Urbano is a new Lightroom preset created from the desire to bring to life some of the photos that look dull or poorly lit. Living in big cities we are surrounded by concrete and oftentimes a monotonous blend of colors be it concrete, asphalt, metal, and glass. On top of that, at least in my case, I tend to always be at the right place at the wrong time. That means the lighting is never ideal for the look I am trying to capture.
It's a little over a month since my release of the Osore Lightroom Presets and decided to upload the shots I posted on Instagram on my Behance Profile as well. Introducing Osore 一か月 (Ichi-Kagetsu) which simply means "one month". It has been a nice ride so far because I never expected to get such a great response.
My first article of the year, I am pretty excited about this one. Ever since launching the Osore Lightroom Presets. I have yet but learned a lot about the real side of product design. Even though having experience in building many products and brand experiences, there are many components of building YOUR OWN product that you are actually learning as you go or you have never experienced before. For me, it has been building my target audience and it's still progressing. But I am loving it though!
This week, our friends from Unsplash announced the finalists of their month-long celebration . We have published the finalists on ABDZ. For this week's Unsplash Picks, we decided to hand-picked the Shortlisted. Let me tell you that I wouldn't imagine how hard it was to pick the finalists. There was so many great submissions, here are our selections from this incredible set. Hope you will like it!
Apple! Products that we love and sometimes love to hate. Personally, I am a huge Apple fanboy, I have used their products for such a long time. I always admired their care for design and how we can become easily obsessed by them. Following this argumentation, our friends from Unsplash launched today their new logo. We are happy for them and it's crazy how their product/platform just keep growing and expanding.
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who supported my Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets. It has been quite overwhelming to be honest, for what started as a simple idea. Well, I am not done yet! Introducing today Osore Runner1982. For those who might have understood the reference already, it's a preset inspired by a 1982 neo-noir science fiction film. Any guesses?
Before I start anything I just want to get things straight, I am not a professional photographer, although I studied photography and have developed quite a few photographs in a darkroom. By all means, I would describe myself as an enthusiast and through that lens, I want to share my thoughts about my time with the incredible Hasselblad X1D.
Today is a little special for me, I wanted to share my latest side-project/product with you guys on ABDZ. Introducing Osore: Sararīman Adobe Lightroom Presets, launching with four presets fully customizable for Desktop and Mobile. A little backstory? During our escapade in Japan, I became really fascinated with "The Salaryman". In definition, it's an employee (mostly male) wearing a white collar shirt who would earn his "salary" based on individual abilities rather than on seniority.
I would like to share the work from Axel Corjon, a creative director by day and a wanderer by night. You must recognize some of his design projects like jetlag.photos or fontface.ninja/. We are featuring his Alone in the Night Photography Series where it's a series of photos taken at night. I do agree with Axel that there is indeed something special about exploring places at night.
Kris Provoost is an architect and a photographer based in Shanghai, China. We have featured his work before on ABDZ and I would like to feature his series of photographs of the Learning Hub located in Singapore. Currently visiting Singapore myself but I won't have time to make a trip to "the Hive" for that amazing look-up. I would like to pass on the mic to my buddy Kris who did an amazing job, so check it out!
Francois, our chief editor, has been on a journey to Asia with his family. He's been wandering around Japan and Singapore for a more than a month living the culture and trying to capture everything with his Pixel 2 camera. I love seeing Francois photos and how much he cares about the craft of photography. This post is an example and it was originally shared on his Behance profile.
Elsa Bleda is a photographer and visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has been taking photographs of Istanbul, Johannesburg and more; she has a distinct style that would immediately make you remind of Blade Runner. When you think of this movie, you would think about scenes from cities from Tokyo, Hong Kong and etc. But it's much more than that when you think of it, the same inspiration can also be taken from any cities around the world.
Epaillard + Machado is a photographer currently based in Paris, France. I have said many times on ABDZ but to me; black & white photography is a style that is hard to accomplish. I mean you can easily snap a filter but to actually conceptualize beforehand is an art. I just love some of his pieces especially on the contrast or the play with the light. I would totally advise you guys to give him some love on his Instagram. He has beautiful work and needs more love from all of us.
Tom Hegen is a photographer and designer from Munich, Germany. He shared that stunning photography series: The Rivers Veins which are during the time when the glaciers would melt in Iceland. As I quote from Tom: "ice blue water veins their way across the black volcanic sand, creating most peculiar patterns in the landscape." It's hard to tell if it's actually a picture or pure CGI, I trust on Tom's expertise to share with us the amazing wonders of the Earth. What do you think?
Hugo Santarem is a photographer from Brazil and in 2016 he took a global ancestry DNA test to know his origins. From the result of this test, he decided to travel to the interior of the countries his ancestors came from. So far he has been to Kenia and Ethiopia. Before going to different countries he traveled to the interior of Brazil, spent some time in a quilombola community called Lagoa da Pedra in Tocantins state; went to the south to know the Gauchos and to the northwest to see the life of the cowboys in Piauí state.
Sebastian Weiss is a photographer and a columnist at the AD Architectural Digest Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany. His work has been featured in many architectural publications and now on ABDZ. I love the perspective shared withing Sebastian's photographs, it's a strong emphasis on the appearances of buildings. It's not an easy task to combine first of all the scene with the light and contrast. He has done such a beautiful job, it's quite inspiring!
Abdelmalek Bensetti shared a beautiful architecture photography post on his Behance profile. The photos are of the Heydar Aliyev Center, a 57,500 m² building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.
Hi everyone, this is François here from ABDZ. I will be traveling to Tokyo this upcoming October and would love to host an ABDZ Photowalk. Would you be interested? We can explore the different neighborhoods of Tokyo where we can explore the Tokyo Skytree, Sensō-ji, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and more. Whatever it is raining or not, it will be a great opportunity to meet some of you living in Japan or visiting just like me.
Peter Stewart is a travel photographer based in Hong Kong. We are featuring his first project ever released on Behance. Entitled Stacked - Urban Architecture of Hong Kong, it's a collection of pictures and memoirs taken by Peter ever since 2013 and up until now. You will witness dense urban environments, and architecture of Hong Kong's high rise public housing. In this series, you will probably enjoy of his artistic vision because tit's all about the little details. perhaps pay some attention to the symmetry?!