When an artist blends the effects of photography with the elements of cinematography, it creates unusual atmosphere in still images. The artist Elle Muliarchyk with excellent team managed to achieve this feat for Garage Magazine.
Source & More: Garage Magazine #3 on Behance.
Soho, located at West End of London, had been famous of sex shops and night life. Today it has developed into vibrant fashionable district, displaying remarkable cultural diversity. The photographer Pete Zelewski has superbly captured this essence of diversity in his bokehlicious portraits. Enjoy this multiplicity in personality appearances, which distances human beings from other living creatures.
This is what Leica was meant to be used for. Not for displaying in your showcase or using as an expensive accessory on red carpet.
This is Leica M6 of a photographer Blake Andrews, who has been active in film photography since 1993. The following image explains how exactly it was worn out.
Click the link below to read his blogpost and see more such images of the same camera.
Source: Camera as artifact.
- The Marks of a Leica That Has Not Been Used as a Fashion Accessory (petapixel.com)
- Most Expensive Production Camera and First Leica M Sold at Auction (petapixel.com)
- Paul Smith on Photography & His Collaboration with Leica (selectism.com)
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Yousuf Karsh, an armenian-origin american-canadian photographer, was especially famous for portrait photography in its time, who captured the finest personalities of last century in perfect frame. The portraits he made ceased to look as a portrait of someone and brought the viewer directly inside the frame. This feature is quite unparalleled in portrait photography. Go to the link below to see more his masterpieces ranging from scientists like Einstein to Politicians like Winston Churchill.
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837–1899), better known as La Castiglione , was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. The Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court. For four decades she directed Pierre-Louis Pierson to help her create 700 different photographs in which she re-created the signature moments of her life for the camera.
Portrait was in evolution in this period of 19th century, yet the photographer managed to create wonderful portrait of La Castiglione showing her flamboyant life.
For more photos: La Castiglione, c.1856-1899 | Retronaut.
The Royal Observatory has culled through over 800 entries from astronomers and astro-photographers around the world to release its compilation of the best astronomy photos of the year. The contest is run by Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine.
Should you have plans to be in London, an exhibition featuring the work is on display at the Royal Observatory Greenwich Planetarium throughout October 2012 in…
Leica Camera presents a groundbreaking milestone in the history of the Leica rangefinder system at the photokina in Cologne (18 to 23 September 2012): The Leica M. As the first camera to implement a newly designed and constructed CMOS image sensor and to feature additional focusing methods and functions like Live View and Full HD video capability, it is the most versatile model ever in the history of Leica rangefinder cameras and sets entirely new standards. It unites the numerous advantages of innovative digital technology with a rangefinder technology that has been continuously perfected over decades. At the same time, it remains true to the legendary values of the M-System, while expanding the opportunities offered by rangefinder photography – and, for the first time, offers compatibility with Leica-R legacy lenses.
Source: The New Milestone: The Leica M.
Magnum Photos released the behind the scene snaps of famous photograph In Voluptate Mors (1951) composed by a great photographer, Philippe Halsman, as a part of Nude as Muse series. This project was a collaboration between Salvador Dalí and him to create surrealistic portrait of him, in the fashion of tableau vivant, inspired by Dalí’s gouache Female Bodies as a Skull painting. Philippe Halsman, famous for photographing highest number covers (101 in total) for Life Magazine, has created perfect masterpiece portrait of Dali, no doubt!
Follow the whole Nude as Muse series by clicking the link below, which also displays the works of other famous photographers (Jean Straker, Elliot Erwitt, Erich Lessing, Guy Le Querrec, etc.).
Source: Today’s Pictures: Nude as Muse.
Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Featured on the National Geographic News: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/
Astronomer’s Paradise is the first episode of Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world’s leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer.
Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. It is an amazing experience to be under an ideal night sky, a pure natural beauty unspoiled by urban lights. On Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights, neither direct lights or light domes. There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to similar dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara in Algeria to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama beat others is being dry and clear for so many nights per year. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer in to tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes.
This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (www.twanight.org/tafreshi) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org). The inside observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard).
The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).