Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Top Photography Posts of 2012 (Part 2)


With only a few more days before the year ends, and coming off from the first five in the series, here then are the rest of the entries for the top photography posts of 2012.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Top Photography Posts of 2012 (Part 1)


The year 2012 is about to draw to a close, so it's fitting to look back through the past 12 months and see what viewers have been looking for in photography and the visual arts. While this blog features different photographic styles and mediums, most of the popular posts seem to share a common theme. Here then are the top photography posts of 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Time Magazine's Best Photographic Magazine Covers of 2012


A good magazine cover is meant to attract potential buyers and get them to read the contents of publication. Some covers are just so good that they tell the whole story by themselves. Here's a taste of Time Magazine's best photographic magazine covers for 2012.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chuck Close: Daguerreotype Portrait of Kara Walker


A good portrait should reveal answers about the person, yet leave enough room for more questions. In some cases, the old ways become exciting methods for producing refreshing images and themes. A good example of this is Chuck Close's daguerreotype portrait of Kara Walker.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thierry Cohen: The City After Dark


Photo manipulation is usually considered a method of turning a scene of reality into something imaginary. When a photograph is altered, it loses the truth of the scene being depicted. One photographer does the opposite by combining two realities into one "super reality". Thierry Cohen shows viewers what cities would look like after dark in his series, "Villes ├ęteintes" or "Darkened Cities".

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kevin Bauman: 100 Abandonded Detroit Houses


Landscape photography almost always focuses on the beautiful and majestic, whether it's capturing the contrasts in a metropolitan city or trying to fit-in two different ecosystems in one frame. Rarely is this genre of photography dedicated to the neglected and abused. Kevin Bauman turns his camera to captured the essence of this subject in Detroit, but ironically shows something beautiful in the decaying. This is his 100 Abandoned Houses.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Robert Capa: 20th Century War Photographer


Images and videos of war have become more commonplace in today's digital age compared to the situation years ago. It's now possible for ordinary citizens armed with a camera phone to shoot an armed conflict scene, upload it to Facebook or Youtube, and have thousands of views the next day. Decades ago, only a select few has the technology and willpower to do that. Here is the story of 20th century war photographer Robert Capa.