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Constructed Series by Pawel Nolbert

Constructed Series by Pawel Nolbert

On Abduzeedo, we love Pawel Nolbert's work. We've featured his series and work many times and again he doesn't cease to inspire us all over again. For this  Constructed series, Pawel create his own reality while being on travel and as I quote: "We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our Instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets. Knowing that the world around us doesn't look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing." I do agree with what he's saying, we'll leave it to you and be the judge of your own World. Series of photos on the topic of perception of reality an the creation of subjective, distorted reality on social media. I took my travel photos and just like we all do before posting it, I messed around with them a bit... trying to create my perfect version of reality... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Pawel Nolbert Pawel is a Designer, Illustrator and Creative Director based in Warsaw. With his skillset, Pawel had the opportunity to work with: Google, Verizon, Adobe, Nike, Sony, Polaroid, Mercedes-Benz and just to name a few. Where visual matters. For more information: http://www.nolbert.com

Sighs of Light with Kim Henry and Éric Paré

Signs of Light with Kim Henry and Éric Paré

A couple weeks ago we've featured the work of Éric Paré with his unique technique of Light-Painting. Today we would like to feature the release of this latest project called:  Signs of Light, a stunning collaboration with Kim Henry and others where they would travel the world to create remarkable visuals in one of their many ways of living. Definitely check out the short film as well. When comes the night, it's time to animate the sky with our lights. Signs of Light is part of our nomadic art and a way to create unique visuals based on very simple and accessible light-painting techniques. This is what we teach, this is what we play with, this is a way to express what we feel life is. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lightpainting is an art. And there is no rules. It brings endless creative possibilities, it gather people together, and for many, it becomes a way of living. Video Credits Editing: Eric Paré / Guillermo Castellanos Additionnal video footage: Amr Tahtawi (Dubai), Mohammad Rustam Azmi (Dubai) and Guillermo Castellanos (Montréal). Made with the help of Sean Gabriel McClelland, Bruce Getty, Alexis Darden, Spencer Pritchett, LJ Moore, Darren Pearson, Jordan Rose Steinert, Danny Garcia, hm.pix, Level 43 Sky Lounge, Guillermo Castellanos, Baber Afzal, Amr Tahtawi, Bassi Hamid, Munzir Khan, Moumita Moitra, Rustam Azmi, Haytham ElBouseily and Prakash Kumar Singh Many thanks to all of our friends who helped us along the way. Music: Peter Cavallo For more information: https://signsoflight.ericpare.com

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

Cherry Blossoms Series with Kenichi Ueno

In Japan, Spring Time is the time for the Cherry Blossoms. As I started to see many people sharing their pictures and experiences in my feed. It must be just an exhilarating experience to witness. I imagine the struggle of many photographers to capture such natural beauty with so many tourists at such a busy time of the year. With such commitment, we are featuring the work of Kenichi Ueno and his journey with the Cherry Blossoms. It's my job, also the hobby at the same time. I can't stop making it when good ideas occur. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Kenichi Ueno Kenichi is a freelance photographer and creator that is focusing on Digital Photography and Digital Art currently based Gifu, Japan. For more information, check out his Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenichi.ueno.104

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

Silent Night series of the streets of Tokyo

With Spring coming into our calendar, those who live or will be travelling the islands of Japan; you'll find yourself immerge in the beauty of Sakura trees. It's the season! Unlike freelance photographer Takashi, he decided to explore another aspect of Japan and it's their streets especially in Tokyo. Not the streets shining with billboards with neons but the eerie, dark and Japanese horror-like ones. Let's follow Takashi on his  Slient Night Series. I went to Naka-Meguro, where there is a river with sakura trees lined up on the side. It looks nice at night with the illumination being done. I got bored when I saw it. Ok, bad habit of mine is that I get bored easily. Sure, sakura at night is pretty, but I wasn’t interested at that moment for some reason. I ended up exploring the alleys around Naka-Meguro. I found something different... (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Takashi Takashi is a freelance photographer currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Looking forward to see more of his work. For more information: http://www.gstakeshi.com

