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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

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

We have featured the work of Oleg Tolstoy before on ABDZ with the "The Tourist Trap" Series. Now he is back with a photography series entitled: Who's Driving Tokyo from one of my favourite places on Earth. This series has been featured on many outlets and now here on Abduzeedo. I love the sight of a unique and silent world of the Japanese taxi drivers, it's an interesting glimpse at their daily life. I soon discovered that this aloofness is not just personal, but professional: drivers rated ‘ y ūryō untensha ’ - excellent driver - have their own stands at major stations and special markings on their cabs. As people, we naturally crave connection, but even in this tiny enclosed space, the line between driver and passenger persists. I was intrigued by these professionals who spend most of their days in silence, despite often being sat less than a metre from another human being More Links Learn more about Oleg Tolstoy

SimCity-Inspired Architectural Photography

SimCity-Inspired Architecture Photography

Do you guys remember the game SimCity? It was an open-ended city-building game series from back from the 1990s-2000s. It was quite popular back in the days! In relation of this game series, I really love this architectural photography series by Björn Witt of Dubai, UAE. Björn is originally from Hamburg, Germany and you just gotta appreciate his photographic vision of Dubai with the light and those endless repetitive building patterns. It's stunning! More Links Learn more about Björn Witt Follow Björn's work on Behance

Abstract Architecture Photography of Macba Barcelona

Abstract Architecture Photography of Macba Barcelona

I am a fan of photography and would go even further and consider myself an enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is architecture, but with the goal of finding abstract forms through the rigid structures of buildings and constructions. The fascinating part of this subject has to be the way light interacts with the material to create truly unique effects. David Cordero is what I would consider a master based on the project he posted on his Behance profile. The set of photos is titled "Inside the Macba Barcelona" and it illustrates everything I said and much more.  For more information about David and to check out his full portfolio make sure to visit http://dcorderophoto.com/ Photography

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