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Colossal construction of an upcoming Culture Center in Changzhou, China

Kris Provoost has shared via his Behance, the colossal 'under construction' site of the upcoming Changzhou culture center located in the southern Jiangsu province, China. Picture a total floor area of 365,000 sq.m, which according to Archdaily is going to be six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Designed by Gerkan, Marg & Partners, an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany.

In pursuit of silhouettes, lights, shadows with Mustafa Hacalaki - Photography

I am delighted to share the photographs of a fellow Montrealer here on ABDZ, his name is Mustafa Hacalaki. We are following his pursuit of trailing silhouettes of strangers through light, shadows, and reflections. His photographs tells a story within an image and the result is pure street photography at its best. I just love how Mustafa presents a shot as if it was from a movie scene where the shadow is married to the final scene.

Discover Switzerland: Hand-picked from Unsplash

Bonjour la Suisse! To me, Switzerland is the country origin of the famous "triangular-shaped" chocolate brand Toblerone and the Swiss Alps. Fortunately, this country offers much more and how about a country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. That's amazing right?

To Celebrate 50 Years on the Moon, Hasselblad introduces the 907X Special Edition. It comes in matte black.

Hasselblad shared the news on commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. They publicly and proudly share this celebration on their role as the cameras chosen by NASA for space photography, it's a historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. In honour of this moment, Hasselblad launches the limited 907X Special Edition, which includes the 907X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black with commemorative “On the Moon Since 1969” anniversary text. Let's check it out.

Interview with Hasselblad Heroine: Anna Devís

We are excited to share our another interview in collaboration with the folks from Hasselblad. I had the opportunity to share a few questions with the Hasselblad Heroine named Anna Devís who is part of the duo of creatives with Daniel Rueda based in Valencia, Spain.

#HONGKONGGLOW: A photography project by Xavier Portela

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.

Hasselblad introducing its new X1D II, CFV II 50C, 907X Body and more

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: On the Set with Hasselblad X1D

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.

Capturing stunning salt production sites in Western Australia - Aerial Photography

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.

Unsplash hitting a huge milestone 🎉: 1 Million Photos

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.

Celebrating 60K on Instagram: Top Moments so far!

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!

Voluminous Illusion of Chongqing, China - Architecture Photography

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.

Osore Shanghai Sneak Peek and Unsplash - Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

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.

Osore Update for mobile, next series - Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

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!

Osore around the Globe - Lightroom CC presets inspired by Cyberpunk

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.

Surreal and Melancholic Photography by Gabriel Isak

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.

#ShotoniPhone: Apple selects its top 10 winners around the world

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!

Delightful Pet Portraitures that will brighten your day

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.

Lightroom Tutorial: How to Install Presets on your Smartphone (without a laptop)

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.

Osore Ichi-Kagetsu, Lightroom CC Presets inspired by Cyberpunk

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.

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