13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Nothing is more intriguing and fascinating than looking through a photo contest and digging the winners and runners-up. It's a great challenge for the contestants as it is for the judges, which one you liked the most? As we all know, behind every single photograph. There's a story that somebody took the time to capture, a moment frozen in time where we can go back and simply relive the moment. Here's a little glimpse of the world through the 13th Smithsonian Photo Contest. All rights reserved to Lauren Pond in "The American Experience" category All rights reserved to Hidetoshi Ogata in "The Natural World" category All rights reserved to Tamina-Florentine Zuch in "Travel" category All rights reserved to Tihomir Trichkov in "Sustainable Travel" category (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); All rights reserved to Benedetta Ristori in "People" category All rights reserved to Radim Schreider in "Altered Images" category All rights reserved to Jian Wang in "Mobile" category About Smithsonian.com Started as a magazine, Smithsonian place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution (science, history, art, popular culture and innovation) The submissions are OPEN for the 14th Annual Photo Contest, submit your pictures here. For more information: http://www.smithsonianmag.com

A Study in Architecture Photography

A Study in Architecture Photography

I have been trying to publish a photo a day for the past year, actually a bit over than that. Admittedly, I missed a few days here and there. The main reason for trying to make this a habit is to improve and learn about photography. From equipment, to techniques and subjects I have to say that after almost 2 years I've come to learn quite a bit. Still I am more like a beginner/enthusiast than a photographer, but one of the things that I learned is that I love to take photos of buildings and architecture in general. There's something about the contrast of man-made structures with nature and sky that creates an eerie feeling. In this post I'd like to share some of the photos I've taken. You can follow me on: Instagram VSCO

Symmetry in the horizon by @jayscale

Symmetry in the horizon by @jayscale

Today I'm featuring another amazing photographer I follow on instagram. Jamal Burger aka @jayscale is known for his cityscapes and symmetric shots. From Toronto to the world, enjoy the view behind his lenses. Follow @jayscale on instagram.

Hibernation Series by Øystein Aspelund

Hibernation Series by Øystein Aspelund

Coming out from the Winter season, the change of climate and temperature get me all fuzzed up about the nature. We don't take much time looking at what's around us, the daily reality that we tend to forget with our busy lives. Well, Øystein Aspelund does understand this concept and his "hibernation" series totally reflects that. The series HIBERNATION is a series which investigates subconsciousness, and the sometimes grey boundary between truth and fiction. It is a personal project that is utilizing man and his relation to the landscape as an investigative tool. Based upon real places and events, this series is intending to catch the moments when our daily reality and our subconscious world sometimes strike each other. It is a stream of frozen moments, where the story between each frame is as important as the frame itself. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); About Øystein Aspelund Øystein is based from Trondheim, Norway and he's a photographer is quite interested in visual expressions. Coming from an architecture background, he enjoys exploring his images through themes and ideas. Like many of us, Øystein just let his camera takes him, to a different world where people don't usually see. For more information: http://oysteinaspelund.com

Stacked Photography Series by Malte Brandenburg

Stacked Photography Series by Malte Brandenburg

With all the tools we do have now for Photography, it's always back at how you see things and how you approach different kind of perspective when looking at somebody's work. I like how Malte's style reflect his personality because this is how we should all exercising and conducting the course of our careers. Doing what you love and what makes us happy about your work. About Malte Brandenburg Malte is a Photographer currently based in Copenhagen, his simplistic style of photography really reflects his personnality. He's also the co-founder of visual arts collective Copenhagen Format, an international group of really cool photographers who collaborate on various projects and who support other emerging photographers. For more information check out http://www.maltebrandenburg.com

Minimal Photography

Minimal Photography

I love minimal photography and try my best to improve my skills but my eyes oftentimes miss the opportunity of capturing a minimal scene. I feel that my photos tend to have more layers and objects. Nevertheless, I still believe I will get there and in order to accelerate the process I started looking for some types of compositions I would love to try to capture. Vassilis Tangoulis masters what I want to achieve, with some Photoshop as well. About Vassilis Vassilis Tangoulis is an International Award-Winning Black and White Fine Art photographer based in Greece. Vassilis is mostly known for his Black and White long exposure landscape photography but he also experiments in color and tries to enter this technique to different photographic genres. His photographic vision is better described as capturing the time in a world where “present” is only an infinitesimal part of time, a fleeting illusion dividing almost infinite past and future. For more information check out http://www.vassilistangoulis.com/

