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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

Stunning Photography by Joon Brandt

Joon is the owns one of the most insane portfolio you will ever see, as a photographer he is total talent without the fact that he is just as amazing as a director, this mix makes Joon Bandt a one of a kind Photographer and Director, here is your chance to see both sides of his work. Joon was born in 1975 in Halden, a southern town in Norway. He graduated in 1998 from the School of Media and Film in ITC. After graduation he started working at Media Design, doing visual effects work for TV and film. Moving to the buzzing new film city of Fredrikstad he did freelance VFX work for Zwart Arbeid while at the same time building his own reputation as a director and photographer. Today Joon's photographs and film direction are the results of the fusion of his visual effects talent and his unique progressive vision of the still and moving image, with inspiration coming from art, fashion, visual effects and commercials to name but a few. Joon always try to take each project a little further and hit the next level. He just loves working creatively! Reel 2009 Some of the clients Joon has had the privilege to work with: Ralph Lauren (Europe), MTV, TV2, Sony BMG, Glo Minerals, Heavy Water Vodka, Dovre, Lacoste, Norway Fashion Group, Epilogue, Sigdal, S.A.T.S, TV3, Bonnier Amigo, Tenth Street  (Los Angeles), Nikita Hair, Celine Engelstad, Thune, Nordsjø, Dark AS, Monster, SVT, Deloitte, Eurosko. For more visit

Beautiful Pictures from Portugal

This post will show a side of Portugal that most of us are not familiar with! Portugal is a country rich in culture, neighbor of Spain, the country is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its cities give us the sensation of another era, where modernity blends with nature and the beauty of the landscapes makes us really want to go there to visit. This selection will show some of these great wonderful places, rich in culture and looks. I hope you like the selection. And in case you have nice photos from Portugal to share, post a comment! And don't forget to visit the artist's site by clicking at the images! Enjoy. ....end of the day.... Castelo de Almourol Menir do Outeiro - Alentejo, Portugal Rio Sabor - Porrais - Portugal Storm Watcher Falling Brilliantly Cabo Raso Should I stay or should I go? Smile Praia da Marinha Palacio de Queluz Seteais Palace View over Rossio Evora - Roman temple Evora - Praca do Giraldo The Azores - Portugal Terra Nostra Park - Azores, Portugal Almourols castle Cliffs of Madeira Serra da Estrela Santa Luzia Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon Lisbon Força Portugal Edited by GisMullr About the Author: I describe me as a passionated of graphics and stunning artwork. Currently studying System Engineering, work as web programmer in Guatemala City. Love Sci-Fi, my primary computer is a MacBook and you can follow me on Twitter as jmanuelemus

Incredible Nature Photos from Inebriantia

I can never get tired of seeing good photographies. Specially photographs so carefully taken as the ones from José Ramos, or Inebriantia at deviantART. He uses the light in a certain way that he achieves perfection on his landscapes, being almost impossible not to love his work. Each photo has a specific atmosphere and lightening, making each photo unique. José never stops trying new stuff and with 26 years old, he is already selling photos in several sites and also featured some images in magazines. He works as a freelancer and also participates of exhibitions. I hope you enjoy the images! And don't forget to check out José's deviantART page and his portfolio for further images. Enjoy! Edited by GisMullr

Absolutely Beautiful Pictures of Weimaraners

I've probably said this before, but I'm a total sucker for dogs. I had one when I was younger, and a friend of mine had a Weimaraner for over 10 years, and it was the greatest dog, full of personality. It's really impressive how much pets have so much to share with us. So I was looking at some pictures on Flickr and found a brilliant picture of a Weimaraner, and just had to make a post about it. These dogs are the sweetest things, really fun and faithful... and I love these pictures so much that I'm thinking about getting one, now! Anyway, if you got yourself a Weim, or any other cute dog, share some pictures with us! We'd love to see it! Drop a comment with a link or the picture! Also, I really recommend you guys visit all these photographers' pages, really talented people: AMANITO, Alison Purvis-Gisborne, Jens Riis, Monique Gidding, Vana Tulsi, Mindy Wilson, clarkiek, Anji Tillemans, Lindie G, Susan Lucas, Ingeborg Fotografeert, Jim Henry and chromatophobe. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) AMANITO Alison Purvis-Gisborne Jens Riis Monique Gidding Vana Tulsi Mindy Wilson clarkiek Anji Tillemans Lindie G Susan Lucas Ingeborg Fotografeert Jim Henry chromatophobe

