Based in St. Petersburg, Russia, talented photographer Eduard Gordeev takes impressive rainy cityscapes. His captures look as if they were acrylic paintings. The reflections of city lights and all melting colors turn them into extraordinary pieces of art.
Star Wars characters and superheroes' pictures would look a little bit different if they lived in the Renaissance era, photographer Sacha Goldberger (Facebook) illustrates in an exhibit. Photographer Sacha Goldberger put cosplayers on display at an exhibit in the Grand Palais in Paris from Nov. 13 to 16. Characters have a Renaissance spin in both the clothing and the ambiance in the photos.
Many of the cosplayers wear ruffs, a ruffled neckpiece men, women, and children wore separately during the latter half of the Renaissance. Dresses are floor-length, and each piece of clothing has detail work in embroidery and patterns, along with puffier sleeves, and many layers of fabric.
"New York-based photographer Gail Albert Halaban first began peering into people's windows many years ago, and her fascination with the public versus the private in urban life inspired a voyeuristic photo project and then a book, Out My Window, in fall 2012. It caught the eye of Cathy Remy, photo editor for Le Monde's M magazine, who invited Halaban to take her show on the road to Paris a few weeks later. The initial process went the same in Europe as it did in New York, with a few exceptions: Remy and Halaban found participants through Facebook, friends of friends, and word of mouth, and all gave permission in advance, though reactions toward the nature of the shoot were a bit polarizing." Read more on NYmag via Bird.Depositphotos Buy the book on http://www.houkgallery.com/artists/gail-albert-halaban/paris/
All photos are shot by Gail Albert Halaban, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
Embrace was a 72 ft wooden, cathedral-like sculpture of two human figures, “in celebration of all our relationships”. The site-specific artwork was created by the Pier Group for Burning Man 2014.It was the largest project to date for the Pier Group, which gained acclaim for its previous Burning Man installations The Pier, Pier 2, and the Ichthyosaur Puppet Project. Crews began construction on Embrace in October 2013 at the Generator community art space in Reno, and in studios in Vancouver and Portland. During this year’s festival the massive wooden sculpture was set aflame and Trey Ratcliff was on hand to capture the incredible moment. Below you can see what the interactive sculpture looked like before it was burned. You can also see a video tour of the interior here. For more information check out the official Website and Facebook page. via
This playful collection of photographs features one man's view from the inside of a tent. Simply called Morning Views From the Tent, the inspirational travel series was created by photographer Oleg Grigoryev. Each image offers a unique glimpse of the Tajikistan landscape from the eyes of an adventurer traveling through the Fann Mountains.via
Hungarian photographer and graphic designer Flora Borsi has recently launched her new series called "IRÉEL", featuring mix of photographic elements with painting techniques. Last photo below is a behind the scene frame to see how she produced the final work.
A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting. The photographs are real, I've just applied some color/toning effects, adjusted the contrast and a few skin retouch.
Alessio Albi's stunningly atmospheric portraits explore light and shadows
I love natural light because it creates amazing shapes and volumes that I can’t obtain with artificial light. I could spend an entire day waiting for that precise ray of light coming through my window and shoot hundreds of photos only with this light source, because I love the way it interacts with the human body. I also love cloudy days for my outside shooting, because clouds create the perfect light diffuser and add lot of atmosphere to pictures. I love low light not only because it adds a lot to the atmosphere I want to create, but because it helps me to exclude a lot of details that would distract from the subject.
Peter Hapak raised in Hungary, is a versatile photographer based in the US. He works for commercial and editorial clients, but his main focus lies on portraiture and the human body. His latest works for "Variety" cover shows the double-exposure technique in action, looks neat. But to understand the photographer's inner world better check his "The Protester" series made for The Time magazine Cover of the Year 2011. Time had named the Protester as person of the year 2011 and commisioned Hapak to travel to seven different countries to portray the protesters. In countries as Egypt, Spain, Greece and Tunesia he set up a makeshift studio in hotel rooms, anarchist headquarters and even in a temple in India. Peter also asked the portrayed to bring mementos of protest. Amongst the objects brought were Iphones, rubber pellets and Maalox, a substance used to counter the effects of tear gas. Another story he focused on were the Chilean miners that were trapped in 2010 which resulted in a strong series of black and white portraits. Peter has photographed a vast amount of celebrities as Robin Williams, Bono and Colin Firth. via
Time Magazine 2011 "The Protester"
Edward Hopper's art draws a lot of attention last month. Worth to mention Nastya's Ptichek "Emoji Nation" but today's Richard Tuschman’s series “Hopper Meditations” evokes the moody colour palettes, cityscape backdrops, and solitary female characters that are signature elements in Hopper’s paintings.
“I wanted to do a series of staged figurative narratives, somehow connected to past art, but also something I could take ownership of. The sets are all painted dollhouse size dioramas that I built and photographed in my studio. A lot of the furniture is standard dollhouse furniture, but some I made myself. I photographed the models against a plain backdrop, and then made the digital composites in Photoshop. This method gives me a great deal of control over every aspect of the process, and I can do it all in my small studio”
"Originally born in Havana, Cuba, photographer Abelardo Morell has embraced the classic technique of camera obscura, a method used photographically through the use of pinhole cameras. Morell finds rooms with windows that offer unique and spectacular views from the Eiffel Tower to the Italian countryside and then blocks out all the light from the windows with the exception of a pinhole which causes the narrow channel of light to project an exact upside down image of the scene outside on the opposite wall. Next, Morell sets up a large format camera facing the projection on the wall and creates a long exposure photograph revealing the juxtaposition of the actual room meshing with the landscape outside the window." via Juxtapoz