Our good pal Xavier Portela has shared with us his photography project titled: #HONGKONGGLOW. During a recent trip back to Hong Kong, China, he just couldn't resist continuing adding more goodness to its GLOW series. Look at these amazing street photography filled with neons at every block corners, I love how Xavier captures the rhythm of the streets with a combination of long exposure shots. Let's not talk about the colors, the accent to the red to almost pink surely does create a unique and stylish tone.
Today is a big day for the wondrous folks from Hasselblad, the Swedish manufacturer has announced new cameras like a more affordable, faster X1D II, the prestigious legacy camera CFV II 50C where you will be able to mix and match your own system. It's a beautiful combination of history and modern technology that Hasselblad was able to accomplish.
Chernobyl is a mini-series currently streaming on HBO and it's quite sensational. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history.
Our good friend Tom Hegen has shared his series: The Salt Series II. A second instalment after a very successful first set that has been widely featured in more than 80 magazines and viewed by around 70 million people worldwide. Tom is an award-winning photographer from Munich, Germany and we tremendous love his work on ABDZ. He always has been making the most awed and inspiring work and it's truly deserving to be featured.
The rad folks from Unsplash is celebrating a huge milestone: 1 Million photos shared on their platform. That's really cool! They are part of what we dearly cherish, a supportive and creative community. They might have been part of a change regarding Stock Photography and it's a game changer however you look at it. I personally think is a step in the right direction and seeing so many brands taking part as well. That's cheerful. We are grateful to have supported this amazing team throughout the years and still will do.
We have recently hit a milestone on ABDZ, celebrating 60K followers on Instagram, thank you so much for your support! The account originally started as a personal account where Fabio would share experiments in goals to improve his photography skills. Years later, we decided to shift the account into what we are today, mostly for you guys. Using the account as a feeder to share your spectacular works. Here we are today, we are sharing some of the top moments so far and celebrating!
We are excited to share a photography series by our pal Kris Provoost entitled: Chongquing Impressions. Working as an architecture photographer, we follow his 3 days journey into the city of Chongqing, China. With more than 30 million people sharing its streets, the city tends to feel dense at times. This feeling becomes most apparent when viewed from a distance especially through Kris's pictures. The voluminous illusion of the city's density is bringing me into my consciousness and it must have been quite an enjoyable experience to explore.
François here from ABDZ, I wanted to share an update on my Osore Lightroom Presets. As you may have heard or seen, I was in Shanghai a little while ago for the Auto Show. I wrote a couple of really cool articles including a recap, you can check it out here. Being yonder and you guys know about my addictive obsession with neons.
I wanted to share an update on my Osore Lightroom Presets, I finally got the time to work on a request I have been receiving a lot. Here it is: "How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)", it's a request I get at least once a week. I actually already wrote an article about a few things you can do, check it out!
I have launched the Osore Lightroom Presets for about 4 months ago, what started as an experiment became something much more. I love seeing people sharing their shots via #osore and #osore_series. The presets have been created to encourage you guys to explore your world and make your own perspective of Cyberpunk. We all have anyhow our own perspective of the off-world and I am giving you a foundation with Osore.
Gabriel Isak’s art entails surreal and melancholic scenes where he invites the viewer to interact with the inner world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. He uses photography as a medium to draw and paint surreal images, minimal and graphics in its aesthetic, rich in symbolism and emotion, focusing on themes inspired by human psychology, dreams, and romanticism, as well as his own experiences, especially the years he went through depression.
It's finally here, a couple weeks ago Apple has been running its contest for the best Shot on iPhone Challenge and the winners are here. The selected winners will be featured on billboards in selected cities, Apple retail stores and online. It's nice to see the winners are coming from a range of iPhone models, from iPhone XS Max to iPhone 7. We took the liberty of sharing them all on ABDZ including their respective Instagram handles, check them out!
Elke Vogelsang also know as Wieselblitz is a photographer from Germany. She discovered her passion for photography when living a downside in her life, she quickly turned it around into a passionate and became an editorial and commercial photographer. She specialized in pet portraiture, how cool is that? As you can see below, it's hard not to go "awww" just by looking at this stunning collection.
Ever since we have launched our presets including Osore Series and Urbano Series, we have been overwhelmed by your response so far. As always, thank you for your support! Among all the messages we have received, one question gets requested by many of you: "How can I install my presets directly from my smartphone and/or my tablet? Also, I do not own a laptop". Well, today we will show you how.
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?