Inspiration

 

external Katie Orlinsky on Mushing in the Dog Days of Summer —National Geographic | PROOF

“I’m from New York City. I had never even heard of the word “mushing” before I covered the Yukon Quest,” photographer Katie Orlinsky admits. “But as soon as I watched the first dog team come into a checkpoint with their legs pounding on the sparkling snow and their paws covered in those funny neon-colored booties, I was hooked.”

 
Sep 09, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Beautiful Time-Lapse Tribute to California Took 4 Years and Countless Hours to Shoot

California time-lapse photographer Hal Bergman wanted to pay tribute to his homeland using his artistic abilities. And so he spent four years packing as many of California’s diverse environments into one, 4-minute video simply titled California.

The result is simply gorgeous, and captures everything from Long Beach to Ansel Adams’s playground, Yosemite National Park.

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external The Relationship of Photography, Poetry and Narrative —Hyperallergic

If I were to place a picture I made in 1998 next to a picture I made this year it would feel like two different and opposing artists. The younger me seems impossibly ideological. I used the camera then to fix a utopian fantasy onto the world, I forced the world to look the way I wanted to see it, and through photography proved that it existed. But even then, unlike most practitioners of staged narrative photographs, my production values where low so my constructions inevitably unraveled as I photographed them, allowing for a slip between being allegorical and the actual event before the camera (i.e, bringing schoolgirls into the woods to be photographed).

The thing that changed in the work was this slow letting go. It seems cliche to say I became more interested in the world than my projections onto the world, the truth is something more crushing and brutal maybe about losing illusions.

 
Sep 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

I Am Not A Wildlife Photographer…

I’m not a wildlife photographer…

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But I love to shoot the birds and bugs in my backyard. Read more…

Video: Photographing the Rare and Elusive ‘Spirit Bear’

Daisy Gilardini is a passionate wildlife photographer whose life-long infatuation with photographing bears has lead her to capturing what is arguably the most elusive of them all: the spirit bear.

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external Art Elevates —Huffington Post

I am an author/illustrator, she a photographer extraordinaire. One day she asked me why I felt compelled to share my art with the world. I was stumped. I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what’s the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.

 
Sep 06, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Video: On Fear, Photography Books and Asking Yourself Why You Take Pictures

The folks over at F8 Photography recently got a chance to sit down with well-known, love-him-or-hate-him street photographer Eric Kim. And whatever your opinion of the successful street shooter, the advice he offers in this short video interview about fear, book recommendations, and figuring out the ‘why’ behind your photography is well-worth 4 minutes of your Saturday. Read more…

BTS: Annie Leibovitz Shoots the Rich and Powerful for Corcoran’s ‘Live Who You Are’ Campaign

Annie Leibovitz is known for capturing photographs of the most exclusive and well-known celebrities in the world. So when The Corcoran Group launched their new Live Who You Are campaign to show off their high-end and exclusive brand of real estate, naturally, they called upon the renowned photographer to get the job done. Read more…

Video: ISS Astronauts Hang Out in the Cupola and Point Out Cities as They Fly By

Ever wonder what it’s like to stare out of the ISS cupola — the massive window-filled module of the ISS, and an ideal spot for taking pictures of the Earth below — as our planet zooms by below? Well, thanks to a new video from Inside ISS, now you can! Read more…

BTS: Viral REFLECT Portraits of Convicts Turned Into Creative Promotional Mailers

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It wasn’t long ago that we shared Trent Bell‘s viral photo series REFLECT with you. But while the photo series itself was an inspiring and beautiful collection of work that made its mark online, it actually started its life as an idea for a creative promotional mailer. Read more…