Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Leica’s ‘Let Us Roam’ Film Series Looks at the Lives of Skateboarder/Photographers

An incredible short film series is coming to life thanks to the production prowess of Helio Collective and iconic camera brand Leica. Called “Let Us Roam,” the series tells the stories of photographers, artist, filmmakers and musicians, all within the subculture of skateboarding. Read more…

Pop Star Lorde Shows Off Her Blemishes on Twitter After Finding ‘Shopped Image


The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.

To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”

(via Huffington Post)

Deep in the Delta: Interview with Brandon Thibodeaux

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Brandon Thibodeaux (b.1981) is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. In addition to his assignment work and creative commissions, he explores life in the American south. He is a member of the photography collective MJR, based in New York City. Read more…

The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

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Almost 25 years later, the country of Romania is still in the midst of a difficult transformation from one of the region’s hardest dictatorships to a modern European nation. A transformation that photographer Tamas Dezso masterfully captures in his series Notes for an Epilogue. Read more…

Photog Travels the World and Photographs Ancient Cultures that May Soon Disappear

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A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco’s inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their photo taken. Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s series/book Before They Pass Away is similar in that he, too, is probably photographing people who have never seen a camera.

But the project takes on a deeper, more tragic meaning as well. You see, as the name suggests, Before They Pass Away is about capturing photographs of ancient tribes and cultures that, before long, may no longer exist to be photographed. Read more…

Hey, I Need to Know what ISO Means — I’m Shooting a Wedding in an Hour

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I grew up without the Internet.

When I was young and starting out in the business, I had no Internet, although I did have a computer. It was an Apple IIe. I felt very fancy with it, kind of like Matthew Broderick in “War Games.” To me, it was like a big expensive calculator because I only used it to run reports and for record keeping. When it came to photography and the running of a business, I had to obtain information from classes and teachers, and by doing research via those archaic inventions called “books” — you might have heard of them.
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Why Didn’t People Smile in Old Photos?

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Ever wonder why people in old paintings and photographs generally don’t have smiles on their faces? We explored this subject a little back in November 2012, and found that reasons may have included technical limitations, oral hygiene, and the seriousness of formal occasions.

Over at the Public Domain Review, Nicholas Jeeves has written up an in-depth piece on this subject that comes to some different conclusions.
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Photos of India’s Endangered Professions

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New York City-based photographer Supranav Dash is interested in India’s occupations — not the rich and glamorous ones, but the ones held by those who are lower in the society’s Caste System.

For nearly 200 years, certain groups of people were not allowed to deviate far from their family’s prescribed occupations. However, in recent years things have started changing. Many of the common age-old tradesmen jobs are rapidly disappearing, and Dash is using his photography to document them before they vanish completely.
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Hollywood Actresses Speak Out In Favor of Anti-Paparazzi Child Protection Law

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Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified before the California Legislature on Tuesday in support of an anti-paparazzi bill that would ban taking pictures of children without their parents’ written consent. Read more…