Cut Out Paper Compositions by Adrian & Gidi

​​​​​​We have featured the work of Adrian & Gidi here on the blog, but every time Adrian Woods & Gidi van Maarseveen, a young photography duo based in Amsterdam have a new project we know that we must post it here, like Cut Out, their most recent project.  We loved exploring new techniques to bring this project to life. We hand cut and painted paper to create these compositions.  We love the added tactile look the brush strokes combined with the paper textures gives theses visuals.

Architexture Geometric Patterns Photography

I spend a lot of time just browsing through sites like Pinterest, Savee, Behance and others. I love seeing what people have been doing or exploring. I always find some incredible work which end up here on the blog. Work like what Tom Leighton shared on his Behance profile, more specifically, a project titled Architexture, a photography series devoted to the geometric patterns and textures found in contemporary architecture. 

Mynstur a Collection of Icelandic Patterns

Guillaume Flandre is a London-based photographer with a passion for beautiful images. He shared a stunning photo collection titled Mynstur. In this collection Guillaume captures the Icelandic patterns from aerial photography to landscape. Iceland is one of the places I want to go once we can travel again, for now, these photos will take me there, even if just for a little bit.

Rewind - Giving a Twist to Daily Objects

Rewind is a personal project by David Fernández Atanes & Josep Prat Sorolla with the aim of experimenting and giving a twist to daily objects. The first collection was created during the first 2020 lockdown in Barcelona. It was an excuse to escape from the hard reality, a creative exercise to have fun. This project is a time-travelling invitation, in all ways. A total of 6 different acrylic glass clocks with vibrant colors and a deliberate 80s reminiscence.

Unsplash introduces 'Visual Search', a new way to find images

It's cool to see products sharing enhancements through user experience and technical implementations that actually improve usage on the daily basis. It might pretty much product talk right now but this is why I always admire what the fine folks from Unsplash are building. Today we are taking a look at 'Visual Search' which is a new way on Unsplash to find more images. In a few words, you start by either drag & drop or paste the image URL in order to find images easier either for topics, find the original image on Unsplash, or to find a similar image.

Overview Celebrates Mother Earth in all her aerial glory

Writing in with some inspiring shots from one of my new favorite projects celebrating our one and only Mother Earth from a bird’s eye. I was first introduced to the @dailyoverview by my sister when she shared a recent shot from the project’s Instagram showcasing a freighter full of containerized cargo awaiting its turn at Port. We come from a line of intermodal transport nerds as my late father spent summers working as a deckhand on an oil tanker in the South Pacific and always shared his love for being out at sea.

The Unsplash Awards 2020 Finalists are here!

Back in October, we have shared the exciting news of the fourth edition of the Unsplash Awards on abdz. For those who didn't know, I was selected as one of the judges and I had the mission to select the final selection for the 'Architecture' category. It was such an honor and it wasn't an easy task at all. I wouldn't have imagined that it would have taken me days of reflection and I went back-and-forth many times.

AIRPORTS - an Aerial Photo Book

We would like to share another photo book titled 'Airports' by the mighty Tom Hegen who is an aerial photographer based in Munich, Germany. We have featured his work many times on abdz, I think why his work is quite unique for two things. One, I do enjoy the fact that Tom actually takes 'aerial photography' from an actual helicopter ride, not just a 'drone shot'. It makes it even more challenging somehow. Two, the subjects that drive Tom's motivation are different from what we usually see on our social feeds.

A Photography Book: Shot on my Phone

My good pal Johan Corminboeuf has shared his photographic project on Kickstarter. A photography book titled: 'Shot on my Phone'. It's a 4-year photography project displaying his photographic journey and his adventures around the World. Now he needs your support to help put this 350+ pages & 6x9in book to realization. This book will include more than 300 pictures, hardcover, sewn binding, and printed in Italy.

New York Cyberpunk Mood Photography

Thibault Bunoust is an incredibly talented photographer based in Paris, France. He shared this set of photos titled New York that it’s simply stunning. The first time I saw I thought it was 3D. The lights, reflections, composition plus the cyberpunk style with night photography, neons and wet floors with volumetric lights. It’s the perfect combination. 

