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Magnum’s Bruce Gilden Delivers a Brutally Honest Critique of Art Photography

Author’s note: The following video does contain some explicit language and one instance of nudity at 3 minutes. Proceed with caution, especially if you’re at work.


Bruce Gilden — a Brooklyn-born photographer who has won numerous awards and is now part of the Guggenheim Fellowship thanks to his street photography work — recently sat down with VICE to do a little art critique. Although ‘critique’ might be a nice way of putting it. Read more…

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.

Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above.
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Surreal, Perspective-Bending Underwater Film Uses Zero Special Effects, Only Camera Tricks

Perspective, gravity, up, down, all of them are mere suggestions in The Ocean Brothers: a mind-bending, surreal video by brothers Francisco and Armando del Rosario and their friend Armiche Ramos.

Entered into the World ShootOut 2014 underwater photography competition, the video took home the top prize with nary a competitor in sight. No special effects were used, just camera tricks and freediving skill that makes it seem as if the world is conforming to their whim.

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external Go on an American Road Trip with the World’s Greatest Photographers —TIME | LightBox

“Our country is made for long trips,” the photographer Stephen Shore once mused, a statement proven true in The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip published by Aperture next month… For photographers, perhaps the most mobile of all artists, the road is a natural home.

 
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Woman Pays Tribute to Her Departed Fiancé with a Powerful Underwater Photo Shoot

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The crushing blow came just 52 days before her wedding: Janine, a blushing bride-to-be, unexpectedly lost her fiancé. The grief was unimaginable, but she didn’t let it conquer her. Instead, after taking some time to grieve, she got in touch with Matt Adcock at Del Sol Photography and asked him to help her move on and rediscover the beauty of the world around her.

What followed was an incredibly powerful ‘trash the dress’ photo shoot full of symbolism: a cleansing shoot that has helped Janine to make her peace with the past and embrace the possibility of a bright future. Read more…

Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

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Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical portrait of the newlyweds standing in front of a herd of deer.
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Creative Perspective Turns the Side of a Building Into a Stage for Dancers

If an art director approached you and said, “we want to capture two people dancing on the side of city hall,” you might think he was crazy. Then again, you might just give it a shot and wind up with something wonderful. Read more…

My First Cover: Photographing Andrew McCutchen for Sports Illustrated

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Being a freelance photographer has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. We all know this going into it. One of the most exciting parts, for me, is that anything could happen, at any time. Most jobs we get come out of nowhere. And this is a perfect example. Read more…

Hardcore 7-Year-Old Photographer Stands in a Muddy Torrent to Get the Shot, Doesn’t Even Flinch

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One of the defining characteristics of a great photographer is the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the shot… and little Bryce Smaic‘s got it! Not to throw down the gauntlet to any of the older photographers or anything, but we’re pretty sure you just got one-upped by a 7-year-old. Read more…

Photographers Giving Back: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

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It’s not uncommon for photographers to want to use their chosen profession as a vehicle to do good. There are a number of photography based charities out there and all in all, they’re in it for the right reasons.

Speaking of the right reasons, if you’re a parent, you will really appreciate Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS). It’s an organization that provides the free gift of professional portraiture to parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby. Read more…