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The Street Collective: A Beautiful eBook of Inspiring & Enlightening Interviews from Photographers

Tuesday 09.24.2013 , Posted by

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What separates the award winning photographers from the wannabes? What is that special spark that makes the work of some inspire, while the work of others simply amuse? As professionals will tell you, it’s not always the things you’d expect; ranging from finding the right emotional cool behind the lens, to knowing how to best use natural light at a moments notice. Good thing PhotoWhoa recently released their second free eBook titled The Street Collective Vol. 1. [Read more...]

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Straight Off The Runway: Fashionable Aerial Photography

Monday 09.23.2013 , Posted by

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“Surreal” is the look of the season with Joseph Ford’s aerial and fashion photography mash-ups. Calling Brighton home but collecting images from his worldwide travels, Ford sews birds’-eye views with editorial close-ups to create harmonious, yet uncanny, compositions.  [Read more...]

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Heavenly Bodies: Bejeweled Roman Skeletons from Europe

Saturday 09.21.2013 , Posted by

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It’s a case of mistaken identity, but one that has bizarrely left skeletons across Europe adorned with masses of ornate jewels and gold. These macabre skeletons are part of a group taken from Roman catacombs in the seventeenth century and completely decorated with jewels by teams of nuns, mostly from German-speaking lands. Why go to such great lengths for the dead of another country? These dead, known as ‘the catacomb saints,’ were often mistakenly identified as early christian martyrs put to death by the Romans. [Read more...]

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Make Like a Tree and Leaf! The Tree People by Marko Prelic

Thursday 09.19.2013 , Posted by

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I couldn’t help the cheap joke in the title, but these Photoshopped images from serbian photographer Marko Prelic are truly tasteful… if not a bit whimsical too. In each, we see a normal human figure, photographed in black and white, complete with a tree for their head. This unusual vision could have a number of symbolically tree-based meanings. [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: Reinvigorating Analog Processes with Nick Brandreth

Wednesday 09.18.2013 , Posted by

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Nick Brandreth is unusual in today’s Great Recession professional environment. He gave up a lucrative career in the world of New York City advertising photography in order to follow his passion for art. He came up to the George Eastman House (the foremost museum on the history of photography) in Rochester New York, home of the once-prosperous Kodak Corporation and the world-renowned photography school at Rochester Institute of Technology, which he had previously attended. Here, he apprenticed with Mark Osterman, Process Historian at the Eastman House, in order to learn about alternative and historical methods of creating photographs. He gave up shooting digital in order to try to reinvigorate analog processes which have all but disappeared. Now he teaches at the Eastman House and will be trying to finance his new project through Kickstarter. It consists of photographing areas that would be affected by fracking and natural gas drilling in Upstate and Western New York in order to bring attention to the issue, using the alternative methods of photography he has taken as his medium. [Read more...]

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New York Crime Photos – Superimposing Then and Now (Warning: Graphic)

Monday 09.16.2013 , Posted by

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Alongside all the glitz and glamour, New York has always had a grim and grisly side. Mark Hermann, photographer and historian for the New York Press Photographers Association, has stitched together imagery collected from the New York Daily News archive, showing crime photos from the not-so-distant past, superimposed on the sanitized New York of today. Be warned – his film-noir-esq images are not for the faint of heart. [Read more...]

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Finding the Ocean Inside of a Giant Opal

Saturday 09.14.2013 , Posted by

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Opal is a unique gem that is found primarily in Australia. The national gemstone of the country, opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica. The water content of an opal can range from 3% to 21% and is commonly found alongside limonate, sandstone, marl, rhyolite and basalt. [Read more...]

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Homeless in Los Angeles: Michael Pharaoh’s Photographs Capture Their Spirit

Friday 09.13.2013 , Posted by

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Los Angeles is a city that people either love or hate… and the world’s opinion of the place is just as polarized as the people who live there. While the city is known for its many rich and famous, it’s also know for the many downtrodden outcasts that live on its fringes. This isn’t a new trend either… authors like Jack Kerouac and Sterling Hayden spoke of the bizarre place with a sense of awed wonder, love and hate. When New Zealand based graphic artist and photographer Michael Pharoah recently visited America and found himself in Hollywood, his camera focused on the downtrodden in the iconic place. [Read more...]

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Captured in Mid-Air: This is What Small Birds Look Like in Flight

Wednesday 09.11.2013 , Posted by

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As I’m writing this I’m sitting on the lawn looking up at all kinds of birds in flight. Most are small song birds having a great time finding nuts, seeds and fruit all over the place. One just flew by carrying a large, shiny piece of aluminum foil in its beak… probably headed to make a cozy nest. Their movements are often so quick it’s hard to get a good look at them, but every once in a while they land long enough to get a good view: it’s never while they’re flying. Paul Nelson is creating a series of photos that helps us see birds better, using a portable high speed camera rig he designed himself to capture small birds in fascinating mid-flight. [Read more...]

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Hoarder Takes Photos of All Her Stuff in Separate Colors

Tuesday 09.10.2013 , Posted by

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Brooklyn-based photographer Sara Cwynar decided to have some fun and create a colorful series of photographs showing all her stuff… and she has a lot! A self-proclaimed hoarder, Cwynar has collected an eclectic selection of items throughout her lifetime. As she tells Featureshoot, “I save things everywhere I go and then when I am making work I have this huge repository of saved images and objects to pull from. My studio is just packed with stuff. It comes from everywhere, the garbage, scraps of images from other projects, flea markets, by the pound stores, my parents’ basement.” [Read more...]

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