Lee Jeffries’ work is making news. His haunting black & white portraits of homeless men, women, and children have been featured on Time‘s LightBox as well CNN‘s own unique portrait photography blog. This is not surprising.
His photos are powerfully intimate and, most importantly, respectful of the people and emotions behind his work.
In this interview, Lee talks about how he goes about photographing a stranger’s emotion, respecting the still photo’s artistic linage, unique portrait photography and how he got into street photography.
The ACLU released this missive in 2006 showing a 100-mile extended border from which Department of Homeland Security agents – i.e. Border Patrol and Customs – can search and seize any and all electronic devices.
Kristian Schmidt loves the wild, feels okay with a charging lion, and takes amazing wildlife/fashion photography. His highly popular Whale Shark Series captured a concept that has never been seen before — beautiful models swimming next to the world’s largest shark – and brought together a team focussed on raising awareness for the at-risk species.
Kristian’s work has been featured on Wired, Complex Magazine, and the Washington Post. He also contributes photos for WildAid.
In this interview, Kristian talks about Swimming with Sharks, was charged by a rhino, and how he came up with the unique Whale Shark Series.
Sometimes the fun of going out to capture some street photography is outweighed by the risk. There’s always that chance of losing your gear or worse — as the New York Times reports — of being robbed simply because your equipment marks you as easy prey.
I discovered this interview with one of the famous landscape photographers, Joel Meyerowitz (“Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive”), and got to wondering how far from — or really how close to — my photography comes toward communicating a perspective.
Am I merely viewing the world within the frame as objects to collect, or capturing a harmony of feeling and observation?
Meyerowitz strives to capture those ephemeral moments that signify far more than their frame. They are reflections on how one connects to the world around us.
This video definitely helped me reexamine my vision.
Adam Marelli, a photographer, and artist shares, his insight on how visual design teaches a photographer how to evolve forward. He believes there are very few born artists. Most stumbled in search of that elusive form.
His remedy is common sense yet powerful: composition has a history of well-designed tricks, use them or break them, but don’t ignore them. Allow history to inspire your work.
This very informative lecture teaches these basics of composition/design and throughout its worthy hour and a half shares many easy to understand and visual examples to train you to see the visual patterns that create a fluid and moving photos.
Glen Ryan’s newest exhibition Karst Country shows how rewarding pairing creative ideas with a masterful infrared photography can be to achieving great work.
The Infra-Red RED footage and resulting gallery prints are evocative, and in their haunting blacks and tumbling whites, they are damningly beautiful. He advances a simple idea: take the environment around you, let go of tired (old-school) concepts and risk new techniques to capture the ordinary.
Watch this video and try not jumping out and making some powerful art!
Josh Rossi is a photographer and retoucher who specializes in really stylized photos. He uses compositing and special FX to make his photos look incredibly unique. Over time he developed the Josh Rossi technique – a method of creating a “painted” look on photos.
Read our interview to get some retouching tips and tricks from Josh.
Joey Lawrence is an inspiring young photographer from New York City. At only 23, he’s worked with more big-name clients than most photographers double his age. He is well known for photographing the first Twilight posters at the tender age of 18, but his resume boasts work for clients such as Coca-Cola, National Geographic, FX, Forbes, and the History Channel.
His personal work takes him to many cities around the world and into remote, exotic locations in Africa, India, and Latin America. His latest film project, People of the Delta, takes him back into the visually stunning Southern Ethiopia.
This Joey Lawrence interview discusses his latest film project and divulges some tips to help you take better photos.
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