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
Back in February, ABDZ was traveling to Stockholm, Sweden to cover the launch of the new Volvo V60. After all the eventful-fun jazz, it's always a must for me to find time to explore the city, especially when it's your first time ever traveling to Stockholm. What can I say about this city? Well, every place we went whatever it was a restaurant, coffee shop or a tourist attraction; Stockholm is very pretty and this city owns the term "Beautiful Design". You wouldn't understand this term until you start exploring and after a few blocks, you already in awe. So I have put together a Google Map and added the locations through a photo gallery via Instagram, I wasn't able to visit all the places (short trip!) from my Google Map or people who took way better shots than me. Hah! Please enjoy and make your own memories! Here's the Map Short Disclaimer: I have created this map for my own travel and also based on my own photo style of what are the things that I wanted to see and visit. Use this as a reference OR a foundation to create yours. Have fun in Stockholm! More Links Follow my pictures on Instagram Find the best hotels with Booking.com Travel Photography Guide Universitetet Station 🏃 #sweden #stockholm #subwayseries_sthlm #2018 A post shared by @ tonio_oooooo on Jan 1, 2018 at 5:02am PST Solna Centrum (Metro) Solna Centrum 🚇 . . . #hoangtrip #aroundandahoang #abdzinsweden #aoiro_metros #subwayseries_sthlm #thediscoverer #hypebeast #beautifuldestinations #weekly_feature #moodygrams #agameoftones #heatercentral #way2ill #createcommune #visualsoflife #artofvisuals #thecreatorclass #depthobsessed #ourmoodydays #visualambassadors #wonderful_places #main_vision #illgrammers #stayandwander #streetdreamsmag #justgoshoot A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Mar 16, 2018 at 10:08pm PDT Aula Medica Aula Medica (İsveç) #aulamedica #sweden #isveç #yapıfuarı #yapı #inşaat #inşa #mimar #mimarlik #mimarlık #inşaatmühendisi #bina #çizim #architecture #architech #arcitecht #civilengineering #mimari #mimariharikası #mimariharikalar A post shared by İnşaat Türkiye (@insaatr) on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:49am PST Odenplan Station (Metro) Soundwaves of Neon 🌊 . #abduzeedo #abdzinsweden #hoangtrip #aroundandahoang #aoiro_metros #subwayseries_sthlm #lumix @lumix @visitstockholm @instagram @stockholm @googlemaps @stairwalkers A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Mar 7, 2018 at 5:30am PST Stockholm Public Library While taking some pictures, the employee approached me and asked me if I knew the meaning of the white ceiling? He said: "This is heaven"... . #abduzeedo #abdzinsweden #hoangtrip #aroundandahoang #lumix #aoiro_libraries @lumix @visitstockholm @instagram @stockholm @googlemaps A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Mar 10, 2018 at 10:49am PST Stockholm Olympic Stadium 1912 Stockholm Olympic Stadium, looking more like a medieval jousting arena...brick towers and turrets, decorative wooden roof and columns. An enchantingly historic and characterful sporting venue, hosting cross country skiing when we visited! • #stockholm #sweden #scandinaviandesign #stockholmolympicstadium #stadion #stockholmstadion #torbengrut #archilovers #archidaily #olympicstadium #pattern A post shared by Oliver Marshall (@olivermarshall) on Feb 12, 2017 at 10:40am PST Brunkeberg Tunnel 🎧: Ginger - Feu Chatterton! // When in Stockholm 😬 Choses à faire à Stockholm . . . . . #fujilove #cettesemainesurinstagram #the_visionaries #ccunderfollowed #THECREATORCLASS #agameoftones #this_is_stockholm #instagood10k #stockholmcity #we_love_stockholm #fubiz #viewstockholm #myfujifilm #tinypeopleinbigplaces #visitstockholm #Archi_Features #fujifilmnordic #igscstockholm #tv_pointofview #LensDistortions #fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #theweekoninstagram #stockholm_insta #swedenimages #ongooglemaps #lookingup_architecture #lr_moments #sthlm #lesphotographes A post shared by Eric Haidara (@stratosferik) on Feb 20, 2018 at 12:13pm PST Rådhuset T-station (Metro) Rådhuset 🚇 . . . #hoangtrip #aroundandahoang #abdzinsweden #aoiro_metros #subwayseries_sthlm #thediscoverer #hypebeast #beautifuldestinations #weekly_feature #moodygrams #agameoftones #heatercentral #way2ill #createcommune #visualsoflife #artofvisuals #thecreatorclass #depthobsessed #ourmoodydays #visualambassadors #wonderful_places #main_vision #illgrammers #stayandwander #streetdreamsmag #justgoshoot A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:36pm PDT T-Centralen Station (Metro) T-Centralen 🚇 . . . #hoangtrip #aroundandahoang #abdzinsweden #aoiro_metros #subwayseries_sthlm #thediscoverer #hypebeast #beautifuldestinations #weekly_feature #moodygrams #agameoftones #heatercentral #way2ill #createcommune #visualsoflife #artofvisuals #thecreatorclass #depthobsessed #ourmoodydays #visualambassadors #wonderful_places #main_vision #illgrammers #stayandwander #streetdreamsmag #justgoshoot A post shared by Francois Hoang (@aoirostudio) on Mar 22, 2018 at 5:14pm PDT Södra Blasieholmshamnen #stadsgårdskajen #fotografiskamuseet #fotografiskamuseum #södermalm #stadsgårdsleden #saltsjön #sodermalm #cornelisparken A post shared by Luana Cuadro (@sputnik598) on Apr 3, 2018 at 9:10am PDT Nationalmuseum Winter view of National Museum, beautiful Stockholm. Photo Credit @dansarie A post shared by VIEWSTOCKHOLM ® (@viewstockholm) on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:30pm PST The Royal Palace A post shared by ZACH MARTIN (@z.mart) on Aug 9, 2015 at 7:06am PDT
