NYC-based photographer Phillip Toledano felt completely overwhelmed when his daughter was first born.
So he did what he knew best—photographing as many special moments as he could. The result is his beautiful book, The Reluctant Father.
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A classy way to display your prints is in a coffee table photobook. Making one might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually simple!
Joerg Colberg wrote this fantastic article on how to take your own work and create a one of a kind photobook.
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could work something out!
Stars Become the Night
Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison captivated the world with his first Star Trails collection with surreal swirls of stars in the night sky, created using long-exposure techniques. Recently, Harrison added a new collection titled Nightscapes to his gallery and it’s just as breathtaking. In this series, the stars seem to be just out of reach, shining like suspended diamonds in a colorful night sky.
Harrison uses the same technique of long-exposure frames to capture the brilliant movements of the stars. He shoots the night sky separately with a creative zoom technique, and then layers the images in post-production. His entire collection can be viewed at his site.
RMIT University lecturer Dr. Claudia Diaz’s senior anatomy students get an interesting hands-on lesson by painting the human musculoskeletal system on a live model
thought this was elaborate SNK cosplay
This is so cool
I once tried to do this for a photography project. Glad I didn’t, because it would look like shit compared to this.
Lucifer (Morning Star) by Paul Fryer
(Installation in the Holy Church in Marylebone, 2008. Anodised aluminium, silicon rubber cord, wax work figure, feathers/aluminium, concrete.)
How the Other Half Lives - The Tenements of New York, 1890
In 1890, New York Tribune reporter Jacob A. Riis did something no one else at his time had done, he brought to the public’s attention to the horrible living conditions in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. The photographs were shocking and awoke many to how the poor of New York’s East Side slum district lived. It was not Riis’ intention to politically motivate the city to do something about the situation. But the publication of his book, How the Other Half Lives, set fire to the city’s social reform movement.
The result quickly became a landmark in the annals of social reform. Riis’ photography documents the filth, disease, exploitation, and overcrowding that characterized the experience of more than one million immigrants. Riis’ book helped push tenement reform to the front of New York’s political agenda, and prompted Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to call him “the most useful citizen of New York.” You can see the rest of Riis’ heartbreaking photos here.