Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tim Macpherson: Kids At Home And At Play

Jan von Holleben's pictures of little tykes having fun outside with their homemade costumes and props look impressive and inspiring, but Tim Macpherson takes the cake when it comes to kids having fun indoors. It only took a few household items to create the scenes that he did, but they're all done so well that you can't help but be awesomed by all of them.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jan Von Holleben: Adventure Is Out There!

As cute and cuddly babies become rambunctious little kids, their little minds look out on the world and scream. "Adventure is out there!" Even without the luxuries of video games, kids can find adventure out there, even if it's just out there in your neighbor's backyard or on the streets. It might be a little hard for adults to picture the fantasies that their children play out, but photographer Jan von Holleben makes it easy with his creative captures.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Anne Geddes: Babies, Babies Everywhere!

There has been a lot of bad and depressing news as of late, so instead of sharing more dispiriting images on the Internet, it's best to lighten the mood with some heartening pictures of humanity at their best or in this case, their newest. Nothing in this world can encourage a smile like a baby, and no one else can capture these newborns quite like photographer and artist Anne Geddes.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Corinne Vionnet: This Is The World As Tourist Spots

So, you've arrived at a popular tourist spot and you've bought your cute little souvenir. What's left to do but take a few shots at that thing that everybody else is taking a few shots at? If you happen to miss that amazing landmark that everyone seems to be so excited about, don't worry as artist Corrine Vionnet has you covered. She's arranged all the most popular pictures into one mosaic so that you won't have to bother yourself with taking your own picture.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Michael Hughes: This Is The World As Souvenirs

Tourists will be tourists. There's no denying them their instinct for being drawn to the most popular vacation spots, taking pictures of famous landmarks and buying small souvenirs for family and friends back home. These rituals have become such cliches that the solemnity and significance of these places and objects have  almost been lost. One person however has found a way to reinvigorate both by combining the two into one spectacular image. World traveler Michael Hughes has made it his mission and passion to collect tourist souvenirs and turn them into icons that are larger than life.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Martin Parr: This Is The World On Vacation

Not everyone can be as composed and proper like the subjects of The Sartorialist blog. Even in the best places for cultural erudition, tourists on vacation can sometimes stand out like a sore thumb. This is where photographer Martin Parr does some of the best (or some would say the worst) candid photography.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Sartorialist: A Visual Life

Some of you may remember my post on Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist blog a few weeks back. Well, Annette from Social Radius has asked me to share this short documentary video on the subject.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

From the depths of the oceans to the edge of the sea, the Reel Foto blog now ventures out of the water to take a familiar yet refreshing view of the sea. This is how Hiroshi Sugimoto captures his Seascapes; bleak, black and beautiful.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

David Doubilet: On The Edge Of Two Worlds

From the depths of the oceans as presented by Claire Nouvian, the Reel Foto blog now ventures to the edge of the water. Here, sunlight and marine life are more abundant, and it is here that famed underwater photographer David Doubilet has made a name for himself, capturing uncanny underwater images on the edge of two worlds.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Claire Nouvian: Deep Sea Beauties

This week, The Reel Foto blog heads to the waters and seas starting with the deepest depths of the oceans. Here, a thousand fathoms below the water's surface where little sunlight invades the privacy of the darkness, where the intense pressure is enough to crush a man and the extreme cold embraces all, mysterious and beautiful sea creatures abound. Public knowledge of these animals would be found wanting today were it not for the efforts of many devoted researchers and scientists, most especially that of the work of Claire Nouvian.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Peter Granser: The American Dream

Tucked away in the heart of southwestern United States' Arizona is Sun City, a vibrant and exclusive community of senior citizens living off their retirement years. While the thought of old age might dampen the spirits of many readers, in this city it's only akin to getting your second wind as photographer Peter Granser discovered.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Aaron Huey: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

Almost 100 years ago, Edward S. Curtis photographed the Native American people as a proud and noble nation, mindful of their tradition despite the encroachment of European settlers. Today, the story is a bit more complicated as the increasing Americanization of their people has had vastly different results. One of the more regretful stories is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as presented in photojournalist Aaron Huey's powerful photo essay.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Edward S. Curtis: The First Americans

Today, the 4th of July, marks the Independence Day of the United States, which makes it the perfect excuse for festivities, fireworks, fanfare, and fun of all forms for people across the country. Today is also good day to remind Americans about the first settlers of the continent, the American Indians. Many records were made of these people and their culture before great changes came into their way of life, but none equal the beauty and scope of the works of photographer Edward S. Curtis.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Herb Ritts: The Beauty of Man

The beauty of women has been the subject of art and photography ever since anyone can care to remember, but the beauty of man hasn't been as prominently advertised. Even when photography became more accessible to media, women almost always took the role of the subject. It wasn't until the 1980s when photographer Herb Ritts began his groundbreaking work that the male model would earn a regular role in the fashion and advertising industry.