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Music-Concert Photography

We've received a nice suggestion for a post. Markus Myhre wanted us to come up with a good rock-band photography post, but I thought that labeling it rock would narrow the possibilities, so I called it music-concert photography. Markus wanted to see revolutionary photography, such as the iconic pictures we've shown here in the past, but to call something revolutionary is kinda difficult for me. I've looked for some recent pictures of well-known bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Foo Fighters and found some great pictures that could be called iconic in some level. I want to know what you guys think about the modern concept of music-concert photography, and what pictures you've seen lately that fit that profile. Also, do you like these? I sure do! Tell us. Again, you should really visit each photographer's page for more of these great pictures... they'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;) Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Alter Kasabian James Wood Kasabian Bianca Barrett Kasabian Bao Nguyen Muse Kyle Dean Reinford Foo Fighters Scott Simock Weezer Mark Austin Oasis Matt Ellis The Strokes crazybobbles a Muse concert Sam Ke Oasis Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers letitia & steve The Killers Juan Perez-Fajardo Green Day Martin Worster The Cure James Arnold Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fusion Photography by Alexander James

Exciting and unusual floral arrangements are juxtaposed against violent chemical reactions, common flora is transposed into an unusual and ambiguous setting creating highly complex imagery. The powerful reactions within these globes seem at odds with the subject. Spheres of light, microcosms of raw power, glow from the interior of these floral spheres, referencing the true power of nature and the source of life of earth – the sun. FUSION; the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity : a fusion of an idea Images comparable to visions of space: explosive reactions within a star, the formation of a distant stellar object referencing the Big Bang. Indeed, much like the Big Bang, these images represent a fleeting moment in time, a snapshot view of the birth of a fire already long extinguished. The beauty, color and purity of these most volatile reactions having already faded to darkness, destroying the globes that housed them in the process. A metaphor for our own existence: compared to vast expanse of space and time, we, like these reactions, flash into being and fade quickly back into the darkness. Fusion then, acts as a reminder not only of the beauty of life, of nature, but also its transience; one moment we are glorious luminescent beings, the next we are dust. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com The images in Fusion distill the beauty of creation, and yet they are also images of destruction; these balls of pure light and energy engulfing and obliterating their protective yet fragile floral entity. These works present a delicate aesthetic filled with a visual representation to the power and veracity of destruction; these unique and unrepeatable events demonstrating not only great power and strength, but great vulnerability and uncertainty. Fusion can be seen as referencing contemporary environmental concerns; a visual representation of the destruction and havoc we as a species are inflicting on our planet, on nature. This is the true beauty of Fusion: these images depict not only the power, the beauty, and the frailty of the natural world, but act as a reminder that even organisms we observe everyday and dismiss without thinking are the result of the most amazing, monumental and profound series of events. Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com Photography © 2000 Alexander James http://www.DistilEnnui.com For more information and photos visit http://www.distilennui.com/ Text - John Routledge http://www.JohnRoutledge.co.uk Photographer - Alexander James http://www.AlexanderJamesStockPhotography.com/

Gorgeous Waterfall Photography

We've seen some pretty amazing pictures these past weeks, but we just can't get enough of stunning photography, right? One thing I like very much is a beautiful waterfall. Its many characteristics will tell us whether or not it is a awesome one: its height, its volume, the surroundings, and the overral mood. I've made a good research and found some examples of what I call gorgeous waterfall photography. These are totally beautiful, and I really wish I could visit each one of these one day. It makes you wonder how many great things there are out there that I don't know. I gotta travel more. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy these... and please, don't forget to visit each photographer's portfolio for more of their great work. They'll really appreciate it. Cheers! ;) Mark Wetters alba-7 Gunnlaugur Juliusson Jeff JLMphoto Gareth Codd Fredy Gómez Nathan Bergeron Gunnar Ó Sigmarsson Sergiu Bacioiu Peter Baker Matt Abinante Jon Ramsey Zeb Andrews Sigfus Sigmundsson Carol Ewing Miles Morgan Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Martin Ystenes John Mueller Ryan Dyar Lucie Debelkova Henk Meijer Joshua Cripps Jim Patterson Zeb Andrews

