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Architecture Photography: Dramatis personae IV Series

Architecture Photography: Dramatis personae IV Series

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! Dramatis personae IV as the next part of the architecture series contains buildings from Aachen, Berlin, Cologne, Duisburg, Hamburg, Herne, Magdeburg, Milan, Orivesi. Paris and Strasbourg. „Dramatis personae” represents public faces that deliberately restrains the identity of the object in order to concentrate on its public performance. More Links Personal Site Instagram

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

About a week before I leave for Japan, I am really excited about it. We will be spending quite some time in Japan and ONE of the places we will try to visit is the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. Built in 2013, it's a wedding chapel located in the garden of a resort hotel Bella Vista Sakaigahama. The chapel gives an insane panoramic view of the Inland Sea of Japan and the spiral staircase is so intriguing. Even though the lobby will look flat, the staircase definitely gives an impressive vertical direction. Let's hope they will give me access to some wandering and shots! A wedding chapel is originally a building type that consists of passage. The aisle a bride walks down with her father becomes the departing passage for the bride and groom, and along the way is filled with profound memory and emotion. Fortunately, in this chapel, the ceremony also takes form as the bride and groom climb separate stairways to meet at the top, ask for heaven’s forgiveness to join as one, and declare their marriage. More Links Studio Site

Architecture Photography of the Fluid Heydar Aliyev Center

Architecture Photography of the Fluid Heydar Aliyev Center

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. The Center houses a conference hall (auditorium), a gallery hall and a museum. The project is intended to play an integral role in the intellectual life of the city. Located close to the city center, the site plays a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Baku. The Heydar Aliyev Center represents a fluid form which emerges by the folding of the landscape's natural topography and by the wrapping of individual functions of the Center. All functions of the Center, together with entrances, are represented by folds in a single continuous surface. This fluid form gives an opportunity to connect the various cultural spaces whilst at the same time, providing each element of the Center with its own identity and privacy. As it folds inside, the skin erodes away to become an element of the interior landscape of the Center. Architecture photography All the pictures were taken by Abdelmalek Bensetti with a Canon 100D - 10-18mm, 18-55mm & 70-300mm. 

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

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. Let's find a date (see available time below) and set up a checkpoint/time. You can get in touch with me via Twitter and Instagram. Let's find a date! Week from October 1 - October 5 Week from October 15 - October 29 More Links My Instagram ABDZ Instagram Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo - 2015 Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo - 2015 Some metro station in Tokyo - 2015

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

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?! Series photographed between 2013 - 2018. © Peter Stewart More Links Personal Site Behance Project Gallery

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

Tokyo Nights II: Pursuing Rain & Neons

I always have been admiring the work of Liam Wong, his choice of colours are quite unique and inspiring. He is also responsible for a shift in what photographers would strive to shoot when visiting Tokyo, Japan especially on how they will edit the photos. As a kid of the 80s, I have been growing up with movie references like Blade Runner, Black Rain and the recent Blade Runner 2049. Tokyo Nights series are such a beautiful reflection of a cult era that we dearly love and still cherish nowadays. First of all, appreciating the references from movie scenes and turning them into a piece of art. You will notice that each piece somehow tells a story from its perspective filled with neons accompany with rain. It's just surreal and that is Liam Wong. More Links Personal Site Instagram Previously on ABDZ Make sure to follow Liam Wong on Instagram I like to capture moments after midnight and turn them into the surreal. Through my photog-raphy I channel my love for video games, film, science fiction and cyberpunk. Photo Gallery

First Sample Images of DJI Mavic 2 Pro

First Sample Images of DJI Mavic 2 Pro

This has been the announcement of the day in the world of tech and drones! DJI announced the newest of their pretty substantial lineup of drones with the upcoming Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. Let's give a closer look at the Mavic 2 Pro because it's coming with a 1" CMOS Sensor from Hasselblad. What does it mean? It means that you are flying a drone with a camera that is equivalent of the Sony RX100. It's pretty innovative (and insane!), just imagine the dynamic range on the picture quality. With today's announcement, Hasselblad released a set of picture sample, let's check it out. *Scoop, it's quite stunning, just click on this hi-res image. More Links Buy DJI Mavic 2 More on Hasselblad Look at that camera by Hasselblad Picture Gallery

