Category: Art

Visual storytelling: When photographs tell stories

Most of the time, photographs are more than just a capture of a fleeting moment. Sometimes motifs seem nothing but randomly chosen and like snapshots. But many photographs underlie a certain concept which is made to display and convey a story. There is a reason for the well-known saying that “a picture is worth a ...

Mountains with a halo – Reuben Wu’s stunning photography

Those among you who use Instagram a lot and who, like me, are interested in drone landscape photography in particular, probably know Reuben Wu already. With his characteristic drone light photography, the musician and photographer spellbinds thousands of followers and succeeds in portraying already stunning mountain chains and rocks as something even more overwhelming. His ...

Studio experiments with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Hey guys, last week I once again went to a photo studio to do some experiments. This time a simple background and “normal” light conditions weren’t enough for me because I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use flashes in another way, and since I’ve become a big fan of strobes used in ...

Attention, SIGMA announces a new lens: the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art

Today SIGMA announced a new lens: It’s an ultra-wide-angle lens of the Art series! We’re very excited already. For the past years SIGMA has been working on two ultra-wide-angle lenses with the important focal length of 14mm at the same time. Last year we were already happy about the 14mm fixed focal length with an ...

WILLIAM PAUL GOTTLIEB

William Paul Gottlieb, born in 1917, was one of the most important music journalists and photographers of his time. For his lifetime the New Yorkan artist was a big admirer of jazz music. After some months at the “Washington Post”, where he started to work as an advertising agent in 1938, he was quickly promoted ...

Photos from outer space  – Scott Kelly, the astronaut that takes pictures

Scott Joseph Kelly is a former US astronaut. Spending 520 days in outer space, he’s the most experienced NASA astronaut. Now, after 20 years of work, he left NASA. So what can you do with so much time in outer space? Working, of course, but what else? Scott Kelly tweets like a world champion! His tweets ...

Knitted Camouflage – Hide and seek in knitwear

One would think that today, in an age of visual boom where almost everyone has become a photographer thanks to their smartphones, it wouldn’t exist anymore. But it does – every once in a while you can still find it, hidden among the masses, this one original idea nobody has ever had before. As you ...

Welcome back, David Lachapelle!

As I’ve already shown you in my article on Oliviero Toscani, I’m pretty much interested in the art of commercial photography. The comeback of the Italian scandal photographer really was a highlight and I’m looking forward a lot to the fresh breeze he will hopefully blow into the advertising industry. Another photographer who (not only) ...

Anna Devís & Daniel Rueda – creativity-driven, minimalistic, architectural self-portraits

Creativity-driven minimalistic architectural self-portraits by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís. Harmonious colors, flowing soft lines and a bunch of creative ideas. That’s how I’d describe their photos.

Dad becomes Instagram famous in one week

Bill Young is a photographer and a pilot. During his many stays in hotels all over the world he is exposed to different forms of architecture and design on a daily basis. Of all things the one he was particularly taken by were hotel carpets, which he decided to document meticulously at one point and ...