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Altered Passages By Bart Synowiec

Altered Passages By Bart Synowiec

Bart Synowiec has been working on a small series of photos featuring Brazil's largest slum (favela), Rocinha. Synowiec spent time in Rio De Janeiro documenting Rocinha's unique and colourful passageways, interacting with locals and taking in the culture. "It felt very timely, with such a large amount of tension building up in the city revolving …

I’m Not A Real Artist

I’m Not A Real Artist

The phrase, I’m not a real artist has been painted by street artist SpY above the façade of a building in the city of Paris. This piece was commissioned by Nuit Blanche 2014 in the district 13 of Paris, an evening when the city was open to artistic creations for people to enjoy in the …


Undisclosed: Images Of The Contemporary Circus Artist

Undisclosed: Images Of The Contemporary Circus Artist

This photo book is the result of Swedish-born Bertil Nilsson's work with 47 circus artists throughout Europe and North America over the course of 5 years. The black and white images of the performers in Undisclosed (Canalside Books, ISBN 978-09568872-0-7), all naked, working on their skills in empty training spaces, are accompanied by an essay by …

Cairo Diary By Peter Bialobrzeski

Cairo Diary By Peter Bialobrzeski

In the past we have been featuring German-based photographer Peter Bialobrzeski many times. In the last eight years he has published eight books Mostly these books have been published by Hatje Cantz with topics on Southeast Asia. For his limited edition book Cairo Diary Bialobrzeski signed with The Velvet Cell. "Capturing Cairo between the overthrow …

Still NYC Punk Attitude

Still NYC Punk Attitude

New York punk photographer David Godlis' Kickstarter-funded book project passed its goal weeks ago and will be published as a limited edition high quality photography book of his best pictures of NYC's Punk scene at CBGB's 1976-1979. Heavy on grain and taken using the ambient light of the famed night club, Godlis captured early iconic …


Reading the Landscape By Olaf Otto Becker

Reading the Landscape By Olaf Otto Becker

In the first, beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, 1959 born Olaf Otto Becker presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia. Roman­tic floodplains, tree trunks slung with liana vines, eco­logical niches for countless life forms—these are the kinds of untouched tropical rainforests that we pic­ture in our …

Just Insert Your iPhone Into Relonch Camera

Just Insert Your iPhone Into Relonch Camera

Insert coin iPhone. The Relonch Camera ($499) is the eye and the iPhone is the brain. The Relonch Camera ($499) adds a high-quality camera to the back of your iPhone. It connects via Lightning and switches on automatically when you plug in your smartphone and switches off automatically when you unplug your iPhone. It further sports …

Alp: Alpine Landscape Pictures By Olaf Unverzart

Alp: Alpine Landscape Pictures By Olaf Unverzart

German photographer Olaf Unverzart takes on an age-old subject and transforms the way we see the Alps. Serious Alpine photography began in the middle of the 19th century by photographers who lugged large plate cameras into inaccessible regions to produce some of the most spectacular images of their time. Nearly two hundred years later, Unverzart …


Arrangements By Clayton Cotterell

Arrangements By Clayton Cotterell

In this 100 pages book titled Arrangements (Ampersand, First Edition of 300, ISBN 9781941556030, $45), Clayton Cotterell revels in the spontaneity of the photographic medium, allowing for succinct encounters with light, color and form to guide both the content and open-ended, sensuous meaning of the work. Seeking out naturally occurring abstractions, the photographs Cotterell has …

Experimental Animation: Inside Me

Experimental Animation: Inside Me

This project is based on a 3D-scan technique, which allows Dmitry Zakharov to reproduce an image of his own body as a 3D object in a software. It is possible to view this object not just from outside, but also from the inside as a negative as well, which creates abstract shapes. The colouration in this …

Impermanence By ​Seung-Hwan OH

Impermanence By ​Seung-Hwan OH

Titled Impermanence this ongoing body of work by Seung-Hwan OH makes usage of natural bacteria. The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work. The visible disappears and what we usually consider an image is eaten by a microbe. "The process involves the …


