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Hyperlapse Packs 14 Months Into 2 Minutes While Constantly Shifting Seasons

We’ve shared plenty of time-lapse videos before, and even some hyperlapse videos, but I don’t think we’ve ever shared anything quite like this. Created by Piotr Wancerz, this incredible hyperlapse video captures various locations in Cracow, Poland over the course of 14 months in a way that sets it apart from anything else we’ve run across. Read more…

Incredible Portraits of Ornate Fowl Found at Chicken Beauty Pageants

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Singapore-based photographer Ernest Goh, known best for his incredible work with animals, has just recently put another book out. This time, he’s documenting the world of Chicken Beauty Pageants. Yes, Chicken Beauty Pageants. They exist… I guess.

Titled Cocks: The Chicken Book (you have no idea how difficult it is not to make jokes at this point…) this collection of work explores the beauty of some of the most debonaire fowl you have ever seen. Read more…

external “Hollywood Talent, In the Raw: Imperfect portraits of Hollywood’s most beautiful” —American Photo Magazine

Head to any well-stocked magazine stand, flip through an assortment of monthly glossies, and you will see plenty of perfect imperfection. Among publications whose content isn’t exclusively driven by celebrity culture — the kind that pride themselves on being visually daring, maybe even a little “downtown” — a kind of showy anti-glamour is the dominant visual aesthetic.

You will see actresses with sun spots and visible pores, superstars with scars and unruly eyebrows: Jessica Chastain, lined and freckled, shot by Peter Lindbergh for Interview; Lucas Michael portraits of a ruddy-faced, sweat-drenched Liev Schreiber in New York.

 
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Great-Grandma Betty Inspires Instagram as She Battles a Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Zach Belden’s 80-year-old great-grandmother Betty was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing that she would have to endure unimaginable hardship, both physical and emotional, Belden came up with an idea that would help keep her spirits high and make the remainder of her time on this planet as joyous as possible.

His solution turned out to be Instagram. Read more…

external “The photographer who gave his life to tell the truth about Gaddafi’s Libya” —The Guardian

Award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while covering the Libyan conflict in 2011. As a book of his images and writing is published, Jonathan Klein, CEO of Getty Images, shares his memories.

 
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Two Shooters, One Race: Photographing Sebring

Different approaches for different generations. Spectacular results all the same.


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If you want my respect, show me an amazing racing photo. Show me that you can make art with a bunch of people telling you where you can and can’t go. Show me that you broke your back under the Florida sun, lugging 30 lbs of camera equipment while you walked the course all day long. Try it when you know that there are 120 people with exactly the same credentials and access who are just dying to take your job.

Show me that you can shoot amazing racing images, and you’ll have my respect.
Because I’ve tried it, and it crushed me.
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Inspiration: Jimmy Chin Offers Insights Into the Challenges and Rewards of His Career

These short interviews that National Geographic has been putting together for its PROOF blog are quickly becoming some of our favorites. Quick, to the point and always very inspirational, they feature masters of their craft who have reached great heights in their photographic careers.

This latest video features renowned climber and adventure/travel photographer Jimmy Chin talking about both the good and the bad of what he does. Read more…

Andrew Newey’s Spectacular Photographs of Honey Hunters in Nepal

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Andrew Newey has covered some of the most incredible and rare cultures and traditions. From Mongolian eagle hunters to tribal festivals in Papua New Guinea, Newey knows how to truly capture one-of-a-kind images, documenting the cultures and traditions that may not exist in a century.

This time around he’s traveled to the foot of the Himalayas in Nepal to document the Gurung tribe’s bi-annual tradition of gathering honey. Read more…

Intimate Black & White Photos from Burma: A Conversation with Monica Denevan

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Monica Denevan’s work has been exhibited internationally — including solo shows at Scott Nichols Gallery (San Francisco) and Tao Gallery (Hong Kong) — has been published in LensWork, and was on the cover of Black+White Photography (UK), among others.

She is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery (San Francisco), Duncan Miller Gallery (Santa Monica), Capital Culture Gallery (London) and Reaves Gallery (New York). Monica lives and works in San Francisco. Read more…

Fascinating Video Explores Director Wes Anderson’s Masterful Use of Symmetry

A new video celebrating the composition style of director Wes Anderson is currently making the rounds on the Internet: a beautiful ode to the power of symmetry and Anderson’s ability to use it better than just about anybody in cinema. Read more…