Posts Tagged ‘Portrait’

Presence By Christine Turnauer

Presence By Christine Turnauer

In her photo book Presence (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3748-7, $75), Austrian photographer Christine Turnauer (born 1945) captured people and moments in classic black-and-white portraits. Turnauer is a seeker, a wanderer between the worlds. She has been interested in the individuality and diversity of people since her childhood. For her, they are “like snowflakes.” We all …

A Portrait Of Hackney By Zed Nelson

A Portrait Of Hackney By Zed Nelson

The photo book A Portrait of Hackney (Hoxton Mini Press, roughly $21) is a personal reflection on Hackney by photographer Zed Nelson, as it goes through an extraordinary process of gentrification. It’s an intimate look at the ever-changing face of Hackney: the complexity, the contradictions, the clash of cultures. Portraits and landscapes are set against …


Bhumika Bhatia’s Contemporary Indian Diary

Bhumika Bhatia’s Contemporary Indian Diary

Bhumika Bhatia is a portrait photographer from India, catching her dreams in photographs and documenting them in her blogroll. "Sometimes I photograph to vent, sometimes I photograph to drown," she explains. "When I was young, expressing myself was one of the most difficult things for me. I used to let people know about how I …

Homeland By Gian Paul Lozza

Homeland By Gian Paul Lozza

A pristine skatepark is shot at night using only ambient light. In the resulting landscape images the surrounding streetlights throw intersecting pools of light; the lines are softened by diffuse moonlight. If the forms are organic, the environment is still entirely artificial. A number of portraits, in black and white, of young men who skateboard …

A Memory That Will Last A Lifetime

A Memory That Will Last A Lifetime

Gavin Thomas’ work is a kind of temporary adaption of the portrait works of Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Avedon and August Sander. Thomas, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, is a big fan of Polaroid, Kodak Elitechrome 100, the EBX and uses film plus digital equipment to get the desired results for his unique portraits. …


Contours Of The Invisible By Ward Roberts

Contours Of The Invisible By Ward Roberts

Melbourne-based Ward Roberts’ new photographs merge abstraction and portraiture into a variety of landscape with the weather of metaphor. "Figures with uncomfortably lovely porcelain skin confront instances of apparently total emptiness along a fluid continuum of matter and air expressed as pure color. The chromatic registry contains the both the traces of the dissolved and …

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

Imaginative Taipeh-based photographer Puzzleman Leung captures mysterious, humorous and blurred scenes that the young talent creates in his mind. Influenced by Guy Bourdin and Rinko Kawauchi the resulting unique images radiate something timeless as if Puzzleman captured a fleeting moment that might not even took place in real life. With a tendency to "off color" …

Stellar By Ruben Reehorst

Stellar By Ruben Reehorst

The previously unpublished series by photographer and creative director of Studio Fluor, Ruben Reehorst, which is entitled Stellar, has been made between 2013 and 2014. Stellar in general is an adjective referring to one or more stars. The focus in this portrait documentary is on the human skin as a universal connection between different gender, …


South Of Market By Janet Delaney

South Of Market By Janet Delaney

South of Market (Mack, ISBN 978-1-907946-38-7, $50) is a photographic portrait of a San Francisco neighbourhood in the throes of urban renewal by photographer and educator Janet Delaney. The South of Market area of San Francisco is a poor neighbourhood full of factories and warehouses with some housing mixed in. Janet Delaney moved there in …

Alexander Gronsky Portrays The Outskirts Of Moscow

Alexander Gronsky Portrays The Outskirts Of Moscow

The city Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eurasia. Even by the end of the 19th Century it was already a megacity. Today Moscow is the northernmost megacity on Earth, the most populous city in Europe, and the 5th largest city proper in the world. For a …

Still Here By Lydia Goldblatt

Still Here By Lydia Goldblatt

In Still Here (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3628-2, $45) by London-based photographer Lydia Goldblatt time seems to stand still. Everything is covered in stillness. Waiting. The book consists of portraits of her aging parents, focussing on her elderly father’s mortality, with metaphorical images that speak by themselves. "Photographing, for me, is a means of giving expression to …