Stunning Photography of Caesar Lima

Since 1991 Caesar Lima has been capturing provocative and visually stimulating images through the lens of his camera. A master at depicting unique and captivating subject matter, Caesar’s inspiration is derived from a singular drive to push the limits and evoke emotion through innovative photography. With a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising, Caesar has always had an eye for the creative. With a passion and drive to depict unusual, even surreal images, his photography always evokes emotion. As a self proclaimed non-purist, his photography calls to mind imagery that is just outside of the box. I dont like to follow the rules, rather I like to explore the potential of what can be possible and yet unexpected, says the photographer. Caesars photography crosses the boundaries into a world of potential that doesnt live with the norm. Caesar has received multiple accolades and awards including the 2010 IPA Award, 2010 PX3 Paris Grand Prix, 2010 Archive 200 Best Ad Photographer, 2009 and 21010 IPA Award, 2009 Addy Award, and the 2008 Spider Fashion Award to name a few in recent years. Click here to find out more about Caesar Lima Body Shades Pocahontas Bardot Chocolate Swimwear Broncolor Test Projection Blu Faces of Beauty

Gorgeous Wide-angle Photography

I love photography, but I've always thought that one of its biggest flaws is that you don't get much of the feeling of immersion (or maybe that's just me). But thankfully, there's some lenses to correct that. When I talk about immersion, I mean the fact that our eyesight of 180 degrees captures a long range of images, while pictures usually focus on something, and there's not much left next to that focus point. There's panoramic photography, but I find way uncomfortable looking at it... and there's the wide-angle lenses that gives me the best feeling of all. It does not capture 180 degrees, but still captures much more than no special lenses at all. Anyways, this is a lot of jibberjabber (you've probably jumped to the pictures and didn't read it at all, lol). These are some fantastic photographers that have taken some astonishing pictures. I urge you to visit them and check their work. I know they'll appreciate it. Cheers! ;) Toshio Kishiyama Stephen Oachs Mohammed Al-Naser Jörg Dickmann Automatt Werner Kunz Daniel Cano Ott David Edgerton Allard Schager Jörg Dickmann Shoeven Angela Maria Lobefaro Jim Patterson Jim Patterson Jörg Dickmann Jörg Dickmann Johnny Myreng Henriksen Andreas Fina

Snowflakes Photography Inspiration

One of these days I was doing a search for images of nature on Flickr and DevianART and was really impressed with the photos I found of snowflakes. Snowflakes are agglomerates of frozen ice crystals falling through the atmosphere on Earth (Wikipedia). What really attracted me in the snowflakes is the fact that each has a unique, harmonic and almost perfectly symmetrical shape. It's for sure one of the most inspiring, different and beautiful source of inspiration found in nature. Hope you like it and after seeing this collection start to look more closely at all these beautiful forms that are out there in nature. rr rocketman Yani Ioannou Yani Ioannou Erica Marshall Erica Marshall Via Moi piper charlesimages charlesimages fizzix fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal fwwidal Megson schimmio52 All17 sindarelf candymax About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interesting stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at http://flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or jobs opportunities send to marcostorres90@gmail.com, also follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/marcos333) to get in touch with cool design news.

