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Chinese Ethnographic Notes with Erika Parfenova

Chinese Ethnographic Notes with Erika Parfenova

Something we rarely do feature here on ABDZ are photographers with street portraits series. We are usually all about architecture but I do agree that is really nice to witness life around the World through the medium of photography. We are featuring the work of Erika Parfenova who is a freelance photographer and a contributor to iStock. Her series entitled: "Chinese Ethnographic Notes" with portraits of people living what she cutely mentioned: Tea Homeland. My acquaintance with China began with tea. Once I was at tea ceremony, and then again and again... Chinese tea has become a part of my life. Of course I dreamed of seeing tee homeland once. More Links Learn more about Erika Parfenova Follow Erika's work on Behance Photography

Black & White Photography: Kontrast 01

Black & White Photography: Kontrast 01

I am not a big fan of black & white photography, it's more likely a personal taste in the representation of images rather than the style itself. But it doesn't I can't appreciate others awesome photography coming in black & white. Let's take a look at the work of Paweł Franik who is wearing my hats from an art director, photographer, filmmaker and a motion design from Warsaw, Poland. He introduced a conceptual project in black & white images where they will be placed against each other to create a very cool and unique composition. Kontrast 01 is a conceptual project based on the arrangement of photos against each other. Each photo presents a different space and situation. The contrast and composition of the pictures together form a geometrical form More Links Learn about about Paweł Franik Follow Paweł's work on Behance Black & White Photography

#Inframunk Collection Vs Iceland Series

#Inframunk Collection Vs Iceland Series

It's that time of the year where I am seeing so many of my friends traveling to Iceland, it's indeed a beautiful destination! It's a stunning country and we love it as well on ABDZ. One thing though, we are starting to get used to see the same photos from the same locations, sometimes it might get pretty exasperating. For me the least, how about we change the atmosphere a little? Let's take a look at our friend GMUNK with his #inframunk collection shot entirely in Iceland! In their words, "captured the terrain using his custom modified Full-Spectrum FujiFilm X-T2 IR, a grip of LifePixel Super-Color Infrared Filters and some Vintage Nikon Manual Focus lenses – together producing some fiercely psychedelic and experimental palettes". During the Summer of 2017, Munko embarked on an ultra-inspiring Photography Adventure through the amazing country of Iceland, traveling with his homies from the PhoGølscollective – Jake Sargeant and James Heredia. Together they spent 11 days exploring various sites from all over the island, pushing themselves to keep it dialed and produce results they could be proud of. Links Learn more about GMUNK Follow GMUNK on Behance Buy print on CinaArt.com Photography

Photography: Hong Kong Ballet Campaign

Photography: Hong Kong Ballet Campaign

Let's tackle this Memorial Day with a colourful campaign for the Hong Kong Ballet, photography by Dean Alexander. Dean is working in the field of advertising/fashion photographer and film director/cinematographer. His work has taken him to over 50 countries and has won over 150 International Awards worldwide. What an accomplishment, the quality of this campaign is totally upscale. It looks like it was a fun client! It's like the one thing they did care about was to give the creative a full "Carte Blanche" experience which judging by the results. It really paid off, beautifully! Learn more about Dean Alexander Photography

