Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Color of Shadow

In today's world of Instagram madness, it can be hard to find a photograph that makes use of color in a unique, yet familiar way. Artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto doesn't seem to have a problem with color photography, marrying both simplicity and beauty in his work, "Color of Shadow".

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stephen Wilkes: Night and Day Photoshop Magic

Sometimes, the simplest Photoshop ideas can turn out to be the hardest to execute. Erik Johansson's epic Photoshop images are testament to his creativity and his technical prowess at making seamless pictures. In Stephen Wilkes case, the transitions are just as consistent, but the different elements of time are immediately perceivable, allowing for the perfect combination of Night and Day with some Photoshop magic.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Erik Johansson: Awesome Photoshop Manipulations

While some forms of photography have been comparable to art, one thing that has always set it apart is that everything caught on film (or sensor) is real, with many photojournalists and newspapers shunning excessive image editing. But sometimes some works of photo manipulation are just so amazing that its hard not to give praise to the artist. For instance, Erik Johansson's digital artworks are probably at the top the Internet's most awesome Photoshop manipulations.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Justin Quinell: The Longest Exposure Photographs in the World

Harold Eugene Edgerton's bullet-time photographs exposed a new world possible with high-speed photography, but what about the opposite effect? What if you could take a picture that took more than an hour, or even a day to expose? Justin Quinell did that with what is arguably the longest exposure photograph in the world.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harold Eugene Edgerton: In the Blink of an Eye

On the Reel Foto blog, most of the iconic images that have been featured here were taken by photographers who spent many hours in their younger years studying the fundamentals of photography. Other rare individuals earned their standing in photography by starting in a totally different industry. Harold Eugene Edgerton is one of those rare people who's contributions to photography have both stood the test of time, and have passed in the blink of an eye.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Robert Frank: Imagining the Americans

After Dorothea Lange's depressing images of the Depression and World War II, one would think that most of the United States would move on to a more prosperous and joyful mindset of rebuilding and expansion. Photographer Robert Frank had the same thought, but slowly he realized that the opposite was true, and the harsh realities that he imagined were materialized in his seminal photobook "The Americans".

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dorothea Lange: Inspiration in Depression

Sometimes, all it takes is one photograph to cement the reputation of a photographer. Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange has that kind of reputation, but one photograph is not enough to show the hard work and passion she put into her documentary career. Capturing haunting images of the Great Depression, she found pockets of humanity from which she drew her inspiration.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sergey Larenkov: World War II Scenes in the Present

The previous feature on the Dear Photograph blog was a nice, happy and nostalgic look at some personal family events in the past as seen in the present. But what about historic world events as seen through the lens of the present? Sergey Larenkov shows how its done by embedding World War II scenes in the present in his blog, "Link to the Past".

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dear Photograph Photo Blog: Seeing the Past in the Present

Photographs are a wonderful phenomenon; they allow you to see into the past while you're in the present. But what if you can combine the two? Taylor Jones' simple idea gave rise to Dear Photograph, the now popular photo blog which allows you to see old photographs set in the present.