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Category Archives: Flickr
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.
No fancy screen name or internet handle here. Just a plain-Jane real name. Aurora Demasi. And a pretty one at that. That’s because this week’s Flickr user hails from Roma, Italia. Say it again with me, Aurora Demasi. Rolls off the tongue nice, don’t it? Sounds like she’ll be a celebrity one day right? Continue reading
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
Imagine this: You just got a fancy new dSLR and you’re playing around with some self portraits at home on a school night. You post a couple on Flickr and you forget about it. Fast forward 6 years later, and your face has been seen and used by millions around the world, without your consent. This is exactly what happened to Noam Galai. 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
Technology has brought tremendous advancements in the production of art and media throughout the years, but the most hyperbolic changes have taken place in the last ten. I want to share with you, my personal views and experiences in the realms of photography, music and motion pictures. In this segment, I’ll discuss picture taking.
There are many photography purists out there that look upon the digital revolution with contempt. They argue that film produced better pictures with more “soul” and other silly metaphors. They are mostly people in their 40s and above who become increasingly resistant to change. They are also angry that the same photographic process that took them a week can now be done in a day. Bah humbug! Photoshop? Lightroom? Aperture? They don’t want to learn all this new software. They just want to sit in the darkroom all day while sipping on grasshoppers and listening to Bing Crosby. While its wrong to simply dismiss digital photography altogether because it’s soul-less or whatever, there is something to be said about the aesthetic and sentimental quality of the photograph from the days of film. Continue reading