Experimental Nude Photos Explore The Subconscious Movements Of Models (NSFW)

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A side project from his typical work as a high end editorial photographer, French artist Julien Vallon has created a series of nude art photographs that deviate from the more traditional posed portraits that dominate the genre. In Vallon’s Pre-Conscience/Conscience (or, for the sake of brevity, PCS/CS), the photographer has formed a way to capture “the free movement beyond logic, will, thought and conformity, to release the beauty.”

Inspired by the psychology of Carl Jung and his studies of the human psyche and collective unconscious, Vallon explains his own effort as a “a long reflection on subconscious movement”. [Read more…]

iPhone Helps Photographer Recreate Iconic Pop Culture Scenes In This Ingenious Photo Project

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Not too long ago, François Dourlen, a history professor from France, had the idea to snap a silly picture of the Napoleon statue in Cherbourg,  in which he replaced the statue with a picture of My Little Pony that he pulled up on his iPhone. The amateur photographer took the photo as a joke to share among friends, but had so much fun making the original, he was inspired to make another. As positive feedback began pouring in, Douren made another and before you know it, he had an entire collection of these fun, pop culture inspired photos.  [Read more…]

Watch This Helicopter Struggles With Winds For Photos Of French Beaches Smashed By Waves

French photographer Philip Plisson shows the crazy conditions photographers sometimes have to battle to get a photograph of a storms.

This 5 minutes clip shows Philip going up in a helicopter to document the extreme weather conditions that hit French shores on February 13th.

The shoot was done by a team of three: Philip, an assistant and the pilot. And while the assistant and pilot are harbored inside the helicopter, Philip has both himself and his camera gear strapped to the open door for taking photos.

If you are curious about the photos you can watch the gallery (or order a print) here.

[Helicopter shooting video on the storm Petra Philip Plisson via mgoulart] [Read more…]