Settlement By Nick Waplington

Settlement By Nick Waplington

… everything is possible and everything is watched and noted, for here on the West Bank of the River Jordan every inch of land is known, recorded, and potentially a source of conflict. British photographer Nick Waplington lived in Jerusalem between 2008 and 2013, visiting over 350 distinct Jewish settlements in the region, from populous …

MindShift Gear: Two New rotation180° Backpacks

MindShift Gear: Two New rotation180° Backpacks

The people from MindShift Gear will be releasing two new backpacks featuring their award-winning rotation 180º technology. The first will be the rotation180 Trail backpack and the second one the rotation180 Travel Away backpack. The rotation180º Trail Backpack is a a smaller and lighter camera backpack with rotation technology. Accessing gear outdoors has never been …


The Finest Cloth To Clean Your Lenses

The Finest Cloth To Clean Your Lenses

Cleaning your camera’s lenses should be a regular part of any camera owner’s maintenance. The best time to clean a lens is when it’s dirty – don’t get in the habit of cleaning it off daily as I did, because this will result in more damage than good. Every photographer has his own way and …

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above is a new project by environmental designer Michael Pecirno that explores how public sculpture can find form and purpose entirely from its context. Situated behind a short fence, on a rolling grassy opening underneath three towering maple trees emerges the sculpture. Clad entirely in highly-polished stainless steel, The Air Above reflects vignettes …

GAT x Sony Mobile x Ballabeni

GAT x Sony Mobile x Ballabeni

We have been invited by Sony Mobile to the famous Munich-based ice cream manufacture Ballabeni for a workshop on how to make ice cream. Ballabeni’s workshop is a place to experiment, with ice cream, and to try and learn. We had been working in groups competing against each other and the 3 winners of the …


The Unseen Stories Of Humanity

The Unseen Stories Of Humanity

Drift by Brooklyn-based young talent Brook DiDonato seeks to blur the boundaries of reality by integrating real narratives with surreal visual elements. DiDonato’s background in photojournalism taught her the power of visual storytelling. Photojournalism isn't about fiction, but it shows us how photographs like ‘Napalm Girl’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut could change the way we …

hi you are beautiful how are you? By Valerie Phillips

hi you are beautiful how are you? By Valerie Phillips

hi you are beautiful how are you? (Longer Moon Farther, ISBN 978-0-9543403-5-3) Is a culmination of the meetings of photographer Valerie Phillips and Swedish artist and sometime model Arvida Byström. Phillips has been photographing Byström for the past two years. Introduced to each other by a mutual friend who intuited the creative relationship that has …

VSCO – The Gold Standard Of Film Emulation

VSCO – The Gold Standard Of Film Emulation

Apple has told 9to5Mac that that the company will be ceasing development of their photo editing software Aperture for pro photographers and the consumer version iPhoto, offering Photos for OS X as a replacement. Some time ago we had been writing about VSCO's Aperture tools, but a lot of photographers, including myself, use Adobe's Lightroom …


Does Yellow Run Forever?

Does Yellow Run Forever?

Does Yellow Run Forever? (MACK, ISBN 978-191016406-8 , $50) is an intimate and quite personal book by Paul Graham which also manages to subtly question what we seek and value in life – love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world? The work weaves in and out of three groups of images: photographs of …

A Hong Kong Memoir By Fan Ho

A Hong Kong Memoir By Fan Ho

Photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. He spent many years capturing the grit, congestion and vibrancy of mid-Twentieth Century Hong Kong. Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir (Modernbook Editions, 101 dual-color plates, $75) is the latest book by the photographer and completes the trilogy Fan Ho …

Camera-Less By Taylor Curry

Camera-Less By Taylor Curry

Photography has been used since its advent as a tool for indexing. Cliché verre is a combination of painting and or drawing, with photography. Cliché verre is French. Cliché is a printing term: a printing plate cast from movable type; while verre means glass. The Plant, Fish, Feathers and Founding Fathers are all created use …