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Tokyo At Night

Tokyo At Night

After sunset, there is no lack of activities to enjoy in Tokyo. Sight-seeing, dining or just chilling out, there is always something for everyone to do. Tokyo is vast: it's best thought of not as a single city, but a constellation of cities that have grown together. At over 12 million people in the official …

People Of The Sea By Ingo Gebhard

People Of The Sea By Ingo Gebhard

Portrait photographs have been made since virtually the invention of the camera. The sitting time in the middle of the 19th century for the subject, though still much longer than now, led to a general rise in the popularity of portrait photography over painted portraiture. German photographer Ingo Gebhard has gone back to slowness with his …


Come Out Of The Cupboard And #Buttonup

Come Out Of The Cupboard And #Buttonup

The original ‘button up’ is breaking new ground for Ben Sherman as they return to their roots with the AW14 collection. Buttoning up is a deliberate style that exudes ‘Britishness’ and personal pride. Buttoning up the top button of your shirt is something that's been done to Ben Sherman shirts since 1963. getaddictedto got involved …

Rotation180° Panorama, The Rapid Access Camera Backpack

Rotation180° Panorama, The Rapid Access Camera Backpack

MindShift Gear is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who are dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about photography. The photo gear company was founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo. The Rotation180° Professional (exterior dimensions: 13.5" W x 22.5" H x 10.5" D, total weight 2.5 kg, …

Exit Ghost By Kai Bornhöft

Exit Ghost By Kai Bornhöft

The cover of the photo book Exit Ghost (Langhans, edition of 500, roughly $45) by German photographer Kai Bornhöft is made of real concrete. Inside the object are printed full page images from analog black and white photographs. They are slowly revealing the subject of the photo series, telling the story of how something comes …


Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Exhausted, abandoned, wounded, the collection of cars captured by Sébastien Girard are in fact desperate. Girard's documentary Desperate Cars (self-published in an edition of 500) takes a look at the autos around his suburban neighborhood in Toulouse, France. We find them in the middle of the night, broken wrecks bearing the scars of their mad …

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

It was the winter of 1985, when photographer Brian Rose decided to explore New York's Meatpacking District with his 4x5 view camera. Early in the morning before dawn, it was a scene of carnage as men grappled with meat carcasses hanging from hooks under metal awnings along the streets. At night, a different sort of …

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

"Fifty years ago, the Forge River and Moriches Bay, of Long Island’s south shore lagoonal system, achieved notoriety when their polluted conditions were alluded to in a report of the US President’s Science Advisory Committee (1965). The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated the bay throughout the 1950s, identifying duck farming as the cause of 'objectionable', …


Our Own Individual New York

Our Own Individual New York

Our own individual New York is a set of photos by photographer Hermes Pichon displaying the ‘individual’ within his/her space in the city … "or perhaps about the city and the space left for the individual," as the photographer states. In terms of street photography you need to be open to anything. It’s different from …

Pandora's Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

Pandora’s Camera By Joan Fontcuberta

To accompany a major retrospective of the work of Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta at Media Space, London, Mack publishes the first English translation of his renowned essay collection: Pandora's Camera (ISBN 978-191016403-7, $25 or available as Kindle Edition). Considering the technological shift photography has undergone in recent years. Fontcuberta uses the motif of Pandora’s box to …

The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

The Makeout Project By Jedediah Johnson

Photographer Jedediah Johnson once took a personality test that he felt was very acurate. "It said that people with my specific personality type like to collect people and experiences." That's what his Makeout Project is all about, his interactions with people and a shared experience beween the photographer and his subjects. For the images, he …


The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

The Ultimate Preset Package For Lightroom

There are lots of presets out there for sale emulating the look of film, but finding a really good one that accurately reproduces the look of specific types of film is not an easy task. Because of the nudge of a friend, I decided to look into this new one a little further and I …

World Wide Order By Julian Röder

World Wide Order By Julian Röder

Berlin photographer Julian Röder has garnered international attention for his series The Summits on the protests that took place surrounding various G8 summits. Röder thus documented the riots of Genoa in 2001, where over 300,000 people took to the streets and a demonstrator was shot by police. And no, these are not battle scenes in …


Occupied Spaces By Ben Roberts

Occupied Spaces By Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts started the photo book project Occupied Spaces some time ago, exactly on the 15th October 2011, when protestors representing the global Occupy movement set up a semi-permanent camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in central London. The aim of the protests has been to encourage discourse and raise awareness of social and economic inequalities. …

Conceptual Photography By May Xiong

Conceptual Photography By May Xiong

May Xiong is a talented a twenty-three year old photographer creating beautiful (conceptual) images that revolve around portrait photography. Her stills look as though they’ve been ripped straight from an art house film. She takes inspiration from music, art and all kinds of abstract things, people, places that intrigue her. Xiong’s effective use of available …

Dawn By Laura Thiesbrummel

Dawn By Laura Thiesbrummel

If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to take pictures. Morgenrot (Dawn) is a documentary project by German photographer Laura Thiesbrummel for her Bachelor in photo design that is such a good example. The series documents the young country of Azerbaijan in search of its new identity. After the collapse …


Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

Urban/Nature By Sheung Yiu

The project Urban/Nature by Sheung Yiu is drawn from the Sheung Yiu's personal experience with nature as an urbanite. The juxtaposition of animal parts and artificial material symbolizes his rare interaction with wildlife -  a surreal, distanced and almost immature relationship. The conceptual artist states: "The last time I have close encounter with a real …

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

Goldgelb By Bärbel Praun

During a one month stay in Finland last autumn German photo artist Bärbel Praun found herself emotionally confronted with her past. "Even though the small city at the westcoast of Finland was such a different place than the town I grew up in, it reminded me of my hometown, childhood and family. So this work …

Fake Holidays By Reiner Riedler

Fake Holidays By Reiner Riedler

Reiner Riedler’s photography captures a slice of the travel industry that capitalizes holidays. His book Fake Holidays (Moser, ISBN 978-3981234442, only used available) series from 2009 documents vacation spots from around the world, and they’re all a mirage. It reveals the absurdities of the world's artificial paradises: indoor skiing in Dubai, Tropical Islands in Berlin-Brandenburg, Niagara …


My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties

My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties

The latest work of Motoyuki Daifu, a young Japanese photographer, is titled My Family Is A Pubis, So I Cover It In Pretty Panties. Motoyuki’s forceful sensibilities are a modern revolt against the traditional aesthetic when considering the norms of Japan. Armed with a camera, he enters into this accelerated and fetishized human landscape, to …

Aerialscapes By Jakob Wagner

Aerialscapes By Jakob Wagner

Aerialscapes is a series of 20 aerial photographs by German photographer Jakob Wagner that was shot from the sky. The images in this project are sweeping landscapes of various locations around the world, showing formations, patterns and marks that are both manmade and natural, but nonetheless always breathtaking and wondrous. "I've photographed all this images …

Windows Mirrors Tabletops By Lucas Blalock

Windows Mirrors Tabletops By Lucas Blalock

In this photo book entitled Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Mörel, roughly $60), Lucas Blalock plays with the conventions of photography by exploring its limits and inherent contradictions. He examines not only the photograph’s subject but also the internal information of its making. The book includes a conversation between Lucas Blalock and David Campany. An extract: David Campany …