Posts Tagged ‘project’

Beijing Silvermine: Rescuing Discarded Negatives from Illegal Recycling Centers

For his most recent project, French photography collector and editor Thomas Sauvin has been spending his time digging though illegal silver recycling centers in Beijing. He’s doing this because buried within piles of X-Rays and CD-ROMs are hidden millions of discarded film negatives that Sauvin is intent on preserving. Read more…

Portraits of Refugees Posing With Their Most Valued Possessions

syria-1 copy

If you had to quickly flee both your home and country, what one possession would you make sure you take with you? It’s a question that reveals a lot about your life and values, and, unfortunately, is one that many people around the world actually have to answer.

NYC-based photographer Brian Sokol has been working on a project supported by the UN Refugee Agency titled “The Most Important Thing.” It consists of portraits of refugees in which the subjects pose with the one thing they couldn’t let go of when running away from home.
Read more…

Long-Exposure Photos of a Sleepwalker Under the Stars

sleepwalking-11

Photographer Alex Bamford‘s Sleepwalking series is a photo project with a simple idea but beautiful results. In short, it can be described as “moonlit wanderings in pajamas.”
Read more…

Artists Set Up Walk-In Camera Obscura in Popular New York City Park

nycobscura2

In an effort to educate the general public on the age-old art of the camera obscura, New York artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have set up a 10-foot by 10-foot walk-in version in the city’s Madison Square Park.

Surrounded by the Flatiron District, the installation offers an inverted look at the neighborhood, as well as the opportunity to learn a little bit about photography’s roots. Read more…

A Working Polaroid Instant Camera Built Out of Popsicle Sticks

popsicle1

Brighton-based photographer and product designer Maxim Grew recently came up with the idea of building an instant camera out of a Polaroid film holder and a stack of wooden popsicle sticks.
Read more…

Photos Showing the Beauty and Diversity of Seeds, Created Using a Scanner

Means of Reproduction Series.

In addition to being passionate about image making, photographer Svjetlana Tepavcevic is also an avid collector of seeds. After finding and collecting a new specimen, Tepavcevic creates a highly-detailed high-resolution photo of the seed using an ordinary flatbed scanner. The resulting images form a project titled Means of Reproduction.
Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

Read more…

Major Cities Around the World Captured in 8-Second Double Exposure Photos

V5ATU

One method for capturing “multiple exposure” photographs is to shoot a long exposure photograph of a scene with your camera pointed in different directions while the shutter is open. Photographer Nicolas Ruel uses this concept in an ambitious project that has taken him around the world. Titled 8 Seconds, the series features famous cities around the world (e.g. New York City, Tokyo, Beijing, Barcelona) captured in surreal multi-exposure photographs.
Read more…

Portraits of Grandmas and Their Cooking Around the World

Gap13

The words “grandma’s cooking” often elicits warm feelings and pangs of nostalgia in people, as they’re reminded of delicious meals prepared by their grandmother’s loving and experienced hands. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti wanted to learn what these memories are for people in different cultures and contexts, so he set out to document grandmas and their dishes in countries all across the globe. The result is a project titled “Delicatessen with love.”
Read more…

Portraits of People Who Look Alike But Aren’t Related At All

Canadian photographer François Brunelle is fascinated with the human face and the question of whether everyone has a doppelganger somewhere on Earth that looks exactly like them. For years now, he has been working on a project called I’m Not a Look-Alike!, which features portraits of people who look like identical twins but aren’t actually related at all. Brunelle looks for subjects whose faces are so similar that their close friends might have trouble telling them apart.
Read more…

Photos of an Island Across Four Seasons

Photo enthusiast Tyler Casson shot the above photographs by visiting the same spot on the edge of Lake Springfield in Illinois over the course of one year and snapping a photograph using his iPhone. The project is titled “The Four Seasons of the Bush.”
Read more…