A new year is right around the corner... and no matter where you will be at New Year's eve, you will probably see some really cool fireworks exploding and lightening the sky! As I love fireworks and I believe they are always a beautiful subject to photograph, I made this selection of fireworks pictures to inspire you! An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. Bill Vaughan Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey Hope you like the selection! And don't forget to click at the images to visit the site where we found them. And of course, I wish you guys an Spectacular New Year... From stuckincustoms.com From flickr Altus Melinda^..^ CameraSlayer Spice DrgnMastr karthikclicks fiftymm99 h.orihashi len_skapp Cory.Lum Velachery Balu
I love winter! Cuddling up by the fire with loved ones, and maybe a good book and some eggnog too. Oh, and of course watching cute romantic Christmas movies! My favorite :) If you weren't able to make it home for Christmas this year and be with the ones you love, just remember to love the ones you're with. Hope you guys are all keeping warm this holiday season (or keeping cool if you're in Brazil and the rest of the southern hemisphere.) Wherever you are, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, from the Abduzeedo family to yours!
Brandon Voges is a photographer from Saint Louis, MO, United States. He has done everything from digital retouching to illustration, motion graphics, art direction and interactive design until he realized that what he really loves to do was image-making at the source. Brandon has a great sense of style with some impresseive portraits. In 2003 he joined the Bruton Stroube Studio as a principal where he's been working since then. We highly recommend that you visit Brandon's Behance profile and of course the Bruton Stroube studio website These are portraits I took for some friends who were brave enough to grow amazing moustaches during the month of November to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Introducing the St. Lou Albano All Stars! Kick crotch cancer in the crotch! Learn more at http://www.movember.com Portraits of folks while they're hanging upside down. Yep. Gross. The full set and "making of" video at http://www.brutonstroube.com/blog
Vanishing point photography is everywhere—most people don't even know it exists, but if you know about perspective you provably know what we are talking about. This technique started being used many years ago on the drawings of such artists as Donatello, and now can be seen in many photographies as you can see in this amazing selection of great vanishing point photography. Vanishing Point Info from Wikipedia A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines not perpendicular to the image plane appear to converge. The number and placement of the vanishing points determines which perspective technique is being used. The concept was first used by Renaissance artists such as Donatello and Masaccio. Vanishing points can also refer to the point in the distance where the two verges of a road appear to converge. This is often used to help assess the upcoming curves in the road; to judge the radius and therefore the entry speed and optimum line. If the vanishing point moves towards you or to your sides, the curve is tightening. If the vanishing point moves away from you or comes to center, the curve is straightening. For more info visit: Wikipedia—Vanishing Points Endless by nighthawk3 Travelator by Cormac Phelan Last Tube Home by MrLomo Speeding Tunnel by MrLomo Tunnel Vision by ElWanderer Traveling Without Moving by Formalfallacy Conveyor by alvatrosskyi 9th st Path Station by derajfast Fast by Justin Timperio My Soul's Door by Ben Heine Marienplatz by Werner Boehm Night Monster by skiplecariboo Road El Chalten by imagesconcept Whoosh! by AJ UK Little Light Explorer by MSC-PhotoDesign Welcome change as the rule and not as your ruler by Atul Tater Tunnel to the Pentagon Memorial by Heather Dyan Autumn is Back by bondesu Next Stop: Sewastopol by yushimoto
This is the kind of stuff that gets me really excited...pictures that look like they were taken from a low budget sci-fi flick from the 70's. I love it. New York based photographer, Ryan McGinley seems to capture this general aura of mystery in his shots. When I look at them I get confused because I find that I really have no idea what's going on (especially in those cave pictures). I love it when photos do that to me. I'm also really digging Ryan's distinctive use of color and lighting. Oh, and naked people. I just really, really love when photographers (and artists in general) step out of the box and run with their kooky ideas. Anyway, check out more from Ryan here, and let me know what you think via twitter or facebook.
SATO Shintaro has photographed cityscape of Tokyo. It is said Tokyo is attractive and vibrant metropolis. Although its area is narrow, there are houses and apartments stand side by side continuously, also there are lots of shops and office buildings, etc. At the streets of office buildings, there appear old buildings as well as newly built high-rises. The townscape is of varying something old and new, and shows thousands of different kinds of scenes of the metropolis Tokyo. There is a transitional time when dusk fades into night, when manmade and natural light intermingle each other. View from a certain height, not low but not high, reveals commercial areas intermingled with residential areas where people go about their daily business. This midway time and space SATO calls the "twilight zone" spreads out quietly before him with incredible depth beyond the naked eyes. "The time when the new creeps in and the old fades away in a simultaneous slow dance is when the ever-ambiguous city is at its most," says SATO. The metropolis Tokyo has an abundance of energy, and its cityscape captured by SATO shows maintained exquisite balance intermingled with existence of people in the city. To find out more about Sato Shintaro visit: http://shinsato.cool.ne.jp
Julija Shoronova, Julia and biomushroom are the same person, a 20 years old artist from Riga, Latvia. Julia has some really creative self-portraits at her DA page. I found the pictures while browsing deviantART for inspiration. The very different looks and perspectives from each photo got my attention... so I decided to put this selection together to show you 15 looks of a same person! What I like most about photography is the possibilities you have to play with light and also the colors. As far as inspiration, everything around inspires me! I think really interesting the way that she captures herself... a different perspective each time around. Besides the eyes, that are really beautiful and expressive, she changes the atmosphere around her in avery shot. I have to say that I liked this idea of taking self-portraits to a next level, test our 'every side'. Well, hope you like the selection. And in case you want to show us your self-portrait...feel free to do it! ;)
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
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
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! ;)
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 Breuk.pics Scotland by OnTheClouds Graslei Gent by mdstoop Travelling without movingt by formalfallacy @ Dublin (Victor)
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. ;)
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/372 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
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: http://www.jackradcliffe.org/ 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.
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!
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.
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.