Category: Photo series

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Catherine Balet: Strangers in the Light

We are living in a time characterised by a strong media current and “cheap memories”. I shoot more photos now than ever before, but especially valuable are the few pictures from my childhood days and family photos that came into being long before I was born, a time when it was still largely considered expensive ...

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Andy Prokh: the cat and the girl

Ingenious photography can be complex at times. One would have to travel to the end of the world in order to capture unspoilt places or rare, gorgeous animals, or alternatively rent expensive cars and properties and hire even more expensive models, sometimes even calling in every favour just to be part of exclusive events. And ...

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Bokeh-overdose with the Sigma 30mm f1.4

Just recently, I came across some pictures that were shot wide open in daylight. The combination of bokeh and direct sunlight instantly fascinated me. I absolutely needed to simulate the effect. Taking photos in bright light with f1.4 is easier said than done. Even with the SD1, which can go as low as ISO100 and ...

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Autistic son communicates with father through photography

Autistic children have a high tendency towards repetition; daily routine usually consists of strung together rituals. One day, when Elijah was five years old, the San Francisco resident photographer, Timothy Archibald, started documenting his son’s exceptional behavior. What set out as photographic preservation of evidence – Timothy presented various specialists with the photos in order ...

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Portraits of the old school: Keliy Anderson-Staleys tintypes

For nine years, she has devoted herself to portrait photography by exclusively using a process almost as ancient as the art of photography itself. With her collodion iron plates (tintypes), Keliy Anderson-Staley travels around the USA, always on the look-out for interesting faces and captures them on the robust medium. © Keliy Anderson-Staley © Keliy Anderson-Staley Every tintypes is ...

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Celebration in the country

Last weekend, a work colleague invited me to celebrate one of the most important moments in his life. On April 14th 2009, his son and daughter-in-law veered off the street and frontally crashed into a tree. The car was ready for the scrap heap, looking like an accordion, but the both of them remained unharmed. ...

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Finally spring

Yesterday, spring has finally arrived! Indeed, it was almost three weeks behind schedule, but as the saying goes, better late than never 😉 . Just in time before I forget how to handle the DP2m. After lunch, I speedily headed to the park, where I spent the rest of the afternoon. Simply marvelous! I hope ...

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Planking 2.0: Hadoukening und Vadering

What I love about the internet is the way it connects people in a way that allows collective brainstorming for practically any crackpot idea of one individual which then results in a merry mass phenomenon. Just as with children at play, it begins with innocent monkey business that evolves into something constructive over the course ...

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On the move with the DP2m again at last

Even though it’s still twelve days until we can officially bid farewell to winter, the previous week here in Serbia has been anything but hibernal. 15 to 20 degrees, sunny, sheer dolce vita. In weather like this, it is easy to dedicate oneself to photography and other outdoor-activities again.Barbecuing benefits the body as well as ...

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Snapping shots on the ISS

Despite gigantic progress during the last years in the realm of sensor technology, situations still exist where even the most advanced equipment reaches the limit of its capacity. Just think about darkness and/or fast moving motifs – i.e. a running person at poor street lighting. All of us know it, the ISO-setting increases as quickly ...