Sunday, April 29, 2012

Caroline Briggs: Double Identity

Martin Schoeller's Twin Portraits was an interesting look at the world of identical twins. Through his unique photography style, viewers could see the small physical differences that distinguish monozygotic twins from each other. But what about their similarities? And what about the differences that go beyond the physical? Caroline Briggs seems to have found the answer in her series, Double Identity.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Martin Schoeller: Twin Talk

Nope, you're not seeing double; they're actually twins... in which case you actually are seeing double... or are you really? Twin talk has been a mind-boggling topic for discussion to scientists, so it's not surprising to find that portrait photography would be utilized to aid in this endeavor. Portrait photographer Martin Schoeller turns his lens towards the odd couples here as he takes twin portraits for National Geographic.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Audrey Corregan: Obviously, Maybe, Definitely Birds

Photographs of wild and dangerous animals right in front of your face can be a scary. But what about the somewhat opposite situation? Here, the animals turn their backs to you, as if they don't want you to see them. These intriguing photographs by Audrey Corregan seem to show or hide something so obviously obvious, yet not exactly so obvious.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jonathan Griffiths: Up Close and Personal Wildlife Photography

It's been some time seen this blog has seen some animal photography, so this post should be a welcome break. The creatures here however are far from the cute and cuddly kind. This is up close and personal wildlife photography as captured by Jonathan Griffiths.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Julian Wolkenstein: Symmetrical Faces, Asymmetrical Beauty

Is perfection synonymous with beauty? The answer seems so obvious, but when applied to the real world, the question becomes more complex than one would think. Symmetry is oftentimes associated with equality and perfection, but in the photographs of Julian Wolkenstein, symmetrical faces most often equal to asymmetrical beauty.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vee Speers: Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

From the grim and morbid images of James Nachtwey's war photographs, it's probably a good time to take a break and focus on the beauty and vitality of the world. In this particular case, it seems beauty isn't just in the eye of the beholder, but innate to humans. Or is it? That's what portrait photographer Vee Speers questions in her series "Immortal".

Thursday, April 5, 2012

In The Light of War: The 2011 Military Photographer of the Year

Ever since the Roger Fenton captured the image, "Valley of the Shadow of Death" depicting the aftermath of the Sevastopol in 1852, photography has been used to document the brutal reality (and sometimes romanticism) of armed conflict. It should be no surprise then that some organizations promote this branch of photography capturing both the light and dark side of war. Depicted here are some of the winners of the 2011 Military Photographer of the Year as recognized by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense of the USA.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Omax Photographics Ad: How to Sell an Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Posting on April 1st is sometimes risky if you want to be taken seriously as everyone thinks that every other post is a joke, but this ad by Omax Photographics is no gag; it might look like some sort of parody for one of their lenses, but it is in fact a real advertisement.