The Zwatch Project

Zwatch is an online community and multimedia art project about zombies. Created by Alexander Laccarino and his Zteam in 2009, Zwatch launched in the Quad Cities of the Iowa/Illinois area following a fictitious story of a local zombie outbreak. The unsuspecting public took the project seriously and madness ensued. The Story In the summer of 2009, Zacharia Furio, a 21-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, was working for the Quad City Department of Biological Sciences, when he suddenly disappeared. His brother launched a website, www.zwatch.org, to help in finding his missing brother, who was suspected of being the subject of testing on a man-made strain of viruses. After the site displayed redacted police files, missing person's reports and other documents, the local media took interest. The site questioned authority. The story was off and running. Over time, a series of documentary shorts, photographs, more official documents and articles from a “lone wolf” reporter flooded zwatch.org, in addition to hundreds of emails, blog posts/comments about Zacharia, his whereabouts, revealing a cover-up, Zacharia's infection and eventual return home. Still, people questioned whether it was real. In the end, it wasn't. At least, not entirely. It was the creation of Alexander Iaccarino and a group of cohorts and artists known affectionately as the “Z-Team”. Pictures My latest project, zwatch.org, began as a viral hoax of a zombie outbreak and cover-up in the Quad Cities to promote my Halloween event, The Zombie Pride Parade. And how it ended was a different story, one best told by fellow zombie and friend, Ryan Collins..... This past Halloween, something happened in the Quad Cities. Something about a missing person, an Internet hoax, an H1Z1 virus, and the threat of artists going to jail for their craft. Something…undead. Zombies and their related ephemera are a cultural phenomenon, ever-present in books, cinema, video games, etc. Videos Check out the the whole story on this controversioal and groundbreak project at http://www.thatkidwhodraws.com/zwatch.html.

Beautiful Photos of New York City by James Maher

James Maher is a professional photographer and the operator of the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery, his work is primarily focused on New York photography, but also of various travel spots around the world, and we have to agree that he has some classic photos of New York City. For more information about James, visit the Maher Fine Art Photography Gallery at http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/ Some Photos Couple in Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2003 This photo was taken during the huge blizzard that hit the city in 2003. The snowstorm created such bad conditions that for much of the day I was completely lost in the park. At some point I found this bridge to seek refuge under. It didn't take long before this couple came along with the same idea. Manhattan on Fire, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 2010 The sky was white and unassuming until the sun began to set. Then the colors lit up the sky as if the entire city was on fire. Couple in Sheep Meadow during Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 I caught this photo just as the man was about to tackle the woman in the middle of Sheep Meadow in Central Park. East River,New York City, 2003 This photo was taken on the edge of the East River at a cold 5:30 AM with only a handful of dedicated joggers out. In reality, it was much darker out than the exposure suggests. Poets' Walk at Dusk, Central Park, New York City, 2006 This is a 30 second exposure looking down the south end of the Mall in Central Park, also known as Poets' Walk.The lights of the office buildings of Central Park South peer through the bare branches of the trees here to give this photo the feeling of an urban wilderness. At the time, I felt like I was covered in a dome of trees, yet also right in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Poets' Walk in Fall, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York City, 2010 Bethesda Terrace at Night During Snowstorm, Central Park, New York City, 2010 7 Train, Queens, New York City, 2010 Buildings and Sun, New York City, 2007 This is a photograph of office buildings on 17 State Street in the financial district of the city.I thought of what a city on Mars would look like when I saw the roundness of the central building and so I decided to give it this tint to create an 'otherworldly' feel.

Excellent Minimalist Photography

As many people preach, less is more. Whether in web design or graphic design or illustration or photography or architecture, minimalist composition tend to really make a point. In a visually polluted world, getting some delight for your eyes is really important. So forget element heavy photographs... these minimalist pictures got just the right, few elements in it and they're beautiful. I really like the boldness in much of these, and all I want is to look for more of great examples of minimalist photos. One can't get enough of it... so, for more of these bad boys you might visit each photographer's page by clicking the pictures. I know you'll find some great pieces there, and these guys will appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Giulio Nesi Wilfried Ed Havarti Gary gakout David BlakJakDavy Christian memetic Matthew Redmond Frank Silveira Ryan Bowman Jasmin Cormier Andy Schultz Julian Kaesler Robem Dene' Miles Hercules k Maria Strömvik Keith Aggett Christine Berry Les Flynn Mike Dumlao

