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In Search of Inspiration: Nick Frank’s Subway

Subway stations are universally known as places full of motion where you can easily feel claustrophobic – that’s how I feel about it, anyway. This is not the case in Nick Frank’s photos, however. The Munich photographer succeeds in recognizing as well as capturing beauty within functional architecture. Bright and deserted, his photography is reminiscent ...

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A relaxed TIME-interview with Saul Leiter

Only now, seventy years after he shot his very first pictures, his work finally receives the due recognition on the part of photographic mainstream. And yet, Saul Leiter is not only pioneer, but also revolutionary. © Saul Leiter © Saul Leiter William Eggleston has allegedly influenced the art circles into accepting colour photography; this took place ...

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Panoramic photo of London – 320 gray gigapixel

A few days ago, a new record in terms of picture magnitude was set once again. A huge 320-gigapixel panoramic picture of London was made up of  48.640 individual frames by a team of photographers. No expense was spared. Four Canon EOS 7D SLR with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses and Extender EF ...

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Winners of the 2013 Word Press Photo Contest announced!

As every year also this time the best journalist photos have been selected for the Word Press Photo Award. Total of 103,481 pictures submitted by 5666 photographers were presented during the WPP 2013. Out of this overwhelming number the best photos in nine themed categories have been selected for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards. ...

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Another interesting Kickstarter project: world tour with the large 1:1 IMAGO camera

The German artist, Susanna Kraus, daughter of the physicist Werner Kraus, would like to build a mobile version of a camera her father co-invented a long time ago. Thanks to 2m * 0,6m large instant film (similar to Polaroid) the so called IMAGO 1:1 is the only camera worldwide that can depict people in life-like ...

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In Search of Inspiration: Paul Schneggenburgers “The Sleep of the Beloved”

Well before the blockbuster “Inception”, sleep has always fascinated humans. Even the ancient cultures tried to understand this phenomenon. If you believe some native tribes, it is possible to connect with supernatural beings like spirits of the ancestors or even look into the future while asleep. If you prefer scientific approach, sleep is nothing else ...

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In Search of inspiration: Frieke Janssens “Smoking Kids”

Whether cowboys, musicians or go-getters, in Hollywood productions it is common to present such cool dudes with a cigarette in their mouth. I couldn’t tell what was actually cooler ― smoking or “the dude” ― until I saw Frieke Janssens’ project “Smoking Kid © Frieke Janssens As a matter of fact there is nothing cool about ...

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Taking photos without eyesight

How did that go again with needing a photographic eye in order to take good pictures? Tommy Edison, the Instagram user who was born blind, is of a different opinion. He takes photos with his Smartphone every day and uploads them on to the afore-mentioned platform. He has more than 13,000 followers and is one ...

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Scanning film with a DSLR

Everyone who has ever tried to scan analog images for at least testing purposes knows how tedious and time consuming this might be. Therefore I was very excited when I have recently came upon the following articles: Why You Should Digitize Your Film Using a Camera Instead of a Scanner and How to scan films ...