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14 Jun

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Set in Motion

June 14, 2015 | By |

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Je gif, tu gif, il gif… Un gif dans ta gueule… is created by French photographer and animator Nicolas Monterrat. He brings surreal scenes to life adding a bit of humor to historical photos, paintings, and other borrowed imagery. Enjoy!

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All images © Nicolas Monterrat | Via: Colossal

15 May

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Walter Hugo for Paul Smith

May 15, 2015 | By |

Paul-Smith-Red-Ear-Fall-2013-1-630x371Born and raised in London, Walter Hugo has centered his work on using scientific processes to pioneer the modern development of early photographic techniques. Hugo’s creations are wonderfully laboured, capturing the life of the subject in an unparalleled way and engaging with the history of photography in an entirely contemporary manner.

For the 2013 winter collection of Paul Smith Hugo photographed using a giant pinhole camera. With Walter using a 19th century brass lens, the subjects had to sit incredibly still as the camera had a four second exposure. The developing chemicals were on site for immediate processing and there were no negatives, each image being completely unique. Paul worked with Walter on the final edit and the options not selected were destroyed to leave final eight portraits.

After the photographs were dry, Paul and Walter worked on the colour palette for hand colouring. Walter subsequently painted the portraits to highlight certain tones. The treatment was particularly popular in Japan, where hand colouring was a finely practiced art form.

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11 May

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The secret possessions of Frida

May 11, 2015 | By |

341992Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and world is brought to life in Ishiuchi Miyako’s photographs, first seen in AnOther Magazine S/S15.

“If I met her, I wouldn’t ask any questions. I would only want to stare at her and touch her body.” Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako is talking about Frida Kahlo, the subject of her latest body of work. Self-taught Ishiuchi Miyako has been creating powerful and beautiful collections of photographs since the late 1970s, many of them concerned with the passing of time, and last year received the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. In her series Mother’s (2000-05), she photographed the personal articles of her late mother, and in 2007, documented the clothing and personal items of victims of the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her training in textile design means that she is appreciative of the delicate subtleties of the forms, structures, colours and fibres of the garments she photographs, and also manages to delicately handle the cultural and personal stories woven into them. “She is not somebody who makes decorative pictures,” says gallerist Michael Hoppen, who is hosting an exhibition of her Frida series at his eponymous London gallery, opening in May. “She’s somebody who really does live and breathe her particular stance on life.”

Source: Another Mag

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11 May

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Gorgeous Birds

May 11, 2015 | By |

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Thomas Lohr is a Bavaria-born fashion, portrait and still-life photographer. His solid portfolio includes fashion’s biggest names, from Dior to Hermès, Lanvin and Kenzo. Despite his frantic work schedule, Lohr still manages to carve out time for personal projects, the latest of which is the lustrous Birds. Printed on Japanese paper and bound in a white, velvety cover, the book invites us to reflect, close up, on the beauty of feathers and plumage, Lohr’s masterfully-lit shots providing an artful and enigmatic study. Here the photographer discusses abstraction and traveling into the unknown.

On his fascination with birds…
“Birds are inspiring creatures, but with this project I wanted to abstract things and look closer at something kind of surreal that I see when looking at birds’ feathers in real detail.”

On the inspiration behind the project…
“The initial idea behind the book was a study on textures and colors. What I wanted to do was to show the beauty of birds while approaching it from a different point of view.”

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Birds is out now

Source: Another Mag

10 Mar

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1980s Moscow Olympics

March 10, 2015 | By |

Anastasia_Tsayder_Olympic_Game_80-1For St. Petersburg born photographer Anastasia Tsayder, moving to Moscow came as a shock. Accustomed to the classical architecture of the 19th century, she was surprised to now be surrounded by Soviet style buildings of the late 70’s. She took an interest in the history of the urban development of her new city and found that many of the structures were built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Around the time Tsayder moved to Moscow, the country was in full swing preparing for the Sochi 2014 winter games. Interested in legacy of the 1980 Olympic games, she sought out to photograph these now defunct buildings for her series Summer Olympics, as it may serve as an example for the fate of these single use venues in the future.

Shot on a twin-lens Rolleiflex, Tsayder’s intention was to get inside these often forgotten buildings to discover and document their current use, more than thirty years after they were built. Many of the original functions of these sports venues are lost.

Source: Feature Shoot

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10 Mar

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The Vanishing Indigenous

March 10, 2015 | By |

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The Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Some more Jimmy Nelson today…

Putting aside a successful career, British photographer Jimmy Nelson embarked on a treacherous, lengthy journey to document the last remaining indigenous people of the world. From the thick, wet Amazon rain forests of Ecuador to the frigid tundras of Siberia, Nelson sought out and spent significant time with each native culture, grasping a genuine understanding of their lives and traditions.

Before They Pass Away is a poignant chronicle of heritage and humanity that threatens to be lost forever. Reed the full Featureshoot interview wit Nelson about his work.

© Jimmy Nelson BV Courtesy teNeues.

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The Rabari, India

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The Mursi, Ethiopia

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The Kalam, Papua New Guinea

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The Maori, New Zealand

22 Feb

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Tim Walker video for Lanvin

February 22, 2015 | By |

lanvin_ss15_wdp.e4689164757.original Lanvin has unveiled a new campaign shot by photographer Tim Walker and celebrating all sorts of family connections.

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“All women are daughters, all men are sons,” say Lanvin; and in the spirit of its last campaign, which took a look at fashion star Edie Campbell’s family (dressing the lot of them up in the Fall/Winter 2014 collections), they’ve continued with more family and friends.

In the new womenswear collections, the mother and daughter shots include Pat and Anna Cleveland, 90s legend Kristen Owen with her daughter Billie Rose Owen, and Violetta Sanchez and Luz Godin. Each image portrays what the brand calls “unspoken understanding,” with the models also sporting some fun makeup looks courtesy of Val Garland. In the menswear pieces the family values continue with up-and-coming male model brothers Callum and Hayden Rockall. Lastly, celebrating the bonds of friendship are Anglo-French DJ duo Josh Quinton and Andy Bradin.

15 Jan

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Surprising Russian Museum Guardians

January 15, 2015 | By |

11In Russia, museum guardians are not the usual security men. Traditionally, it is older women guarding the works of art, sitting all day on a chair while looking at the visitors. It’s this what caught American photographer Andy Freeberg’s eye. “I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over,” he says. His Guardians series captures the interplay between art and these devoted guardians themselves.

It takes devotion and a certain kind of determination to do this work, and the reasons why these women take on such a job vary. “In conversation, they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, ‘as old women do.’ She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country,” says the photographer in his statement.

Source: Feature Shoot

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22 Dec

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Its gonna be a cold winter!

December 22, 2014 | By |

If you think that winter has already come to your city, pictures from Oymyakon, the coldest village on Earth, might change your mind. With the lowest temperature of -67.7°C (-90°F), recorded in 1933, and the average for January being -50°C (-60°F), this village is the coldest permanently inhabited place on this planet. New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple decided to go on a two-day journey from Yakutsk, the coldest major city on Earth, to capture what everyday life is like in Oymyakon. The photographer recalls that the hardest thing was not the cold itself, but that his camera’s focus and zoom rings would occasionally freeze in place.

Source: Bored Panda

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20 Nov

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Preview Tim Walker Vogue China

November 20, 2014 | By |

IMG_3132-1Vogue China December 2014
Models: Xiao Wen Ju, Fei Fei Sun & Sang Woo Kim
Photographer: Tim Walker
Stylist: Jacob K
Collection: Haute Couture Fall 2014

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Source: In Voga