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Category Archives: Flickr Friday
Good morning shutterbugs. Are you hungry? If not, you most definitely will be after going through the mouth-watering food porn that is Edward Sargent’s photostream. While Ed works as an associate dean at a college in Seattle during the week, his downtime is spent exploring the wonderful world of food photography. He’s been shooting on and off for a few years, but it wasn’t until recently that he decided to pursue his craft more seriously.
Besides tasty treats, Ed also likes to shoot some black and white street photography in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. As with many Flickr users, he has no formal photography training besides a few workshops, a great deal of internet research and good ol’ fashioned trial and error. Ed now shoots with quite a few cameras including the Nikon D5000 and the Yashica Mat G, so he’s not only a food connoisseur, but a fine camera aficionado as well.
He is originally from Harlem, NYC, so Ed knows good food when he eats it. You’ll rarely see anything under 500 calories in his collection, and thats more than OK by me. After all, who thinks, “mmmmm” while looking at tofu? Exactly. Ed Aspires to eventually shoot fashion in New York, Paris and Milan. So regardless of what his next subject is, you can be sure there will be some nice legs and buns involved. I say go for it, Ed! Check out Edward’s photostream, as well as his Blog, Weekend Food Projects for some of the sexiest meat & potatoes you’ve never eaten.
New York is best seen through the eyes of a young person. This is the conclusion I’ve come to after going through Bryan (a.k.a. Twig_is_the_Future)’s photostream. Stimulating saturated colors, unique perspectives and epic moments are found in everyday living. If this youthful enthusiasm and zest for life could be captured in a bottle and sold at the drug store, I’d be the first one in line to get my fix. Bryan reminds me a lot of myself as a teenager fascinated with the mysteries of the New York underground. This is why I am most drawn to his images. There is an emotional connection for me, and that’s 50% of what makes a great photo. Continue reading
Have you ever exchanged words with a lawyer? Sure you have. We all have at some point. Whether it was to set up that restraining order on your crazy ex, or to plan the defense for your narcotics/manslaughter trial, you’ve probably conversed with legal counsel. And what do you make of lawyers? The general consensus is that they’re heartless, greedy, suit-type squares. Creative and Artistic are not usually attributes associated with lawyers, but fellow Queens resident Doug breaks that mold. Continue reading
One of the things I love most about the world of online photography is that I get to visit distant places and see intimate rural portraits through a unique perspective. Today’s Photostream is from a young girl named Ann in Russia. She is very humble in her picture taking abilities but I have only praise for her exquisite warm portraits. Continue reading
First off, I’d like to apologize for skipping a couple weeks on the Flickr posts. The last month has been a bit hectic, but things are starting to smooth out now.
This week’s Photostream is from a Texan Photographer named Hugo Hernandez. Hugo is an Apple [Computers] Technician who, like many of us, picked up a camera at some point and started liking what he was making. He has been posting on Flickr for well over two years now and his consistency at perfecting his craft has paid off. Hugo now shoots weddings, couples and portraiture with the best of them. And he aims to please. Hugo likes to shoot fairly wide open and produce very flattering bokeh. Aside from great composition, focus and timing, bokeh is often the magic stuff that civilians tend to go ga-ga about. Hugo also writes a great blog called Ninja Scroll. I suggest you check out both for a look at some some southwestern flavored photography. Continue reading
Today’s special guest is another Greek photographer from Serres. Tomas Teneketzis shoots his worldly travels in a very gritty editorial style. He has been throughout the Middle East, The United States, The Caribbean, and much of southern Asia. He definitely seems fascinated by cultures and people, as they make up for the majority of his subjects, but he also seems very adept at capturing colorful surroundings. He uses color and monotone images with equal success, but its Tomas’ use of focus that interests me in some of his work. He often juxtaposes two people at different distances to the camera and focuses a shallow depth of field on the person in the background. The effect may seem a bit unconventional and jarring to some, but it creates interest and tension in the frame. It forces us to look in the background at the supporting roles. Perhaps the protagonists attempt to soak up too much face time and Tomas just sees it fit to balance the karma. Continue reading
The Winter is ending and we are getting little tastes of Spring here in New York. I know I’ve braved my fare share of sub-freezing temperatures for the past three months, and I’m about ready to shed some layers. Which is why I’ve lately been drawn to pictures of warm and colorful landscapes. I want to share with you the work of a magician. I say she’s a magician because that’s what it takes to bring a vision to life sometimes, magic. Katarina Stefanovic of Belgrade, Serbia is a self proclaimed “photo painter”. I’ll let her explain: Continue reading
Lee Jeffries (a.k.a. “LJ”) started his career as a UK sports photographer covering football (soccer) games. Then one day he had a brief run-in with a homeless girl on the streets of London and it changed his perception of photography and art. He has since photographed countless homeless people throughout Europe and the U.S., and he always makes an effort to get to know them before asking permission to take their picture. The extent of their conversation is instantly apparent in every picture, as each person seems to be more intimate with the camera than the last. Knowing one’s camera is only half the skill set in a photographer’s tool bag. The other half is knowing your subject and its clear Lee is a people person. Continue reading
Mr. George Fidias is a native of Grevena, Greece. Grevena is a small town and municipality in the northwest section of Greece surrounded by mountains. It has roughly 15,000 inhabitants and as you might imagine, a very small town feel. George has been a Flickr contact for some time, and I came across his ‘stream again only recently after some months. I often like to look through photos of the land I was born in. My birthplace Kozani and my parents’ home town Kastoria are only minutes away from Grevena so the scenery and feel are familiar to me. This is one reason I am always drawn to George’s photos. I’m also completely enthralled by his use of vivid color, breath-taking landscapes and unique perspective on an area that is likely seldom photographed with such expertise. George’s pictures are the sirens of ethereal beauty, conveying smell, temperature, and humidity through zeros and ones. Continue reading
Photography isn’t always about how bad-ass your camera is, or how many flashes you can cram into a scene. It’s inherently about seeing something that no one else sees, and then showing the world your vision. Mercedes Ramirez Guerrero, this week’s featured featured Flickr member, displays this practice very clearly. Her work is mainly photo journalistic in style and approach. By looking through her ‘stream, you can tell she carries her dSLR with her everywhere. Some of life’s smallest and significant moments could not have been recorded if she didn’t. Continue reading