Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Giant Sidewalk Camera Spreads Joy

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Ever had trouble getting a quality smile from a client? Then you might want to think about building a giant replica of a Polaroid camera and plopping it on the sidewalk.
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The Photograph that Launched My Career

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Being so close to the release of the 2013 Arizona State University Football campaign, I wanted to take an opportunity on to talk about an image that I created many years ago while still a student at ASU. When many people ask me where I believe I crossed the line from hobbyist to professional, I tell them of this campaign, and actually place the beginning on a single image. The fact that the image still lives on my website is a testament to how much I enjoy it and how much it means to me. It is the photo that opened many doors in my career, yet very few people know the background behind its creation.
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Fashion Photographer Shifts His Focus to Wounded Soldiers

Warning: This post contains strong images of soldiers who have been injured in battle.


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Photographer David Jay has documented lots of conventional beauty in his work for major fashion houses and magazines. He’s also helped the world reconsider what “beauty” means with “The Scar Project“, a groundbreaking portrait series that captured young breast cancer survivors going forward with their lives.

Now Jay is tackling perhaps an even greater challenge with “The Unknown Soldier,” a powerful new portrait project that captures the post-combat lives of young soldiers seriously injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more…

Portraits Created from Pictures of Space Taken by the Hubble Telescope

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Spanish visual artist Sergio Albiac is offering the world a chance to meld with the universe in an innovative project that combines portraiture with images from the Hubble space telescope.

Albiac calls his “Stardust” project “an experiment in generative portraiture.”
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Covertimes: Enjoy Front Page Newspaper Photos from Around the World

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News photographers have a potentially valuable new tool with Covertimes, a new website that congregates images of front pages from newspapers around the world.
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Dance-Lapse: Woman Uses Her Camera to Capture a Year of Learning to Dance

How good can you get at something in 365 days? If you’re former Microsoft exec Karen Cheng, pretty darn good. Her goal was to learn to dance in one year, and she spent that year documenting the experience and showing her progress right up to her final impressive performance in a San Francisco subway station. Read more…

The Hunt for a GoPro Containing Photos of a Widower’s Last Happy Memories

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Sad news from the Whistler ski resort in Canada, where a weekend search for a missing GoPro camera with priceless images for a newly widowed skier turned up nothing.

Australian couple Matt Lorraway and Rebecca Ware had a great vacation at Whistler last February, with Ware trying out skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and ziplining, all captured on Lorraway’s helmet-mounted GoPro. Sadly, the camera fell off and got lost in the snow on one of their last ski runs.
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Indian School Trains Blind Photographers in ‘Non-Retinal Art’

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Take away the visual element from photography and what have you got?

Quite a lot, according to Partho Bhowmick, founder of the Blind With Camera project in Mumbai, India, which to date has taught more than 500 blind people how to express themselves through photography (you can find a gallery here).
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Your First 10,000 Photographs May Include Some of Your Best

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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

This sage advice is from perhaps the most influential photographer and art philosopher in the history of photography. I see this quote at least once a week on social media, but I only recently began to mull it over in any great depth. Let’s use it as a talking point to discuss artistic development in photography.
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Photography Project Exposes Wonders of Backyard Biology

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You may never take local birds and weeds for granted again after spending some time with Meet Your Neighbors, a photo project aimed at documenting the huge variety of the biosphere one species at a time. Read more…