Tag Archives: Photography

Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects

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Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.

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Affinity

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Brad Wilson worked with a number of notable New York photographers before establishing his own career, as both a commercial and fine art photographer, in the city in 1996. Brad’s work has appeared around the world as part of advertising campaigns, magazines, annual reports, album covers, and book covers. He’s now based in Santa Fem New Mexico.

His new work AFFINITY, rather than going out into nature to make wildlife photography, Brad brings his subjects into the studio to create these unique animal portraits. The end result, completely devoid of distractions, allows the eye to focus entirely on the animal, its peculiarities and mannerisms.

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WTF Retro Advertisements

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These ads are old, and they are very WTF. If someone can explain how these advertising could help sell the products they are promoting, please feel free to help.

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High Speed Liquid

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German photographer Heinz Maier says that he began taking photographs less than a year ago in late 2010. He claims to not know what direction he’s heading in just yet, right now he’s experimenting with macro photography, mostly insects, animals, and these delicate high speed water droplets. There are so many things happening here to make these photographs simply outstanding: the lighting, the colors, the occasional use of symmetry in the reflection of water, let alone the skill of knowing how to use the camera itself. It’s hard to believe these aren’t digital.

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Street Fashion, Photos From A Century A Go

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Snapping impromptu photos of the latest clothing trends is nothing new. Over a century ago, a photographer named Edward Linley Sambourne did the same kind of photography on the streets of London and Paris using a concealed camera. His images form a beautiful historical record of what people wore that deviates from what people typically think of when they hear “Edwardian fashion“.

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Fantastic Virtual Tour from UK Panoramas

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UK PANORAMAS is a supplier of high quality imaging content for the web, iPhone and iPad. We are specializing in photographing 360 degrees spherical panoramas, creating interactive virtual tours.

Here at UK Panoramas we have the world’s biggest 360° portals with over 10,000 high quality panoramas from 30 countries. You can browse the content of 360 GLOBE, londoniguide, ukpanoramas, italy360, Virtualtravel, by countries, cities and places of special interests. You will find hundreds of castles, beaches, UNESCO sites, restaurants, hotels and lots more. + an iPad App i360globe HD and an iPhone app i360globe that can be downloaded on the app store completely free.

For the best experience click on the name of the picture. When panorama loads watch it in its full beauty.

Babel Restaurant London (Photo above)

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Cathedrals, Castles, National heritage sites

We are creators of fantastic images and we try to capture historic landmarks in best possible lite and atmosphere. On our portals you can find many famous sites from all over the world. Once we will create your virtual tour, your place will be published on the same portals, where customers from all of the world can find those fantastic national landmarks. Your virtual tour could help them decide that your place is the right spot they want to visit.

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Virtual Tour for your business

“A picture is worth a thousand words” we make sure that your virtual tour lives up to that by transforming HD resolution panoramic photos into a stunning and realistic 360° virtual tour, that will surprise the viewer with its depth, detail and clarity to make your business come alive for your customer.
We use top of the range technology to enable us to combine high quality with fast loading speeds and compatibility on 99% of computers and should only take a few seconds to fully load with a standard internet connection.

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Retail Shop, Shopping Mall, Designer Shop, Fashion store

Are you shop owner who relies on Image quality, Brand and perfect promotion? We have the best tool for you, we could create bespoke tailored virtual tours, Panoramic Photographs, Time lapse promotion video, outstanding web design. Simply, we can help you to stand out of the Crowd! Keep pace with modern and latest technology, trends and marketing tactics.

Let us entertain you in High Resolution

For more information please email anaukpanoramas@gmail.com

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WTF

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An interesting collection of old photographs… What were they thinking?!

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Aerial Nudes

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All credit to the brave types who took part in this project, ‘Aerial Nudes’, by renowned New Zealand photographer John Crawford. Photographed from 600 feet in the air, the nudes were deposited onto unusual places such as between parked cars and on an airport runway.

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Famous Portraits

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Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) is one of the masters of 20th century photography. His body of work includes portraits of statesmen, artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and men and women of accomplishment. His extraordinary and unique portfolio presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

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Albert Einstein

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Joan Crawford

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Jacques Cousteau

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George Bernard Shaw

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Fidel Castro

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Humphrey Bogart

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Ernest Hemingway

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Brigitte Bardot

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Andrey Hepburn

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Winston Churchill

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Pablo Picasso

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Pope Pius XII

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Muhammed Ali

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Mother Teresa

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Martin Luther King

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Margot Fonteyn

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John F. Kennedy

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The Lost Art of Brazilian Photograph Painting

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Throughout the late 19th century up until the 1990s, these captivating and strangely painted portraits (retratos pintados) were a common practice in rural northeastern Brazil. Family portraits were retouched with a heavy hand, painting over the original image with bold brush strokes which transformed family members into the rich, healthy and beautiful… even the dead ones.

The images are part of historian Titus Riedl’s collection of the images displayed in his book Retratos Pintados. Throughout the period when these images were being created, street-traders (called bonequeiros) would commonly attract clients in remote rural villages, then with images in hand, they would travel to bigger towns where they would hand over the materials to puxadores who would enlarge the photographs. Then painters, often in small, improvised studios, would create the final image. Returning to the original village, often weeks later, the image was finally delivered to the client.

With the advent of modern technology and the lack of readily available photo paper, the unique tradition has largely died out. It has now been replaced with modern digital techniques like Photoshop and printed on inkjet printers… often with an elaborate phone card, postcard or screensaver motif as their background. For more about these unique pieces of cultural history, see the interview with Martin Parr (who wrote the intro to Riedl’s book) at themorningnews.org.

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