Padaung Women - Photography by Hugo Santarem

Hugo Santarem is a super talented brazilian photographer with an incredible portfolio. We’ve featured him here on the blog in the past and we will keep featuring his work because it’s simply beautiful. For this post I’d love to share some photos from his collection called Myanmar - Padaung Women. Hugo added more information behind the work as well.

Ethical & Socially Responsible Lifestyle Photography by Hugo Santarem

Hugo Santarem Rodrigues is a commercial and fine art photographer, working on projects that help to promote an ethical and socially responsible lifestyle, respect and good values, through creativity and aesthetics. His personal projects got recognition in photography festivals and awards in Brazil, NY, London, UAE, and they were shared online on platforms such as FUBIZ, My Modern MET, Behance, AL Jazeera, G1, Fotografe Melhor, etc

Iconic Fashion Forms into Floral Patterns

Raku Inoue is easily the most creative person that I have ever had the chance to meet and hung out on various occasions. Currently based in Montreal, QC (Canada), Raku Inoue is a Japanese artist with numerous creative abilities. He released a series titled: Natura Patterns, a series of floral patterns handcrafted, inspired by some of the most iconic fashion forms in the world. Fueled by creativity, passion, and inspiration; it's easy to lose yourself through the making of his creations.

Collective Photography in Solitary Times

‘Collectives’ is a compelling visual essay that offers an intriguing point of view on the recent drastic events we have all been exposed to. It invites the audience to immerse themselves into a series of complex and intricate compositions to reimagine the relationships between us and the space we live in, and how these have been challenged in the context of the pandemic.  Collectives: design by Kenzo Mayama Kramarz and photography by Cássio Vasconcellos, edited by Quarantine Books

Neo-noir & Cyberpunk Photography

Dale Anne Scogings is a photographer and creative director based in South Africa. We are sharing her photography inspired by the off-world of Cyberpunk and neo-noir culture that we dearly love on abdz. Dale does an excellent job to capture moments from the streets of Japan, a country where she spent a couple of years living and also through her traveling across Asia.

Sunset in the Bay Area - Photography

I have been following the lockdown rules with my family very respectfully. I know it’s difficult to, who could imagine that we would be doing this since March? I guess this is one of those known unknowns that happen in life. Nonetheless, we still find ways to get out of the house. What makes it easier for me is also the fact that there are beautiful places to go, just 15 minutes from my house. And that’s what we did last Saturday. 

Switzerland Photography & Wallpapers

Somewhere in the middle of Western, Central and Southern Europe; there is the country of Switzerland. Every year on August 1st, it's the celebration of the Swiss National Day. I decided to share 10 wallpapers of Switzerland in celebration of this day and also somehow share a photo journal of this stunning country that I have been calling 'home' for almost a year. You can download them via my Unsplash profile.

Introducing Escuro Lightroom CC Preset

Escuro in Portuguese means dark, blackish or closer to black than white., Escuro is also the name of the new set of Lightroom CC presets created with the intent of turning photos of ocean water in its various states into a minimalistic image. Photography has always been a hobby and a passion for me. I am more of an enthusiast, so the thrilling of learning is present at every click of the shutter.

Black Archivist - A project by Paul Octavious

Black Archivist is a new project by the talented creator Paul Octavious and aims to spotlight the power of the Black narrative by providing tools to tell stories of their community. I’ve had the personal honor of meeting Paul and he’s as beautiful a human as the work he creates. Paul began exploring the world of photography in 2005 and it changed his life trajectory.

Say Cheese: Photography for beginners

Say Cheese is an amazing project by Arthur de Almeida, a brazilian designer based in São Paulo. It's a long-read website that focus on teaching basic photography concepts for people who wants to start in this area. Photography has always been a passion for Arthur. It all started in his early days of learning about photography,  he recalls that the photography triad (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) was one of the few things that he could understand, but even so some important details were always confusing.

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