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Astounding Images from the Bird Book

Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has a created a new body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species. These winged creatures from exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owls are captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty. The photos are simply stunning, the quality and the sharpness are really impressive. I highly recommend that you check out the Bird Book website and be prepared to spend a lot of time there, because there are lots of images and also some videos. Below I selected some of these photoso. About the Author Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, DC in 1977. After an internship at The International Center of Photography in New York, he attended the School of Visual Arts to study photography and film, where he graduated in 1999. His work has been commissioned extensively for many leading international brands and has received many awards, including D&AD, One Show, BDA, and multiple annuals. His first film, High Falls, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2007 before going on to win for best short narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival. He has published three photography books. CREATURE, a portrait series of animals, was released worldwide in November 2007 to critical acclaim and is now in its fourth printing. WISDOM, a book, film, and traveling exhibition released in October 2008, is an ongoing project made with the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Andrew traveled the globe to photograph and interview the world's most eminent elders, from Judi Dench to Nelson Mandela, creating a comprehensive account of their perspectives on life. His latest book, BIRD, is a visual study of birds from the rarest to the most common and will be available in October 2009. In 2006 Andrew co-founded Late Night and Weekends, a company that produces advertising, films, books, and online content. Once again, Zuckerman works with the cooperation of zoos, wildlife preserves and aviaries to photograph his living subjects in bright white light against a flat white background, a setting that nature purists might find off-putting at first, but which reveals each animal as a self-contained, emotionally responsive being-the photo of a Great Horned Owl is less a documentary nature photo than a portrait of an individual who just happens to belong to another species. - Barnes & Noble Videos BIRD Wild Turkey from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo. BIRD Golden Eagle from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo. BIRD Vulturine Guineafowl from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo. Buy the book For more information about the book, check out the Amazon page of the Bird book

Beautiful Photos from Arezzo's Campaigns

Arezzo is a famous shoes and accessories brand here in Brazil, and their campaigns are really awesome. The photographs are always beautifully produced, very creative and sometimes a bit surreal. This way we are always waiting for their next campaign, to see more of their great work. Arezzo always work with famous Brazilian actresses to make the campaigns look even more local. Their campaigns are all over the place: magazines, outdoors, the web... and for sure they get a lot of attention. The images are really eye catching, check it out! I really like all of Arezzo's campaigns, and this weekend, after seeing the last campaign in a magazine, I decided to put this selection together to show you what I think are great and inspiring photographies. And the shoes and accessories are also very inspiring, of course. At least for the female audience. ;) In case you want to read more about Arezzo, check out their website. I'm pretty sure you will also like the images. Enjoy! :) Arezzo Summer 2010 - Photos by Gui Paganini Katiuscia Canoro, Marisa Orth, Andréa Beltrão, Regina Casé, Fernanda Torres, Maria Paula Arezzo Pre Summer 2010 - Photos by Gui Paganini Juliana Paes and Cleo Pires Arezzo Fall 2009 - Photos by Gui Paganini Juliana Paes Arezzo Summer 2009 - Photos by Gui Paganini Claudia Raia, Mariana Ximenes and Patrícia Pillar Other Campaigns Mariana Ximenes Taís Araújo Alinne Moraes Alessandra Negrini

Beautiful Introspective Photography

One of the main reasons why I love photography so much, is that it captures introspective moments so well. Some people might think that being introspective means that you're sad, but they're wrong. Being introspective is much more... is looking inside yourself, looking at your soul. These moments are awesome. I know that some of you might not even enjoy these moments, by taking a good look inside you from time to time is a good way to clean things, put things in order. And thanks to photogaphy, there are introspective photography not only for people, but for animals and any other thing too. I guess that's the magic of it. Anything is possible. Anyways, I hope you enjoy my brief selection of pictures, and please, visit each photographer's page. Support creativity. Cheers! ;)

