Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'photo' (782)

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures



After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck's stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection—ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

New in the Shop: Elegant Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish



Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures the stunning movements of siamese fighting fish as they dance in the water. The photographer manages to snap brilliant shots of their quick, elegant movements as their bodies and flowing fins take action. Each portrait celebrates the creature's unique sense of motion and diverse coloring.

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes



Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives that are rich with color and texture, not to mention content.

Whether he's…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Photos of the Magical Ice Castles in Utah



Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns, who also happens to be one half of creative network Lunar / Solar, captures some enchanting images of the spectacular towers of ice, aptly known as Ice…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Photographer Re-Imagines Clouds as Magical Landscapes



Torino-based photographer Elio Pallard whimsically re-imagines clouds as a variety of wondrous landscapes in his series titled Playing with Clouds. The photographer offers new perspectives with his manipulated cloudscapes that transform the cotton ball-like puffs in the sky into magical mountains, fluffy waves, and billowing blankets of snow.

By placing silhouettes of…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Korean High School Students Take Hilariously Random Yearbook Photos

While most high schools publish yearbooks with specific themes and fill in the bulk of the book with standard portraits of students against a plain backdrop, there are some Korean high schools who take a more free approach to assembling the memento. They allow students to take random and often hilarious photos of themselves, making for a really unusual keepsake of high…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Young People Swap Clothes with Their Older Relatives

Chinese mother and daughter

Photographer Qozop photographs pairs of relatives in a series titled Spring-Autumn that juxtaposes an image of a youth and his/her family member from an older generation in their normal attire with a portrait of the two after they've swapped clothes. The series reveals a sense of cultural identity and generational…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to…

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Added by Pinar on February 16, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

National Geographic's Diverse Images of "Love"



National Geographic's online photo-sharing platform Your Shot offers photographers, professional or otherwise, an opportunity to submit their photos for a chance to share their work with a wide audience. Essentially, the world renowned publication schedules multiple…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light



Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative subjects. His long exposure images, which can take anywhere from ten minutes to hours on end, heighten the scene with energy, adding…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Adorable Kids Learn to Read While Soothing Cute Shelter Cats

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a program called Book Buddies that welcomes children in grades 1-8 to their shelter to read books of any grade level to cats. The young boys and girls are invited into the adoption room, where they're able to pet and play with the adorable felines while also refining their own reading skills. Through…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Single Woman Opposes Societal Marital Pressure with Mannequin Family

Life Once Removed is a whimsical yet thought-provoking portrait series by photographer and self-described spinster Suzanne Heintz that explores the societal expectancy of women to get married and start a family. The photographer places herself in front of the camera with a set of mannequins, posing as though they're a nuclear, all-American family from a postcard or…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New in the Shop: John Wilhelm's Clever Photo Manipulations



Switzerland-based photographer John Wilhelm uses photography as a way to express his wild imagination. Rather than simply capturing what's out in the wild and presenting his in-camera shots, he takes his time shooting various animals and landscapes and proceeds to merge them in creative ways. He heightens each photograph by allowing them to sync in with one another, producing some truly surreal…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Asymmetrical Faces Revealed Through Mirrored Composites



Turkish photographer Eray Eren takes faces and presents them as triptychs—each panel representing a standard, forward-facing portrait (left photo) along with two additional images that split the original face down the middle and form a mirrored version of the left half of the subject's actual face (middle photo) and another one of the right side (right photo). The project, titled Asymmetry,…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Powerful Portraits of People Revealing Childhood Dreams

I Wish is a portrait series by Iraqi Kurdish photographer Jamal Penjweny that reveals the unfulfilled childhood dreams of rural Middle Eastern residents. Each person in the series holds up a picture of a famed athlete engaging in their mastered activity, showcasing a desired level of sports stardom. Penjweny's subjects, however, have not had the opportunity to achieve their…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Dramatic Tintype Portraits of Contemporary Celebrities

Mark Ruffalo

Initially created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, New York-based photographer Victoria Will's Tintypes series features portraits of numerous celebrities that uses an old technique for film development involving a thin sheet of iron coated with a collodion emulsion. The monochromatic renderings, which are produced through the…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Courageous Photographer Reveals His AIDS Diagnosis, Captures Powerful Reactions of Loved Ones



When photographer Adrain Chesser tested positive for HIV and was diagnosed with AIDS, he knew that he had to break the news to his family and friends somehow. Eventually, he came up with the idea of letting his loved ones know about his condition by inviting them to his studio, one by one, for a simple, intimate photo shoot for an unnamed project. Unbeknownst to them, Chesser…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Vertigo-Inducing Photos of a Daredevil Hanging Off Ledges

Moscow-based photographer and daring rooftopper Kirill Oreshkin (aka kirill_opex) documents each of his adventurous and extremely dangerous feats as he manages to climb to the top of his city's towering structures and dangle off the edge, hundreds of meters in the air. Like so many other young rooftoppers (including his friend…

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Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry



Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors it into the beauty shot of a seemingly whole face, while the adjacent portrait offers a…

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Added by Pinar on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

Jessica Chastain as Merida from Brave

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as…

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Added by Pinar on February 7, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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