Tony Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

Tokyo Murmurings by Franck Bohbot

I have been trying to improve my photography skills and I have to say, it's tough. Taking photos seem simple, and it's actually super simple, but training your eyes to see beauty on the day-to-day things is another story. I believe it requires time and practice. Looking to things from a different perspective, or trying to use the rule of thirds for everything is a very demanding task for my brain. For others, like Franck Bohbot that seems to be a piece of cake. We have posted about Franck a couple of times here on ABDZ but every time he publishes something new we feel obliged to post, so we all can train our eyes for street photography.  The photos we are sharing here today are from his collection Tokyo Murmurings, the complete body of work contains between 150 and 200 photographs. We will share just a few. It's also always important to remind all that those images are coypright of Franck Bohbot. You can also follow him on Instagram for archive and new work. At night, the Japanese capital sleeps deeply but isn’t drowned in darkness nor lost in silence. The highly traveled areas of the city transform into a sleeping megalopolis. There, you discover the city’s whispers, its secret passages, and become immersed in oversized typography and images of childhood heroes decorating vertiginous walls. © Franck Bohbot About Franck Bohbot Born in the southernmost suburbs of Paris, France, photographer Franck Bohbot moved to New York City in 2013, and is currently based out of Brooklyn. He is a documentarian with an eye for the theatrical who found his way to photography by way of cinema, and although he turned his focus fully to photography in 2008, the formal and aesthetic influences of the cinematographic form continue to underlie his present work. For more information check out http://www.franckbohbot.com

Coffee Reflection Photo Op

Coffee Reflection Photo Op

Russian Photographer Dina Belenko came up with this amazing photo opportunity using shapes inside a coffee cup to create a desire photo reflection. The idea was to tell a small and cozy story with each photo. Take a look! For more from Dina Belenko visit behance.net/Arken. First of all, we need to make a sketch. We need to find something that will connect the reflection in the cup and all objects around it. Why do you have a sea horse in your cup? Because you’re dreaming about sea and holding a shell in your hands. Why are all these ferns surrounding your cup? Because you have a ghost dinosaur inside it. Cut our figures out from paper. Remember that we will not need the figure itself, but a cutout of it in the paper. So be careful and use the sharpest knife you have (you are very lucky if you have a plotter, but it’s not very hard to do it by hand). Put the sheet of paper with the cutout figure between the fill light and the cup so you can clearly see a fancy reflection. Sometimes, the right size of reflection comes with your hand in the frame, but you can always capture two shoots and combine them later, so don’t worry about that. After combining the pairs of photos into a final shot, all that remains is to slightly adjust the tones and enjoy the finished picture!

Wallpaper of the Week

Wallpaper of the Week

I have been taking a bunch of photos lately, I am trying to take at least one picture a day of all sorts of subjects. Among them all, I feel that photos of buildings are the ones I like the most. Don't ask me why because I don't know why. I can say that sometimes the simple symmetry is one of the factors, like the photo I want to share here with you today.  I took this photo at the Levi's Plaza in San Francisco, while I was waiting for my wife. I was amazed by the contrast of the red bricks with the sky, and of course the form of the building as you can see in the picture below. I also thought it would be a nice image for a wallpaper, so if you want you can download it as well.  I hope you enjoy it. Download the wallpaper

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

The Moment Case + Lens (Review)

