Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye
I pay little attention to portraits cause it's too "artificial" that everything is set up to the perfect. However, Jane Bown's works were not only perfect in terms of techniques, but also triggers viewers' curiosity about the person(s) in the picture. Particularly the person's eyes and their facial expression. What were s/he thinking at that moment? An interaction btw the viewers and the photos.
National Geographic announced the winners of their annual photography contest for which a panel of experts went through more than 9,200 entries submitted by professionals and amateurs from over 150 countries. Here are the winners and honourable mentions of the 2014 edition.
Diederich bornt in Haiti and his family was expelled to Mexico and he grew up there. Now in the US and always considers himself in exile, which I think deeply influences his works. Only a handful photos show in the article, but all of these photos shows stories. Some not only 1 but 2, like the child in the train. It`s the boy caught my attention first, but then immediately, what happened outside the window told another story. Shows Diederich`s sensitive of the world, not just a good eye.
"my students copy selfie memes they see on the Internet – planking, owling, hotdog leg, etc. Often these memes are only understood formally. Their origins are lost. We like to feel part of something, and we don’t like standing out as different; we mirror the images without knowing why. "
Nigel's projects will lead us to rethink the creative side of taking photos. Not as a photo but use diff ways / medias and turn it to be an art form.
Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. Will I ever recoup my ...
Very useful resources. We can see how different street photographers handle street photos.
IHe captured American life in all its strange and wonderful glory from the 1950s to his untimely death in the 1980s. As the first retrospective in 25 years of Garry Winogrand’s work opens, here are his most legendary images
Here, we will see Garry Winogrand's famous street photos.
Sebastian Łuczywo is a brilliant Polish photographer who loves capturing the dearest moments in the lives of his beautiful family in their rural village in Poland. The photographs are mostly black and white, which gives them even more depth and lets the viewer focus on their emotion.
Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. If you’re not yet convinced that Iceland must be your next destination, here are 37 photographs with astonishing Icelandic scenes to prove that it should be!
From riot police and tear gas to umbrellas and democracy dogs, the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have produced some incredibly iconic images. As the protests enter their fifth day, we choose 25 of our favourites. ...
This young generation of HK will never forget the Umbrella Movement in 2014 just like my generation will never forget the Tienanmen Square in 1989.
Up to this moment, we have no idea how the mov't will be ended. But for sure - a civic society is formed and the HK people have already awakened.
These photos tell it all, and they will be records of the history of HK.
Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of …
Guess we've already working on some of these projects. Still, projects like the "social awareness" are worthwhile to try. Meanwhile, the resources that mentioned at the end of the article also quite helpful.
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Garry Winogrand pounded the streets of America every day of his life photographing reluctant subjects – and he left behind 6,500 undeveloped films when he died. A powerful new retrospective makes sense of the torrent of imagery by the prolific American master, writes Sean O’Hagan
In this article, we will have a basic understanding about Garry Winogrand's street photos style. According to the author, Garry was not hiding somewhere likeJoel Meyerowitz when he take the photos. Nor was he as intrusive as Bruce Gilden. Still, we can see the unique moment at each photo. As the author said, viewers of Garry
s photos always had a desire to know what happen next after the photo was taken.
In short, this and the previous articles together can give us a glimpse of Garry Winogrand's work.
Color and water can create some of the most captivating images. New York-based artist Kim Keever decided to explore this and create a series of mesmerizing abstract photographs of colorful paint pigment as it falls and forms in water. Keever creates her images by dropping paint pigment into a large aquarium tank of water and […]
We have seen how water drops ( with or without color) were captured by many photographers. This one is a new attempt. I tend to think it's not as complicate as capturing water drops in terms of devices to be used. Will find a time to test it out.
There’s a mystical forest in Belgium, not far from Brussels, that will take your breath away if you visit it in April or May. Every spring, Hallebros, or Bois de Hal (Halle Forest in Dutch), a beautiful 552 ha forest, is carpeted with a thick layer of bluebell flowers.
I like how the composition of these photos. The lighting, the haze, all created a mood.
His highly ambitious underwater photo session involved 2 models, 7 safety divers and one 50-year-old sunken shipwreck in the waters of Bali. Just in case you have any doubts, Photoshop was only used in post-production editing - these photos are real.
Not an ordinary assignment. The video at the bottom of the page tells it all.
The bonus, what made the assignment success was not purely most qualified and experienced co-workers, but a team full of passion.
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