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Do you remember watching family photos on slide film? It was all the rage back in the beginning in the 50′s and into the 70′s. Today, it’s quite easy to display photos on a big screen, but in the past, using a slide projector was one of the few ways to really display images on a large scale. While use of slide film and its projectors have significantly declined, it doesn’t excuse the fact that there are still many archived slides gathering dust in boxes across the world. Senongo Akpem decided to digitize his Mothers slides documenting life in Nigeria during a unique period of history for the country. [Read more...]
Maurizio Galimberti is a long time photographer, picking up black and white techniques as a young boy. Since 1983, however, he’s used exclusively Polaroid. With his trusty camera, its square format and unique hues so loved by the Instagram crowd, Galimberti has made a name for himself creating seriously well done mosaic portraits of celebrities. [Read more...]
Spanish graphic designer and artist Nacho Ormaechea contrasts photos in a way that gets your brain ticking. By filling the silhouette of people in urban settings with a clashing image, often from nature, he evokes the idea of memories or deeper yet, replaced energy. If it’s true that 98% of the atoms in our bodies are replaced with new ones every year, it’s interesting to think what forms they’ve taken before and Ormaechea’s photo collages offer a hypothesis. The photographer, who has lived and worked in Paris for the past decade has always been fascinated with people watching, thus preferring cities, “which [he] see(s) as perfect theaters full of inspiring yet anonymous characters.” [Read more...]
Hopping trains across the country is one of those ideas which harkens back to Great Depression era days of meager means and distant travels in search of something better. Forgetting the hardships of those now distant times, we often look at the hobo life as one of complete freedom – a romantic era now gone. But, it’s not gone for all: there are still people hopping trains across the U.S., seeking adventure and finding it on the backs of freight trains as they roll down the long steel rails. [Read more...]
For as long as he can remember, Jeffrey Milstein has loved everything related to aviation. As he grew up, he would frequently visit the Los Angeles International airport and watch the gigantic jets fly overhead. In the city of Los Angeles, the aircraft can fly quite low as they take off and land. As Jeffrey grew up he furthered his flying passion, obtaining his own pilots license at the young age of 17. [Read more...]
In his highly acclaimed book, Cities and Countries, Roman Payne beautifully explains what travel is all about:
Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.
If you haven’t read Cities and Countries yet, I highly recommend it. To celebrate the beauty of cities all over the world and encourage everyone to travel to find their perfect place, we searched Instagram for this lovely collection of cityscapes.
Madrid based artist Eugenio Recuenco is known in many circles as a renaissance man. His portfolio is impressive, spanning many fields including film. Inspired by this cinematic approach, his photography has been described as ‘pictorial masterpieces’ rather than just photographic captures. With a style that is both elaborate and detailed, one can clearly see the care he puts into location, lighting and costumes for each image. As a way to pay homage and respect to a fellow Spanish artist, Pablo Piacsso, Recuenco has created a series of photographs using models to emulate poses from some of the Spanish master’s works. [Read more...]
Andy Rooney once said, “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” UK based photographer Ana Oliveira has used the theme of aging for a fascinating collection called Identity. She takes old photographs of a person, some from as much as 60 years ago, and then takes a new photo in the same pose with similar clothing, much like Irina Werning. Seeing the photos side by side, the effects of aging become obvious, yet in many of the shots the older version looks more self assured, further reinforcing George Bernard Shaw’s view that “Youth is wasted on the young!” [Read more...]
From the time of her life changing journey to Rajasthan, India in 2008 until now, photographer Karen Knorr’s work has shifted from playful themes of power towards the upper caste systems in Northern India. She explores “Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality.” The series, called India Song, features gorgeous animals in some of the most elegant rooms of palaces, mausoleums , temples and holy sites throughout Rajasthan. The architecture itself is strikingly detailed and often vibrant, but the with the contrast of live exotic animals, the scenes become breathtaking. [Read more...]