Either you're on an adventure, trip, exploring your city or just taking pictures of your food. Mobile Photography is really part of our daily routine. Big thanks to the creators to make us tools to genuinely push us to simply "Make More". We are happily reviewing (It's been a long time) the iPhone Case and Lens made my Moment, a great bunch of builders/makers that believe that the future of photography is right in your pockets. My Gear For the Review, I am using the Moment Case (Black) with the 18mm Wide Lens. I've attached some shots with the 60mm Tele Lens as well by our good friend Stephen Di Donato. App If you don't have the case nor the lens, you can always get your hands on the free app. The App feels great, easy to use and I really do enjoy the minimal approach of the UI so you can focus on what you are photographing. But my only thing is that it takes some time to reload between shots if you compare to your standard Camera app. I wish the mechanism was a bit touch faster. Other than that, Moment really has done their homework with the app. I love the fact that you can easily control the exposure, manual focus and simply connect your Moment lens and case. Case Coming in three different colours and I had the chance to play with the "all-black" and "walnut" case and they both feel amazing at the grip. I personally loved the "all-black" case more and I would say that its best feature is the "rubbered grip" on the back of the case. Most cases would easily get slippery while you're holding it but not with Moment. It fits right in your hand and takes comfort at giving you the best feel for your shots. The Shutter button does exactly what is supposed to be doing and it worked pretty well on landscape/portrait shots. The magic really comes to life when you attach the lens to the case. With the lens, everything feels balanced. I must admit that with everything together you have that sudden urge to explore and wanting to take beautiful pictures at all times. Lens They are divided into three categories • Wide Lens • Tele Lens • Micro Lens If you ever wanna invest for Mobile Photography gear and you are interesting on the Moment products. I would say to get yourself a lens, I ordered the Wide Lens because I thought it would be a better fit for my common needs and what I was looking for. It's not about what's best on the market but more about what do you wanna do with your Lens. I was quite impressed with the quality of the lens, the "metal" material doesn't feel cheap and the glass looks great. One thing, the glass collects the dust like nothing, make sure that your lens is clean before taking any shots. Now I always have the Wide Lens in my pockets at all times. Protips I didn't try the mount that comes with the lens since I had the case but my good pal Andrew Griswold (Co-Founder of @igersindy) said: I'm not a fan of cases so the back mount system they have is solid and secure. Super thin profile still and mounts perfectly. Comparison Wide Lens (18mm) Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Tele Lens (60mm) by Stephen Di Donato Video Last Words Moment Case + Lens is a great combination of products to get if you're passionate about mobile photography. For the pricing, they are expensive but it's really worth the investment. I found myself wanting to take better pictures and Moment will give you the best tools. For a limited time, Moment has shared a discount code with abduzeedo10 for 10% off on your next purchase. For more information: http://momentlens.co

Exploring Wilderness with Lukas Furlan

Exploring Wilderness with Lukas Furlan

Discovering hashtags are one of many pleasurable things with Social Media nowadays, there's one I am having fun looking at and it's #tinypeoplebigworld. It's really inspiring to see what creatives can come up with just for the sake of a hashtag. Well, Lukas Furlan is a passionate Photographer based in South Tyrol, in the North of Italy and his work is purely enchanting with his explorations of wilderness all over Europe (so far). Make sure to check him out. For more information check out: http://lukasfurlan.com

Traveling Cars Adventures by Kim Leuenberger

I found Kim's work on Instagram and was instantly hooked to her Traveling Cars Adventures series. As she says at her website, the series shows her little toy cars in dramatic situations. And I gotta say it is hard for you not to fall in love with her toy cars and embark on their journey. Kim is currently lives in London where she is studying Photography at the University of the Arts London. Her pictures are delicate and inspiring. You can totally put together a whole background story for her little cars. I'm a total fan of her pics and I had to share them here with you. Take a look! My name is Kim Leuenberger, I was born in 1992 in the North West of Switzerland in a region called Jura. As the regions is quite small and lost in between two chains of mountains, I started to travel a lot around Europe, hungry to discover more of the world and be a real explorer. I always liked photography and started it at a very young age, however I only owned my own dslr for my nineteenth Birthday. It has been love at first sight with a little nikon d3100. Almost 2 years I've upgraded to a Canon 5d mark iii and learned all I know about photography by myself, by reading magazines or websites. I now use a range of different cameras to capture the car series, with an Olympus EM5 mkII and sometimes a LeicaQ. I love being creative with my photography as well as documenting the life around me. I love making objects and tell a story through my pictures, music is my biggest inspiration, I named many of my pictures after songs of my favorite artists (Mumford and Sons, Ben Howard, etc..) And don't forget, we are all explorers of this beautiful world! Blue London City CAumasee, Graubuenden, Switzerland Dorset Explorations - Durdle Door, UK Arlington Row cotswolds Gale Algarve City Lights Graubuenden Switzerland In an other world of fairies - Fairy Pools, Skye Magstraede Copenhagen London Calling Graubuenden Swiss Expedition Sunset in Galé, Algarve Splash at Durdle Door - Dorset, UK Riding the wet city Tayrona National Park, Colombia Pugliese Mountains - Puglia, Italy

Splendid Tilt-Shift Photography

Splendid Tilt-Shift Photography

Some while ago we've featured great examples of tilt-shift photography and today we're featuring more, splendid pictures showing this beautiful technique. I love the way it looks like tiny models, or even like games like Sim City or Cities: Skylines. Below you can see some of the best tilt-shift photographs around, done by some really talented people. For more of their work, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)