LEGO Star Wars Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki

LEGO Star Wars Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki

Did you get a chance to watch the opening weekend of Solo: A Star Wars Story? If yes, what did you think of it? Just to stay inside the Star Wars Universe, let's take a look at this very cool Lego Star Wars Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki. He is an illustrator, photographer and HUGO Award finalist 2017, he created a stunning photography book featuring LEGO® Star Wars® sets and minifigures. The book is titled: LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy, make sure to check it out on Amazon. LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy is a breathtaking new look at a timeless icon that allows fans to see their favorite minifigures from the classic saga in an exciting new way. Learn more about Vesa Lehtimäki Follow Vesa on Instagram Check out Vesa's book: LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy on Amazon LEGO Star Wars Photography This was a week during which I had some time to get busy with the camera. I took a few photos and, as usual, some worked, some didn’t. I posted three, well, four, if you count this, and scrapped two. It’s a good percentage, I think. . I had a good time. . Have a great weekend! . #lego #starwars #snow #darthvader #tydirium #hoth #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #avanaut #toyslagram #toyslagram_starwars A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on May 25, 2018 at 2:46pm PDT Dust Storm Scavengers . Did you ever wonder what happened to that escape pod on Tatooine? The one with the droids in it? Well, wonder no more, it's not there anymore, the jawas got it. . The gigantic jawa sandcrawlers were slow, it was not a problem at all, usually there was no rush anywhere, but if there was a good reason to believe something worthwhile was in the desert, a sand skiff was used. This time the jawas knew what they were after, C-3PO told them exactly what to look for, and where. The jawas got all the thrusters off the escape pod, it was a good catch. The moisture farmers use them to blow sand off their property. True story. . It's been a good two years since I have photographed sand. It was so much fun today. I have tried to set up a shot with that skiff several times though, but nothing ever came of it. Not to mention that old escape pod, it never worked. Until today. . #starwars #tatooine #lego #minifigure #jawa #utinni #sand #binarysunset #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #toyslagram #toyslagram_starwars A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on May 23, 2018 at 2:58pm PDT The Stomper . Patrolling Hoth wasn’t just sitting in a walker and watching the scenery go by. Sometimes you had to step down and scout the terrain by foot. . On Hoth the neverending glaciers were dangerous, there were deep chasms covered only by a thin sheet of ice or snow. On AT-AT’s the snowtroopers drew straws, the one who drew the shortest one got to be the ”stomper” for the day. If a chasm was found the trooper got a day off – if he survived. . I didn’t mean to post two photos today, by the way, but since The Empire Strikes Back premiered today 38 years ago, I shot another one just to celebrate that. . #theempirestrikesback #starwars #hoth #lego #minifigure #snowtrooper #stormtrooper #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #avanaut #snow #toyslagram #toyslagram_starwars A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on May 21, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT Catch Me if You Can. . The Y-wing was an efficient old bomber, but in a dogfight it wasn't of much use. Especially the one seater version, without a gunner the canopy guns were pretty much useless. . Sometimes the agile and fast TIE fighters buzzed the Y-wings, they were all over them like hyenas around prey. Sometimes the Y-wings used this to their advantage though, it was never as simple as it looked, and always dangerous. . Oh, and May the Fourth (Moon of Yavin) Be With You! . The new Lego UCS Y-wing released today. I had an opportunity to take a closer look at it before the release and write some notes down for the @_toyphotographers_ blog. . #ywing #ywingstarfighter #starwars #tiefighter #lego #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #originality #avanaut #ucs #toyslagram #toyslagram_starwars A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on May 4, 2018 at 9:10am PDT The Striker Ambush . Little known fact: The TIE Strikers were the worst! They weren't the fastest, nor with the most firepower, it was how they were good at coming at you when you least expected it. The TIE Striker was mainly designed for atmospheric missions and you didn't expect them to ambush you in space. Yet, sometimes they did. . I just love that TIE Striker design. I think the designs they did for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story really stand out. . #lego #starwars #rogueone #millenniumfalcon #tiefighter #tiestriker #toy#toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #avanaut #originality #toyslagram #toyslagram_starwars A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Apr 23, 2018 at 6:51am PDT Cruising speed. . Today, after the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released, I ended up having many conversations about the new Millennium Falcon in it, a somewhat wholesome Millennium Falcon day I would say. Inspired by it all, I looked up an old photo I have taken from a passenger jet somewhere over the Atlantic a few years ago and planted my Falcon on it. . I haven't photographed that thing for a while and I forgot to switch the little red flight lights on. So, engine only. On direct sunlight the (sublight) engine was too weak to show bright enough however, I had to photoshop it a little. As if you wouldn’t know Photoshop was involved here... :D . #starwars #soloastarwarsstory #millenniumfalcon #scalemodel #miniature #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #avanaut #originality A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Apr 9, 2018 at 1:06pm PDT These guys. Now I have to (mini)figure out how to deal with this circus. There’s about 200 of them, three variations. Yes, they are not identical. . There is something amusingly Gary Larsonesque about this crew. Or Monty Pythonesque. Like the scene from the Life of Brian where Brian says to a crowd of unwanted followers: ”You are all individuals. You are all different”, to which someone in the crowd responds: ”I’m not”. . #porg #lego #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #stuckinplastic #starwars #thelastjedi A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Apr 2, 2018 at 2:06am PDT Little known fact: after leaving Hoth and escaping the Empire in the asteroid field, the