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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photographer Profile ~ Ramón Masats

Ramón Masats' (Born 1931 Caldas de Montbui, Spain) interest in the world of photography began when he performed military service . Bored, he discovered the magazine Foto Art  and this inspired him to acquire his first camera. He made his first photos and enrolled in the photographic circle of the Casino del Comercio de Tarrasa . His eye for composition and form caught the attention of numerous collectors and magazines throughout Spain.
























Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2016 Issue ~ Trump

For the 2016 Person of the Year issue, TIME commissioned Nadav Kander to photograph President-elect Donald Trump—the person deemed to have most influenced the year’s news, for better or worse—for the cover of the magazine.


 
"It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse." ~ Time Magazine's NANCY GIBBS
 
 

 
Past Issues of Time's Person of the Year:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Light Painting With A Drone ~ By Landscape Photographer Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu is an artist with a profound interest in the ways that advancing technology can foster new forms of creative expression. Using a Fiilex AL250 in tandem with the 3DR Solo drone and Phase One XF 100MP ( yes a 100) camera system, Reuben has developed a method for selectively “painting” nocturnal landscapes with light via multiple exposures.  The results are otherworldly. [via Fiilex ]




Lux Noctis from Fiilex LED on Vimeo.
















Thursday, January 14, 2016

2 for 1 Celebrity Portraits by Photoshop Artist Gesichtermix

Impressive... and sometimes freaky results from these celebrity mash-ups by Gesichtermix. Try and guess who the celebrities are before you look at the description below each photo.


Leonardo DiCaprio / Sean Penn

Jennifer Lawrence / Claire Danes
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Sylvester Stallone


Natalie Portman / Scarlett Johansson

Ewan McGregor / Colin Firth


Jennifer Lopez / Halle Berry


Robert de Niro / Kevin Spacey


Emily Blunt / Christina Ricci


Pharrell Williams / Channing Tatum


Rihanna / Katy Perry


Ben Affleck / Daniel Day-Lewis


Charlie Sheen / Ashton Kutcher
 
Steven Spielberg / Woody Allen


Robin Williams / Brendan Fraser


Shaquille O'Neal / 50 Cent

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Paris a 100 Years Ago...In Colour. C'est très Magnifique!

Albert Kahn (1860 -1940) was a French banker and philanthropist, known for initiating The Archives of the Planet, a vast photographical project. Spanning 22 years, it resulted in a collection of 72,000 colour photographs and 183,000 meters of film.

 In 1909, Kahn travelled with his chauffeur and photographer, Alfred Dutertre to Japan on business and returned with many photographs of the journey. This prompted him to begin a project collecting a photographic record of the entire Earth. He appointed Jean Brunhes as the project director, and sent photographers to every continent to record images of the planet using the first practical medium for colour photography, Autochrome plates, and early cinematography. Between 1909 and 1931 they collected 72,000 colour photographs and 183,000 meters of film. These form a unique historical record of 50 countries, known as The Archives of the Planet.

 Kahn's photographers began documenting France in 1914, just days before the outbreak of World War I, and by liaising with the military managed to record both the devastation of war, and the struggle to continue everyday life and agricultural work [via wiki]



Kahn commissioned four photographers to collect images set specifically in cosmopolitan Paris: Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Leon. They utilized pioneering technology that employed colour filters made from microscopic grains of dyed potato starch. The artists began documenting the city in 1914, just days before the outbreak of World War I. The images collected portray the everyday struggle of real life, juxtaposed with a joie de vivre characteristic of Parisians, in a city on the brink of devastation brought on by a war that would alter the world.[via mymodernnet]

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn Europe on the Brink BBC Documentary