The Never-Ending Adventures of Abduzeedo and Amlight

Your favorite cousins are together again and this time the road leads west! Whip out those calendars and get these dates down. From October 16th to 20th, Fabio will be roaming the streets of the city that never sleeps. Show him a good time, New York! Then from October 21st to November 2nd we will be in sunny California - from Los Angeles to San Francisco and everywhere in between! Oh and don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you, Sin City… We will also be in Las Vegas sometime between October 21st and November 2nd. Yep, that's right, folks, our first non-summer adventure. We're so excited that we want to have you all along for the ride! We propose an Abduzeedo meet-up in Los Angeles, California, date still undecided, but you're all invited! It will probably be on a weekend, so for those of you who don't live in California… perfect excuse for a roadtrip! We want all of you guys to come out and hang out with us. Not only in LA, but also in anywhere and everywhere we'll be around! This is actually one very rare occasion since almost the whole team will be there and we're never in the same country at the same time, so this is your chance to get acquainted with us - have some beers, share some laughs, and talk about everything from design to the weather! We will announce the official date of the meet-up and exactly when we'll be in what city on twitter so follow me (@amlight), @abduzeedo, @gismullr, and @eduardosasso to make sure you don't miss out! Hope to see you guys soon! :D But of course this wouldn't be Abduzeedo without some images to inspire your day, so here comes a collection of photographs of California that we can't wait to experience close up! army.arch Ma? (on and off) Henryleonghw Wiggum03 2composers Karin Elizabeth {Reading & Reviewing} James Herman avaloncm (nz)dave mrperry mike_s_etc Alberto Cueto Jaynonymous edbot2000 rianklong Rosa Pastel

Introducing 3 Experts In Light Painting

When you look for light painting on Abduzeedo you find a lot of different posts from inspiration posts to tutorials. But luckily the world is full of awesome photographers. Today im presenting you three artists who deal very different with the special photographing technique. Eric Staller Eric Staller is an US-American artist and inventor. After studying architecture in New York, he stayed and showcased his projects in galeries & museums and is doing light sculpures & installations since then. In 1980 he created a "Lightmobile" a - with 1.659 computerised bulbs - VW Beetle. To not let the good things end he moved to Amsterdam in 1994 and invented the Conference Bike. You can check out his website: Justin Martinez Justin Martinez is a rather younger, but not less interesting artists. You may have seen some ideas before except his photography incorporates portraits with light painting. "Most people don't believe me when I tell them that these photos were not manipulated with Photoshop or any other post-processing software what-so-ever," A native of Georgia, USA, Justin began taking pictures as an editorial photographer for a local newspaper, in high school and continued to develop as a photographer while co-editing the Gordon College student newspaper, where he studied English. More recently, his creativity has focused on long exposure/light painting photography, which has gained him much acclaim. With a tool bag full of bright lights and glowing gadgets, Justin creates all the "special effects" in his pictures in real time while the photograph is being captured, using flashlights like paintbrushes. Currently, Justin works as a parachute packer for Skydive Atlanta, and a freelance photographer in the Atlanta area taking commercial and promotional photos for various companies and artists. You can check out his Flickr: Patrick Rochon Patrick Rochon specializes moving lights trough various media. Once started with light-painting he learned creating videos, performances and costumes of lights. What's so special about this artists? All the images are exactly what was recorded on the film at the time of the shoot. No computer effects or digital maniplation were done You can check out his website:

50 Impressive Car Ad Photographs

Oliver Paffrath is a genius when it comes to car photographs, he has worked with the best car companies in the business and made their cars look more than amazing on each ad campaign. If you a fan of cars, photography, and great final results you must check this out. Oliver Paffrath After a three year apprenticeship at a still life studio in Cologne, where he honed his technical skills, Oliver Paffrath worked as a first assistant to Michael Klein for six years. This experience, including all aspects of production, prepared Oliver to start his own business in 2001. Initially his career revolved around shooting people, but car photography was never far from his thoughts and combining people with cars became the catalyst for what has become a passion, Based in Hamburg, some of the clients Oliver has created campaigns for are: Chevrolet, Hyundai, Infiniti, Opel, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Mazda, Kia and BMW Motorcycles. For more visit

Colorful Nature Photos by Nariscuss

Yesterday I was browsing Deviantart for some inspiration, when I spotted a photo of Nariscuss. It was the most colorful picture on the screen, it was really eye-catching. I clicked on it immediately to take a closer look at the image but also to know more about the photographer. I found quite a few beautiful and colorful photos there. I liked them so much that I decided to pick some of them and share it with you guys, but first have a look at Nariscuss' bio: Wello! My name is Sophie, 18 years old and i'm from Robin hood county. I've just finished my second year at college and will be attending Portsmouth University in September, doing a BA Honors in Photography. I'm shy, single and sensitive. Love my mates to bites size pieces! Very laid back, polite and quite artistic. I love Futurama - i'm a slight computer geek, i hate politics and love chinese food! The only sport i like is badminton, i'm not very competitive at anything i do and i suck at accepting compliments. I'm self taught in HTML and web-design. As well as photography, although i do have A-level's in Photography, Psychology and Business. For more visit Nariscuss' sites: Deviantart: Blog: Speak up Colour magic .: A u g u s t :. .: R a i n :. .: T u e s d a y :. .: G r e e n :. .: S t a r s i g n :. .: B a l l e t :. Capture Green Abby Rainbow Three Musketeers Dancing stars .: R u s t :. .: B o k e h :.