Monthly Archives: February 2015

Beyond Mountains

Beyond Mountains, More Mountains

The launch of 55DSL’s AW12 campaign sees an escalation in their commitment to fuelling creativity – each season, the ‘Kids In Italia’ campaign gives artists the opportunity to showcase their unrestrained creative vision of 55DSL’s brand heritage, celebrating youth, freedom, fun and Italy.

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Influencing creative talent

Influencing creative talent

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.

Selfies a new craze….no

Self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid 19th century. For some privileged folks, the craze began even earlier, predating Paul McCartney’s recent claim to have invented the art form. “Most people don’t know that I invented the selfie,” the rock legend told Jimmy Fallon. what a load of crap Paul, I remember seeing selfies from my grandad when he was in the second world war, just like selfies today, done in a mirror. Solets give you some evidence. Read more

Photographing Corpses

Should Photographing Corpses Be Illegal?

Photographing dead people isn’t anything new, the Victorians used to photograph relatives with the dearly departed which was called Memento Mori. Read more

Tanya Gramatikova

Tanya Gramatikova is a self taught fine art and commercial photographer from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, who focuses on female portraits. Many of her fine art photos have a classic beauty and seem like paintings, with strong, smooth colors. In her portraits of girls, she generally portrays her models as thoughtful and reserved, which works well with her elegant style and the artistic appearance of a painting, yet her photographs of much older women they are strong characters, with seductive sexual energy Read more

Photoshop live

Phototshop Week 2015 Starts Feb 23rd Feb 2015

The wait is almost over! Photoshop Week 2015 starts. This action-packed week will teach you the tools and techniques you need to bring your creative vision to life. Check out the event page for the complete schedule and to watch live all week.

One of the biggest events in photography is coming back to CreativeLive – get ready to learn from the industry’s best during Photoshop Week 2015!

Photoshop helps you transform the average image you have into the jaw-dropping image you want! Photoshop Week is your opportunity to learn the tools, techniques, and shortcuts you need to bring your unique creative vision to life.

For six days, the world’s most inspiring photographers and retouchers will show you how they work their magic in Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ll learn exciting new ways to transform your work and create images that stand out from the masses.

Saelan Wangsa

Saelan Wangsa is a very talented photographer and architect from Jakarta, West Indonesia. His images are dark, mysterious and thought provoking. Even though I can’t find a great deal about him, I like his style and artistry. Read more

Erve Miozzo

Erve Miozzo, is an Italian amateur portrait photographer, from Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy, who photographs with a Nikon D600.

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Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon, I have to admire the guy, working with so many high rate and demanding fashion models, Avedon was considered a maverick photographer, his attitude and the models attitude worked in perfect harmony and this showed in his work. I truly loved his photograph of Dovima (Dorothy Horan) with the elephants, so outrages in 1955 and I don’t know what Dior fashion house had said about it, but your instantly drawn to the dress rather than the elephants because of the huge contrast.

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Van Halen Vs Helmut Newton

Van Halen Vs Helmut Newton

When Van Halen’s Women and Children First was released on March 26th, 1980, a three-foot black and white poster of David Lee Roth, bound to a chain-link fence, was included in the first million pressings. The photograph was taken by famed fashion photographer Helmut Newton. It was used for shock value, although a great photograph this incited an ego-fueled power struggle that ultimately split the group apart. Read more