Millennium Falcon made a stop before heading for Bespin. Chewie was still wet from all the snow from Hoth on his fur, he needed to air it out. Or, rather, the crew needed the air. A wet wookiee smells to high heaven. . Actually this comes from realizing I never see the effects of changing airpressure when traveling from planet to planet in a SciFi movie. The pressure on any given planet is always a perfect match to whatever it is inside an arriving spaceship. They just open the door and off they go. . I mean, planets differ in size and gravity, the density of atmosphere also varies a lot, just think about Venus, Earth and Mars. You have to get accustomed to local pressure before you pop the hatch open on your spaceship, otherwise you’re in trouble. Altitude sickness, you know, things like that. . You can also use a pressure suit. Some movies take that route. . #lego #millenniumfalcon #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #starwars #hansolo #c3po #leia #princessleia #minifigure #avanaut #originality #ucs A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Mar 26, 2018 at 2:49pm PDT You know those ”special modifications” Han Solo made to the Millennium Falcon? They improved the ship’s performance for sure, but there was a price. Just think what happens when you remove protective covers and expose all those delicate mechanics to the elements... . #starwars #chewie #chewbacca #hansolo #millenniumfalcon #lego #minifigure #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #avanaut #theempirestrikesback A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Mar 22, 2018 at 8:04am PDT My latest acquisition; a Koensayr BTL-A4-Y-wing Starfighter. This particular unit appears to be in rather good a shape. There is some corrosion here and there but overall it's nothing to worry about, everything works and it has a good recorded history. It has seen some serious action during its heyday at service but there are no direct hits in record, the body and fuselage are straight. That is very rare with these old warbirds. . Sorry about the truck in front of the Y-wing. I need new scaffolding, the bed of the truck isn’t a very good substitute, it’s a little awkward. The work lights suck too. . Anyway, looking forward to taking the Y-wing out for a good spin after some routine maintenance. It needs new gaskets and filters for the engines, new pneumatic fluids for all systems, new oxygen tanks & hoses, just the basic stuff everyone does when buying one of these. It’ll be a fine addition to my modest collection. . Btw, did you know it’s pretty easy to get museum registration for these? Saves a lot of money with insurance. . #ywing #starwars #garage #xwing #miniature #scalemodel #toy #toyphotography #avanaut #originality . [EDIT: I made this to match a series of photos I made a few years ago with the X-wing. Now that I think of it, I guess they should have all been included in this post. But since I didn’t do that, you need to scroll down a little if you wish to check them out.] A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Mar 11, 2018 at 2:24pm PDT Chewie contemplating whether to stick his tongue on the cold steel. The freezing desolation of Hoth makes your mind wander... . Little known fact: Hoth is merciless to technology. Well, it’s actually a well known fact, come to think of it. But, you know, it is a lot of work to make technology work in the extremes of the Hoth climate. For example, if you land a craft in the open and stay the night, you need to manually remove all the snow and ice accumulated overnight on critical spots, such as landing gear. The gear won’t retract properly if covered in ice. That could spell trouble in outer space. . With the Millennium Falcon, de-icing was Chewie’s job. He was the one with fur after all. Chewie wasn’t happy about it, despite the fur, nocturnal Hoth was too cold for comfort. . #cold #snow #blizzard #hoth #starwars #theempirestrikesback #chewie #chewbacca #lego #millenniumfalcon #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Mar 9, 2018 at 1:51am PST How do the people who really know how to build miniatures do their thing? I don’t get it. I can build a model that is good enough for my photographs, I’m cool with that, but the real masters... they are something else. I’ve been doing some research on this recently, you see, and there is some seriously fantastic stuff out there. But with these particular models, the quality of paint pigments and weathering isn’t what puzzles me the most, even though the pigments alone are a long story, but really it’s the way the designs are unpredictable when put in front of the camera. Without building one, you can’t tell how it works. . The Millennium Falcon I have (1/72nd scale) works surprisingly well for its scale, the X-wing (1/24th scale) is just sublime. There is something very camera friendly in those designs. I figured this 1/24th scale Y-wing would be brilliant as well and invested a lot of time and effort to building it, but so far it remains a bit of a conundrum. What works great with the X-wing, doesn’t work at all with the Y. It has a language of its own and I haven’t figured it out yet. . Of all the photos I’ve taken of the Y-wing so far, this is the only one that works well enough to post. It’s a couple of weeks old. . #scalemodel #miniature #toy #toyphotography #starwars #ywing #helsinki #snow #winter A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:59pm PST Still a few tiny details to attend to, but basically this thing is done. It’s a big monster, by far the most complicated scale model I’ve ever built. . I’m not sure if the effort was really worth it, it took four years after all. But, you know, it's one of those things... I need to know. There is no other way to find out. . #scalemodel #miniature #ywing #starwars #toy #toyphotography #studioscale A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Feb 15, 2018 at 3:27pm PST TK-24/7 likes cross-country skiing. Looking at this photograph, it’s hard to tell whether he is actually skiing or frozen solid. . There’s nothing to worry though. There may be snow and ice accumulation on the exterior surfaces of the snowtrooper armor, but inside it’s always nice and warm. He could be having a nap, come to think of it. Impossible to tell, really. . An old photo from two olympiads ago, 2010, when the winter games were in Vancouver. . I am avoiding the last critical paint session of the model I’ve had on the workbench for months now. I should do it tonight and get over with it, but... well, it’s not easy. So, I edited an oldie to get my mind off the project for a moment. . #lego #stormtrooper #snowtrooper #minifigure #starwars #theempirestrikesback #hoth #snow #blizzard #cold #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic A post shared by Vesa Lehtimäki (@avanaut) on Feb 10, 2018 at 6:44am PST