We stopped dead in our scroll upon discovering Dutch based cinematographer and photographer Stijn Hoekstra's moving portrait photography of his three week holiday to Cuba. Cuba is having a moment of great allure and with that there's really never been a better moment to visit. These images capture such kindness it nearly inspired us to book a flight immediately upon perusing as they wholly convey the uplifting spirit showcased among his diverse subjects and the indefinable magnificence of this unique destination. Travel Portrait Photography " If Cuba were a book, it would be James Joyce's Ulysses: layered, hard to grasp, frequently misunderstood, but – above all – a classic." - Brendan Sainsbury, writer ABOUT STIJN HOEKSTRA Having studied cinematography and spending time as a camera assistant on both big budget and independent films after graduation, Hoekstra fell into photography after shooting behind-the-scenes images as gifts for the crew. This blossomed into a parallel career shooting commercial and corporate projects. But, in his spare time, street photography is a creative outlet that allows him to stretch himself as an artist. Be sure to check out other beautiful work by Hoekstra from his trip to Cuba here Cinematic Cuba or his site here or insta here.
Jakub Polomski is a Polish photographer specialized in landscape and travel photography. In this post you will follow his path for the past years and how he became a professional photographer. Hope this inspires you! For more from Jakub Polomski visit jakubpolomski.com/. My Own Path Short story of my life or rather about the role which photography plays in it. INTRODUCTION My name is Jakub Polomski. I am Polish photographer specializing in landscape and travel photography. Now I can say I am professional photographer, I make my living on landscape photography. However it took me some time to get to this point of my life. I hope this story will inspire you somehow. INSPIRATION My adventure with photography began in 2005. It was very difficult time for me. I finished school, and I didn’t know what to do in my life. I had no plans for the future. While reading issue of National Geographic magazine the simple idea came across my mind – why not to try taking pictures? I borrowed camera from a friend, never before I had my own. I began taking pictures around my hometown Cieszyn, and I really enjoyed it. I was reading about photography and learning myself. After some time I thought my images are really good, and I decided to publish them on Polish photo web platforms. I was the beginner, so according to this famous chart I believed 80% of my photos are good. Well, they were not, and I got a lot of negative comments. MOTIVATION Thanks to these critiques I made a huge progress. I wanted to prove myself that I can do it better and I spent really a lot of time on photographing, reading, and learning. I worked 8-10 hours per day as self-taught graphic designer at a production company. After work I studied photography for another 8 hours, and during weekends. In 2007 for the first time I sent my images to some Polish photo contest in which I was awarded with the 3rd prize. Since 2007, I have been awarded with several prizes and commendations in various national and international photography contests. However by far the most important for me is National Geographic Poland statuette gained for the first place in category ‘Polish Landscape’ in 2010. After receiving this award I decided to try making photography my profession. THE JOURNEY In the same year I was also awarded with one of 4 main prizes in contest featured by National Geographic Traveler. The award was for me like a dream. It was 7-days journey to Patagonia. The funny thing about it was that I hadn’t flown by airplane before, and this trip from Cieszyn (Poland) to El Calafate (Argentina) lasted 36 hours. I loved it. It was February, so Poland was covered by snow and I appeared in such an exotic and photogenic location. 2007 POLAND ∙ SLOVAKIA 2008 SLOVAKIA ∙ SWITZERLAND ∙ AUSTRIA 2009 AUSTRIA 2010 One more thing… BACKUP In this year by short circuit I lost all data on my computer. I didn’t have backup. After couple of days I recovered small part of pictures, but I thought they were useless. I even considered to resign, but finally I managed to continue my activity. Also this year I was awarded in National Geographic photo contest, and the winning photo was one of those recovered. 2011 ITALY ∙ AUSTRIA ∙ ARGENTINA ∙ CHILE 2012 SLOVAKIA ∙ FRANCE ∙ SWITZERLAND 2013 NORWAY ∙ SLOVAKIA ∙ CZECH REPUBLIC 2014 ARGENTINA ∙ CHILE ∙ FRANCE For more from Jakub Polomski visit jakubpolomski.com/.