Your Best Shot 2009

We all know that Flickr is the best place to find the best photography on the web and this year flickr started an amazing group pool called Your Best Shot 2009 in which any member can send in their best shot. What we got from that is one of the biggest and greatest pool of photography one has ever seen, and here I selected a few to share with you. Flickr is the home of millions of photography and photographers, the best place to display your photo work and the idea of allowing each member to send in their best shot of the year is just insane, so far there are more than 8 thousand shots and they are all great. Here you can see the entire group pool and participate by submitting Your Best Shot 2009 I only selected a couple from the thousand, hope you enjoy and participate as well. Peas on a Bunch of L'il Pumpkins by -oAk- Linlithgow Palace by idoru78 Noise for Mike by Ouep Canal @Utrecht City by Christiaan Brugge Empty Royal Arcade by silvesterkkk Millenium Bridge, London by rbreve Block It All Out by Henderson Images I believe I can fly by VictorEleuterio Chapelle by zaziepoo Selfportrait by Pauli Antero Window view/Opera house by Irwin at SYD what do u want... by m.jaan Tawariq by M_A_ALBADRI India by Janne Amalie Svit Frog X2 by signejb Ryang Photography by ryangphoto1 Frank by King.... Pier Bridge by joselm The waiters by Gotama2.0 Overlooking Delft by Scotland by OnTheClouds Graslei Gent by mdstoop Travelling without movingt by formalfallacy @ Dublin (Victor)

25 Kickass Skydiving Pictures

There are some sports that really deserve being captured on camera. A long time ago we had a post featuring football pictures... today, it's time for some kickass skydiving photography! This gotta be that one sport that I keep promissing myself I ought to do it someday. I really love how some of these pictures show us just how tiny and fragile we are, and yeah, this is a big planet! Kuddos for the people brave enough to do it! And, I hope you enjoy these pictures... also, you should really visit each photographer's page for more of these!! Cheers. ;)

Mysterious Photography by Adr Dpi

Adrian aka adr dpi is a photographer from the UK and has an awesome style of photography that will make you think about each shot. These photos are not the regular landscapes beauty you see everyday, there is something in it that makes it so mysterious and great at the same time. Check it out! I'm an interactive designer working for a digital agency in London. Passionate about photography, I've picked up an LX3 in April, and shooting since. Check out for more photos. Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

32 Years In the Life of Alison by Jeff Radcliffe

I should have posted this a long time ago, but at the time i saw it it did not impress me that much. Jack Radcliffe photographed his daugther Alison from her birth in 1975 until 2007. This exhibition contains 32 years of very emotional black and white pictures of the process of a girl growing. This collection reminded me of the Noah Video where he takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years and put it into a video. Please visit Jack Radcliffe's wonderful website: for more pictures. When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends. My photographs of Alison, because of the nature of our relationship, are very much a father-daughter collaboration-Alison permitting me access to private moments of our life, which might, under different circumstances, be off-limits to a parent. The camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance, a quietness. We've never had long photographic sessions, but rather moments alone or with friends. The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison.

Beautiful Nostalgic Nature Shots by Anna Verlet

Every so often we come across photographs that make us feel. You know what I'm talking about? Photographs that stop you in your track and make you say "Shit." Photographs that transport you to another place, maybe even another time. Sometimes you can't even define what you're feeling, it just seems like a flux of emotions all at one time and one minute you're here and the next you're there, and maybe I'm getting a little too poetic with this but what I'm trying to say is that I want to introduce you to Columbus, Ohio native Anna Verlet. Her photographs made me feel this way. Anna goes about her work with an admirable delicacy and there seems to be something so nostalgic and pure in the air of every shot. The photographs you're about to see are all film which only serves to reemphasize my point that digital sucks out the beautiful mood that only analogue can provide. I hope you guys get as much out of this collection as I did. Hop on over to flickr to see more from Anna and give me a shout on twitter or facebook. I'd love to hear from you!

Alexia Sinclair's Campaign for NZ Opera: Video Study - Behind the Scenes

A while ago I wrote a post showing you The Seductive Images from Alexia Sinclair. Today I will show you a video she sent us showing a case study/behind the scenes of her Campaign for the NZ Opera. So here you will we able to see her steps to get to the final image in a very cool time-lapse video! It's always very nice to receive news from the artists we present here... this way we can keep contact with them and can keep you posted about what their are doing! So once again, thanks Alexia for sending us this material... and for our readers, sit back and enjoy the video. :) Earlier this year I was commissioned to shoot the 2010 campaign imagery for New Zealand Opera's upcoming performances. Here's the behind the scenes footage from the Macbeth shoot followed by the final image & another with me and the cast. I hope you enjoy it! Alexia Sinclair: Behind the Scenes - Macbeth from James Hill on Vimeo.