Stunning Architecture Photography: Beautified China II by Kris Provoost

Stunning Architecture Photography: Beautified China II by Kris Provoost

About a little over a year ago, we have featured of the work of Kris Provoost on ABDZ. He is an architect based in Shanghai, China and he shared a unique series about the architecture of China entitled: Beautified China. Now he is back with the second part and it's just stunning. I love the fact that he is working as an architect but also share a passion to take photos about architecture. It's a beautiful asset and it's nice to see the work of our friends from MVRDV as well(upcoming feature). Make sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel packed with cool videos! The series continues with a focus on China’s ‘other’ cities. Iconic structures are spread across the country, Beautifed China II continues to capture the most striking looking buildings from a minimalist perspective. More Links Learn more about Kris Provoost Follow Kris on Instagram Make sure to subscribe on his YouTube Channel Architecture Photography

Photography: New York Book by Vivien Bertin

Photography: New York Book by Vivien Bertin

Let's kick off the week with a stunning photography project by Vivien Bertin, he is Art Director & Illustrator from Paris, France. For this project, we are all about the famous city of New York. It has been such a long time since my last visit, but thank you to Vivien for taking the time to document his journey all around and capture some amazing moments. Check it out and enjoy! More Links Learn more about Vivien Bertin Follow Vivien on Behance Project Gallery