Rainy-Day Photography

I love those little moments when nature shows its beauty. One of those moments that I truly like is a good old rainy day during the weekend, when you just get to hang at home, watch a movie, eat popcorn, drink hot cocoa and enjoy all of it. So I looked for some pictures of rainy days and found some beautiful examples of it. Anywhere in the world, you might capture a great rainy-day photograph... it's all up to you. These are some great pictures by amazing photographers, and I really recommend you to visit their pages at Flickr by clicking their pictures, for more great pictures. They'll appreciate. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Long Nguyen Vincent VeNiVi +lyn Nicolas Bouvier Kishor Krishnamoorthi Tiffany Findley Luc.. Sion Fullana Alfie Goodrich Rui Palha A Photo A Day Rui Palha Camille Lacroix Rui Palha Fred Mancosu Natalie Kucken Andrew Cuba Gallery

Eight Days in Haiti - Photos by Bobby Moon

Bobby Moon is one of our readers and regular Daily Inspiration contributors. Lately Bobby sent us some pretty interesting photos to feature at DI, images from a series called Eight Days in Haiti. As the images are really beautiful we decided to show more of them here to you. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Bobby Moon, 22, attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, and is graduating from Santa Clara University with a degree in Marketing, and he is a self-taught photographer. He got involved with Somos Amigos Medical Missions in 2008, and was with the organization in the hills of the Dominican Republic on January 12, when the 7.0 magnitude quake stuck Haiti, less than 50 miles away. He went to Haiti to cover the aftermath of the quake in late March for Eight Days. Photos were featured on CNN and by The All-American Rejects. Make sure to visit Bobby's gallery and portfolio to check out the complete series. Further links: Bobby Moon - PortfolioBuy the Photos (Portion of the sales will be donated to Haiti relief efforts.)

Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Brasilia

If you will be in New York between September 9th and November 27th, I highly recommend you to check out Brasilia, a Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brazil's capital. The exhibition will be at the 1500 Gallery and they specializes in Brazilian Photography. Brasilia, a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the capital of Brazil, will be on view at 1500 Gallery September 9-November 27, 2010. Curated by Brazilian photographer Murillo Meirelles, the exhibition will include images that show Brasilia being planned, constructed and inaugurated from 1958-1960. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 16 from 6-8 pm. 1500 Gallery is located at 511 W 25th St. 607, New York, NY. Image of Oscar Niemeyer - Photo Credit: Gil Pinhero A city planned and built from scratch in the very center of the country, Brasilia replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in 1960. The architectural, figurative and photojournalistic images in the Brasilia exhibition highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. The nine images in the exhibition include a portrait of Oscar Niemeyer, pictures of workers cutting steel and laying beams, an aerial view of the Esplanade under construction, and several images of the National Congress. Photos Untitled 1 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 44.5" x 95" Untitled 2 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 48" x 60" Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Stuckert - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Jader Neves - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border About 1500 Gallery Alexandre Bueno de Moraes and Andrew S. Klug founded 1500 Gallery in 2010. The gallery specializes in Brazilian photography and is the first gallery in the world with this explicit focus. 1500 interprets the notion of “Brazilian photography” to comprise photography made by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil. 1500 represents the work of 17 artists, both emerging and established: 6 of 1500’s photographers are represented in the Sao Paulo Museum of Art’s Collection of Photography. 1500’s collection of images includes both contemporary and vintage photography. For more information, visit http://www.1500gallery.com