Fabulous Street Photography Inspiration

The inspirations that come along with street photography are very emotional depending on each shot. These photos have such strong feelings that you can feel the vibe of each location just by looking at them, here are some great street shots from all over the globe. Enjoy! If you like to share you own street shot post a link on the comment area, we would love to check it out! All these photos were taken by different photographers so make sure to check each one of them for further inspiration.

Fantastic Photos by Gary Salter

Last week I was reading my RSS feeds when I saw some incredible photos. Some of the were really funny as well, like an old skater. The photographer was Gary Salter, so I decided to visit his webiste to know a little bit more about his work. For more information visit Gary's webiste at Gary Salter is a professional photographer based in London UK. His clients include Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Ford, Vodafone, Citibank, LG, Jaguar, Nike, McDonalds, and Playstation. Always carry a camera, use it as a sketch pad for your ideas, enjoy using it, ignore the rules and have fun. - Gary Salter for My favourite camera is the one that will solve the problem the best, I can list a few. The Canon 1Ds MK3 is amazing, It’s a work horse, Is great in more stressed conditions where there’s less control. - Gary Salter for Also, check out this great interview with Gary Salter for

30 Amazing Photographs by Joe Holmes

This is and unbelievable display of beauty within photographs that the Photographer Joe Holmes was able to capture on his photo journeys that take place in many parts of the globe. It's not only the beauty of the scenery but the sharpness of each photo makes everything so beautiful to look at. Enjoy! For more from Joe Holmes visit Joe Holmes on Flickr

Incredible Photo Illustrations by Job Hall

Job Hall is the illustrator responsible for the amazing images of TYR Sport and his photo illustrations skills are amazing. If you like well retouched photos, sports photography and everything in between this will sure inspire you. Enjoy! For more from Job Hall

Stunning Pictures of Jellyfishes

We've been talking about the wonders of nature lately. We had a great sunset photography post this week, and today some little weid, yet beautiful creatures caught my attention: jellyfishes! These animals are absolutely stunning, and some of them are as beautiful as they might be mortal. So, I thought it would be really awesome to see some images of these creatures! I found some great photographers over flickr, which I really recommend you to visit! These guys got some really cool pictures in their photostreams! Anyways, I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Victor Shilo Jim G Joe Kubitschek Arun Sundar Meg Hamel Mahdi Hadji Shafiee Noah Singer Noah Singer Lim Chong Tat Ah-meng Emily Schristia Michele Truex Septimus Low Lazar Mile Melinda yinkseo Chad Holt Frank Starmer Maxewae

Amazing Colorful Sunset Photography

One of the most beautiful things in life is Nature. We could live 200 years and yet, we'd still not get to enjoy all there is to be seen. So, since you probably will keep being a busy person, without time to do nothing, you should at least STOP and watch the sunset from time to time. That will remind you of how tiny we are and how life moves pretty fast. Or at least you'll get a good time. Also, you should all visit each photographer's photostream at flickr. These guys put lots of effort in these pictures! Let's show them our appreciation! Quoting Ferris Buller: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Philipp Klinger Philipp Klinger Philipp Klinger Philipp Klinger Dan Desroches jovidoes Luca Querzoli muha Dave Ingrid Brandt Ben Visbeek Eduardo Amorim Valerio P. Örgüt Çayl? TJ Scott Donald Fregede Hamad Darwish