Photography: Truly Unique Way to Capture Mundane Objects

Photography: Truly Unique Way to Capture Mundane Objects

The biggest challenge we all facing when it comes to create products and services is to try to make truly unique and worth checking out. It the idea of turning something mundane into a something very special. It's not easy and that is the reason there are so many creative types of work. From art direction, photography, graphic design and many others. For this post I'd love to feature the amazing photography work that Kimmo Syvari did for  Metsä Wood for the Can Kerto project. He turned simple planks of wood into something really stylish. For a moment I thought they were buildings or architecture photos. Anyways. Check out the examples below. Credits Client: Metsä Wood Senior VP, Business Development, Metsä Wood: Mikko Saavalainen   Agency: hasan&partners Account Manager: Reino Tikkanen Design Director: Joseph Bayne Art Director: Alfonso Arbós Sandalinas Graphic Designer: Mikko Oksanen Copywriter: Mick Scheinin Production Company: Koski Syväri Photographer: Kimmo Syväri 1st AC: Melvin Torrens For more information about Kimmo Syvari make sure to check out http://www.kimmosyvari.com/ Photography

Architectural Photography: Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland

Architectural Photography: Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland

I think we have never featured Iceland for its architecture, we are just so fascinated by the natural landscape. And I have to admit, it is quite surreal. But let's take a look at the work of Tania De Pascalis when she explored the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. Located in the heart of the city, this building features a colored glass facade inspired by the landscape of Iceland. You should definitely see it come to life at night time. For your information, Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in collab with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Through its unique design and color reflections, Harpa represents the heart of Iceland. More Links Learn more about Tania De Pascalis Architectural Photography

Photography: Dirt Track Racers for HUCK Magazine 

Photography: Dirt Track Racers for HUCK Magazine 

INK Studio shared a beautiful photography post titled The Dirt Track Racers. The Dirt Track Racers spend their weekends hurtling around tracks in various parts of the country. Sometimes winning, sometimes losing. Sometimes breaking down and breaking bones, but always with a smile. We had the pleasure of creatively retouching this atmospheric series by Benedict Redgrove for Huck Magazine which scooped an AOP award in 2017. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

The Fluid Self Photo Series by Ussi’n Yala exclusive on Adobe Stock

The Fluid Self Photo Series by Ussi’n Yala exclusive on Adobe Stock

The fine folks from Adobe Stock has shared an exclusive collection of gorgeous photos by Ussi’n Yala. He is a photographer originally from Gabon, Central Africa. What started as a simple hobby has now turned into a career. You just gotta appreciate his goal to challenge our perception of beauty and Adobe Stock is using their platform to bring more awareness and increase appreciation of African art and photography. A true stunning collection to share, check it out! In their words As a stock marketplace, it’s our duty and responsibility to provide the most relevant, contemporary, and high-quality images to the world’s creatives. Following British photographer Bex Day’s beautiful and authentic portrayals of the transgender community, we are proud to present Ussi’n Yala’s emotive portraits exploring gender and prejudice, exclusively for Adobe Stock. Ussi’n’s goal is to challenge the notion of beauty and break stereotypes with his images: “I hope to free people from the injustice and social barriers we face today. I want to produce a work that will have an impact on the way society works and the way we see the world.” In October of 2016, he exhibited the photo series “Pink Albino” at the African Art Fair in Paris. The portraits were created to address and shed the prejudices held against albinos in Africa. For his shoot on The Fluid Self, Ussi’n collaborated with two close friends, designers Clément Réthoré and Sandra Boutz. All three of them are based in France, but each faces a unique challenge of identity and acceptance due to their identity and sexuality: Ussi’n is black, Clément is gay, and Sandra is Jewish. “We each live in a constant state of discomfort in society and which is, in part, connected with who we are,” says Ussi’n, “and we wanted for this project to merge our peculiarities, while also telling the love story of two men.” More Links Learn more about Ussi’n Yala Check out the Adobe Blog Photography