Digital Photography Series: Candy Rotterdam

Digital Photography Series: Candy Rotterdam

I visited the beautiful city of Rotterdam only once so far. It was quite a short visit but you can easily fell in love with its architecture. From what I have seen, it's quite amazing what Simone Hutsch has done with her photo series entitled: Candy Rotterdam. As you can imagine with the title, you will expect eye-candy and vibrant colors? Well, yes of course! Also adding with her beautiful perspective of this city with a very intricate design of buildings. I leave you be the judge, enjoy! More Links Personal Site Behance

Welcome to Moscow Photography Series

Welcome to Moscow Photography Series

Moscow has been in my bucket list of places to visit at least once in your lifetime. I am sure that I would be totally stunned by its architecture and culture. Vadim Sherbakov surely helps a lot by giving us a beautiful photographic glimpse. Vadim is working as an interactive art director and his photography series shows his great skill set. He also included two time-lapse videos where you can get a sense of his workflow and of course to learn something for your own pictures. More Links Personal Site Behance Time-lapse Videos (BTS)

Analog Nights Series Photography in Sweden

Analog Nights Series Photography in Sweden

Simon Åslund is a photographer from Stockholm, Sweden and he's been constantly posting incredible images on his social media outlets. The photography we want to feature in his post is from a series title NIGHT and as the name suggests, it's all photos in the night. They are not just average photos, they feature the effect of the combo of light and fog to create simply stunning images. As a fan of light effects and neon, these photos are truly inspiring for me, and I hope they will inspire you as well. This is an on-going series about the night. Photographs taken in Dalarna and Stockholm, Sweden (2017-2018). For more information about Simon make sure to check out his Instagram profile and website. Photography

Exploring Hong Kong through Neon H-ART Series

Exploring Hong Kong through Neon H-ART Series

19 Tones is a visual artist, content creator and photographer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. He has created an incredible series entitled: H-ART series, what I love about it? Well even though it's mentioning Neon, he is more focusing on the contrast instead of saturating the hues for a change (what we have been seeing a lot lately!). Well, it worked pretty well, I feel like it's photography at its purest. Check it out! More Links Personal site Behance

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New Studio Spotlight: FOOL

Started by artist and designer Chas Barton, the manhattan-based photography studio FOOL is quickly becoming one to look out for. Their unique take on lifestyle and fashion photography is blended beautifully with a wanderlust-worthy portfolio of beautiful backdrops and effective compositions that leave you wanting more.  What I love about Fool’s style is how classically cinematic it is — and how it captures the spirit and feeling of each moment without being too content-forward. Their stories are told through tiny glimpses into wider experiences, their meanings open to interpretation. With such a nostalgic approach to photography, their work is inspiring enough to keep you reminiscing on where you’ve been or what you’ve done, perhaps when you were younger and a little more foolish. Truth be told, I found myself flicking through their website, seething with jealousy that I was sitting in a box in Mountain View, and not on some sun drenched rope swing in Hawaii. But the thing that keeps me coming back is that every photo seems to feel like part of a greater narrative — like these moments are somehow all intertwined in a way, and I'm following along on a story of someone's life. I reached out to Chas about what Fool is to him, and where he's trying to take the studio. In his own words:   "Fool is a world of beauty attempting to inspire people to live intentionally. Today, we’re focused on photography. But in time we hope to be collaborating with the ‘fools’ of tomorrow, capturing the essence of their ‘foolish’ ideas. This could be photos, writings, social experiments, designs, and eventually products. It’s never been about making money, It’s about playing with the most important ideas in my life and sharing them with anyone who will take a look.“ Check out FOOL on Instagram, or visit their website at www.fool-official.com.  

