to a project that encompasses a lot of my creative work! For more information on how to support and help making this book reality check out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joedp/costumed-play-a-fine-art-cos… and back this project :)

Unsplash Picks: Getaway

Unsplash Picks: Getaway

Happy Friday to all of you, 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 Getaway. It's summer! No more school, ready for your summer escape? If you haven't gone on any vacation time yet, hope this gallery will inspire you to enjoy a little getaway and enjoy your summer!

Hong Kong City Maze

Hong Kong City Maze

The feeling that you're exploring a city/place where you've never been, your eyes are looking all over the place. You are wearing your best comfortable shoes ready to walk long hours and lose yourself at wandering. All your gear, camera, phone, chargers and backpack set for an adventure and capturing your next photos. That feeling. Let's follow Ekaterina Busygina on her first time in Hong Kong and its tall skyscrapers. A different world to explore. Imagining your first trip to Hong Kong, we can represent anything. But the first impression will still be with nothing comparable, as getting into a completely different world. About Ekatetina Busygina Ekaterina is a Photographer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. Aspiring her work through architecture, design in all forms and manifestations. You should definitely check out her Instagram. More information: http://ekaterinabusygina.com.

Ground-1 Tokyo

Ground-1 Tokyo

I've always been fascinated by the nature of the underground installations, many elements come to mind about its architecture, light settings, subway, daylight regression and basically the whole atmosphere. A place where it got me even more fascinated was the underground life while I was in Tokyo, Japan. It feels like you're in a different World, you noticed a lot of people surfing on their mobile devices and sleeping (a LOT). Every angle tells a different story and feels straight like a movie scene. The work from Skander Khlif captures everything that I just said so well. It was a delight to explore this city and I can't wait to go back. Tokyo is the most fascinating and bizarre city in the world! One of the reasons is for sure the subway. About Skander Khlif Skander is a photographer based in Munich, Germany. He travels the World and capture the beauty from his lenses. He focuses this work into photography, photojournalism and digital photography. More information via Behance.

Unsplash Picks: #StraightFacades

Unsplash Picks: #StraightFacades

Happy Friday to all of you, 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 StraightFacades. A hashtag that is quite gaining a lot of attention on Instagram lately. Image by Kletis Roy Image by adam morse Image by Oscar Keys Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Dmitriy Me2dev Image by Redd Angelo Image by All Bong Image by Samuel Zeller Image by Redd Angelo Image by Jin Chang Image by Christos Barbalis

Arrels Barcelona Photography

Arrels Barcelona Photography

I am a fan of photography, especially street photography. I feel that there's something genuine and unique about that style that are much different from other fields. One example is photos of products, especially non-tech ones. They tend to look the same but when I saw the work for Arrels Barcelona I felt that it was fresh. Maybe it's because I am not so familiar with this particular field however I love the simplicity despite how colorful they are. This work was done by Roc Canals and the Hey Studio Photography from Barcelona, Spain. For more information check out http://roccanals.com/ and http://heystudio.es/

Industrial Boundaries

Industrial Boundaries

Ever since I've been taking pictures more seriously than a regular "snap-snap" from time to time. I actually do appreciate more and more the architecture surrounding me especially at the golden hour with the light (when it's not raining obviously). Taking the time to look around, you start to create another perspective and it's just interesting that you bizarrely trying to create art with your eyes. We are taking a look at the work from Epaillard + Machado. I can't help but to truly appreciate the industrial pictures, expressing the forgotten emptiness are just stunning. All images are from commissioned works. For confidentiality reasons, places are not displayed. Architects: Enia architectes - RATP - Franck Hammoutène - Antoine Grumbach - Urban Act - DLM Architectes - Reid Brewin architecture - RTE - Critical Building About Epaillard + Machado Epaillard + Machado is a team of photographers that work mainly in architecture and portrait photography. They are currently based in Paris, France. For more information: http://www.epaillardandmachado.com.

Minimal - Photography

Minimal - Photography

My good friend and an amazing designer and illustrator Everaldo Coelho has been mastering another field, photography. He shared an incredible set of images titled Minimal with photos that as the name suggests are of very simple composition and colors. I also love the long exposure effect over water, it makes it looks so smooth and calm. I also suggest you to check out Everaldo's photostream on Flickr, it's simply awesome. For more information check out https://www.flickr.com/photos/_everaldo/