Surreal Handpainted Silk Photography

Surreal Handpainted Silk Photography

Mikel Muruzabal shared a beautiful post on Behance The surreal photos were created for the new campaign of Alfredo Arranz handpainted silk. The title of the post, is Handpainted Silk photography and it's a great example of art direction. Everything about the compositions looks just right. The color palette, the perspective, the amount of content on focus you name it.  Mikel is a fashion, advertising and architecture image maker based in Pamplona and Barcelona, Spain. His focus is on full post-production and CGI for brands and agencies, and he also tries to leave some free time between assignments to develop parallel projects in architecture and landscape areas. Surreal Photography

Sheppard's Stunning Album Cover Design by Ars Thanea

Sheppard's Stunning Album Cover Design by Ars Thanea

Ars Thanea is an award-winning creative studio based in Warsaw, they have been working and producing some of the best works we have ever seen on ABDZ. The most amazing thing is even after all these years, they still surprise us with their creativity and perseverance to push the limits. Let's take a look at their album design for the indie pop band: Sheppard entitled: Watching The Sky. And as you can see they could have taken a simpler ride with CGI but decided to just hand-crafted. Props to everyone involved in the project. The indie pop band “Sheppard” from Australia, known for the hits such as “Geronimo” or “Let me down easy” approached us to create a cover for the newest album titled “Watching The Sky”. This time we decided to use true glass as the essential material. As the result, we blew several dozen little bubbles to create a real glass cloud sculpture. And once again, hand-crafted work turned out to be the greatest choice! Credits Client: Sheppard Creative Production Studio: Ars Thanea Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski Art Director: Maciej Mizer Production Lead: Marta Król Producer: Magdalena Błocian Photographer: Szymon Świętochowski Mockup Artist: Jagody Studio Concept Artist: Piotr Rosłan Digital Artists: Tomasz Chrabołowski, Maciej Mizer Making of: Maciej Mizer More Links Learn more about Ars Thanea Follow the work of Ars Thanea on Behance Art Direction, Photography & Digital Art Making Of Video

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Danchi Dreams Photographic Series by Cody Ellingham

Just to keep going from our Friday Feature, let's take a closer look at this photographic series by Cody Ellingham, a photographer and art direction based in Tokyo, Japan. He released this photographic series entitled: Danchi Dreams and you just gotta love the atmosphere! Tokyo is such a busy city but it gets pretty quiet at night and almost horror-like. I love how Cody used this tone for his series and away from the usual locations that we see all the time. Check it out and make sure to follow him on Instagram. DANCHI DREAMS will launch on May 12 at a former factory turned into a gallery in the Tokyo district of Koto. It is the work of Cody Ellingham, now a Tokyo-based photographer who found fame in 2017 with his DERIVE series of futuristic Tokyo cityscapes. More Links Learn more about Cody Ellingham Follow the work of Cody Ellingham on Instagram Photography A kind of spaceship. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 30, 2018 at 6:23am PDT DANCHI emerged across Japan in the 1960s to cope with rapidly growing urban populations. They were not just housing projects, but something to aspire to – a vision of a harmonious life and Japan’s new found prosperity.  Half a century later DANCHI are in decay. The concrete symbol of Japan’s economic miracle and post-war identity are slowly being forgotten and some are already gone. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #tokyocameraclub #東京カメラ部 #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:12am PDT I look up at these exhausted blocks of concrete and steel that were once the dream of a new Japan. I asked the question "What happens when modern architecture becomes old?" DANCHI DREAMS will be on display at Atelier Takiguchi on May 12 & 13 in Tokyo – details coming soon. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #myfeatureshoot #lensculture #magnumphotos #burnmagazine #onbooooooom #gupmagazine #rentalmagazine #streetdreamsmag #theheavycollective #ignantpicoftheday #rentalmag #minimalzine #imaginarymagnitude #nightphotography A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 8, 2018 at 4:42am PST The Decline of the Dream. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 2, 2018 at 6:12am PST Tonight at @ Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo I will be officially announcing my new photography project exploring the Dream, the Decline, and the Decay of DANCHI – Japanese Public Housing Apartments. . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 27, 2018 at 1:43pm PST ⚡️ I will be introducing my new photographic series DANCHI at Pecha Kucha Tokyo next Wednesday night in Roppongi. DANCHI public housing apartments range from 3 and 4 story blocks on the edges of cities, to massive complexes housing tens of thousands of people. The architecture of these new concrete communities replaced the wood and dirt of Old Japan and brought with them the promise of a bright future, but what do they mean today? . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag #nextjauntmag #fubiz A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 21, 2018 at 6:58am PST How does architecture change people? ⚡️ A glimpse at the new series「DANCHI 団地」from Cody Ellingham (CBJE) . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 3:09pm PST Dreams of DANCHI 団地 ~ A sneak peak at my new series exploring massive public housing projects in Japan, known as DANCHI. . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:56am PST Join me on a journey into the world of Japanese Public Housing, known as DANCHI,  but which many people call home. 「DANCHI 団地」 A New Series by Cody Ellingham (CBJE) A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:03pm PST The hour has struck 5pm, a short melody rings out over the loudspeaker with an eerie echo. The dream of DANCHI. < A sneak peak at the new photographic series from the creator of DERIVE, Cody Ellingham (CBJE) > . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Feb 16, 2018 at 7:11am PST Locked from the outside. 空室 . . . . . #DANCHI #CBJE #CodyEllingham #団地 #wtns #newtopographics #noicemag #subjectivelyobjective #phroommagazine #broadmag #lekkerzine #paperjournalmag #ifyouleave #verybusymag #thisaintartschool #rentalmag #somewheremagazine #collecmag A post shared by CODY ELLINGHAM (@cbje_tokyo) on Mar 6, 2018 at 4:36am PST

