One threatened wilderness. One hundred artists taking action to save it.
Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his coastal home after long shifts working in a nearby coalmine.
His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colourblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attuned to contrast than the nuance of color.
He poetically refers to this switch from coalminer to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life”.
Here’s some more of Ray’s striking oceanic imagery for your viewing pleasure:
Photographer Brandon Stanton is the brainchild behind the wildly popular blog Humans of New York, otherwise known as HONY.
Stanton spends his days photographing on the streets of New York City, and what truly sets his images apart from those found on other photography blogs is his personal interaction with his subjects.
Now more then a year into his blogging project, Stanton has collected compelling quotes and stories from an estimated 10,000 New Yorkers who he has stopped to photograph along the way. In the meantime, HONY’s follower base has grown to about one million fans.
Be sure to visit Stanton’s Humans of New York blog and, if you haven’t already done so, check out the video clip above for an insightful commentary into his creative inspiration!
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In 2007 John Maloof, a 26-year-old real estate agent involved in historic preservation of Chicago’s Northwest Side, strolled into an auction house and placed a $380 bid on a box of 30,000 prints and negatives from an unknown photographer.
Realising the street photographs of 1950s/60s era Chicago and New York were of unusually high quality, he purchased another lot of the photographer’s work, totalling some 100,000 photographic negatives, thousands of prints, 700 rolls of undeveloped colour film, home movies, audio tape interviews, and original cameras.
If you love cameras (and don’t we all?), check out Antonio Vicentini’s short and funky animation, “The Camera Collection“, a vignette of Antonio’s personal history with cameras.
This minute-long pixilated animation commences with a box camera similar to the 1930 Brownie, touches on some fun retro models like the Lomography camera from the 1980s, includes the good ol’ disposable of course, and ends with a contemporary DSLR.
image ⓒ Don Hertzfeldt
I just stumbled across a delightfully quirky short film via the wonderful Lomography site. It’s titled “Everything will be ok”.
Created in 2006 by Don Hertzfeldt, this little gem’s been enjoyed all around the world and has received numerous accolades, including the Best Short Film (Jury Prize) at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
Described as “moving” and “darkly original”, this animation’s a fabulously imaginative combination of engaging little stick figure drawings and lo-tech 35mm filmography and provides the viewer with a host of sigh-inducing glimpses of life.