Inspiration

 

Garry Winogrand Talks to University Students About Photography in 1977

Garry Winogrand was one of the most notable and prolific American street photographers of the 20th century. He is known for capturing a vast record of what American life was like during the decades following World War II; in addition to his published works, thousands of his undeveloped and unseen rolls of film were discovered when he passed away in 1984.

In 1977, Winogrand was invited to speak to Rice Students about photography. Over the course of two hours, the photographer answered all kinds of questions and discussed a wide range of topics regarding photography, his work, and his thoughts.
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Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar

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In my work, the concept and the pre-visualization of the images are the key issues. It’s all about fresh ideas and trying to achieve something that has never been seen when trying to create original pieces of art.
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Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

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Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations that show everyday scenes with major twists. A number of his works are optical illusions created by manipulating and combining images in creative ways.

The image above is one of Johansson’s more recent works. It’s titled “The Architect” and shows a man searching for inspiration in an impossible house.
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These Photos of Starling Murmurations Were Created with Plastic Bags

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A murmuration of starlings is a beautiful sight to behold, as giant flocks of birds float through the air like a dark cloud with a mind of its own. French photographer Alain Delorme captured this beauty in his project Murmurations, but instead of birds and wildlife photography, Delorme’s images were created through plastic bags and Photoshop.
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Rooftopping: What It’s Like to Photograph From the Top of a City

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Rooftopping: we have all seen the dozens of media articles and blogs about this, so this one surely is not the first, it won’t be the last, and it is not going to be the best.
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The Atlas of Beauty: Portraits of Beautiful Women in Countries Around the World

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Romanian photographer Noroc Mihaela is on a mission to photograph women from every single country on Earth in order to show that beauty is found everywhere. Her project is titled “The Atlas of Beauty.”
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A Photo Booth with a 240MPH Leaf Blower Pointed At People’s Faces

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My name is Martin Szabo and I am commercial and portrait photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was recently doing volunteer work for a charity event in Vancouver and wanted to bring little twist and fun to the party. I ended up creating a photo booth to shoot portraits of people while their faces were being blasted by 240 mph wind coming from a leaf blower.
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Chasing the Hawaiian Sunset with an 800mm Lens

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Growing up in a surfing family in Hawaii, The Endless Summer was a rite of passage. As a young boy, not only did that surf film give me a love of the ocean and adventure, the image of the cover was burned into my memory (Even Vanity Fair applauds the world renowned portrait).
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A Drive Through Four Seasons in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mike Cook of Negative4 Productions created the above time-lapse video showing the passage of four seasons on a drive through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He tells us he created the video by driving the same I-70 route through the mountains 10 times over the course of 10 months. Each time, he had a GoPro camera snapping a 12MP photo every 2 seconds throughout the journey.

He ended up with 17,440 photographs, which he then selected from and combined to create the resulting time-lapse.

This ‘Flow Motion’ Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, “Dubai Flow Motion” (shown above).

It offers a tour of Dubai through the lens of Whitworth’s camera as it does seemingly impossible zooms through various perspectives, from the ground, into an airplane, to the top of the tallest building in the world, and then down to the bottom through the floors.
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