Photography Search for Geometrical Shapes and Symmetries in Vienna

Photography Search for Geometrical Shapes & Symmetries in Vienna

Hlinka Zsolt is an urban photographer  looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in each composition. The next station in the photography search for geometrical shapes and symmetries is Vienna: its architecture, like Budapest, carries both the lasting impression of the past, and also the promise of a bright future, and the unstoppable nature of progress. In my photographs, I have captured this dynamism, so the common topic was chosen to be the upward aspiration. They have been apostrophized to be tunnels, reaching towards the unknown. Though the objects may seem like stationary and silent, upon closer inspection we can see the memory of countless past events. Not only historical buildings are depicted, which are well versed in the actualities of old times, but their modern pairs are also showcased. These forms are developed by building on their predecessors, respecting or even breaking traditions, which means they cannot be separated from each other. Photography For more information make sure to check out: http://zsolthlinka.com/en/ https://www.instagram.com/zsolt_hlinka/

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

I have learned to appreciate a lot more architecture ever since I started taken myself more seriously with photography. You become just more aware of what's around you, especially when you travel or even plan your architectural escape. This is where I feel there is a beautiful connection with the work of Andrés Gallardo Albajar, a photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia. We are following his journey into the Harbin Grand Theatre located in the province of the People's Republic of China, more precisely in the North East part. You just gotta love how Andrés went all in with these lines. Let us enjoy this stunning design by Mad Architects. Credits Architecture by Mad Architects More Links Learn more about Andrés Gallardo Albajar Follow Andrés's work on Behance Also check out Andrés's Instagram Architecture Photography  

Architecture Photography: Financial Tombstones

Architecture Photography: Financial Tombstones

I am a fan of architecture and high-rises. If you follow me on Instagram you would probably know that by now. So it's inevitable that I would feature any photographer or post that shares the same passion of mine. That's the case of the post that Carsten Witte featuring a set of beautiful architecture photography of buildings titled Financial Tombstones. There are a lot of things to love about this set of photos. From the perspective to the color treatment, it sometimes feel almost unreal, like a computer generated image. It's a testament of the quality of the work of Carsten Witte, a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany with work featured in so many amazing publications like Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, EIN, Leica S-Magazine and many more. For more information make sure to check out http://carstenwitte.myportfolio.com/ Architecture photography All rights reserved to Carsten Witte. For more information check out: http://www.sodiumburn.com/interview/carsten-witte