Photography Magic Windmills by Albert Dros

Photography of Magic Windmills by Albert Dros

Albert Dros shared an incredible photography post on his Behance profile. It is titled Magic Windmills. Everything about the images are beautiful, the light, the fog the colors, nothing can be said negatively about them. So please scroll down and check them out. Photography Magic Windmills by Albert Dros A few weeks ago I shot all of these photos during this magical morning; a morning I will never forget. On this particular morning thick fog covered the area of the famous windmill village Zaanse Schans (try to pronounce that :) ) in the Netherlands. I was lucky to be there around 5 AM in the morning and take these photos. It was like I was walking in a fairytale. Zaanse Schans is a popular tourist destination. During the day it's packed with thousands of tourists and it's unpleasant to walk. However, when the tourist shops and restaurants close, the buses leave and the area gets completely empty. Photographing late light or every early morning shows the true beauty of this place. Photography Thick fog covering the ground with the windmills sticking out. An unreal sight. The sun causing beautiful light rays piercing through the fog. There are people living in this popular tourist destination. Their houses look straight from a fairytale. Just before sunrise the clouds turn purple. A thick fog blanket makes it look like the windmills are floating. Lots of different wild flowers with a cheese farm in the background. Is this real life? This is the house connected to the famous cheese farm at the Zaanse Schans. People actually live here. Beautiful old trees combined with the windmills and a foggy atmosphere make for a magical moment. The famous cheese farm rising from the fog in the early morning with the sun giving that golden glow. Windmills rising from the fog when the sun was still below the horizon giving that beautiful pink glow. Those early mornings are completely empty. During the day this little street is packed with tourists. With the sun up and the fog slowly fading away the magical landscape of the Zaanse Schans gets revealed. For more information about Albert Dros please check out his website at http://www.albertdros.com/

Glowing Organic Objects Series by Local Preacher

Glowing Organic Objects Series by Local Preacher

Always enjoy seeing the latest work from Local Preacher, we have featured his work before and it's still very pleasant every time. For those who doesn't know Local Preacher, well he is an artist and photographer based in Sochi, Russian Federation. You should just love the vibe and the vibrant colours from his Organic Objects Series with pure glow. Check out that red tone, beautiful! Plants for SIMS More Links Learn more about Local Preacher Check out more of his work on Instagram Previous feature on ABDZ

Car Photography: Photographing the new Volvo S60

Car Photography: Photographing the new Volvo S60

Our friends from Volvo had recently revealed their latest Sport Sedan Volvo S60. A dynamic elegance and as I quote: "Effortless performance meets intuitive technology, while a sophisticated chassis balances comfort and control." Along these lines, we are taking a look at the commercial photography work of Agnieszka Doroszewicz for Volvo. The end results are different from we would usually see when compared to other car brands. The reason? Knowing and visited once (Sweden), the approach was all about how can the new Volvo S60 would fit into someone's lifestyle. The sense of design goes to a whole another level. Credits Project Manager: Karin Hedberg c/o Stendahls Creative Director: Oscar Plasidius c/o Stendahls CGI Car: MFX Post Production: Senjorstudio Photography & Supervision: Agnieszka Doroszewicz c/o Severin Wendeler Styling: Sabina Sung Production: Rabagast.TV More Links Learn more about on Agnieszka Doroszewicz Follow Agnieszka's work on Behance

Mobile Black & White Photography: Shot on Huawei P20 Pro

Mobile Black & White Photography: Shot on Huawei P20 Pro

The Huawei P20 Pro has been released for a little while now, it has been saying to be the best camera on the market right now, even compared to the notorious Pixel 2. I stumbled across the work of wu Billy and he ran an experiment with the phone especially the camera. Adding to this unique challenge, he went with a series of photographs following a certain style for which for this case is Black & White. The results are beautiful, especially with the contrast. It's crazy how far technology has come during the last few years. More Links Learn more about on wu Billy

Drone Photography: Aerial Facades

Drone Photography: Aerial Facades

I don't know if you are familiar to the Instagram hashtag: #StraightFacades, it's a cool hashtag where users would take pictures of facades of buildings. Mostly all about architecture or even cityscape. But Camilo Monzón Navas took a different and unique direction as he called it: #AerialFacades. Shot mostly on a drone (Mavic Pro), you get to discover another angle and showcase really interesting results. Check it out! More Links Learn more about on Camilo Monzón Navas Follow Camilo on Instagram