About two weeks ago we short video that shows how Photoshop was used as a cookie cutter mold to “tune” a model into the Barbie the industry expects models to be.
Obviously a perfectly healthy situation for all involved
We’ve all heard about them, a lot of us have experienced them and most people are worried about them, so today we’re going to talk about creepy photographers. We’re going to talk about how you might be one without even knowing it, some basic things you should just understand, both as a human being and a photographer, and we’re going to rant a bit about how much creepy photographers suck for both us photographers, and for everyone else. By we i of course mean me. Well, until we get to the comment section where I’m hope we can debate this in a lively and honest manner. [Read more…]
A viral video titled ‘How not to be a photographer at a gig’ has been circulating lately showing photographer Aelle Lucà in a concert wildly waving his camera at the band on stage.
The movie uploaded by one of the audience shows their uncomfortableness with the situation, and what apparently seemed weird (or unfamiliar at least) form of photography. [Read more…]
My name is Oded Wagenstein and for the past 10 years I have been a professional freelance travel photographer and writer. The thing that interests me the most is the human story, so I focus mainly on shooting portraits, but I love working with all kinds of culture related subjects: landscapes, festivals, food – I love it all. But today I would like to talk about Visual Story Telling. [Read more…]
Usually where we me mention candies and posrtraits, the expectation is for vivid photographs that make you mouth water. Not in this case.
Artist Ashkan Honarvar created a series of portraits called Faces 5 in which candy and ice cream are used to sculpture gruesome Injuries.
In the intro for the series Ashkan explains that it constitutes a search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war. [Read more…]
A few weeks back a viral video was circulating the web showing a horned New Zealander ram dueling with a motorcyclist Marty Todd. The flick went viral and was shown on CNN, CBS and many more new outlets.
However, all the coverage was pretty one sided only showing the action from the motorcyclist point of view.
In an act which I am not sure if to call heroic or plain stupid, Todd returned to the same spot, found the same ram and mounted a GoPro camera on the animal’s back using a Velcro strap. The footage captured show the action from the ram’s point of view. [Read more…]
Few months ago I released an Eccentric Pyromancers promotion picture for Andrey Das, Kev and Laury new performance (you may recall other photos done for the show by Benjamin Von Wong that were taken a few days earlier).
The meeting was at Paris, an April night, Palais de Tokyo during a very hard rainy/windy night… I didn’t know that it will be one of my most Epic shoot session! [Read more…]
We’re quite fond on conceptual photography here on DIYP. We love BTS, so of course we love BTS of conceptual photography.
From Natick, USA Zev Hoover creates amazing conceptual self portraits. Zev tells that he is working on this project with his 18 years old sister – Nellie. Luckily for us all, Zev recently started a blog where he explains how he makes the photographs.
I’ve always been very detail-oriented. That might be why I get so frustrated when I hear photographers using important terminology incorrectly– particularly when it comes to terminology that has a direct impact on their income and overall bottom line. I meet photographers who tell me they are editorial shooters when they are actually commercial photographers. I meet some who think they are commercial photographers when they are actually retail photographers. One photographer recently had the cojones to tell me, “I know I’m not really a commercial photographer, but it sounds cooler, so I go with it.”
When the shock of such an intensely ridiculous statement had finally worn off, I got to thinking about how the labels we use affect not only our views of ourselves and each other, but also on our clients’ opinions and expectations of us, as well as the licensing and use of our images.
We’ve all played with forced perspective as tourist pinching the sun, holding the Eiffel tower in our hands or pushing the leaning tower of Pizza.
Honda took this idea to extreme and combined it with anamorphic illusions to crate a world where the rules of physics do not exist anymore.
Watching the movie unfold and seeing each of the shots “explained” by providing a broader view will make you believe in magic again.