Iconic Music Photography

I guess one of the greatest dreams of any band is to have an iconic picture someday. A picture taken at the right moment, at that one visceral point in a band's existence, might be the one that immortalizes it. Through out music history, we've seen some great examples of iconic pictures, like the ones here. And I really wonder which are the pictures these days that one day might become iconic. I just think that we haven't seen new iconic pictures for a long time now, and probably won't see any... unless these emo kids pull off some great plan, but I think they don't have what it takes. So, what do you think will be the iconic music photography of tomorrow? Any thoughts? Tell us! Cheers. ;) Jimi Hendrix Hendrix was immortalized after burning and smashing of his guitar at the finale of his performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. Sid Vicious and Nancy In November 1977, Sid met American groupie Nancy Spungen, and they immediately began a relationship. She was a heroin addict, and Sid, who already believed in his own "live fast, die young" image, soon shared the dependence. Although they were deeply in love, their often violent and rocky relationship had a disastrous effect on the Sex Pistols. Bob Dylan Picture taken by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was, at first, an informal chronicler and then an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'," became anthems for both the civil rights and the anti-war movements. Michael Jackson Thriller Cover In 1982 Jackson issued his second Epic album, Thriller. The album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks and 37 of those weeks at the peak position. It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It," and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. Thriller was certified for 28 million shipments by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond status in the United States. It was, and currently remains, the best-selling album of all time, with 110 million copies worldwide. Bob Marley and the Wailers The Wailers' first album, Catch a Fire, was released worldwide in 1973, and sold well. It was followed a year later by Burnin', which included the songs "Get Up, Stand Up" and "I Shot the Sheriff". Eric Clapton made a hit cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" in 1974, raising Marley's international profile. The Wailers broke up in 1974 with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. The reason for the breakup is shrouded in conjecture; some believe that there were disagreements amongst Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Bob concerning performances, while others claim that Bunny and Peter simply preferred solo work. Elvis Presley The iconic cover of Elvis Presley's debut RCA Victor album. Photo taken on January 31, 1955 On January 10, 1956, Presley made his first recordings for RCA in Nashville, Tennessee. RCA enlisted the talents of already established stars Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins also to "...fatten the sound." The session produced "Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One" which was released on January 27. The public reaction to "Heartbreak Hotel" prompted RCA to release it as a single in its own right. By April it had hit number one in the U.S. charts, selling in excess of one million copies. David Bowie Alladin Sane Cover Aladdin Sane is an album by David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1973. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album Bowie wrote and released as a bona fide pop star. The name of the album is a pun on "A Lad Insane". An early variation was "Love Aladdin Vein", which Bowie dropped partly because of its drug connotations. The Beatles Abbey Road Cover The Abbey Road cover photograph was taken by Iain Macmillan. Macmillan was given only ten minutes around 11:30 that morning to take the photo on a zebra crossing on Abbey Road. That cover photograph has since become one of the most famous and most imitated album covers in recording history. McCartney is bare-footed and out of step with the other three. The photograph also played a prominent part in the "Paul is dead" urban legend in late 1969. The man standing on the pavement in the background is Paul Cole, an American tourist unaware he had been photographed until he saw the album cover months later. Ramones The cover of their original album, Ramones. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group. Formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1974, all of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname 'Ramone', though none of them were actually related. They performed 2263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell show and disbanded. Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock music history. Although Morrison was known for his baritone vocals, many fans, scholars and journalists alike have referenced his theatrical stage persona, self-destructive lifestyle and his work as a poet. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". The Clash London Calling Cover The London Calling cover features a photograph of Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass against the stage at The Palladium in New York City on 21 September 1979 during the "Clash Take the Fifth" US tour. Pennie Smith, who photographed the band for the album, originally did not want the photograph to be used. She thought that it was too out of focus, but Strummer and graphic designer Ray Lowry thought it would make a good album cover. In 2002, Smith's photograph was named the best rock and roll photograph of all time by Q magazine, commenting that "it captures the ultimate rock'n'roll moment - total loss of control". The cover artwork was designed by Lowry and was a homage to the design of Elvis Presley's debut album. The cover was named the ninth best album cover of all time by Q magazine in 2001.

Stylish Motion Blur Photography

It's great to see how people explore all kinds of different effect in photography. But there are some really familiar ones, like the motion blur, that we should see and appreciate more, and this is the purpose of this post. Motion blur is an awesome way to make some moody, stylish pictures, and these guys really know their thing. For bigger pictures and descriptions, visit each author's page! I really recommend it for the full experience! I hope you enjoy these. Also, I'd like to know if there's any more effects you'd like to see a post of. Cheers! ;) Philipp Klinger Philipp Klinger lapoutre2tek Toni_V Edward Scoble Muhammad Adeel Andreas Reinhold lee shoothead believer9 Sean Tubridy Peter Heacox James Hall Chris Pixelstate Glenn Nuijens Andrew JKönig vasiliy.v bricolage 108 pinobarile Brandon Lidgard