Beauty, Memory, And Melancholy By Daniel Jones

Beauty, Memory, And Melancholy By Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones' (b. 1991) body of work started as a study of childhood and growing up in East Tennessee. He has been, and continues to be, taught and mentored by photography professors Alice Anthony and Mike Smith. "Though the work has elements of study, I find that the truly profound nature of this work is in …

Atmospheric Photography By Tamás Andok

Atmospheric Photography By Tamás Andok

Tamás Andok, a photographer and journalist from Hungary, recently launched his portfolio website with his visual projects. Nature, cities and people are among Andok's work of photography, and street photography is one of hs most frequent subject. Some of the street photos are from both day- and nighttime, while others are various conceptual series about …


Episodes: The Amerikans

Episodes: The Amerikans

Who Lives There, produced by Jeffrey Pence and Mika Johnson, is part of the web series The Amerikans. It features 3-5 minute portraits of people from Northeast Ohio, USA. The short episodes go behind the ordinary exterior of the subjects' lives to explore the imaginative power that real Americans express in their lives. Using a …

Portrait Professional Retouching Software

Portrait Professional Retouching Software

Portrait Professional is a fast and powerful easy-to-use retouching software. Recently it has won the prestigious 2013 Hot One Award in the Image Editing category from Professional Photographer. Portrait Professional 11 (Portrait Professional $62.95, Portrait Professional Studio $95.95, Portrait Professional Studio 64 $183.95) has over 70 facial mapping dots, the control you have over a …

Legendary Petzval Portrait Lens Reinvented

Legendary Petzval Portrait Lens Reinvented

Lomography reinventing the Petzval Lens for 21st century photographers and videographers. It doesn’t matter whether you shoot analog or digital; the brand new Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens ($500) is designed to work with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. Each lens is produced in Russia by Zenit, a company known for their skill in …


"Portrait" Discovers What The Human Eye Can’t See

“Portrait” Discovers What The Human Eye Can’t See

The most interesting results of facial recognition come from when artists reinterpret algorithms to discover what the human eye can’t see. Portrait by Shinseungback Kimyonghun (Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun) is such a series of portraits discovering centric identities of movies using facial recognition. A custom software detects faces from every 24 frames …

Global Diversity Of Contemporary Photographic Portraiture

Global Diversity Of Contemporary Photographic Portraiture

About Face, Contemporary Portraiture highlights the breadth and global diversity of portraits produced since 2000 and is the latest acquisition of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. "They (the photographs) add depth and breadth to our already outstanding photography collection," said Julián Zugazagoitia, CEO and Director of the Nelson-Atkins. About Face offers …

Moving Backward And Forward In Time

Moving Backward And Forward In Time

Great photography will make you time travel. Growing up in a small town in Germany, I have often imagined myself in New York, tumbling around the city, photographing, explore the stories people have to tell and make them mine and moving between different points in time. It is the same when I look over at …


36 Exposures: Portraits On Discarded Film Canisters

36 Exposures: Portraits On Discarded Film Canisters

In the piece 36 Exposures, David Emitt Adams used 35mm film canisters discarded by his “Introduction to Photography” students as the metal base to hold their collodion tintype portraits. "I employed this labor-intensive, 19th-century photographic process to make the students’ portraits on the very film canisters that played a crucial role in their initial understanding of …

Cuba, A Stirring Portrait Of A Country

Cuba, A Stirring Portrait Of A Country

American photographer Andrew Moore began making pictures in Cuba in 1998, and during ten subsequent visits spread over the next fourteen years, worked to reveal many facets of the island’s unique character and life. In 2002, he published some of this work in Inside Havana, to great acclaim, and which is now out of print. Cuba …

Andy Warhol: Photographic Portraits Displayed For First Time Lost Then Found

Andy Warhol: Photographic Portraits Displayed For First Time Lost Then Found

A collection of never-before-seen photographs of pop artist Andy Warhol are set to go on display for ten days in New York, beginning on May 3rd. The title of the exhibition, Lost Then Found, alludes to the fact that the photos were forgotten in a storage cabinet for over thirty years before they were discovered. …