Close And Personal Photos From The Heart Of The Revolution In Kiev, Ukraine

2 Days In Kiev, Ukraine

Ukranian photographer Ilya Varlamov has been covering the uprising in Kiev, Ukraine over the last few weeks. He shared his experience along with an incredible series of photographs and allowed us to post them on the blog to increase the spread of the story. The post below describes two days in Kiev: January 22 and 23. Some of the photos may be hard to watch. Aside this post, Ilya has an ongoing coverage of the uprising on his livejournal account (some in Russian, some in English).

In the last days I received multiple requests to translate my posts for foreign readers, as they have very limited information about the happenings in Ukraine. This material describes events which took place in Kyev on January 22 and 23.

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Milk & Sea Is A Collection Of Mermaids Photographed Across Europe

Czech photographer Hana Vojackova was drawn to images of mermaids but she noticed that the common concept of mermaids lacked connection to the real and present world.

Milk & Sea Is A Collection Of Mermaids Photographed Across Europe

She began a multi-country journey where she “[looked] for local girls who felt a bit different or special. Influenced by the places, the cultures and the girls’ real lives, she created narratives that she then staged for the tableau photographs#

So far Hana found mermaids in Sicily, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, England & Iceland. [Read more...]

These Conceptual Iphone Photos Show That Creativity Trumps Gear Every Time

Photographer and artist Brock Davis has a very unique view on the objects surrounding him. He sees something funny or clever or inpiring in almost every trivial item.

While he shoots for big names like Wired, New York Times and Esquire Magazine (to name a few) he also takes pleasure with a more personal project involving nothing more than an iPhone and a healthy dose of creativity.


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We asked Brock about the series and the concept behind it: [Read more...]

A Keen Eye And A $130 Housing – Beautiful Photos Shot With Fuji X-E2 Underwater

I find it amazing how photos that were completely out of reach for most, are now becoming available as cameras are getting better, smaller, cheaper and more capable. Take this underwater shoot by Czech photographer Pavel Schlemmer with nothing more than a Fujifilm X-E2 and a Aquapac 451 housing. Basically a small camera in a nylon bag. results are amazing.

A Keen Eye And A $130 Housing - Beautiful Photos Shot With Fuji X-E2 Underwater

As a photographers, we get that unique opportunities to see things from a different perspective, so when I got a call “If I’m interested in shooting a report from a synchronized swimming event” I immediately knew, I need to see it & shoot it from underwater. [Read more...]

2D Or Not 2D Challenges Our Perception Of Three Dimensional Photos

Usually when we look at a photo we have a pretty strong intuition if it is a two dimensional illustration or a three dimensional object reduced to a two dimensional photo.

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This is definitely not the case with the 2D Or Not 2D series from photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make up artist Valeriya Kutsan.

In a series of portraits they mimicked various sketching techniques on living models and photographed the results. You could probably swear that some of those are sketches or Photoshop manipulation. But no, they are real live portraits. [Read more...]

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

Photographer Daniel Marbaix is a modern days explorer. An urban archeologist. But instead of documenting ancient civilizations he photographs the decaying cities of our time.

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

Daniel looks for abandoned locations and find the beauty in the decay. He has already been to the US and all over Europe including Uk, Ireland, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Japan, Bulgaria and Detroit are on his plans. [Read more...]