Beautiful Dock Photography

Docks are a great place to take photos. I find great how some docks got that really eerie feel... but also just love the happiness of chilling on a dock on summer time. So, I thought it would be a good idea to check out some pictures of docks, and these were really worth the research! I've found these beautiful pictures by various photographers (there's even some Trey Ratcliff's photos here), and I really recommend you to check out more of their work by clicking each picture. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Kate Arsenyeva Angus Clyne Toni García Trey Ratcliff Trey Ratcliff Marc Benslahdine Diego Street_Spirit John Valentine Lori Hale Williams Adam Conolly Andrea Acito Juanma Alvarez Domenico kugel Darren Constantino CARNIVAL OF LIGHT davidkiene Ryan C Wright jovidoes Elisa Elimare John Ryan Sakis Dazanis Will Cook

Beautiful HDR Photos by Kyle Merriman

Kyle Merriman is a photographer based in Taiwan, where he's been for the past 5 years, and he specializes in HDR photos. To promote his work Kyle started a site called BrandKnewMe, it started out as a project to keep family and friends in touch with his life half around the world. This site started as a platform for blogs, photos, and the videos to show to his family and friends what it’s like to be living in Taiwan. "Twelve hour time differences don’t make for easy communication so this allowed those back home to experience it as best they could" - says Kyle Merriman. For more information about Kyle visit his Web site at: http://www.brandknewme.com/ or follow him on Twitter BrandKnewMe Below you can see some of his photos. HDR I’ve always been fascinated with music, design, photography and gadgets in general. Obsessed with wanting to learn as much as I could, and get my content easily to as many people as I could I started to dip into web design and photography more and more. Then, after purchasing my first Mac, it all began to really motivate me. A DSLR camera only added more fuel to the fire. Photography content came to the fore on the site so I felt something more akin to a portfolio rather than a standard blog of random thoughts would work best. Regular

Meet: Photographer Ditte Isager

Hey folks, welcome to our new installment of posts. Each week we'll introduce you to a new artist, either up-and-coming or professional in the field. This week I'd like you to meet Ditte Isager. Ditte is a photographer who has recently caught my attention. I discovered a couple of her pictures circulating around ffffound and after checking out the rest of her portfolio, I was instantly hooked...as I'm sure you will be too. Born and raised in Copenhagen, she attended the Danish Technical School of Photography and Schiller studio and since 2006 has been living in New York City. Specialized in shooting interiors, personalities, lifestyle, and travel, her clients include Gourmet, Traveler, Domino, Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsey and Fritz Hansen, among others. Ditte describes her style as "simple nordic", working with contrast in materials, light, color, and objects. She claims to draw inspiration from the light in the Dutch masters, storytelling and effects from motion pictures, and the style, character and layers of New York. Her photos are crisp and elegant, and she manages to capture a certain mood that transports you right to the scene. Say hello: Portfolio: http://www.ditteisager.dk/ Email: mail@ditteisager.com Recommend an artist: Know of an artist that you'd like to see featured here next week? Shoot me a tweet: @amlight.

Awesome FMX Action Photography

The photographs were taken during shooting of a full length documentary movie about FMX rider Libor Podmol. The shooting and photo taking were under way in the course of this winter in the cradle of freestyle motocross in Cali and in Arizona. The photo series consist of action sports shots and pictures from LOMO camera that moderately lighten and slacken the whole photo set. These photos were taken by Dan Vojtech, for more photos from this project visit danvojtech.cz

Beautiful Pictures of the Eiffel Tower

I've never been to Paris, but I've seen it so many times on TV that I've fallen in love with this city. There are some spots there that I really wish to visit someday, and the most obvious one is the Eiffel Tower, because it is just amazing. So I thought that there would be some beautiful pictures of it, and I was right. These are some of the great pictures I've found on Flickr. Looking at these awesome images I just know that this must be a great place to be at. Also, I wonder if you guys got yourselves your own Eiffel Tower pictures. Show us! I also recommend you to visit each photographer for more of their great work! I hope you like these. Cheers! ;) Marty Portier Sampath Maddali jimmedia Jens Versteegden anto XIII Brooklyn Museum Taylor Miles Renancab Ramón Durán Roy Grundeken Breff Mohammed Momenah Jason Jason